Meghan Markle Sparkle

Posted on Dec 3, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Skibbereen Eagle is no royal sycophant but we thought we would use the dreadful headline before those strangest of creatures, the “Royal Correspondents” do. Seriously, there are many people out there who do admire Meghan Markle a successful actor and UN Women’s Ambassador for taking on a 33 year old unemployed former soldier with […]

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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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Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | no responses

  On this day in 1946 Freddie Mercury, was born: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs. Happy Birthday! British rock legend Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman, died on November 24, 1991 from bronchopneumonia that resulted from a years-long battle with HIV/AIDS. He was 45-years-old.  Freddie Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara – Gujarati: ફારોખ બલ્સારા). He is still […]

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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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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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The Eagle On London

King’s Cross Tube Disaster

Posted on Nov 18, 2017 in latest | no responses

Crush on The Tube

Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in latest | no responses

Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 in latest | no responses

Green Lanes on The Tube

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 in latest | no responses