Mourners gather on the banks of the River Thames at Southwark Bridge to mark the 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster, in which 51 people died in August 1989.
A vigil led by attendees at Southwark Cathedral included the throwing of petals into the water, with coastguard and emergency services vessels completing a lap of remembrance around Cannon Street railway bridge.
A super-fit dad who is battling motor neurone disease has smashed the recordfor the fastest time travelling along the Thames by pedalo – the latest in aseries of gruelling physical challenges he is taking on to help slow thedisease’s progression. Alongside three friends, Alex Gibson, 42, completed the128-mile stretch from Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire, to Teddington Lock,west London, in just over two days – beating the previous record set by almost48 hours and raising £35,000 for his charity, Challenging MND.
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Hundreds of arts venues across the UK have been lit up red in a show ofsolidarity with the ailing creative industries. London landmarks including theTate Modern, Millennium Bridge, Southbank Centre and Waterloo Bridge wereilluminated to symbolise the sector going into “red alert” amid thecoronavirus pandemic. The action, titled Throw Us A Line, also saw workersfrom the creative industries line up along the River Thames’ banks andbridges.
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Uber has joined up with Thames Clippers for the launch of its new service UberBoat. The service, which commences in London on Monday, will allow users topurchase tickets for Thames Clippers boats in advance through the Uber app andthen use QR technology to board. The payment will be processed using Uberaccount details. Passengers will be able to use the service across a fleet of20 boats on the River Thames, with departures from 23 piers across London.
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The 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster was remembered in a vigil next to the River Thames. Fifty-one young people died when the pleasure boat Marchioness collided with a dredger and sank in..
When the pleasure boat The Marchioness was hit by the dredger Bowbelle on the night of 20 August 1989, the young partygoers on board had no time to react. The vessel sank in 30 seconds, with a loss of..
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