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The Migrant Crisis in Calais

The Migrant Crisis in Calais

The British and French governments are coming under increasing pressure to deal with the migrant crisis in Calais from where thousands of people have tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to get to the UK.

Thousands of migrants who are camped in Calais are attempting to reach the UK by crossing the Channel.

Some try to stow away on lorries bound for cross-Channel ferries. During recent strikes by French read more

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Tube strike 8-9 July

Tube strike 8-9 July

From 6:30 pm on 8 july 2015 all transport on the tube  are suspended until for 24 hours

RMT, Unite and TSSA members are on 24-hour strike action on the Tube from 18:30 on Wednesday 8 July.  ASLEF drivers are also on 24-hour strike action on the Tube from 21:30 on Wednesday 8 July. DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail staff are not on strike.

Tube services were reducing across all lines from early evening on Wednesday 8 July and there will be no Tube services at all on Thursday 9 July. Tube services will resume on Friday morning.

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Speed Cameras ‘Are Too Strict’, Says Pioneer

Speed Cameras ‘Are Too Strict’, Says Pioneer

The policeman behind the installation of the UK’s first speed camera in 1992 now believes they are too harsh on minor offenders.

The public no longer supports the use of speed cameras on British roads, according to the policeman who introduced them in 1992.

Roger Reynolds has claimed enforcement agencies are too strict on minor offenders, with 38% of motorists caught speeding just 5mph to 9mph over the limit.

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Speed Trap Installer Roger Reynolds

He told Sky News: “If you see someone read more

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London Congestion Zone

London Congestion Zone

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The London congestion charge is a fee charged on most motor vehicles operating within the Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ) in central London between 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday.

It is not charged on weekends, public holidays or between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (inclusive).

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London congestion zone map

The charge, which was introduced on 17 February 2003, remains one of the largest congestion charge zones in the world despite the cancellation of the Western Extension which operated between February read more

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New York Subway Train Derails In Tunnel

New York Subway Train Derails In Tunnel

It is not clear if anyone has been injured in the incident involving an express F train bound for Manhattan and Brooklyn

The derailment involved an express F train bound for Manhattan and Brooklyn, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Emergency services are on the scene, though it is not clear if there are any injuries.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said the middle six cars of the read more

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M2 Closed By 15ft-Deep Sinkhole In Kent

M2 Closed By 15ft-Deep Sinkhole In Kent

The Highways Agency warns the road is likely to remain shut beyond Wednesday morning rush hour as engineers search for a solution.

A 15ft-deep sinkhole has closed the M2 – and experts claim the wet weather battering England could be to blame.

Dozens of engineers are investigating the hole near Sittingbourne in Kent but the Highways Agency is refusing to state when the motorway could reopen.

The sinkhole is almost 17x7ft across

The sinkhole is almost 17x7ft across

It is unlikely to be in time for Wednesday morning read more

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