An Australian TV journalist has told ITV News Central that families around the world are struggling to contact loved ones in Australia as flooding has damaged communication networks.
Brett Mason – Europe correspondent for Network 10, spoke to Central Tonight after a Midlands family had their house submerged in Queensland.
Flooding footage from The Associated Press.
More top news
Cinders was found in a field with appalling injuries and became the first horse in the world to have a skin graft.
22-year-old Taimoor Zaheer was found shot dead in a car in Birmingham.
Fly-tipping is on the increase in England with hard-pressed councils facing bigger bills but spending less on tackling the dumpers.