‘Our rivers are disgraceful. Destroying nature should be a crime’

Water companies that knowingly discharge sewage into Britain’s waterways should face tougher criminal sanctions as the state of our rivers has reached a “critical” point, according to Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden. Pledging her support to i’s Save Britain’s Rivers campaign, Ms Meaden said it is “disgraceful” what has happened to many of the UK’s … Read more

15 of the dirtiest rivers and lakes in Britain’s National Parks, and how they can be saved

Dozens of rivers in England’s National Parks are being damaged by pollution, development and over-abstraction, leading environmental charities are warning. They say these can only be saved through legal protection – something the Government has promised but not yet delivered. The rivers under threat are spread across the country and include the River Lymington, which … Read more

Doc Rivers shares kind words on the late, great Knicks legend Willis Reed

The NBA world is in mourning following the news of the death of New York Knicks legend Willis Reed. Among the many whose lives Reed had touched during his basketball career as a player and as a coach is current Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers. The Sixers sideline boss shared a heartfelt message about … Read more

Embiid-Jokic-Giannis MVP debate sparks strong Doc Rivers take

PHILADELPHIA — The NBA MVP debate is once again a heated race. Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid has overtaken the lead but Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo are not far behind. In the midst of such a packed race, Sixers head coach Doc Rivers is asking for the debate to become more respectful. When asked … Read more

Why giving your pet flea treatment when they don’t have fleas is bad for our rivers

Pet owners can help Britain’s rivers by waiting until their pets have fleas and ticks before treating them, rather than applying parasiticides to parasite-free cats and dogs as a preventative measure, a leading vet has said. Britain’s pet owners give their animals about six million doses of parasiticides a year – the equivalent of an … Read more

Ofwat given new powers to block water company dividends if rivers are full of sewage

Ofwat has confirmed it has gained more powers to stop the payment of dividends to water company investors if they risk the financial resilience of companies. The water regulator, which i revealed this month was seeking the new powers, will also be able to take enforcement action against suppliers that fail to link dividend payments … Read more

No new sewage monitors on Scottish rivers, more than a year after promise was made

Scotland’s publicly owned water company has yet to install a single new river sewage monitor more than a year after promising 1,000 would be fitted by the end of 2024. In December 2021, Scottish Water announced plans to dramatically increase the number of monitors on combined sewer overflows (CSOs) on the national sewage network. But … Read more

Why I and ADC gubernatorial candidate, Tonte Ibraye stepped down to support APC in Rivers State

Nollywood actress cum politician, Tonto Dikeh has illuminated why she and the African Democratic Congress (ADC) gubernatorial candidate, Tonte Ibraye backed off from the governorship race in Rivers State and drummed support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) instead. Recall that Tonto Dikeh was picked by Ibraye as a running mate but barely 48 hours … Read more

Why many of the UK’s rivers are more polluted today than they were during the industrial revolution

The River Thames contained so much human sewage and industrial chemicals during the industrial revolution that you could smell it from miles away – and some of Britain’s other urban centres weren’t much better. But while those kind of scenes are now behind us, in many parts of the country, rivers are more polluted today … Read more

One of UK’s worst polluting water firms urged to reveal volume of sewage it dumps in rivers

One of the UK’s worst polluting water firms must come clean over the volume of raw sewage it is dumping into rivers, campaigners and politicians have demanded. United Utilities, the water company that covers the north west, recorded more than 81,000 sewage spillages in English rivers in 2021, the highest number of the ten firms … Read more