Burst Thames Water pipe cuts off up to 100,000 London homes
Up to 100,000 properties in London have been left with little or no water after a large pipe at a waterworks burst, causing a number of schools to close and hospital appointments to be cancelled.
from Pocket https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/12/burst-thames-water-pipe-cuts-off-up-to-100000-london-homes
Once, thousands of sailing barges plied the Thames estuary. Today, the sight of Will, the largest such vessel still travelling on the waters in London – now converted for pleasure cruises – turns heads. from Pocket https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/18/safety-changes-leave-owners-of-river-barges-fearing-dry-times-ahead via TV/a>
The 29-year-old PC was off-duty when he was woken up by a disturbance near his home in Barnes High Street, south-west London, at about 3.30am on Friday. Seeing that a jewellers’ shop window had been smashed and that suspects were attempting to break in, he ran out to challenge them. from Pocket https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/31/under-a-vest-police-officer-stops-burglars-in-his-underwear via TV/a>
As the coach pulls into the car park just outside Wembley stadium, Manchester City’s supporters burst into song: “City, City, the best team in the land and all the world!” They’ve travelled down to London en masse for a cup final against West Ham and are in joyful mood as they stride off to from […]
March 28, 1819: Birth of Joseph W. Bazalgette.“Sir Joseph William Bazalgette, CB (28 March 1819 – 15 March 1891) was an English civil engineer of the 19th century. As chief engineer of London’s Metropolitan Board of Works his major achievement was the creation (in response to the “Great Stink” of 1858) of a sewer network […]
When the temperature falls to 32ºF or below, you can prevent water damage from freezing pipes by taking a few simple steps.
London is facing a water crisis. That’s according to a report from Leonie Cooper, Labour’s spokesperson on the environment at the London Assembly. Running out or Flooded out? warns that London’s changing climate, loss of green space, growing population and ageing water pipes, are putting the capital at an increased risk of flooding and drought. […]
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Moving out in London requires a bit more effort than one would think. You’re not going to end up like some movie character in a modern flat overlooking the Thames.
Students at their flats in Leicester were left with no water for about six hours after a pipe had burst.
We recently went tubing on a dry ski-slope near to our home and they had to grease up our tubes! I asked if this was to make them go faster and he said it was because their main water pipes under the slopes had frozen and burst! They were depending on rain every day to […]
FROZEN PIPES: HOW TO KEEP PIPES FROM FREEZING HOW TO THAW FROZEN PIPES AND WHAT TO DO WHEN PIPES FREEZE By The Editors Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to prevent pipes from freezing and how to thaw frozen pipes. Freezing can create leaks as the frozen water expands and cracks […]
Last month, the management cut the power to our high-rise. The reason lay in January of this year, when the residential building across from us experienced a complete breakdown of power and heating when a burst pipe flooded the building’s electrical room with water. They never really stated what caused the pipe to burst, but […]
On this day in history : 7th January 1928 – The River Thames bursts its banks and floods much of Central London…. Fourteen people lose their lives and thousands more are made homeless…. The Tower of London, Houses of Parliament and Tate Gallery are all swamped…. During Christmas 1927 heavy snow had fallen in the […]