The future of the Caledonian Sleeper

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on The future of the Caledonian Sleeper

Peter Strachan, new managing director of the Caledonian Sleeper, joins The Scotsman’s transport correspondent Alastair Dalton to discuss future plans for the train service. For the first time in its history the Caledonian Sleeper will run as a standalone operation when new operator Serco take over next week. The Scottish Government had previously called for […]

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Germanwings “Get ready to be surprised”

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Germanwings “Get ready to be surprised”

The airline Germanwings has pulled dozens of adverts bearing the slogan “Get ready to be surprised” from London’s Tube network following the Alps plane crash. The low-cost airline had placed 65 digital adverts and 17 large billboards across the London Underground. Some of them feature the slogan “Get ready to be surprised, visit Germany”, which […]

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London’s Rainbow Bus

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in latest | 2 comments

Transport for London today struck a blow for gay rights as it launched its new Rainbow Bus. The rainbow liveried bus has been commissioned to mark the 10th anniversary of TfL’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff network group, OUTbound. It will take part in events throughout the year, including this summer’s Pride in London […]

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Goodnight Night Buses

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in latest | one comment

London’s Night Buses are a rite of passage for most Londoner’s and many visitors. They kick in after midnight running a more limited service to get people home to London’s far flung suburbs after the normal bus service and The Tube have gone to bed for the night.  42 million people use night buses every […]

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Britain’s worst train service

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in latest | Comments Off on Britain’s worst train service

You may have thought the title of “Britain’s worst train” would be closely fought but we have a very clear winner, a train which was late every day in 2014. The 7:29am service has been called ‘the worst in Britain’ after Southern confirmed this week none of its 7.29am Brighton to London Victoria trains reached […]

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Monkey saves its friend’s life

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Monkey saves its friend’s life

In remarkable scenes captured on video a monkey saves the life of another monkey who fell unconscious after being electrocuted in India’s northern city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. This little monkey was a real hero as it saved the life of another primate who fell unconscious after being electrocuted in India. The […]

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Landing blind at Dublin Airport

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Dublin | Comments Off on Landing blind at Dublin Airport

Even the most seasoned of flyers, and The Eagle is a seasoned flyer, gets nervous when landing in fog and cloud. There is a fear of the unknown and while the more geeky will talk about ILS, Cat III and coming in on microwave it is only human to prefer to see what you are […]

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Mapping the Great British Bike

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 in latest | 2 comments

Bikes are important to humanity and not just for exercise. The Aeroplane grew out of the bike industry when the Wright Brothers, two bicycle mechanics from North Carolina, built the world’s first aircraft using the same technology. The British car industry grew out of the Bike Industry in my father’s hometown of Coventry and its […]

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Brunel’s railway heritage uncovered

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 in latest | Comments Off on Brunel’s railway heritage uncovered

Britain’s greatest engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel today sits languidly on a chair watching ticket machines in Paddington Station, the cathedral like London Terminus he created for the Great Western Railway (GWR) from London to Bristol, or God’s Wonderful Railway as enthusiasts referred to his legacy. For Britain’s greatest engineer was in fact Anglo / French […]

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London’s Battle Bus

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in latest | 6 comments

  London Transport Museum’s converted battle bus is currently in Flanders and Northern France for the centenary of the First World War. For many years after World War I to the 1990’s London Transport was the only civilian organisation whose uniformed staff marched in the Remembrance Day Parade past the Cenotaph. Lately many assumed this […]

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The Eagle On London

Schools to Prison on the Tube

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in latest | 15 comments

Happy Birthday Karl Marx

Posted on May 5, 2018 in latest | 18 comments

Millicent Fawcett

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Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in latest | Comments Off on Labour anti-Semitism – the morning after

The Eagle on Ireland

The Longest Day

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Longest Day

Bloomsday 2019

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on Bloomsday 2019

My Old Man

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Dublin | Comments Off on My Old Man

An Irish song for May Day!

Posted on May 1, 2019 in Ireland | Comments Off on An Irish song for May Day!