4th January - Today's News: Another Big Storm Batters Britain

As promised, we start with a selection of news stories on yesterday's storm, whch sadly claimed 2 lives in England. Another spell of gales and squally showers looks likely across much of the country tomorrow.

Storms of up to 106mph batter UK leaving two dead and many injured

Driver dies as tree collapses in Tunbridge Wells

And a sailor dies as storms hit Westcountry

Storm-hit families tell of their terror as 100mph winds bring tower block roof hurtling down on their homes as Scotland counting cost of storms

High winds damage Saints' new Langtree Park stadium roof in Liverpool

Severe winds damage Chalgrove village shop in Oxon

Trees, cars and lorries no match for huge Somerset storm

Trail of destruction left by Hainault 'tornado'

In Surrey, falling tree injures bus driver

Storm trapped lorry driver freed in Dorset

Train strikes tree on line in Berkshire

And there's wild beauty amid a storm as winds rip across Northern Ireland

Meanwhile, as the European's have named it, storm 'Emil' barrels north over Sweden whilst flooding threatens southern coast of Norway.

And, as noted above, Britain faces fresh battering from 75mph gales tonight as thousands are still without power

In the US on Monday, snow wreaks havoc: multi-car pileups in 3 states

La Nina leads to third wettest year on record in Australia, but at the same time, 2011 Perth's hottest year ever and for now, nation braces for heatwave to continue.

And beings as it's 2012, the end of the world and all that, is a supervolcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt? Er, no.

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