A 10-mile section of motorway in Kent has been closed in both directions after a huge, 50ft-deep hole appeared in the central reservation.
A female pig left abandoned in a field for months is enjoying the trappings of a local celebrity after being housed and fed by residents.
Detectives investigating a fire at an Islamic boarding school were tonight working to establish if it was started deliberately.
A retired wrestler who weighed 57 stone has died after paramedics battled for hours to demolish a staircase so they could transport him to hospital, the Telegraph reports.
Clive Carpenter, 61, was known as 'Car-gantula' in the ring, but his health and fitness suffered after he gave up professional wrestling.
An ambulance was called on Christmas Eve after Carpenter had difficulties breathing, but his call coincided with a firefighters' strike.
His son and nine paramedics took five hours to remove part of the banister and several wall panels so they could carry Carpenter to a waiting ambulance. He died on Boxing Day last year.
Stewart Underdown, a childhood friend is cited saying that Carpenter was a "gentle giant" and that he once got more press coverage than the Queen during a wrestling tour of India.
There is further risk of flooding in Little Venice, Yalding, Kent, which previously suffered over Christmas, and some residents at a caravan park have been forced to leave their homes.
An angry flood victim confronted the Prime Minister as he visited a village seriously affected by the latest storms.
The unnamed woman said her local council had done nothing to help villagers in Yalding, Kent, where homes were severely damaged in the latest storms.
In a heated on-camera exchange with the Prime Minister, the woman said she had been left stranded in her home with no electricity. He offered to "get on to the council" about the plight and see the damage at her house for himself.
There are 13,000 customers currently without power across England and Wales, the Energy Networks Association said.
Approximately 5,000 of those customers across Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire have been without power since Monday when storms first hit.
3,315 customers remain without power in south east England after overhead power lines were damaged in Monday's storm, UK Power Networks said.
- Kent: 1,745
- Surrey: 680
- Sussex: 890
Engineers and tree cutters are continuing to clear and repair lines and "good progress is being made", the company said.
London Fire Brigades Union has said that firefighters in Surrey and Kent have been recalled from a five-hour strike, which is due to start now, due to the flooding:
Surrey and Kent fire services declare major incident following severe floods. FBU members being recalled from strike in those counties only.
The bridge connecting the Isle of Sheppey to mainland Kent has been closed until further notice
Swale, A249 Sheppey Crossing: Closed until further notice due to the weather conditions.Motorists are being diverted via Kingsferry Bridge
This photograph is believed to show one of the boats on fire at Strood yacht club in Kent, where firefighters are tackling a blaze.