A 15-ton ball of congealed fat -- dubbed Britain's biggest ever "fatberg" -- has been dredged up from a London sewer, utility company Thames Water said Tuesday. It took 10 days to remove the double-decker bus-sized lump of festering food fat mixed with sanitary wipes which formed in drains under a major road in Kingston, southwest London.
Reuters (Nov. 12, 2013) Few dispute that Britain's creaking rail network needs modernising. The government's planning High Speed 2, connecting London with cities in central and northern England, saying it will bring ... watch video
Cinelan (Feb. 1, 2013) From her London townhouse and with the support of her wealthy doting father, middle-aged pixies Melanie Salmon transforms herself from a mild-mannered environmental philanthropist - promoting the ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 9, 2014) Britain's Prince Charles and Prince William made a father-and-son appeal on Sunday for an end to the illegal wildlife trade, ahead of a major international conference in London.
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AFP (Feb. 13, 2014) Actor Jackie Chan has called on consumers around the world to stop buying products from endangered animals like tigers, sharks, elephants and rhinos -- on the day representatives from more than 40 ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (Feb. 14, 2014) Illegal wildlife trading, estimated at $10 billion a year, causes unprecedented suffering - but the fight against it may be at a ''crucial'' turning point, say delegates at a London conference. ... watch video
AFP (June 13, 2014) The Democratic Republic of Congo has been one of the countries in focus during London's End Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit and two doctors hope the summit will prove a turning point in fighting ... watch video
AFP (July 30, 2014) London Mayor Boris Johnson outlined his infrastructure plan for the British capital over the next 50 years on Wednesday, with a focus on how to cope with a population expected to reach 11 million. ... watch video
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Sep. 4, 2015 The successful Dutch iSPEX-project that enlisted the general public to contribute to the understanding of air pollution is being scaled up and running its first Europe-wide citizen campaign: ... read more
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