Boris Johnson has urged people in flood-hit areas to heed the advice of the emergency services as he warned there could be more flooding across the country this winter.
Opposition leaders have branded the Government’s response to the severe flooding hitting parts of the country as “woeful” and accused it of not taking it seriously enough.
The Prime Minister is set to chair a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee after severe flooding in parts of the country where rain is finally expected to ease on Tuesday afternoon.
Footage of an older woman on a mobility scooter braving the severe flooding in the north of England has taken the internet by storm.
The Met Office has warned of torrential rain and thunder in parts of the country on Tuesday.
Predictions of torrential rain across the UK have triggered dozens of flood warnings and the issuing of a “precautionary evacuation notice” in one part of the country.
Simon Harmer spun Essex to the brink of the Specsavers County Championship title with seven wickets as reigning champions Surrey were despatched by an innings at Chelmsford.
Hampshire paceman Kyle Abbott plundered nine wickets as Somerset’s Specsavers County Championship title hopes suffered a setback.
Steve Smith was out for 23 on his return with the bat as Australia made hay in their tour match at Derbyshire.
Usman Khawaja believes victory will be all the sweeter for Australia if they prevail in one of the remaining two Ashes Tests following their dramatic Headingley hiccup.
Australia have played down suggestions that spinner Nathan Lyon could miss the fourth Ashes Test with an ankle injury.