Commuters plead with Osborne to prevent 10 per cent rise in rail fares

Protests at stations after shock inflation rise means annual hike will be bigger than expected

Six Labour MPs have tabled an Early Day Motion, proposing that London Underground’s Jubilee line be renamed the 'Elizabeth Jubilee Line' to commemorate HRH's 'exceptional 60 years'

London 2012: Tube cleaners go on strike in Olympic bonus row

Cleaners on London’s Tube network have gone on strike for 48 hours in a dispute over bonus payments they have demanded for working during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Tube cleaners to stage fresh strike

London Underground cleaners are to stage a fresh strike in a continuing row over an Olympic bonus.

Scott: he made many friends across politics, the City and the media

Derek Scott: Economic adviser to Tony Blair who warned against joining the eurozone

Blair praised Scott's acerbic views but wrote that he had 'the diplomatic skills of Dirty Harry'

London trains disrupted because of heat

Some main line trains were not stopping at the Olympics-serving station of Stratford today....because of the heat.

Long queues for motorists on routes modified for Olympics

Motorists faced long queues today on routes where pre-Olympics modifications have been made to road layouts.

Danny Sergeant: Last president of the SOGAT print union

Danny Sergeant, a softly spoken man with strong views, was the last President of the printers' union the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades. A Scot who left school at 14 to become a breadwinner for his family, he rose to become one of the central figures in the print world as it faced and fought the advent of how new technology was introduced and changes made to existing working practices – a battle that was largely lost at Wapping.

Train staff vote for work to rule during Olympics

Workers at one of the country's biggest train companies are to take industrial action during the Olympics in a row over a Games bonus payment.

Thousands march to challenge poll results

Tens of thousands of people marched in Mexico's capital on Saturday night to protest against Enrique Peña Nieto's apparent win in the country's presidential election, accusing his party of buying votes.

Northern Line signal failure causes Tube chaos

A signal system failure hit a busy Tube line today, causing severe delays in the morning rush-hour.

London Underground workers to be balloted for industrial action

London Underground workers are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute over training.

Twin threat of travel disruption for Tube travellers

Passengers are facing a twin threat of travel disruption because of two separate disputes involving Tube workers.

Hopes raise for moves to avert London bus strike

Money is available for an Olympic bonus for London bus workers, Boris Johnson revealed today, raising hopes that a planned strike on Friday could be averted.

Train drivers to stage fresh strikes

Train drivers are to stage two fresh strikes in a long-running row over pensions, threatening further disruption to services.

Train cleaners win Olympic bonus

Workers who clean trains on the West Coast main line are to receive a £400 bonus for working during the Olympic Games.

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