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Sewage sleuths: the men who revealed the slow, dirty death of Welsh and English rivers

A tide of effluent, broken laws and ruthless cuts is devastating the nations’ waterways. An academic and a detective have dredged up the truth of how it was allowed to happen – but will anything be done?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod 

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Sewage sleuths: the men who revealed the slow, dirty death of Welsh and English rivers

A tide of effluent, broken laws and ruthless cuts is devastating the nations’ waterways. An academic and a detective have dredged up the truth of how it was allowed to happen – but will anything be done?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod 

Best of 2022 … so far: ‘In our teens, we dreamed of making peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Then my friend was shot’

Every Friday in August we will publish some of our favourite audio long reads of 2022, in case you missed them, with an introduction from the editorial team to explain why we’ve chosen it. This week, from February: At a summer camp for kids from conflict zones, I met my brave, fu ...  Show more

Bicycle graveyards: why do so many bikes end up underwater?

Every year, thousands of bikes are tossed into rivers, ponds, lakes and canals. What’s behind this mass drowning?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod 

Best of 2022 … so far: Burying Leni Riefenstahl: one woman’s lifelong crusade against Hitler’s favourite film-maker

Every Friday in August we will publish some of our favourite audio long reads of 2022, in case you missed them. Including introduction from the editorial team explaining why we’ve chosen it. This week, from February: Nina Gladitz dedicated her life to proving the Triumph of the W ...  Show more

‘It’s a little bit of utopia’: the dream of replacing container ships with sailing boats

Global trade depends almost entirely on huge, dirty, dangerous container ships. Now a team of French shipbuilders is bringing back wind-powered sea freight. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod