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Now Twitter can make you paranoid about flooding

A new website has launched that lets you browse through over 2000 river gauges that are connected to the internet – so you know how much to worry about flooding. Isn’t the Internet of Things great? Now we can get near real time river data on loads of places – and GaugeMap will put it into context, flagging up whether …

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James O'MalleyNow Twitter can make you paranoid about flooding

Summer holidays and flooding key factors in UK's massive online shopping boost

June and July are typically good months for online purchases of electrical items such as MP3 players, digital cameras, and laptops, as people prepare for the summer holidays, but this year's figures also seem to have been helped, unfortunately, by…

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Andy MerrettSummer holidays and flooding key factors in UK's massive online shopping boost

Top five boats to escape the UK floods (because our car's now full of salmon)

floodboat.jpg Yes, yes, we all know how the entirety of England is eight foot under water – infact, I’m typing this on my laptop in my garden, where the water is just under my armpits. Might explain why I keep on getting zapped and my hair’s all frizzy. Oh…

Floods equals water. A ton of water, at that. And a bunch of water equals…BOATS! Yes, boats big and small, yachts, dinghys, catamarans, heck even junks if your heart so desires. So what’s the best boat to zip around in in your local ‘hood, where you can deliver fresh water to that cute girl a couple of doors away? Read on below for our top five…

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Katherine HannafordTop five boats to escape the UK floods (because our car's now full of salmon)