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Continued Central line disruption fuels Olympic fears as commuters face severe delays on journey home

Continued disruption to Tube services today, that will see commuters face massive delays on their journey home, has fuelled fears that the 150-year-old system is unequal to the extra demand expected during the Olympics.

Tube workers to vote on strikes over pay and conditions

Two different groups of London Underground workers are to be balloted for strikes in separate disputes over jobs, pay and conditions.

Unions fear 20,000 railway jobs could be axed

More than 20,000 railway jobs could be axed under government reforms of the industry, unions have warned.

Union demands Tube management probe after week of chaos on London Underground

A leading rail union today called for an inquiry into the running of London Underground after claiming that spending cuts over recent years led to this week's chaos on the Tube.

Last Night's Viewing: The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate, BBC2
Grandma's House, BBC2

Can I commend to you an adjective I'd never encountered before? It's "skulduggerous" and the OED citation would run something like this: "2012 Roger Barton The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate – 'I've never dealt with such a skulduggerous bunch in all my life and I've dealt with some real villains'."

Stranded Tube passengers awarded £40 each in compensation

Hundreds of passengers stranded because of a faulty Tube train are to be given £40 each in compensation amid claims that London could become an Olympic “laughing stock” because of problems which have hit the transport system this week.

BBC Olympic torch strike called off

A planned strike targeting the BBC's coverage of the Olympic torch relay in Wales tomorrow has been called off.

Thousands of jobs saved as Ellesmere Port Vauxhall plant reprieved

The threatened Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port has been saved and hundreds of new jobs will be created there, its American parent company General Motors will announce today.

Labour reshuffles frontbench team

Labour today announced a reshuffle of its frontbench team in the House of Lords, a day after Ed Miliband tweaked his shadow cabinet by bringing Jon Cruddas in as head of the party's policy review.

The Queen's Speech: Pensions bill to spark fresh storm

The Government sparked a fresh clash with unions after pressing ahead with its controversial reforms of public sector pensions ahead of a new strike by tens of thousands of workers.

Worsening services, higher fares and job cuts: MPs attack government rail plans

More than 100 MPs have signed a Commons motion criticising Government proposals for the future of railways, warning of worsening services, higher fares and job cuts.

Government 'destroying communities' say union leaders

The Government was attacked today for "destroying" communities with its spending cuts and other policies as thousands of trade unionists, pensioners, students and activists took part in the annual May Day celebrations.

Twitter reports by the RMT union had claimed the obstruction had been caused by a tunnel collapse, however, the union later clarified that the incident had in fact been caused by a bump in the tunnel wall caused by rain water

Tube hit by disruption amid claims of 'collapsed tunnel'

Services suspended for much of the morning between Piccadilly Circus and Elephant and Castle causing severe delays along the rest of the line

Tube cleaners to vote on strikes

Cleaners on London Underground are to be balloted for strikes in disputes over pay, pensions and benefits.

Hundreds of London Underground maintenance workers are set to be balloted for strikes

Tube strike 'will have big impact'

A strike by London Underground workers will hit services for the rest of the week and into the Friday rush-hour, union leaders have claimed.

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