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Travel Chaos at London Bridge

Rail commuters continued to face delays at London Bridge last night as engineering works caused lengthy delays for a second day. 

Southern and Thameslink trains were delayed by up to 30 minutes. 

Hundreds of passengers were left on the concourse at the station queuing to reach the ticket barriers.

 

Designer of Tower Poppies exhibition ‘perturbed’ by crowds’

The artist behind the ceramic poppy exhibition has described the rush as ‘frenetic, obsessive surge of emotionalism.’

In an interview withe the Independent, the designer said he was not comfortable with emotion the display generated saying, “it felt familiar in a way that I was comfortable with.”

 

Bus Strike across Greater London next week

Thousands of London bus workers are to stage a one-day strike in a row over pay, which could bring travel chaos in the capital.

Members of Unite will walk out next Tuesday as part of a long-running campaign over pay, terms and conditions.

The walk-out will hit bus companies across Greater London.

 

Labour calls action on A&E services

Labour has called on the government to hold an urgent summit on how to lift pressure on A&E services in hospitals across the country.

It comes as figures show the NHS missed it’s four-hour A & E waiting time target.

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said local government, the emergency services and other NHS professionals needed to agree coordinated action.

 

Violent Crimes on the rise on London

The number of violent crimes in London have increased by 28%. 

Met police figures show a rise in crimes including assault and grievous bodily harm between April and November last year compared to the same period in 2013. 

 

Global economy is on the agenda with visit from German Chancellor

The German chancellor Angela Merkel will visit David Cameron at Downing Street later today.

It's thought EU reform will be the main discussion between the two leaders.

 A Downing Street spokesman said the global economy will also be an item on the agenda.

 

Police station terror attack in Turkey

A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in Turkey, killing a policeman and wounding another.

The woman entered the building in Istanbul and reported a missing wallet before detonating the bomb.

It is the second attack on police in a week in the city.

 

Oxford Street assault

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of two women they'd like to speak to following an alleged assault and robbery at Oxford Street Tube Station.

It happened on Saturday 8th November when a 24-year-old-woman got off a central line train and accidentally bumped into one of the two females.

Officers say these women may hold vital information. 

 

The Hubble Telescope photographs ‘Pillars of Creation’

NASA has released a new HD picture from the Hubble Telescope. 

It's a photo of the ‘Pillars of Creation’ three giant columns of cold gas surrounded by ultraviolet light. 

It is formed by interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 7,000 light years from Earth.

The Hubble took a photo of the pillars in 1995 but this new photo reveals a clearer and more detailed image of them.

 

West Ham draws with Everton

West Ham drew 1:1 with Everton in their FA cup third round match last night. 

The East London team thought they were on to a winner after a goal by James Collins in the 56th minute. 

But Everton came back fighting with minutes to spare after scoring 49 seconds into extra time. The two teams will play again on Tuesday 13th January.

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