Fare rises will continue until 2019 to fund £37bn rail investment

National Rail also announce 4,000 jobs will go in the same time frame

Disruption at Oxford Circus Tube as plaster falls from ceiling

Services at one of London's busiest Tube stations were affected during the morning rush-hour after plaster fell from a ceiling.

Tube station cleaners stage strike

Workers who clean London Underground stations are striking over the new year in a dispute over pay.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow

Pre-Christmas rail strikes called off but Boxing Day Tube strike will go ahead

Pre-Christmas strikes that threatened to cause chaos for hundreds of thousands of rail passengers have been called off.

Relief for train passengers as Scotrail and CrossCountry Christmas strikes called off

Planned strikes by workers at two train operators, which would have caused travel chaos in the run up to Christmas, have been called off.

Strikes promise Christmas misery for rail and Tube passengers

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers face delays and cancellations over Christmas because of a series of strikes.

Planned rail strikes to cause Christmas holiday headaches

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers face delays and cancellations over Christmas because of a series of strikes.

Rail cleaners to strike at Christmas over pay

Underground cleaners are to stage a strike over Christmas in a long-running row over pay.

RMT mark 25th anniversary of Kings Cross fire by demanding the scrapping proposed staffing cuts

Transport trade unionists marking the 25th anniversary of a devastating Tube station fire today demanded the scrapping of proposed staffing cuts.

There are calls for a major Tube safety investigation after another incident today

Calls for a major Tube safety investigation after third child is found on tracks in just two weeks

The latest incident involved a 12-year-old boy who accidently stayed on board a Bakerloo Line train when it went into sidings after its final passenger stop.

Boy, eight, found on Tube tracks at Stanmore

An eight-year-old boy found trespassing on London Underground tracks was led to safety by a Tube cleaner, it was revealed today.

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In the wake of the shocking killings of the Marikana protesters, a lingering question remains: how could post-apartheid-era South African officers have used such force against protesters?

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