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Three in four fish in River Thames contain plastic

London - Around three-quarters of the fish in the River Thames have plastic fibers in their gut. This is based on a new survey, highlighting the extent of plastic pollution.

River Thames is full of marine life

London - When one thinks of places to watch marine life, the River Thames is not the location that springs to mind. However, in recent years sightings of marine animals have been increasing.

Congealed fat the length of a 747 clogging London sewer

London - The length of a Boeing 747 is roughly 232 feet. That's a pretty long clog for a sewer. And yet the backup facing the London sewer authority, Thames Water, was even longer.

The day an elephant walked on the River Thames

London - Some areas of Britain have suffered torrential flooding in recent weeks. Two hundred years ago, it was very different, and a lot colder.

Passengers jumped into Thames from London Duck Tours fire (video)

London - Thirty tourists were forced to jump off a burning London Duck Tour amphibious craft into the River Thames as it sank on Sunday. While cold and wet, nobody was severely hurt.

So much to see, so little time — A stroll through central London Special

London - London is a big city with a lot of history and many interesting places to see. If your time in the city is limited, focusing the visit to the City of Westminster in central London, where some of the main attractions are located, may be the best option.

Photo Essay: Boating along the River Thames Special

Henley On Thames - Possibly one of the most picturesque and quaint parts of the River Thames is the stretch between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.

London: Giant rubber duck on the river Thames

London - As part of a publicity stunt yesterday, gaming website Jackpotjoy launched a 50 foot rubber duck on the river Thames in London causing many residents to do a double-take.

London's new architectural masterpiece — The Shard Special

London - The Shard, designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, is the City of London's newest landmark and Western Europe's tallest building. Once open, visitors will be able to experience London's changing cityscapes from 09.00 am to 22.00 pm daily.

Gold medal-like full moon apes sixth Olympic ring on Tower Bridge

London - Just as Great Britain stunned the world of athletics at the Olympic Stadium in London with three track and field golds, a full moon rising under Tower Bridge formed an image like a sixth Olympic ring. The image has gone viral on Twitter.

Massive volcanic eruptions may have caused 'Little Ice Age'

The centuries-long period of intense cold between A.D. 1275 and 1900, often referred to as the Little Ice Age, may have been caused by four massive volcanic eruptions, a new scientific study suggests.

Ancient Roman brothel token found in Britain's River Thames

London - An amateur archeologist out walking along the River Thames with his metal detector discovered a rare and unique coin believed to be about 2,000 years old.

From sewer to fishery in 20 years

In the 1960s, the River Wandle was officially classified as a sewer; today it is brimming with life and has one of the best urban coarse fisheries in the country.

River Thames wins International Thiess River Prize

London - England's river Thames has won the world's largest environmental prize. Once a biologically dead river, it is now a thriving waterway, complete with salmon, otter and sea trout populations.
 

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Pictured is Temple Island near Henley-on-Thames  which is where the Henley Regatta starts due to the...
Pictured is Temple Island near Henley-on-Thames, which is where the Henley Regatta starts due to the straight stretch of river. Designed by James Wyatt, it was built as a summerhouse/fishing lodge for Fawley Court in 1771. The inside is covered in Etruscan scenes.
David Walliams in the River Thames. Swimming 140-miles for charity
David Walliams in the River Thames. Swimming 140-miles for charity
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North facade of Westminster Abbey. Tourists line up to visit the historic Abbey.
North facade of Westminster Abbey. Tourists line up to visit the historic Abbey.
The clock tower  generally known as Big Ben  was recently renamed “Elizabeth Tower” in honour of...
The clock tower, generally known as Big Ben, was recently renamed “Elizabeth Tower” in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. A section of the London Eye appears at the left of the picture.
London s financial sector  photographed from a helicopter.
London's financial sector, photographed from a helicopter.
Satellite image of Swanscombe peninsula  river Thames west of London  United Kingdom  proposed site ...
Satellite image of Swanscombe peninsula, river Thames west of London, United Kingdom, proposed site for new Paramount theme park
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A rally at Trafalgar Square. Demonstrators gather around Nelson s Column on a very cloudy day.
A rally at Trafalgar Square. Demonstrators gather around Nelson's Column on a very cloudy day.
Red kites were reintroduced to the Chilterns area by the RSPB and English Nature after becoming exti...
Red kites were reintroduced to the Chilterns area by the RSPB and English Nature after becoming extinct at the end of the 19th century. There are now believed to be over 700 breeding pairs.
A swan pictured on the River Thames close to Henley-on-Thames.
A swan pictured on the River Thames close to Henley-on-Thames.
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River Thames, London
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A swan pictured on the River Thames close to Henley-on-Thames.
A swan pictured on the River Thames close to Henley-on-Thames.
Sailing on the River Thames at the town of Marlow in South Buckinghamshire.
Sailing on the River Thames at the town of Marlow in South Buckinghamshire.
Giant rubber duck under Tower Bridge on the river Thames in London
Giant rubber duck under Tower Bridge on the river Thames in London
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Sculpture of Isaac Newton in the courtyard of the British Library.
Sculpture of Isaac Newton in the courtyard of the British Library.
David Walliams is swimming the Thames from Lechlade to London - 140 miles - to raise money for Sport...
David Walliams is swimming the Thames from Lechlade to London - 140 miles - to raise money for Sport Relief. On 6 September he swam through Oxford en route to Abingdon. Here he arrives at Sandford Lock.
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Riding the red double-decker buses (on the top deck!) is a good way to see central London.
Riding the red double-decker buses (on the top deck!) is a good way to see central London.
A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
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The historic Empire Theatre is now a high-tech cinema and Casino.
The historic Empire Theatre is now a high-tech cinema and Casino.
“Wobbly Bridge .  The pedestrian bridge opened June 10  2000. It was closed two days later for mod...
“Wobbly Bridge". The pedestrian bridge opened June 10, 2000. It was closed two days later for modifications. The bridge was re-opened in 2002. On the north side of the bridge can be seen the dome of St. Paul´s Cathedral.
Pictured is the town of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. The current Henley Bridge was built in 1776...
Pictured is the town of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. The current Henley Bridge was built in 1776 – 1786 by Thomas Hayward.

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