River Thames

  • Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods February 15, 2014

    Prince William and Prince Harry helped floodhit British villagers protect their homes on Friday, unloading sandbags alongside soldiers in a River Thames village. The princes, who have both served in the armed forces, joined a work crew In Datchet, west of London, from about 6 am on what aides said was...
  • Australian cricketers to train on Thames for Ashes June 21, 2013

    London: Five Australian cricketers led by captain Michael Clarke visited river Thames here to train for the upcoming Ashes on a floating pitch for a promotional event. With the Tower Bridge overhead, Clarke, Shane Watson, Chris Rogers, James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc took to the pitch to increase team support ahead...
  • Helicopter crashes in London, two dead January 16, 2013

    London: Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed on Wednesday during rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building. Two people were taken to a nearby hospital with "minor injuries," London Ambulance Service said. The helicopter crashed just south of...
  • UK queen leads 1,000strong jubilee flotilla June 3, 2012

    London: The River Thames became a royal highway on Sunday, as Queen Elizabeth II led a motley but majestic flotilla of more than 1,000 vessels in a waterborne pageant to mark her Diamond Jubilee. In a colorful salute to the island nation's maritime past, an armada of skiffs and sailboats, rowboats...
  • UK: Thousands evacuated as Thames bursts its banks July 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate their homes in Oxford city overnight as River Thames burst its banks flooding the entire region. This is the worst flood that the United Kingdom has witnessed in the last 60 years. Reports say that about 3,50,000 people in the country...