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'Blob' hides long-sought remnant from star blast

A three-decades-long search may finally have located the hot object left behind by a famous supernova.

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'Blob' hides long-sought remnant from star blast

A three-decades-long search may finally have located the hot object left behind by a famous supernova.

New hope for one of world's most endangered reptiles

The discovery of baby crocodiles in a river in Nepal is raising hopes for the future of the gharial.

Attenborough: World 'changing habits' on plastic

"I think we're all shifting our behaviour," the BBC broadcaster says as he wins a prestigious award.

Brazil's Amazon deforestation 'highest since 2008'

The rainforest loses 9,762 sq km in 12 months, an increase of nearly 30%, Brazil's space agency says.

New hope for trees affected by ash dieback

A study identifies the genetics in ash trees that confers resistance to a deadly disease.

Geologist blasts society's links with oil firms

A leading London scientist quits the Geological Society over its ties with fossil fuel companies.

Rise in global wind speed to boost green power

Rising winds could increase energy production from turbines by a third over the next decade.

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'Blob' hides long-sought remnant from star blast

A three-decades-long search may finally have located the hot object left behind by a famous supernova.

New hope for one of world's most endangered reptiles

The discovery of baby crocodiles in a river in Nepal is raising hopes for the future of the gharial.

Attenborough: World 'changing habits' on plastic

"I think we're all shifting our behaviour," the BBC broadcaster says as he wins a prestigious award.

Brazil's Amazon deforestation 'highest since 2008'

The rainforest loses 9,762 sq km in 12 months, an increase of nearly 30%, Brazil's space agency says.

New hope for trees affected by ash dieback

A study identifies the genetics in ash trees that confers resistance to a deadly disease.

Geologist blasts society's links with oil firms

A leading London scientist quits the Geological Society over its ties with fossil fuel companies.

Rise in global wind speed to boost green power

Rising winds could increase energy production from turbines by a third over the next decade.

New hope for one of world's most endangered reptiles

The discovery of baby crocodiles in a river in Nepal is raising hopes for the future of the gharial.

Attenborough: World 'changing habits' on plastic

"I think we're all shifting our behaviour," the BBC broadcaster says as he wins a prestigious award.

Brazil's Amazon deforestation 'highest since 2008'

The rainforest loses 9,762 sq km in 12 months, an increase of nearly 30%, Brazil's space agency says.

New hope for trees affected by ash dieback

Geologist blasts society's links with oil firms

Rise in global wind speed to boost green power

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Bridge proposed for Crystal Palace dinosaur island

Local Democracy Reporting Service

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A new addition may be on the way to help keep Crystal Palace Park’s dinosaurs in roaring condition.

Bromley’s planning sub-committee will consider new plans to install a permanent bridge to Dinosaur Island, in a bid to ease access to the ageing statues.

A report to be considered by councillors notes that the grade I listed dinosaurs are one of Crystal Palace Park’s most important features.

However, despite interventions from specialist conservators and engineers in recent years, their condition continues to deteriorate, according to council.

The plans will allow “a high quality permanent but retractable bridge to the dinosaurs to allow limited access for maintenance, repair and limited managed public tours”, according to the report .

The report notes that a permanent bridge to the island was removed in 2017, making it more difficult for maintenance work to be performed.

It’s believed the bridge construction will cost in the vicinity of £70,000, and will come as part of Bromley Council’s programme of regeneration works to Crystal Palace Park in the coming years.

Historic England have given the move their tick of approval, stating: “We appreciate that such access is necessary to secure the long term future of these highly significant and fragile historic assets for maintenance, repair, planting and limited public access”.

The planning sub-committee will meet on Thursday.

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