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Londoners dream of swimming in the River Thames

London - Work to build an open-air pool on the River Thames in central London could start this year as more Britons dip their toes into the waters of outdoor swimming.

London to have a garden bridge

London - The Mayor of London has announced plans to build a new bridge across the river Thames. This one has a unique aspect: it is to be a garden bridge.

New Canadian Author Salutes Sherlock Holmes Special

Fans of mystery fiction have a new hero to investigate: Portia Adams. Created by ex-CBC producer Angela Misri, Jewel Of The Thames (Fierce Ink) pays tribute to the work of Arthur Conan Doyle while being infused with a deep love of history and character.

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.

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.

Are herpes-infected oysters the latest victims of warm seawater?

In previous years, oysters infected with a herpes virus have been found on French coasts, but now they've also been detected in the UK. Most die of the disease, a problem for fishers and gourmets. Unusually warm seawater may be the cause.
 

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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.
A swan pictured on the River Thames close to Henley-on-Thames.
A swan pictured on the River Thames close to Henley-on-Thames.
Aerial view of the O2 Arena in London
Aerial view of the O2 Arena in London
A swan pictured on the River Thames close to Henley-on-Thames.
A swan pictured on the River Thames close to Henley-on-Thames.
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.
A flock of birds flies over the River Thames between the towns of Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.
A flock of birds flies over the River Thames between the towns of Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.
 The Frozen Thames   a reproduction from the original painting in the collection of the Museum of Lo...
"The Frozen Thames," a reproduction from the original painting in the collection of the Museum of London. It was painted in 1677.
Abraham Hondius
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.
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.

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