You might assume that the participants in the BBC4 documentary God's Cadets: Joining the Salvation Army would all be classic "lark" types, but there was a greater variety of personality than expected in this 90-minute film. It followed the pious, but not pompous "cadets" who had given up their lives to enter into two years of intensive officer training at the William Booth College in south London.
King's Cross Station
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Sunday 08 November 2009
Passengers were warned not to travel on a busy rail route today because of a lack of available train drivers.
Saturday 17 October 2009
My 96-year-old mother is in a care home in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. As you read this, I'll probably be on my weekly train journey from London to visit her, as usual torn between dread and guilt. Why don't I make time to see her more often? How can I be walking around and enjoying myself while she's stuck away there?
Sunday 05 July 2009
I am writing to express concern about the cover story in last Sunday's New Review ("The war zone"). It offers a stark portrayal of a local community that I simply do not recognise – despite the fact that I work here.
Thursday 05 February 2009
The snow caused massive disruption on the railways for a fourth successive day today as thousands of passengers suffered a fresh bout of travel chaos.
Sunday 14 December 2008
Weepy scenes at 'Prospect' on Thursday, when deputy editor Jonathan Ford unexpectedly stepped down. A Bullingdon contemporary of Cameron and Boris, Ford has departed to work for Reuters. "It's very sad for us," says a spokesman, "Reuters made him an offer he couldn't refuse. We have no idea who is going to replace him – the job is advertised."
Saturday 22 November 2008
As boutique-hotel interiors go, the Diamant isn't just sober, it's committed to its own 12-step programme. There isn't a single statement-making piece of furniture to be seen, notwithstanding some flirtatious low-level lighting fixtures in the hallways and a particularly shiny lobby. The exterior is equally sober; it could easily be mistaken for a corporation HQ.
Wednesday 27 August 2008
Sunday 24 August 2008
Wednesday 25 June 2008
A planned 24-hour strike by hundreds of staff at 17 of the UK's biggest railway stations was called off today.
Monday 07 April 2008
Saturday 23 February 2008
Wednesday 30 January 2008
A serial bomb hoaxer who brought chaos to train commuters as part of a hate campaign against police, was jailed for two years and nine months today.
Sunday 03 December 2006
Monday 09 October 2006
Sunday 08 October 2006
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