Roads running alongside the Houses of Parliament could be pedestrianised and closed to traffic as part of a security review. A Whitehall source said the move is designed to protect the Commons from the danger of a suicide lorry bomb.
A senior government advisor has warned that London could eventually disappear under water as sea levels rise because of climate change. Professor Paul Samuels, head of a Europewide project to study the impact of flooding, suggested the government might have to consider an 'orderly retreat' from London. At nearly 100m above sea level Birmingham might be a new safe site for the capital.