London to extend flood barriers in face of rising sea levels

London to extend flood barriers in face of rising sea levels

Flood barriers in the capital will be made up to a metre higher as London prepares for rising sea levels caused by climate change. The Thames Barrier protects parts of the City of London, but the impact of climate change on sea levels and more extreme weather events means that...

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A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

 This month’s discussion was held by a skeleton crew of two: me and the one other person who didn’t have some farfetched excuse not to join. Variously these excuses included: the book not being available from the library and (the somewhat more extreme) moving to another country or preparing for...

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£3 toll could be introduced on Hammersmith Bridge

£3 toll could be introduced on Hammersmith Bridge

Motorists could be charged £3 to cross Hammersmith Bridge in order to pay for its repair. The 134-year-old cast-iron bridge was closed to all users in August 2020 after cracks in its structure worsened during a heat wave. Hammersmith and Fulham Council have now suggested a toll should be introduced...

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