In a bizarre twist of nature, rain is being blamed for causing a spate of forest fires in California.

When weeks of heavy rain and snow ended a 6 year drought, it caused a surge of growth in vegetation not seen for years. However, when the hot weather returned, the new foliage quickly dried out and became the perfect fuel for forest fires. There have been just under 3000 fires since January affecting 92,000 acres, more than double the average and leaving 100 million dead trees.

BBC celebrities have come under fire following disclosure of their earnings, but they, along with sports people, do have to pay the highest car insurance premiums. A recent survey found that they pay twice as much as the lowest rated professional, accountants. Poor luvvies.