Thames Water

Water Companies Want To Charge You More For Doing Their Job

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Politics

Proposals by water companies to increase bills as an "incentive" to beat their service targets have been branded "ridiculous" by MPs. Under new rul...

LOOK: Heavy Rain Causes Victorian Pipe To 'Explode' On London Street

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A major north London shopping street could be closed for days after a 100-year-old water pipe “exploded” underground, flooding the road. The pr...

Which Water Giant's Bid To Hike Bills Has Been Rejected?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Thames Water's bid to hike customers' water bills by an extra £29 next year has been thrown out by the industry regulator, which concluded it was unj...

The Problems With Privatisation

Patrick Kavanagh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Kavanagh

There is a case to be made for free-market economics in the consumer sector, as competition is promoted, but we should not be surprised to see monopolies or oligopolies forming in sectors that require substantial infrastructure investment.

Are You an Amateur Or a Professional In Life?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Sport
Hugh Salmon

These days, television programmes come round and round like race cars on a track. Gone are the days when, if you missed them, you missed them. And you can pause and rewind programmes too which means, if anyone says anything sensible, you can think about and transcribe what has been said.

PHOTOS: Herne Hill Clean Up Begins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

Residents of south London suburb Herne Hill are facing a big clean up operation a day after a water main burst and flooded the main shopping strip. ...

Why Did Thames Water Pay No Corporation Tax?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK

The UK's biggest water company paid no corporation tax and received £5 million credit from the Treasury during a year in which revenues rose to £1.8...

This Is A 'Fatberg'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

Giant globules of fetid kitchen grease called "fatbergs" blocking London's sewers are to burned at the world's biggest fat-fuelled power station. W...

This Latest Gangnam Parody Is A Real Stinker

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

Gangnam Style continues to spawn umpteen parodies like some kind of mutant strain of bacteria, and this one is, quite literally a real stinker. Th...

Tax Avoidance Row Moves To Westminster

Charlie Thomas | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Leading chiefs from some of the UK's biggest companies will appear before MPs on 12 November to give evidence on the issue of tax avoidance. Matt B...

So There Is An Upside To The Rain: Hosepipe Bans To Be Lifted

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

Hosepipe bans in place since April are to be lifted by three of the UK's biggest water companies. Thames Water, Anglian Water and Southern Water ar...

Could The Hosepipe Ban Be Lifted Sooner Than Expected?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

The UK's biggest water company has said it could lift its hosepipe ban sooner than expected after wet weather reduced the risk of drought. Thames W...

Temporary Hosepipe Ban Reprieve For Gardening Businesses

PA | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Embattled gardening businesses were today granted a 28-day reprieve from the hosepipe ban. Water companies moved to relax the rules following the w...

Country 'Needlessly' Running Short Of Water

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A union representing water workers has called for an inquiry into the closure of more than 20 reservoirs in recent years in parts of the country most ...

April 'Could Be Wettest On Record' But Hosepipe Ban Continues

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Motorists were warned to watch out on Thursday as further heavy rain is expected across England and Wales. The wet weather set to continue for the ...

Should We Have a Feed in Tariff System for Water Use?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anders Lorenzen

The truth is, the droughts have been building up over the last two winters as the UK has experienced significantly lower rainfall than normal, combined with a rising population, and rising demand for food, all of which increases the stress on our water system. The drought might even extend to the north and west as it strengthens its grip on Britain.

What Do You Get if You Cross China or Thames Water?

Mark Donne | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Mark Donne

A short sequence of my feature documentary The Rime of the Modern Mariner rests on a tiny park in East London from where the British Empire and the world - via the high seas - discovered one another and an early incarnation of globalisation was born and berthed.

Oxford Street Flood: 100-Year-Old Burst Water Main Repaired

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK

A Victorian water main which burst on Britain's busiest shopping street, causing extensive flooding, has been repaired, the water authority said. T...

Oxford Street Flooded After Water Main Bursts

Posted 21.03.2012 | UK

Authorities are investigating after a water main burst on the UK's busiest shopping street, flooding several large department stores. The pipe burs...

China Snaps Up A Slice Of Thames Water

PA | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK

China's state-run investment fund dipped its toe into the UK today by snapping up a slice of the Thames Water, country's biggest water and sewerage fi...

Chemically Coded 'Smart Water' To Deter Metal Thieves

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

A water company has come up with an innovative way of deterring metal thieves following a spate of thefts across the country. Soaring prices for co...