Oroville Dam risk: Thousands evacuate Californian homes

More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after an overflow channel at the tallest dam in the US was weakened by heavy rainfall. The emergency spillway of the 770 ft (230m) tall Oroville Dam was close to collapse, officials said. The excess water has now stopped flowing. However […]

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Pensioner incomes ‘outstrip those of working families’

Typical pensioner incomes now outstrip those of working-age people, a report from the Resolution Foundation says. Pensioners are also now more likely than their predecessors to still be in work, own a home and have access to generous private pensions, it adds. The think tank says growth in pensioner incomes has been coupled with weak […]

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Undercover Panorama report reveals prison chaos

Chaos in one of the biggest prisons in the country has been revealed in secret filming for the BBC. An undercover reporter spent two months at HMP Northumberland, which houses up to 1,348 male inmates, for Panorama. He discovered widespread drug use, a lack of control, door alarms that did not go off in one […]

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