London First is a body set up about 20 years ago by the London business community to promote the city as a place to do business and to lobby for the improvements – particularly to infrastructure – which everyone knows we urgently need but which government seems incapable of planning for.
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Monday 20 February 2012
The prospect of hosepipe bans in the coming weeks was looming for parts of England today as drought was officially declared in the South East.
Friday 10 February 2012
Burst water pipes are causing problems on the country's roads as the big freeze persists.
Friday 20 January 2012
China's state-run investment fund dipped its toe into the UK today by snapping up a slice of the country's biggest water and sewerage firm.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Thames Water was today urged to pay compensation to thousands of rail passengers hit by travel chaos because of a burst water main after the company said it was not liable.
Thursday 25 August 2011
John Howard Davies would still have had a minor place in entertainment history through his affecting performance as the protagonist of David Lean's film of Oliver Twist (1948). But his reputation rests on having produced and directed some of the most acclaimed examples of BBC television comedy. Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, The Good Life, Steptoe and Son and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin all prospered under the air of quiet calm that he exuded, in an often frenetic industry. His frequently stated guideline was, simply, "It's got to be funny."
Tuesday 23 August 2011
If you ask me...
Wednesday 17 August 2011
A man's body has been found following the sinking of a tugboat in the River Thames.
Saturday 13 August 2011
A crew member who fell in the River Thames in London after his tug capsized and sank was presumed drowned today as marine accident experts launched an investigation into the accident.
Friday 12 August 2011
A search for a crew member missing after a tug capsized and sank on the River Thames in London was called off tonight as marine accident experts began an investigation into the accident.
Monday 01 August 2011
A water company is aiming to become Britain's biggest producer and industrial user of solar power.
Saturday 16 July 2011
The Royal Navy was today preparing to detonate a 2,000lb Second World War mine picked up at sea by a dredger.
Saturday 16 July 2011
A disabled man who jumped into the river Thames to rescue his teenage daughter drowned after she climbed to safety.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
It was one of the most gruesome murder puzzles in British history that stumped detectives for over 130 years.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
The Old Bailey jury trying Levi Bellfield for the abduction and murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler has retired to consider its verdicts.
Monday 20 June 2011
The prosecution case that double killer Levi Bellfield abducted and killed schoolgirl Milly Dowler is "pure fantasy", the Old Bailey was told today.
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- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her