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2009-11-02 18:01:00

LONDON, November 3 /PRNewswire/ -- - 81% of Senior Business People Rate Transport as More Critical to Their Decision to Invest now Than Five Years Ago. Today Invest Thames Gateway, the lead international inward investment agency for the Thames Gateway region, launches a new report, 'Smart connections: The essential role of transport for borderless business'. Written by Professor Austin Smyth, Head of the Department of Transport Studies at the Westminster University, the...

2008-09-22 00:00:22

Home News IN BRIEF *The London Mayor, Boris Johnson, is considering plans to build an airport in the Thames estuary as an alternative to further expansion of Heathrow. Officials at City Hall are preparing to examine the possibility of creating a 24-hour airport on an artificial island off the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. The proposals are likely to concern environmental groups keen to protect wildlife in marshland off Kent and raise questions about the wisdom of locating an airport within...

2008-08-11 00:00:29

By James Marriott Podium ThE GREAT gathering of tents that is the Climate Camp is spread across a field midway between the villages of Hoo St Werburgh and High Halstow in north Kent. These two have been farming communities for perhaps 40 generations, but now they are overshadowed by the great hulk of Kingsnorth power station and the electricity pylons that run from it. How was it that the marshes of Hoo - so good for grazing cattle and sheep, so rich in birdlife - were turned into a site...

2008-07-11 09:00:00

Green activists are vowing to force their way into one of Britain's biggest power stations next month in what will be the most serious clash yet between the burgeoning climate change protest movement and the authorities. At least 2,000 campaigners from the 2008 Camp for Climate Action are expected to take part in the assault on Kingsnorth power station in Kent, a huge 2,000 megawatt plant that supplies electricity to 1.5 million homes in the South-east. They are protesting at plans by the...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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