Snow on the Underground

Posted on Jan 13, 2010 in London | one comment

There has been much negative comment about the ability of the UK’s Transport System to cope with the current weather conditions which have left the UK covered in snow for over two weeks. Comparisons have been drawn with previous spells of bad weather in February 2009 and 2007 (http://daithaic.blogspot.com/2009/02/fair-weather-britain.html ) and in 2003. Then Britain […]

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F Word best local restaurant

Posted on Jan 6, 2010 in Food | 2 comments

Gordon Ramsay I rediscovered an old friend tonight when snowbound at -8 in Bucks and with 20 cm of snow predicted I happened on the “F Word” on Channel 4. The F stands for Food and this is a programme hosted by the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to find Britain’s best neighbourhood restaurant. The new […]

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Squaring the Circle

Posted on Dec 3, 2009 in London | Comments Off on Squaring the Circle

The Lasso or T-Cup Line The most historic and iconic Underground line in London (and the first Underground Line in the world) will undergo a radical revamp in operations where the Line known as the Circle will become a T-Cup or Lasso depending on your preference! The Circle line will be extended to Hammersmith from […]

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TUESDAY: Candlelight vigil to remember Ian Tomlinson

Posted on Nov 25, 2009 in London | Comments Off on TUESDAY: Candlelight vigil to remember Ian Tomlinson

Ian Tomlinson walking past the police before he was struck There will be a Candlelight vigil to remember Ian Tomlinson at Royal Exchange by Threadneedle Street, London, EC3V 3LL on Tuesday 1st December 6pm – 7.15pm. The United Campaign against Police Violence would like to encourage all our supporters to come along to this vigil […]

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Belle de Jour

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 in London | Comments Off on Belle de Jour

Dr. Brooke Magnanti Congratulations and solidarity across the Blogosphere to Dr. Brooke Magnanti who has outed herself as the blogger and former Escort girl “Belle de Jour.” Magnanti has said in her coming out interview with The Times, the former paper of record, that she has an ‘ex-boyfriend with a big mouth’ and that she […]

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London’s Wunderground

Posted on Oct 29, 2009 in London | one comment

Though we take it for granted, and frequently curse it to high heaven, the London Underground is a wonder. The Tube network is the oldest and longest underground railway system serving a major city. Its history goes back to 1863, its conception even earlier. For the full story see; http://daithaic.blogspot.com/2008/01/great-circle-line-journey.html The Tube has driven engineering […]

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Mail Rail London

Posted on Oct 24, 2009 in London | Comments Off on Mail Rail London

It may well be the Last Post next year for London’s unique other underground which was closed and mothballed in 2003. The Post Office Railway, also known as Mail Rail, was a narrow gauge driverless private underground railway in London built by the Post Office to move mail between sorting offices. This 2 foot gauge […]

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Sarah Siddons out and about!

Posted on Oct 17, 2009 in London | Comments Off on Sarah Siddons out and about!

These are shots of Sarah Siddons, the oldest working main line electric locomotive in Britain making special trips between Harrow-on-the-Hill, via Rickmansworth to Amersham on Sunday 17 May as part of the Rickmansworth Festival. Engine no. 12, Sarah Siddons, was built in 1922 and is the last operational Metropolitan Railway electric locomotive; the only surviving […]

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Going Down the Tube

Posted on Oct 16, 2009 in London | Comments Off on Going Down the Tube

A Tube worker has been caught on camera abusing an elderly passenger, calling him a “jumped- up little git”. The employee lost his temper when the man politely complained about getting his arm stuck in a door for several seconds as he tried to leave a train. Mayor Boris Johnson said he was appalled by […]

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Mail Rail – The Last Post?

Posted on Oct 2, 2009 in London | Comments Off on Mail Rail – The Last Post?

It may well be the Last Post next year for London’s unique other underground which was closed and mothballed in 2003. The Post Office Railway, also known as Mail Rail, was a narrow gauge driverless private underground railway in London built by the Post Office to move mail between sorting offices. This 2 foot gauge […]

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