Austerity comes from the Ancient Greek austeros meaning harshness, sourness or bitterness. It roughly translates as "to singe the tongue".
Thousands of British people have been flooded out of their homes in the last few months, as they were in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 and 2007. Two weeks ago our MPs launched a flooding inquiry, and they invited author and popular provocateur George Monbiot to explain the situation. This is what happened.
We know it was one of the first things we did when we migrated into Europe and discovered its lions, bears and rhinos.
The river I grew up splashing in has been quietly disappearing. This is a story about what it used to look like, how it changed, and what it could one day look like again.
London is historically a city of ponds. Plans are afoot to revive the city's rich cultural and natural pondscape history.
It all started 228 years ago in the French National Assembly, when revolutionaries sat on the left and monarchists on the right.