Day: March 7, 2023

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RMT union suspends all Network Rail strikes after new pay offer

March 7, 2023

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers’ union has suspended all industrial action against Network Rail following a new pay offer. Strike action was due to take place from 2am on 16 March until 01.59am on 17 March. A ban on overtime – which can be disruptive for maintenance works – had been due to follow. […]

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Senior Tory accuses 'despicable' Hancock of 'weaponising disabled children' in WhatsApps thumbnail

Senior Tory accuses ‘despicable’ Hancock of ‘weaponising disabled children’ in WhatsApps

March 7, 2023

Matt Hancock supported threatening to block a disability centre in a Tory MP’s constituency in a bid to get him to vote for COVID restrictions, leaked messages suggest. The former health secretary has been accused of “despicable” behaviour following the latest disclosure based on a trove of WhatsApps handed to The Daily Telegraph. According to […]

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FTSE closes down as the pound falls to two-month low

March 7, 2023

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails The FTSE 100 treaded water on Tuesday as sterling hit its lowest point against the dollar in two months. The index of London’s top companies ended the day […]

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Ticketmaster reassures Eurovision fans after tickets sell out

March 7, 2023

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Ticketmaster has reassured Eurovision fans that sales were “unaffected” after tickets to the grand final sold out in just over half an hour. Fans reported technical issues as […]

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Eleven-year-old boy dies after fire at flat in Barking, east London thumbnail

Eleven-year-old boy dies after fire at flat in Barking, east London

March 7, 2023

An 11-year-old boy has died after a flat caught fire in Barking, east London. London fire brigade said it was called at 3.25am on Tuesday to a flat in Stern Close, Barking. A three-room flat on the second floor was destroyed by fire, the fire brigade said, and a child was pronounced dead at the […]

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Child dies after fire engulfs flat in east London

March 7, 2023

A child has died after a fire broke out at a three-bed flat in east London. Two adults and two other children fled the building on Stern Close, in Barking, but a third child did not survive. Got a story? Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected]. Or you can submit […]

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Drunk Tube passenger tried to throw woman onto tracks and kill her thumbnail

Drunk Tube passenger tried to throw woman onto tracks and kill her

March 7, 2023

A man who drunkenly tried to throw a woman onto Tube tracks while a train pulled in is facing years in jail. Arthur Hawrylewicz, 42, held Maria Osifeso up in a bear hug before swinging her around at King’s Cross station on August 29 last year.  Ms Osifeso was saved by a friend who intervened on […]

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NHS promises thousands more operations and tests to help London backlog

March 7, 2023

The NHS has outlined plans to expand surgical capacity in London in hope of reducing the backlog caused by Covid.  The health service proposes to conduct 51,000 more operations and 87,000 more diagnostic tests by the year 2025, after £207.3 million worth of funding was announced for the capital. The plans comes at a time […]

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An Authentic Swiss chalet that was shipped over to London is up for sale overlooking the Thames thumbnail

An Authentic Swiss chalet that was shipped over to London is up for sale overlooking the Thames

March 7, 2023

Fancy living in an authentic 19th Century Swiss chalet that was shipped over to west London and rebuilt in 1862? Well, for £3,500,000, you can. This very special Grade II-listed, five-floor, four-bedroom estate was originally shipped all the way over to the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames from Switzerland to be used as a boathouse – […]

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