Can you point me to the sea? This seal was thrown over a 10m (30ft) sea wall by a violent storm in Cornwall.
You’ll have to seal it to believe it…
A bewildred seal looks forlornly at the camera after being dumped on a promenade by the power of one of the winter sotmrs that have battered Britain. The mammal was thrown 10m (30ft) over a sea wall in Penzance, Cornwall, and was found yesterday morning by photographer Adam Gibbard.
Intricate: Revellers ready for the Chinese new year twilight parade in George Street, Sydney.
Chinese take the reins of a new year.
New Years Eve may seem as distant as that resoultion to take up running, but many took the opportunity for another round of celebrations as the Chinese new year was welcomed in aroudn the world. Millions ushered in the new year of the horse with equine-themed decorations and parades in cities across the globe.
Water, water everywhere: Walkers look over the flooded fields on farmland surrounding Burrowbridge, Somerset.
Janurary was the wettest for more than 100 years in parts of England – but forecasters are warning there is more heavy rain to come.. South-east and central parts of southern England saw more than twice the average rainfall as 17.52cm (6.9in) fell this month. It marked the wettest start to the year since records began in 1910, the Met Office said.
Forecasts for further heavy rain caused the Environmental Agency to issue more than 150 flood alerts nationwide and 30 flood warnings. Gales and large waves cpuld swamp coastal flood defences and sea walls at the weekend, particularly in the west of England, as winds are set to reach up to 60mph and combine with spring tides to create huge waves.
Among the areas at risk of flooding is the already swamped Somerset Levels, where the Army has been deployed to bring relief to cut-off villages which have faced the worst flooding in 20 years. The military were sent after prime minister David Cameron vowed swift action amid the crisis.
Divers perform a dragon dance among the fish at the South East Asia Aquarium in Singapore as part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Over the next fortnight, local Chinese will celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Horse, which starts tomorrow.
Monster of the Deep – Dragon takes aquarium dip.
Big boy’s toy: John Bitmead behind the wheel of his full-size Cozy Coupe with an 800cc engine, which as built aroud a Daewoo Matiz.
Craziest coupe on the rod.
Mechanic’s full-size replica of the classic children’s card does 0-60mph in 17 seconds.
Most of us grew out of our oassion for pedalling a toy car around the garden by the time we started school. No so John Bitmead, who has created an adult version of the classic children’s car the Cozy Coupe. The petrolhead, 48, his brother Geoff, and friend Nigel Douglas spent five months converting a Daewoo Matiz into the oversized toy.
He has copied every detail on the coupe from the yellow roof to glassless windows and over-sized drinks hoder. It cost a total of £35,000 to build – though the standard-sized version will set you back about £50. The ‘toy’ runs on unleaded petrol and can go from zero to 60mp in 17 seconds.
Storming it: Daft Punk accept the award for record of the year.
Daft Punk get lucky at Grammy Awards.
Electronic duo Daft Punk celebrated a year of global chart success by taking home the biggest prizes at the music industry’s 56th Grammy Awards.
The French DJ pair – dressed for the event as Star Wars robots – won album of the year and best dance/electronica album with Random Access Memories. THeirNo.1 hit Get Lucky, featuring Pharell Williams, picked up two gogngs, including record of the year.
Wall of water: THe aptly names Wet Sleddale resevoir in Cumbria overflows its 21m (69ft) high dam to the delight of a child.
Don’t forget your umbrella – it’s going to be miserable well into next month.
It’s dam cold and wet.
A cold blast was set to hit Britain last night as forecasters issued a warning for ice and snow. What’s possibly worse is that there is no prolonged dry spell in sight for the next two weeks.
Flooding is set to continue as more heavy rain has been forecast for southern England – with the Environmental Agency issuing more than 100 flood alerts and ten flood warnings in the region.
Gale-force winds are set to pummel northern Scotland and tomorrow the south-east is set for a deluge, with the Met Office issuing yellow warnings for Hampshire, Suffolk and Kent. It’s oredicts that already saturated areas could get another 25mm (1in) of rain.