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5 Day Tube Strike To Hit London Underground

PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

London Underground workers are to stage five days of strike action in the coming weeks in the long-running row over Tube ticket office closures. Me...

Women Who Eat on Tubes Is Not Art, It's Not Harmless and It's Not Okay

Poorna Bell | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

There's a reason why there isn't a show called Women V Food because you're conditioned to hog, eat competitively and scoff. We're conditioned to watch what we eat, consider low-fat options and watch our figures. We do consider it a violation in a public place that someone has caught us at a vulnerable moment and decided to broadcast it.

LOOK: This Is The Most London Piece Of Vandalism Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Comedy

This might just be the most London piece of vandalism ever. Love this @stephenfry @Henryvonstifle @TimeOutLondon @simonpegg pic.twitter.com/AmtqZxj...

Panic As Tube Travellers Trapped In Sweaty Lift

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

It's every commuter's worst nightmare. Around 20 people were trapped in a sweaty lift, listening to a deafening alarm, for more than an hour at Elepha...

TfL Makes Surprising Tribute To Bob Crow

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Bob Crow has been remembered across London in a series of tube posters, by the organisation that he most frequently rallied against. Poster tribut...

Women Who Don't Get Women Who Eat on Tubes

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

Ladies, I'm a feminist and I will actively fight our cause till my boobs hit the floor and I breathe my last breath through my Chanel lipstick but oh my goodness am I embarrassed by your behaviour lately.

London Tube Passenger Dragged Along Platform After Scarf Is Trapped In Door

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

A London tube passenger was left with back and head injuries after her scarf was caught in a train door and she was dragged along the platform. The...

An Open Letter to Commuters Everywhere

Francesca Peak | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Peak

Move all the way down the carriage. People are going to squash on whether you're standing halfway down the aisle or at the very end. Take a dive through those sweaty bodies and use up all available space, before someone (read: me) passive-aggressively asks you to move down.

London Tube Strike Is Off!

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

A planned 48-hour strike by London Underground workers in a row over ticket office closures has been called off after a last-minute deal was agreed. ...

Union Ballot Thresholds Pose a Greater Threat to Democracy Than Low Turnouts

Paul Embery | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

Amid the boilerplate Tory bluster about militant trade unionists holding the public to ransom with unreasonable demands and threats to withdraw their labour comes a new and sinister campaign, led by the mayor himself, demanding the government legislate for a 50% turnout threshold for industrial action ballots... The most dangerous consequence of any new law on ballot thresholds would be for democracy itself.

Police Hunt Woman Who 'Racially Abused Family On The Tube'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

Police are asking the public for help after a young family were allegedly racially abused on the London Underground. A couple were involved in an a...

London Tube Strike's £200Million Cost 'Plucked Out of Thin Air'

The Conversation UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

The true economic impact of such strikes is hard to calculate accurately, but that doesn't stop lobby groups from throwing big numbers around... Once such a number is picked up in the popular press, it is widely quoted without examination, as the press coverage of the recent strike reveals.

Nine Things We Learnt From the Tube Strike

Danielle Warren | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Danielle Warren

On Tuesday, 4 February, London life as we knew it came to a 'special service' halt. For two days, disgruntled Londoners made their way to work above surface, furiously tapping tube lines into Twitter in a bid to come out triumphant in their quest for underground solace.

Now London's Met Police To Join Tube Workers On Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics

Thousands of Metropolitan police civilian staff are set to walk out for two days in a row over pay, a move that will coincide with the London Tube str...

We Need Democratic Trade Unions (Even if they sometimes make the trains late)

Sam Fowles | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

One may disagree with the tube strike, but that isn't an argument against Unions. But banning strikes or condemning strikers is suppressing legitimate democratic expression. And that's much worse than making the train late.

Thank You, Mr Crow

Charlie Mullins | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Thank you comrade Crow for dragging us back to the 1970s and 80s. This morning as commuters fought tooth and nail to get on packed buses or some of the few trains that were actually running, I think many Londoners and visitors to the City genuinely hate Bob Crow for the massive disruption he has caused.

London Tube Strike: The Funniest Twitter Reactions

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Comedy

As Londoners struggled to get into work on Wednesday morning, the scenes across the capital were, of course, chaotic: Live pictures from the scene...

WHO SAID IT? Boris Johnson Or Bob Crow (QUIZ)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

If you're unfortunate enough to be working in London today, chances are you are going to have a very long journey home. Fear not, harassed commuter...

I Booked My Brazil Holiday When I Saw The Advert In The Daily Mail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Basking in the Brazilian sunshine, union boss Bob Crow sipped from a coconut after gaining himself a bargain through a holiday offer advertised in the...

WATCH: Jubilee Line Ticket Barrier Sings Blur's 'Song 2'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Yes, if it's not enough that the 'door unlocked' beep on Southern trains fits with 'Fake Empire' by The National, it turns out that the Jubilee Line t...

Tube Ticket Barrier Sounds Like Blur's 'Song 2'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

A ticket barrier on the London Underground has been discovered which sounds exactly like the refrain from Blur's 'Song 2'. The squeaky gate reliabl...

London Underground Line Reopens After Concrete Leak

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

A London Underground line has reopened this morning after grinding to a halt when a cement leak damaged a signal control room. The Victoria Line wa...

Victoria Line On London Underground Closed Due To Cement In Signal Room

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Victoria line on London's ageing Underground system was brought to a standstill on Thursday due to a cement leak in a signal control room. The clo...

Underground Fashion From Roundel

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Love or loathe the tube, there's no denying the fact that London Underground has a truly iconic aesthetic. The world's first city subway is awash with classic design, from Harry Beck's topological Tube Map to the station signage and typography.

Romanian Tourist Missing After Losing Son On Tube Doors

The Huffington Post UK | Cassandra Ward | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A Romanian tourist has been missing since Tuesday after becoming separated from his son on the London Underground. Vasile Belea was last seen at St...