Category - UK


UK: London: Picadilly Line drivers to strike for 24 hours

Hundreds of drivers on the Picadilly Line are going on strike for 24 hours citing a “comprehensive breakdown” in industrial relations. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on the Piccadilly Line will walk out at 9pm for 24 hours, and have more industrial action planned after the Easter weekend. The union said […]


UK: Network rail, potential strike Mar 23-28

UK train users could be hit with travel woes over the Easter holiday weekend as Network Rail engineers plan to strike for four days in a row over back payments. The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) union claimed National Rail bosses refused to enter into talks over the company’s alleged failure to pay annual bonuses […]


Oxfordshire UK: Explosion at the Didcot Power Station

One person is feared dead and a major incident has been declared following the collapse of a building at Didcot A Power Station. South Central Ambulance Service said it has sent its hazardous areas response team to the site, as well as three ambulances and the air ambulance. A spokesman said: “We are describing it […]


U.K.: London: Feb 12 Tube strike called off

Tube strike: Maintenance workers strike called off Six further planned strikes over the coming months may still go ahead A planned strike by London Underground (LU) maintenance workers on Friday has been called off, the RMT union says.   LU maintenance staff were to walk out in a dispute over safety conditions, with a 24-hour […]


Northern England: floods

Communities in northern England were warned to prepare for significant flooding which could endanger life with a month’s worth of rain forecast to fall on already saturated ground. Emergency crews were on standby to deal with torrential downpours and gales of 70mph as the aftermath of Hurricane Kate is expected to hit Britain on Saturday evening. […]


London (UK): taxi protest on Sep 30

Taxi protest to hit Fleet Street in rush hour Sep 30 Black cab drivers are holding a protest on Wednesday evening that will stretch from Aldwych in Westminster to Ludgate Circus in the City and is expected to bring roads to a standstill.