Britain to face biggest storm | gorilla safari in bwindi forest

Preparations for a huge tidal surge are going on in full swing across several countries. Here, firefighters fortify an embankment in Cuxhaven-Sahlenburg, northern Germany.

Two sailors were reportedly swept overboard from a ship 22 km (14 miles) off the southern Swedish coast, and air-sea rescue services failed to find them.

A storm surge is due later on Thursday, coinciding with high tides in many areas.

Britain’s Environment Agency said tidal surges could bring significant coastal flooding, and the Thames Barrier was being closed to protect London.

British authorities said they had evacuated homes in Great Yarmouth, eastern England, adding that it could be the biggest storm surge for 60 years.

In the low-lying Netherlands, the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier has been closed off for the first time in six years. Dutch authorities said they had issued the highest possible flood warning for four areas in the north and north-west of the country.

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Father Christmas Flying Visit | Cheap gorilla trekking in volcanoes

Jersey Airport will once again welcome one its most famous VIP visitors to the Island this Saturday 7 December 2013, with the arrival of Father Christmas.

He is due to ‘arrive’ by special charter direct from Lapland and children will have the opportunity to meet him in the arrivals terminal before he sets off on his customised sleigh for the start of his official tour of the Island as part of the annual Joint Christmas Appeal, organised by the Jersey Round Table.

On behalf of Jersey Airport, Ports Terminal Manager, Ruth Thomas, said: “We look after a number of VIP guests every year at Jersey Airport, but the arrival of Father Christmas is our most eagerly anticipated one

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