It is the second year of the "name our storms" project by the Met Office and Met Eireann, which takes suggestions from members of the public. The names were selected from the 10,000 they received last year. A storm will be named when it is deemed potentially able to have a substantial impact on the UK or Ireland. The new list will be applied to storms between 1 October and September next year. The full list of the names is: Angus, Barbara, Conor, Doris, Ewan, Fleur, Gabriel, Holly, Ivor, Jacqui, Kamil, Louise, Malcolm, Natalie, Oisin, Penelope, Robert, Susan, Thomas, Valerie and Wilbert. Image copyright Hazel Richardson Image caption Flash floods hit areas including Bovingdon in Hertfordshire last week following a short September heatwave Image copyright AFP Image caption In November thousands of homes were left without power because of Storm Barney Unlike in the pilot project last year , heavy snow and rain may be taken into account when deciding whether a storm should be given a human name, although it will still need to be suitably windy. Storms are not named using the letters Q, U, X, Y or Z in line with the naming conventions for hurricanes in the US. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of severe weather and ensure greater public safety. Derek Ryall, head of public weather services at the Met Office, said: "By naming storms more people

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were made aware of the approaching threat of severe weather and were able to act on this information." Gerald Fleming, head of forecasting at Met Eireann, said last year's pilot project had helped prepare people in Ireland for "the impact of what was a very active Atlantic storm season". Storm Abigail was the first storm to be named in November last year. It hit parts of Scotland and left 20,000 properties in the country without power at its peak.

David Czerwonko, of Clitherow Road, Brentford did not recognise the comedian when he stole his hat at the march down air flights Whitehall, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard. Izzard chased the 26-year-old and reclaimed the hat with help from police. Czerwonko was fined 185 and ordered to pay 85 court costs. Prosecutor Amanda McCabe said the pink beret, which had UK and EU badges pinned to it, was of sentimental value to Izzard. 'Masked and dangerous' She said: "Mr Izzard was at the head of the march. "A group of four masked men stood in front of the march with a large banner supporting the Brexit campaign." The banner halted the march, blocking their path as they approached the cenotaph in Whitehall, she said. Image copyright PA Image caption Eddie Izzard joined demonstrators including campaigner Peter Tatchell on the march route Image copyright @eddieizzard Mr Izzard responded: "This is the face of Brexit, masked and dangerous," the court heard. Tobi Olu-Iyiola, defending, said Czerwonko, who has lived in the UK for two and a half years, did not recognise the comedian and did not attend the march with the intention of causing trouble. She said: "He said it was an instinctive and silly reaction... something he won't be repeating again." Fame 'had impact' The march was one of a series of rallies across the country on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, demanding a pause in the Brexit process. Chair of the bench Robin Westlake acknowledged "there was not a great deal of planning, it was a fairly spontaneous reaction and the beret was recovered".

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