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A spaniel named Pickle jumps through a blanket of bluebells near their peak at the National Trust’s Basildon Park near Goring-on-Thames in Berkshire, where careful management of the estate’s ancient woodland by trust staff and volunteers enables the bluebells to thrive (Jonathan Brady/PA)
UK

This month on track to be among driest Aprils on record

There has been an average of 12.8mm of rain across the UK up to April 22 – much lower than the April average of 72.53mm.
UK

Covid Memorial Wall should become permanent if the public wants – Archbishop

The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke with bereaved relatives adding tributes to the wall in central London along with other faith leaders on Tuesday.
Exhibitions

Illuminated River: artist Leo Villareal on lighting up the Thames

Taking a stroll along the Southbank this week? Be sure to stay until dusk

UK

Starmer praises families of coronavirus victims as work begins on memorial wall

The Labour leader visited the wall that will eventually be made up of almost 150,000 hand-drawn hearts and be more than a kilometre long.
Where to live

What it’s like to live in Teddington, the best place to live in London

This green spot by the Thames has been named the best place to live in London. Families looking for green space know why

ES Magazine

Tales of the city: the history of the River Thames

Looking back over thousands of years, Caroline Crampton unearths fascinating and forgotten stories of the Thames

ES Magazine

There's something in the water: the contents of the River Thames

What is London made of? To learn about the quotidian existence of its citizens, look to the murky waters that rush beneath its bridges — and, more importantly, what’s in them, says Samuel Fishwick

ES Magazine

'The river is in my blood': meet the people of the River Thames

From swan markers to mudlarkers, houseboat dwellers to bridge operators, meet the people for whom the Thames is so much more than just water. Photographed exclusively by Martin Parr 

ES Magazine

24 hours on the River Thames

London’s river is home to everything from seals to seahorses and the nation’s busiest lifeboat service. Frankie McCoy hitches a ride along the Thames to delve into its depths

Homes & Property

New £1bn waterfront town to be developed for London commuters

With a deep-water container port that will house a huge new media city, the waterfront town of Thurrock will be 'home zoned' for schools, culture and community. 
Buying & Mortgages

New £1bn waterfront town to be developed for London commuters

With a deep-water container port that will house a huge new media city, the waterfront town of Thurrock will be 'home zoned' for schools, culture and community. 

Luxury

Bucks home with private mooring near Michelin starred foodie hotspots

Near Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck at Bray and The Hand and Flowers in Marlow, this swish six-bedroom home with private mooring is ideal for a fine dining fan. 

Homes & Property

Thames sailing barge that starred in Dunkirk film reduced to £395k

The owner of the luxury floating home sailed it across the Channel for the Dunkirk film, starring in the movie alongside stars including Harry Styles and Sir Mark Rylance.
Property News

Thames sailing barge that starred in Dunkirk film reduced to £395k

The owner of the luxury floating home sailed it across the Channel for the Dunkirk film, starring in the movie alongside stars including Harry Styles and Sir Mark Rylance.

Celebrity homes

Huge £7m home for sale, but its neighbour is worth 20 times the price

Templecombe House has been put on the market for £7 million. Its neighbour, Park Place, was the location for the 2007 St Trinian’s movie, starring Gemma Arterton.