Yorkshire Water launches hosepipe ban as English regions declare drought

The new hosepipe ban will come into force on 26th August

UK’s largest water company to implement hosepipe ban ‘in coming weeks’

Thames Water has said it will announce the timing of the “temporary” measure soon

Customers told to replace shower with wet towels!

Households have been urged to cut their water consumption in the wake of hosepipe bans

‘Emergency desalination plant switched off due to high energy costs’

An MP has questioned the reasons behind the plant’s closure although the company says it is for “maintenance work”

Uniper warns over output of coal-fired stations as river evaporates

Lower Rhine River levels mean that the company might need to cut output at a coal fire plant in Germany

London mayor pledges £3.1m for tree planting scheme after heatwave and wildfires

Increasing the number of trees in London is expected help cool the city and provide shade to Londoners while making it more resilient to flooding

England “faces the worst drought since 1976”

The Isle of Man has introduced a hosepipe ban