Don’t mention the Zulu Wars on The Tube

Posted on Jan 23, 2018 in Britain | no responses

Transport for London workers were accused of “celebrating colonialism” on a Tube station notice board in footage shared by singer Lily Allen. The message, posted on one of TfL’s service information boards in north-east London, detailed the British and colonial troops’ defence of Rorke’s Drift in South Africa in 1879.  The LDN singer, 32, shared […]

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Happy 155th Birthday to The Tube

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in latest | no responses

Happy 155th birthday to London’s iconic Tube! The first section, from Paddington to Farringdon via Baker Street and King’s Cross, opened on this day in 1863 after a huge engineering effort to build new tunnels under Victorian London. On 10th January 1863 London’s first underground train pulled out of Paddington station to make the first passenger […]

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No Pants Day 2018 on The Tube

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 in latest | no responses

The world is full of meaningless activities but I have always thought No Pants Day held on the London Underground on last Sunday 7th January  is in a pointless class all of its own. Londoners joined daring commuters across the world in stripping off and hopping on the Tube. The 17th annual No Pants Subway […]

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Black Mirror takes over Old Street Tube

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in latest | no responses

A Black Mirror advert takeover at a Northern Line Tube station has left commuters feeling unnerved. Cryptic adverts for the latest series of the Netflix show which include the slogan “the worst is yet to come” have been plastered across Old Street station. The “dystopian” and “heroically subversive” billboards are adverts for series four of […]

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King’s Cross Tube Disaster

Posted on Nov 18, 2017 in latest | no responses

There was a very moving wreath laying and Service of Remembrance today to mark the 30th anniversary of King’s Cross fire and the death of 31 people. Relatives of those killed in the King’s Cross fire have took part in an emotional service to mark 30 years since the devastating blaze. Survivors and emergency services […]

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Crush on The Tube

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in latest | no responses

Many have experienced a crush on the London Underground with over four million passenger journeys on the system at weekdays, more than on the entire National Rail system. But this time it is different. The Tube can be a cramped, sweaty and unpleasant place, especially when you’re heading to work on a Friday morning but […]

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Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | no responses

London Underground hopes to keep people moving at King’s Cross tube station with new markings on the platform floor – but not everyone’s convinced The Tube has a new idea to keep London Underground passengers in line: painting platforms green. Last month, London Underground  laid down patches of bright green vinyl on the platform for […]

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Trivago’s Tube takeover

Posted on Aug 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Trivago woman is everywhere on The Tube. She has a blue shirt and stands to the left. She has ideal hotels. At the best prices. She wants you to know about them. But that’s not all she wants. She wants you to know that wherever you’re going, she’ll be there. Arms to the side. […]

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The Tube is not a Cafe

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in latest | no responses

A proposed ban on smelly food on New York’s subway has sparked calls among London’s commuters for similar action on the Underground. NYC’s transport boss Joe Lhota has prompted debate in the Big Apple by suggesting a clampdown on hot foods on the subway, after being subjected to a fellow passenger’s spilt Chinese takeaway. Disgusting […]

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No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

London Underground staff have been told to ditch the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” in a bid to go gender-neutral. Instead, staff should use inclusive greetings like “good morning everyone” to make passengers feel more welcome. The decision comes after various activists, including LGBT charity Stonewall, campaigned for the change for months, claiming that although “ladies […]

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The Eagle On London

Happy 155th Birthday to The Tube

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in latest | no responses

No Pants Day 2018 on The Tube

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 in latest | no responses

Black Mirror takes over Old Street Tube

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in latest | no responses

Meghan Markle Sparkle

Posted on Dec 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

West Cork’s singing Ambassadors

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

Ann Lovett’s Death in Granard

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Ireland | one comment

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in Ireland | no responses

William Butler Yeats Remembered

Posted on Jan 28, 2018 in Ireland | no responses