Huge fire near Elephant and Castle railway station in south London

Support us and go ad-free A large fire has broken out under a major rail line. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the blaze is believed have started at some garages close to Elephant and Castle railway station. The incident was first reported at 1.43pm on Monday. Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters are at the scene. …
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‘Drastic cuts’ to railway jobs could lead to ‘catastrophic consequences for rail safety’

Rail union leaders are warning of a national dispute over fears that thousands of maintenance jobs are set to be axed because of massive cuts in spending. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) is seeking urgent talks with the Government over the future of Network Rail, as well as safety and maintenance standards on …
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Police rampage targets striking railway workers in Myanmar

Demonstrators against Myanmar’s military takeover returned to the streets on Thursday after a night of armed intimidation by security forces in the country’s second biggest city. The police rampage in an area of Mandalay where state railway workers are housed showed the conflict between protesters and the new military government is increasingly focused on the …
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‘This is not just about a railway’: meet the women at the forefront of the battle to save Jones Hill Wood

After nine days of amazing resistance by activists, the battle to save Jones Hill Wood is entering its final phase, with nine people arrested on Thursday 8 October. Jones Hill is an ancient woodland which will be destroyed imminently to make way for the HS2 high speed railway, dubbed “the most expensive and destructive infrastructure …
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