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Friday, October 17, 2014

Damage to overheard wires between Cheshunt and Rye House, there are delays to services between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town, Hertford East via Tottenham Hale, Hertford East via Seven Sisters, Cambridge, Chingford and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale.

Friday, October 17, 2014
The woman fell from one of the bridges over Western Avenue on the A40 near the Swakeleys roundabout [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman fell to her death from a road bridge over the A40 near Hilingdon.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
The tomatoes were spotted by a rail worker on the line from Liverpool Street to Southend

The RMT has hit out at the ‘disgusting and dangerous practice’ of trains dumping waste onto railway lines after a tomato plant was seen growing on the tracks.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The problem at Vauxhall is causing problems on all South West Trains services to Waterloo station (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

There are delays to all rail services in and out of London Waterloo after a South West Trains service broke down at Vauxhall after a problem with the doors.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
This incident occurred at Woolwich Dockyard station on Tuesday afternoon [Photograph from Google StreetView]

A man has been hit by a train at Woolwich Dockyard station in east London.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The emergency services are in attendance at the scene [Photograph by Nel Skellington]

Archway Tube station was closed at 9.26am on Tuesday October 24 due to “a person on the track”.

Friday, October 10, 2014
The incident happened as a Victoria Line London Underground train pulled into Pimlico station around 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 12 (Picture: British Transport Police)

An opportunistic thief snatched a phone from a sleeping woman’s hand on a Victoria Line train and then smiled at his victim from the platform at Pimlico station as the Tube doors shut.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Westminster Bridge was closed to traffic due to the protests [Photograph by @Hevallo]

The capital has seen its third day of demonstrations against the occupation of the Syrian town of Kobane by Islamic militants.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
The first train is expected to come into service on the Piccadilly line in 2022 (Picture: TfL)

TfL has unveiled the design for an order of 250 new walk-through Tube trains on its deep Underground services on Central, Bakerloo and Piccadilly Lines - and its pretty jazzy.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
The abandoned Lamborghini was left on Tower Bridge (@TfLTrafficNews)

They say Lamborghini owners are a flamboyant lot but this stunt would leave even 50 Cent reeling.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Dom Stark tweeted this photo of the 'maternity ward' [Photograph courtesy of @LDN_ambulance]

If you hate being stuck in gridlock, spare a thought for the poor woman who gave birth on the side of the North Circular on Monday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Banners and placards read

Anti-Isis protests took over central London on Wednesday October 8, bringing parts of Westminster to a standstill, and closing Westminster Bridge, Parliament Square and Downing Street.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Seven Sisters Road was shut this morning after a motocyclist was involved in a collision with a lorry (Picture: Twitter/@TomDeDelta)

A motorcyclist was rushed to hospital with chest injuries this morning after a collision with a lorry in north London.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
All trains are suspended until further notice (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Many trains into and out of Paddington station were suspended today after a person was hit by a train at Hayes & Harlington station in west London, but they have now re-opened.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Kurds protesting against Isis have occupied Heathrow (Pic by AyseTekagac)

Kurds have occupied Heathrow Airport in protest over Islamic State gains in the besieged Kurdish town of Kobane.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Picture by @BrixtonBelle

Severe overcrowding closed Brixton Tube this morning.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Tube strike is in opposition to the closure of ticket offices and loss of jobs

Londoners look set for 48 hours of travel misery next week as London Underground workers plan to walk out yet again in the long-running dispute over ticket office closures.

Monday, October 6, 2014
How did they manage that?! [Photograph courtesy of London Fire Brigade]

If you thought you were having a bad day, spare a thought for the driver of this Halfords lorry, who badly misjudged the height of the railway bridge on South Park Eden Road.

Monday, October 6, 2014
The incident occurred on a number 30 bus passing through Dalston Junction (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

A female passenger allegedly exposed herself to another woman and tried to touch her as they travelled on a Route 30 bus through Dalston Junction.

Monday, October 6, 2014
The emergency services are at the scene [Photograph courtesy of @JMZ_UK]

This dramatic scene was spotted on High Holborn this afternoon as a car flipped over at around 4pm.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Expect serious delays on First Great Western trains to and from Paddington today (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Bad news for commuters in and out of Paddington station: First Great Western trains are experiencing massive delays due to a signal failure.

Monday, October 6, 2014
The protest forced the closure of Oxford Circus at lunchtime (Pic by Richard Main @RPMain)

A group of anti-Isis Kurdish protestors forced Oxford Circus to close at lunchtime today.

Monday, October 6, 2014
The burst water main (Pic by Amy Lane)

These incredible pictures show a massive burst water main on King Street (A305), Twickenham.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Trains between Reading and Paddington are badly disrupted for the morning rush hour due to engineering work at Slough station (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Passengers travelling between Reading and London Paddington this morning can expect massive disruption after signalling equipment has been damaged between Slough and West Drayton, affecting all four lines.

Friday, October 3, 2014
Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the flashing incident

Detectives have released images of a man they would like to speak to after a woman was flashed at on a train at Kilburn Park Station.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The cyclist was in a collision with a National Express coach in Oxford Street this morning (Picture: Twitter/@davenoisome)

A female cyclist was rushed to hospital with leg injuries after being involved in a collision with a coach in Oxford Street this morning.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Commuters try to pack onto Central Line trains (Picture by John Hilliard)

Central Line users are facing misery this morning after a broken down train at Tottenham Court Road threw the whole service into chaos.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The problem at Liverpool Street has caused a knock-on effect along the line in east London - with passengers delayed at Stratford (Picture: Freddy Mayhew)

UPDATE: Delays are expected on all services into and out of Liverpool Street station until 9.30pm after a ‘tresspass incident’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Trains across south-east London will be disrupted for the next four weeks due to emergency engineering work at Lewisham.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Part of the proposed new Bakerloo Line extension from Elephant & Castle to Hayes (Picture: TfL)

Plans have been released for a £3billion extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle through south London station to Lewisham and possibly Hayes and Beckenham.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Not your usual sight at Holborn during rush-hour

When people say it’s a battle to get a seat on the Central Line at rush-hour they probably don’t mean you have to fight Spartan warriors...but commuters at Holborn Tube station had to do just that yesterday.

Monday, September 29, 2014
Severe delays have been caused on District and Circle Lines this evening after a fire alert at Blackfriars Tube station (Picture: Google Streetview)

A fire alert this afternoon at Blackfriars London Underground station is causing massive problems for commuters trying to get home this evening on the Circle and District Lines.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
King's Cross Underground station has been closed due to a person on the tracks this morning (Photo by Thomas Vilhelm/Cover/Getty Images)

King’s Cross Underground station was shut in the middle of rush hour this morning after TfL reported a person was on the Tube tracks.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
A red London bus is today's Google doodle

Today’s Google doodle is a London bus, the latest in a series of events celebrating the much-loved Routemaster.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Francis Olawole has been convicted of sexual assault on the rail network for a second time [Photograph from British Transport Police]

A man from Newham who sexually assaulted a woman and exposed himself to her on the DLR has been sentenced to 16 months in prison and placed on the sex offenders register for seven years.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit:

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.