Thames Estuary

Ruling Out an Offshore Airport Would Be a Mistake

Adam Afriyie | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

We want to see the UK close its goods trade deficit from a worrying £9bn; we want to see British businesses shipping UK products all around the world, from Cambodia to Canada; and we want to see these exporting companies creating jobs and wealth. If we want to realise this ambition, we will need at least three, possibly five, extra runways over the next few decades.

The London Airport Nondecision Fiasco

Hugh Salmon | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

In business, it is essential to be fast on your feet, identifying new opportunities and reacting to threats as quickly as possible. In public life, decisions are taken far more slowly, if at all, and, often, for all the wrong reasons...

Man Dies After Dinghy Capsizes Off Southend

PA | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

One man has died and another was taken to hospital after their dinghy capsized at sea. The two men, aged 71 and 73, were rescued from the water on ...

Does This Underwater Menace Sink The 'Boris Island' Airport Plan?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Lib Dems are claiming that it would be impossible to build the "Boris Island" airport in the Thames estuary because of the presence of a sunken Am...

Second World War German Landmine Detonated In Thames Estuary

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

A massive plume of smoke billowed over the Thames Estuary today as a bomb disposal squad destroyed a Second World War German mine. Royal Navy exper...

Boris Island Airport Could Be Built In Thames Estuary, Cameron Says

Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson's dream of constructing a major new airport in the Thames Estuary received a boost today, after David Cameron said the government would ...

UFO Spotted Hovering Over The Thames Estuary (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Footage of a flickering orb hovering over the Thames Estuary has sparked excitement among UFO watchers. The clip was filmed by a motorist driving ...

Will Boris Island Hit Us For Six?

Rooksana Hossenally | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK
Rooksana Hossenally

While Boris is fannying around trying to get a £50 million project off the ground, the rest of the United Kingdom is struggling to feed mouths and keep their shelter. An incoherent move? We'd say so. So what's Boris's trail of thought here?

Clegg Unconvinced Of The Merits Of Boris Island

The | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg says he's "unpersuaded" of the need to build the "Boris Island" airport in the Thames Estuary, confirming that the issue could be a source ...