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How Thurrock gets shafted by Boris Johnson's estuary airport

Have a look at the graphic above showing the projected flight paths to and from the proposed international hub airport on the Isle of Grain… If you live in the southern part of Thurrock, it’s bad news. 169 more words


University Challenge World Leaders (and Boris) take on 'Donetsk' University.

Hi, I’m Jeremy Paxman, and welcome to this weeks University Challenge Special, live from Donetsk in Ukraine. I’m joined by teams from Donetsk University, who stormed into the final beating the University of Crimea into a pulp in the first semi final, and, our World Leaders team, who received a bye in the second semi-final, after the Ukrainian Army team didn’t turn up. 1,131 more words


Crystal Palace residents debate park's future: Apr 30

With the prospect of a large chunk of Crystal Palace Park being handed over to a Chinese developer to build a vast new palace, a group of residents has started The Information Project to publicise the possibilities for the park and to help create a debate about the identity of community, place, culture and design for the 21st century. 434 more words


MEPs approve rules for safer lorry designs in EU

The BBC’s Richard Westcott takes a look at the Concept S at MAN’s Munich headquarters – footage filmed on a mobile phone
A large majority in the European Parliament has approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient.
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Keeping our parks safe

NB: This article originally appeared in the Sutton Guardian (26th March)

After animals including a squirrel and a seagull were shot by airguns in Beddington Park, a politician is calling on people to be on the lookout. 141 more words

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Inteview: Christian Wolmar on HS2 "I don't think the people of the Chilterns have a strong case against it."

He thinks Camden has a better case against HS2 than the Chilterns, that Boris Johnson is car obsessed and that a London modelled on Copenhagen would be a bettter place to live. 2,020 more words