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The £4billion super sewer for London was approved on Friday leaving residents along the river furious.

Those living near to Southwark's Chambers Wharf, which will be a drive site, called it "disgraceful", accusing the Government of overriding its own planning inspectors.

SOCIETY_blog.jpgSuper Sewer. I'll say it again; Super. Sewer. What a gift for Thames Water. It sounds like stainless steel, clean white enamel tiles, women in severe skirts and white coats clutching iPads with live data streaming waste water updates as they gaze at the perfectly sanitised liquid flowing past. It's what Daniel Craig's next adversary will build under London.

crossrail.jpgThe remaining Crossrail tunnelling contracts have been awarded.

The contracts, worth a combined total of £225million are for the Thames Tunnel, linking Plumstead to North Woolwich, and the Connaught Tunnel in the Royal Docks. Work on both tunnels will start early next year.

aa-Mar24-Supersewer0.JPGCampaigners took their fight to save King Edward VII Memorial Park to City Hall last week in a bid to stop Thames Water threatening the future of the area's only green space. London Assembly member John Biggs, Limehouse and Poplar MP Jim Fitzpatrick and comedian and Limehouse resident Lee Hurst joined protesters to hand in 4,000 signatures to Mayor Boris Johnson against proposals for the Thames Tideway Tunnel that they fear will ruin their park.


Overground Uncovered
London Transport Museum

This exhibition links past, present and future to provide context for the new Overground line.