Ruling out all Thames Estuary options at this stage would have fuelled that political battle rather than allowing the Airports Commission diligently to evaluate each of the three short-listed options
The Thames Path combines history with nature as it forges towards the capital from Hampton Court Palace
Houses been swept into the sea over night as the biggest tidal surge in 60 years hit the east coast. The Environment Agency has urged people to remain vigilant as the high tides continue through the night
We navigate our way through art's treacherous waters with difficulty. Good art books are useful aids to navigation. In How to Read an Impressionist Painting (Thames & Hudson, £24.95) James H Rubin guides us, key painting by key painting, through the subject matter of Impressionism, embedding each work in the social, political and intellectual circumstances from which it emerged.
Latest blaze compounds safety fears over craft after two similar incidents earlier this year
Over 700 seals have been counted in the Thames Estuary after the first ever count by land, air and sea.
As Wembley prepares to host the Auld Enemy once again with a friendly for the FA's anniversary, it is time Patrick Barclay put the record straight
Politicians have been accused of sparking an “open season on ethnic minorities” after the Government issued new guidelines to tackle illegal traveller sites.
The 489 passengers above the Sirena Seaways ferry were left stranded for three hours as rescue officials worked to safely re-dock it.
Speeding drivers kill or seriously injure twice as many people a year as drug misuse - but the right refuses to face the problem
RAC data finds 800 more people would be killed or seriously injured each year without cameras
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Service boats will patrol Thames as review of last year's chaos prompts greater security presence
Study finds Labour would gain 109 seats, taking them to a total of 367 MPs and giving them a majority of 84
Snow, snow and more snow. The latest weather forecasts predict the temperature in Britain won't rise much about 0 for the next week, making this the coldest winter the country has seen for some time. But as cold as the winter of 2013 is turning out, it's a beach holiday in the Bahamas compared to the British winters of yesteryear.
The helicopter accident in London is a warning