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UK's royal swan census resumes on river after pandemic pause

Jul. 20, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's royal swan census is back a year after it was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Under the scorching July sun, several boatloads of “Swan Uppers” clad in red, white or blue jerseys emblazoned with British royal insignia...

Famed British seascape by J.M.W. Turner up for auction

Jul. 06, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A seascape by renowned British painter J.M.W. Turner will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on Wednesday. The painting, which can currently be viewed at Sotheby's London auction house, is expected to sell for between £4 million and £6 million ($5.5 million to...

Big fire breaks out near London's Elephant & Castle station

Jun. 28, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Around 100 firefighters appeared to have brought under control a big fire near the central London train station of Elephant and Castle that sent huge plumes of black smoke over the capital on Monday afternoon. The London Fire Brigade said 15 fire engines...

Hopes fade for minke whale stuck in River Thames near London

May. 10, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hopes faded Monday for a young minke whale who became trapped in the River Thames near London, authorities said. Rescuers trying to recapture the whale said that by 5 p.m. (1600 GMT; 12 p.m. EDT) its condition had deteriorated rapidly and it would soon be...