Waste from the Thames Valley treatment works overflowed into the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal in Buckinghamshire.Read the full story ›
The Butterfly World sanctuary in St Albans is to close after making losses.
Launched by Sir David Attenborough, the tourist attraction is currently shut for the winter, but confirmed it would not be reopening.
A campaign to pedestrianise Oxford Street will be launched today. Walking charity Living Streets is calling on all the mayoral candidates to prioritise making the street car-free before next Christmas.
The 1.2 mile stretch is already Europe's busiest retail street. According to a TfL survey, the street is predominantly visited by people looking to shop (60% TfL survey 2013). But charity Living Streets says that every six days a person gets hit by a vehicle along Oxford Street. In fact, one in four of London's collision hotspots are in, or around, Oxford Street
The situation is about to reach breaking point on Oxford Street. As it is, it's horrendously overcrowded but with Crossrail due to open in 2018 we're looking at a significantly bigger problem. We must act now to reduce overcrowding, sky high pollution levels and an unsafe environment.
The Government should not give final approval to Heathrow expansion until the airport can show that it accepts and will comply with key environmental conditions. That is according to a report from MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee.
The report says Heathrow has to show it can have a third runway and yet reconcile this with legal air pollution limits; commit to covering the costs of surface transport improvements; commit to introducing a night flight ban; and show that an expanded Heathrow would be less noisy than a two runway Heathrow.
The purpose of this inquiry was not to reopen the debate over where extra airport capacity should be located or whether it should take place at all. It was to examine the implications of the Airports Commission’s recommendation for a third runway on climate-changing emissions, air quality and noise – and what Government and Heathrow should do about them.
Keepers have the celebrating the arrival of the western lowland gorilla to 22-year-old mother Effie in captivity at the zoo.Read the full story ›
Celebrities and campaigners have joined a huge rally urging world leaders to agree tough measures to curb global warmingRead the full story ›
Demonstrators have blockaded the entrance tunnel to Heathrow Airport in apparent protest at plans to build a third runway.Read the full story ›
It is unlikely that that more than one or two of the ducklings wills survive the winter.Read the full story ›
We've all heard the warnings about global warming and rising sea levels but what impact might it have where you live? A new study shows how each street in London could be affected, if current predictions are right.
The capital may be at risk from major flooding by 2050 without a new drainage system, according to a new draft report led by the Mayor.Read the full story ›