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Friday 01 July 2011
A bridge so long that it could host an entire marathon race has been opened between the Chinese port of Qingdao with the industrial suburb of Huangdao. It crosses Jiaozhou Bay and is the world's longest sea bridge.
Friday 27 May 2011
I am haunted by waters", Olivia Laing tells us, as in this book she joins the best nature writers, becoming part of the revival begun by Richard Mabey. With it comes an inclination towards rhetorical ornament that can become self-consciously obtrusive. But not here. Laing is a brilliant wordsmith and this is a beautifully accomplished book. It recounts a walk she made, in the course of one week, tracing the path of the River Ouse in Sussex. The catalyst was a "minor crisis". The loss of job and boyfriend in quick succession proved an immediate stimulus. But this walk also engaged the depths of what she knew, and preparation for it must have begun in childhood.
Saturday 21 May 2011
A man was missing presumed dead today after falling overboard a cruise ship into the English Channel, officials said.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Sunday 26 December 2010
With temperatures dropping to -18C in parts of north-east England and Scotland, even the prospect of the coldest winter since 1890 was not enough to dampen the spirits of Britain's intrepid adventurers eager to mark Christmas Day.
Friday 24 December 2010
Three sailors were airlifted to hospital tonight after suffering smoke inhalation from a fire on board their ship.
Friday 12 November 2010
Friday 08 October 2010
All 13 crewmen from a chemical product tanker were safely rescued today after they abandoned ship in the English Channel following a collision with a cargo vessel.
Monday 20 September 2010
Saturday 04 September 2010
Tomorrow at midnight, the historic passenger ferry link between Dover and Boulogne will end. Already, one of the two ships that LD Lines uses for the route has been taken out of service: the Norman Bridge is expected to sail west along the length of the English Channel this weekend, then turn sharply to port around the tip of the Breton peninsula to make for the city of Nantes.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Sir Richard Branson will attempt to set two world records today when he kite-boards across the English Channel to celebrate his 60th birthday.
Sunday 22 August 2010
A large crocodile sighted in the English Channel on Friday was actually a piece of wood, coastguards in Dover and France said yesterday.
Monday 05 July 2010
Tuesday 01 June 2010
Archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown epoch in British pre-history when Stone Age hunters re-entered Britain after an absence of up to 90,000 years – because of climatically induced sea-level changes which turned the English Channel into dry land.
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