315 - Too Many Holes in the Wall?

November 03, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a story from very close to our hometown in north-east England! One of the country's most well-known cultural landmarks and a UNESCO WHS is in trouble of falling down. Hadrian's Wall a nearly 2,000 year-old stone wall which used to dissect England from east to west is suffering from having too many overseas visitors. What will happen next? Can the wall being saved?

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November 03, 2017
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304 - The Hidden 8th Continent

August 14, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on fascinating developments from geophysicists who claim to have discovered a new continent. If confirmed, this would be the Earth's 8th and smallest continent. Currently a team of 30 international researchers and scientists are in the Pacific Ocean trying to confirm the 8th continent's existence. What is it called? How large is it? Why is it hidden?

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August 14, 2017
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288 - 22,000 Years Lost!

April 21, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an accident in Western Canada that has resulted in the loss of 22,000 years of history. A freezer at the University of Alberta broke, resulting in precious, ancient ice from the North Pole melting. What happened? What is the fall out? And what are the ramifications for this?

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April 21, 2017
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286 - How a River Became a Citizen!

April 08, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a unique development from New Zealand. Located on the country's North Island is a 290 km river which has been granted legal status in a historic vote in the country's parliament. This means that from now on the River Whanganui is according to the law – a citizen of New Zealand. Why did this happen? What does it actually mean for the river?

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April 08, 2017
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281 - The Killer Oxygen!

February 17, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on troubling news from the World Health Organisation which has published a report on air-pollution. In the report, the standard of the air in many countries around the world is decreasing, in some cities to dangerous levels. What is happening? Why is the world's air getting worse? What side-effects will this cause for people?

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February 17, 2017
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