A still from the 2007 disaster film, Flood January 1928 was the last time central London was significantly flooded. In those pre-Thames Barrier days, the river burst its banks, the Houses of Parliament and Tower of London were deluged, and 14 Londoners perished. Surely with today’s foresight and technology, a similar tragedy couldn’t unfold again?…

Former Transport Minister Mike Penning has raised concerns over people’s safety on smart motorways. Smart motorways have converted the hard shoulder into a lane of traffic in order to increase capacity. But, police say if a car breaks down, they would be sitting in an active lane. Highways England said “evidence proves [smart motorways] are…