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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Underground Anxiety

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

For some London commuters, riding the Underground is a tedious part of the daily grind. For riders with claustrophobia or anxiety disorders, it can be a source of dread. Now a new London Underground map has been launched to help passengers suffering from claustrophobia or anxiety. The new design highlights routes commuters can take to […]

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Remembering London 7/7 Bombings

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in latest | no responses

  Twelve  years ago on this day the London 7/7 Bombings brought death and carnage to London’s transport system on the day after the capital had celebrated winning the 2012 Olympics. The attacks by four suicide bombers on the London Transport system on 7th July 2005 were the largest mass murder in Britain in peacetime killing […]

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Farewell to Paddington Bear’s Creator

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

  Farewell to Michael Bond who created a marmalade-loving bear from “deepest, darkest Peru” who comes to live in London. A character whose enthusiasm and optimism has given pleasure to millions across the generations. Let’s raise a glass (and a marmalade sandwich) to him. As well as Paddington, he also created characters including Olga da […]

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Tragedy in Kensington

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 in latest | 2 comments

Terrible news today from Kensington in West London. How have Boris Johnson’s reckless cuts to the Fire Service in London and Kensington & Chelsea Council ignoring resident’s concerns on the refurbishment raised by the Grenfell Action Group contributed to this third world tragedy? Residents were trapped “screaming for their lives” as flames raged through a […]

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Campaigner Darcus Howe dies

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Darcus Howe one of the Mangrove Nine.  He was a brave & fearless campaigner against racism, Police violence & corruption and one of the many strong and honest voices to spring from Trinidad. His campaigning for Civil Rights frequently led him to protest against the racism and corruption of the police in their […]

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George Osborne the influence peddler

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in latest | no responses

Ah, the “independent” Media of the UK, now there is a thing, with the astonishing news one George Osborne is now Editor of the London Evening Standard.  George Osborne who is an MP, earns £750k + per annum from “speeches”, £650k for 4 days a month at Blackrock, a vulture fund, is an heir to […]

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Seven Sisters at Seven Sisters

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Don’t you like it when something feels just right. Ben Patey, 33, was travelling home from work when he captured a snap of seven nuns on a train platform, at Seven Sisters London Underground station. He said: “I had just had a long day and I was waiting to jump on the train when I […]

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Britain’s rudest address?

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 in Britain | no responses

A house with what has been described as the “rudest address in Britain” has been put up for sale. Potential buyers may need a decent sense of humour if they are to move into the three-bedroom property at 69 Cock Lane in Fetcham, Surrey. The semi-detached house has gone on the market with estate agent […]

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The Eagle On London

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Underground Anxiety

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Remembering London 7/7 Bombings

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Paddington Bear’s Creator

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Get your kicks on the Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Free the All American Murderers?

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Kevin Myers Foot and Mouth Disease

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Ireland | one comment

Irish War Hero Dr. Aidan MacCarthy

Posted on Jul 30, 2017 in Ireland | no responses