Christopher Taylor

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Flood warnings over high tides threat to Welsh coast

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1048000/1048965_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534585301_d472fb28627a59629f6ff16e80d00044<p><b>Communities along the Welsh coast have been warned of the threat of more flooding as high tides and strong winds combine.</b><p>There are fears …

EU or Treasury cash for flooding clean-up 'unlikely', David Jones says

<b>Wales is unlikely to receive extra funding to repair flooding damage, said Welsh Secretary David Jones.</b><p>He said the Welsh and UK governments already had schemes to help councils clean up after the recent storms.<p>Mr Jones said the Treasury was unlikely to release extra money and he doubted EU funds …

UK storms: Further flooding risk as heavy rain forecast

<b>Parts of Britain are at risk of more flooding, as the Met Office forecasts more heavy rain in the coming days.</b><p>There are more than 100 flood warnings in England, Scotland and Wales.<p>The Environment Agency has warned there is a continuing risk of flooding in Dorset, south Wiltshire, parts of the …

Dan Rivers on Twitter: "Awesome footage “@itvnews: Huge waves hit Aberystwyth's seafront http://t.co/xssDe2EfzR http://t.co/YZ9esi4Add”"

WalesOnline on Twitter: "Residents in Aberystwyth and Borth are being evacuated as high tide approaches http://t.co/MRdH1Sh6ky http://t.co/6xUKWfUwoI"

BBC News (UK) on Twitter: "Aberystwyth seafront this morning via @oliviarichwald. Continuous coverage of UK storms http://t.co/PPQRXBVqRd http://t.co/glWq3B2cMY"

Cambrian News on Twitter: "It's heartbreaking seeing the state of Aberystwyth promenade http://t.co/3FMGFGp8J7"

Daily Post Wales on Twitter: "A Coastguard watches as the high tide and strong winds batter Aberystwyth's seafront this morning http://t.co/ziHlD6qcu8"

BBC Wales News on Twitter: "►250 people forced to leave their homes as storm hits Aberystwyth again http://t.co/Qfu4fQ3pPv http://t.co/QNuEr9Eork"

Mike McCarthy on Twitter: "It's been standing here in Aberystwyth since Victorian times but now it's about to go. http://t.co/YG7ol5nXGx"

Paul Rowland on Twitter: "Inside Aberystwyth's Victorian seafront shelter. Not long for this world. (via @KeithMorrisAber, again) http://t.co/OTpAEdRqMZ"

ITV Wales News on Twitter: "Fears of further Aberystwyth damage at high tide tonight http://t.co/Y07fiVAeSN - @itvdean reports http://t.co/aktcx9f1Eb"

BBC Newsbeat on Twitter: "This is a photo of the damage in Aberystwyth taken by @Callum_Ed. Classes and exams at the university are affected. http://t.co/OZuLfDiHkf"

Flood warnings continue as Britain is hit by more storms

Coastal regions have again been battered by vast waves and strong winds, with renewed rain bringing over 100 flood warnings, as the environment secretary, Owen Paterson, said some councils and power firms should learn lessons from their response to the recent weeks of winter storms.<p>While Paterson …

UK storms: Giant waves hit amid fresh flooding fears

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1041000/1041827_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534585300_12373a3a0e021f77f6afe51a5725cb06<p><b>Huge waves have battered southern and western coasts of the UK, as forecasters warn exposed areas could see a fresh round of …

'No blank cheques' for Aberystwyth promenade's repair

<b>No "blank cheques" will be available for the rebuilding of Aberystwyth's storm-damaged seafront, Natural Resources Minister Alun Davies said.</b><p>But he said emergency funding was available and has told Ceredigion council to apply to ensure the promenade was fixed by Easter.<p>Mr Davies described the …

Wales weather: Aberystwyth promenade properties evacuated

<b>All buildings along the promenade in Aberystwyth have been evacuated as further high tides and an "exceptional" wave swell are expected later.</b><p>Residents were warned to vacate properties as soon as possible and use a nearby support centre that has been provided.<p>About 150 students in seafront flats …

Scientists 'print' new eye cells

<b>Scientists say they have been able to successfully print new eye cells that could be used to treat sight loss.</b><p>The proof-of-principle work in the journal Biofabrication was carried out using animal cells.<p>The Cambridge University team says it paves the way for grow-your-own therapies for people with …

'Big leap' towards curing blindness in stem cell study

<b>The prospect of reversing blindness has made a significant leap, according to scientists in the UK.</b><p>An animal study in the journal Nature Biotechnology showed the part of the eye which actually detects light can be repaired using stem cells.<p>The team at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College …

Contact lenses bestow telescopic vision

<b>Researchers have created contact lenses which, when paired with special spectacles, bestow telescopic vision on their wearers.</b><p>The contact-lens-and-spectacles combination magnifies scene details by 2.8 times.<p>Polarising filters in the spectacles allow wearers to switch between normal and telescopic …

Energy-saving light bulbs

<b>Energy-saving light bulbs are not only good for the environment, they're cheaper to run and they last longer too. This guide tells you about the</b> …

Light Bulbs

Blind Federation criticises Captcha security test

<b>The National Federation for the Blind says its members are unable to sign an e-petition calling for printed material to be more accessible to the visually impaired because of "Captcha" security.</b><p>A Captcha is a graphic or sound of a random word or number users must key in to prove they are human.<p>The …

Blindness and vision loss

<b>In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted.</b><p>Being told …

Vision Loss

The secret button at pedestrian crossings

<b>Few seem to know about this useful little device, which is surprising because in many areas of the country it can be found on every street... and it saves lives.</b><p>What is it?<p>It's a small, unassuming plastic or metal cone which you can find on the underside of pedestrian crossings.<p>Previous ouchlet<p>The …