Tag Archives: River Thames

Storm Ciarán: Met caution as more bad weather yet to come

The Met Office and major rail operators have advised Londoners to stay at home and avoid travel unless absolutely necessary, as the south coast braces itself for further gales later today and into Friday. Storm Ciarán is the third major … Continue reading

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Rivers Week keeps water pressure high for climate change

Policymakers, water companies, businesses, industry and the public in London will all need to work together help to protect London’s rivers in order for them to be better prepared to tackle the impacts of droughts and floods brought on by … Continue reading

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Time to wipe out wet wipes from our rivers says Thames21

The government needs to ban plastic in wet wipes immediately in order to help tackle this sewage-based pollution ending up in the River Thames, environmental charity Thames21 has urged today. The charity made the call as it launched its second … Continue reading

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Charity launches a blitz on plastic in Thames and its tributaries

Volunteers will take part in the biggest community clean-up of plastic in the River Thames and its tributaries, including the River Wandle, over the next month. “Plasticblitz” is being organised by environmental charity Thames21 for the second year. Thames21 will … Continue reading

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Conservation groups lead call to stop polluting London’s rivers

All stakeholders in London need to improve their actions on tackling pollution that ends up in the capital’s rivers and work together to promote climate-resilient river “rewilding” projects. That’s according to an alliance of conservation groups and local authorities, including … Continue reading

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Plastic pollution is reaching a high tide mark on our rivers

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Want to do your bit to help clean up the environment, while trying to avert even worse effects of climate crisis? Inspired by a Croydon-based activist, LEWIS WHITE has tried, but like Greta Thunberg, has had a predictable … Continue reading

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Wintry Thames towpath walk that’s like entering another world

WANDLE WANDERER: Croydon’s own river, the Wandle, eventually reaches the Thames itself, which provides a multitude of possible walks. Here, KEN TOWL sets off for Richmond to see what the towpath has to offer With friends visiting from Hackney and … Continue reading

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Put in the Groundwork to help reflect the River Wandle on film

An environmental charity is working this summer to produce a film to tell the story of the River Wandle, and they want community groups and locals to help make the film. Groundwork is a national charity, established over more than … Continue reading

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Celebrate the re-opening of Wandle Park in colourful waters

It’s the official re-opening of Wandle Park today, with six hours of activities from noon. All free, according to the organisers, which considering it is being staged in a public park is no more than ought to be expected. The … Continue reading

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Dear Boris: an open letter on transport to the Mayor of London

Boris Johnson Mayor of London City Hall 14th February 2013 Dear Mr Johnson, I’m a non-driver – I have been all my life – so I have a strong vested interest in public transport. I use trains, trams or buses … Continue reading

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Jubilee pageantry reinforces reasons for the Queen’s reign

DIAMOND GEEZER reports from the banks of the Thames, where he had a prime view of Sunday’s Royal Pageant on the river, and offers his own view after 60 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II The Jubilee weekend’s … Continue reading

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