Britons have rallied round to raise millions of pounds for the victims of last nights devastating earthquake in New Zealand. There have been heart rending stories of loss like Ida Brent who lost all but two of her tea cups and wasn't able to offer journalists a cuppa. Local stores ran out of essential items like picture wire as people rushed to put their pictures back up on the wall.
Martial law was declared in Christchurch as the army were called in to clear the many pints of spilt milk and to re-erect peoples mail boxes. It could be days before outdoor restaurants get all their tables and chairs straightened.
Prime Minister David Cameron said his government would rush to the aid of any country suffering from natural disaster, as long as they don't cheat at Cricket of course.