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River in southern England

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River Thames: River in southern England
The River Thames, known alternatively in parts as the Isis, is a river that flows through southern England including London. At 215 miles (346 km), it is the longest river entirely in England and the second-longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn.

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Body found in Thames was attack suspect Everett Watson

Everett Watson was wrongly identified as white man when he was pulled from the Thames.
BBC News - Published

River Thames virtual dive exposes an array of life

A "virtual dive" into the River Thames reveals some of the creatures that now inhabit the waterway.
BBC News - Published

Videos for River Thames

Boris Johnson says bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland would be 'very good' [Video]Boris Johnson says bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland would be 'very good'

Boris Johnson has said a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland would be “very good” – estimating the project would cost around £15 billion. The Prime Minister revealed his thoughts on the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

Marchioness disaster remembered 30 years on [Video]Marchioness disaster remembered 30 years on

Mourners gather on the banks of the River Thames at Southwark Bridge to mark the 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster, in which 51 people died in August 1989. A vigil led by attendees at..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

The Marchioness disaster - what you need to know [Video]The Marchioness disaster - what you need to know

On the 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster, a look back at the events of August 20 1989, when 51 people died on the River Thames in London, when a dredger collided with a pleasure boat.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

Watch: Promising signs for the Thames's seal population [Video]Watch: Promising signs for the Thames's seal population

In a river that was declared a biologically dead open sewer in the 1950s, an increase in marine life in the estuary is a sign that the river's health is improving.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Researchers carry out annual seal census in the Thames [Video]Researchers carry out annual seal census in the Thames

Researchers have been counting the number of harbour and grey seals basking on the banks of the Thames for an annual census. The study, which includes analysing hundreds of photographs taken from a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

 

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in River Thames

Scientists are concerned that it could lead to infections that cannot be treated.
BBC News - Published

Marchioness disaster: Thames historic vessels 'still not modernised'

More than 50 people died when the Marchioness pleasure boat sank on the Thames 30 years ago.
BBC News - Published

Marchioness disaster: The night of the tragedy

Fifty-one people were killed when the pleasure boat collided with a dredger on the River Thames.
BBC News - Published

Benny the beluga whale 'left Thames in January'

The beluga whale was regularly spotted along the Kent stretch of the River Thames.
BBC News - Published

Third body found in hunt for swimmers missing in River Thames

Menelik Mimano was last seen struggling in the water at Waterloo Bridge during heatwave
Independent - Published

Third body recovered from River Thames by Canary Wharf

The man is believed to be Manelik Mimano, 26, who was missing from the Southbank area since Wednesday.
BBC News - Published

River Thames missing swimmers: Body pulled from water in Wapping

Searches are continuing for two other swimmers who vanished in different stretches of the river.
BBC News - Published

Shadwell Basin: Police divers search for missing swimmer

A 22-year-old man is missing after entering the River Thames in sweltering temperatures.
BBC News - Published

First London bridges light up for illuminated Thames project

Up to 15 bridges across London will eventually become part of the Illuminated River project,
BBC News - Published

River Thames swans 'under threat'

The Queen's Swan Marker says cygnets are under threat from dogs and the American mink.
BBC News - Published

"All up": Queen Elizabeth's swans checked and counted

Royal officials clad in scarlet outfits took to the River Thames in traditional boats on Monday for the annual "Swan Upping" ceremony, an 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by..
Reuters - Published

Henley Royal Regatta 2019: Boats, blazers, beer and bubbles

Rowers will battle it out on the River Thames in Oxfordshire over the next five days.
BBC News - Published

'Giant Christmas bauble' in Thames sparks bomb alert

'giant christmas bauble' in thames sparks bomb alert
An "unexploded device" on the banks of the River Thames turns out to be an oversized decoration.
BBC News - Published

Stroudwater Navigation's 'missing mile' to be restored

stroudwater navigation's 'missing mile' to be restored
Cotswold Canals Trust aims to restore part of a route from the River Severn to the River Thames.
BBC News - Published

Marlow Bridge closed as magnet fisherman finds grenade

marlow bridge closed as magnet fisherman finds grenade
A bridge in Marlow is closed after an unexploded grenade is found in the River Thames.
BBC News - Published

UK man who fled to Georgia after speedboat death returns to Britain

A British man who went on the run last year after killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames has returned to Britain after being extradited from the former Soviet state of Georgia, UK..
Reuters - Published

Seals returning to the River Thames

seals returning to the river thames
The rising seal population is considered a sign that water quality is improving.
BBC News - Published

Boat Race: James Cracknell in Cambridge crew to face Oxford on River Thames

boat race: james cracknell in cambridge crew to face oxford on river thames
James Cracknell will compete in the 2019 Boat Race, meaning he will become the oldest competitor in event's history.
BBC News - Published

Brexit and the City: A barometer for London's financial outlook

A few miles down the River Thames from the British parliament at Westminster, months of political tremors over Brexit have still barely registered on a monitor of London's financial services.
Reuters - Published

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd hands himself into police

A man convicted of killing his date in a speedboat crash on the River Thames hands himself into police in Georgia.
BBC News - Published

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