1. Flood warnings as rain batters Britain
Nearly a month’s volume of rain expected to fall in parts of Wales, with wintry showers forecast for Northern Ireland and Scotland
2. COP21: High-level climate talks open in Paris
High-level climate talks have begun in Paris, aimed at signing a long-term deal to reduce global carbon emissions.
3. Third Heathrow runway: Cabinet committee expected to back proposal this week
Boris Johnson, currently the mayor of London, and Zac Goldsmith, who is standing to become the city’s next mayor, are both against the idea.
4. Lead poisons ‘100,000 birds annually’
About 100,000 wetland birds are killed every year from poisoning by discarded lead ammunition, say scientists.
5. Large range of birds ‘thriving on shooting estates’
Studies find 81 species on three Scottish grouse moors, including eagles and hen harriers