Aerial view of Parliament Buildings
Aerial view of the Houses of Parliament, Parliamnet Square and Westminster Abbey. * 25/11/02: London is "far too dominant in the political, economic and cultural life of Britain today, " believe more than 75% of Britons, according to a survey published. And a third would even consider moving the capital out of London to help reduce its overdominance and to relieve congestion in Britain's largest city, according to a poll for the political monthly Prospect magazine. In a YouGov poll of 2, 037 people from all parts of Great Britain, 76% either agreed strongly (34%) or tended to agree (42%) that London was too dominant.
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Weather - Floods Protest - Pickering
Residents of Pickering in North Yorkshire sat down on living room furniture they moved into the river, which runs through the town, to recreate the scenes they faced in the devastating floods of last year. Topsy Clinch (seated left), 91, who was flooded out of her home, was one of those there to draw attention to the lack of flood defences in the town, along with Gordon Clitheroe and Kath Grayston. The residents claim the Government pulled the plug on funding for flood defences for the town after the Environment Agency spent 750, 000 five years ago designing a viable scheme.
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