A winter storm caused travel chaos across the UK on Thursday, December 5, after high winds forced the closure of the rail network and many roads. Many coastal areas were slammed by high winds and waves. Winds in excess of 100mph were reported in some areas of the east coast, particularly at high tide. This video shows waves crashing high up the beach in Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk, and soaking the cameraman. Credit: Ian McIntosh
Nelson Mandela, former South African president and one of the great leaders of the 20th century, passed away on December 5th, 2013, at the age of 95 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa following a prolonged lung infection. All rights to Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.