Cycle ride: Locks, Docks & One Smoking Ferry afterworker

Where: Locks, Docks & One Smoking Ferry afterworker When: Thursday 3 April 2014 Meet: 18:30 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9LW (by the foot tunnel entrance) Spring has sprung, so it’s time for some mid-week afterworker rides. My first for 2014 will be a variation on the late Barry Mason’s Locks, Docks and One Smoking […]

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Friends group surveys public opinion on use of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels

More than 3,000 people pass through the Greenwich and Woolwich tunnels each day, and that number appears to be growing quickly. Roughly 50% of the tunnel users are cyclists, with the other half pedestrian only. As tunnel traffic grows, competition and conflict between cyclists, skateboarders, rollerskaters and pedestrian-only users will likely increase. Reducing ill-will between […]

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Bob Crow passes into trade union legend

Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers general secretary Bob Crow was from my non-socialist, europhile perspective a political pain in the arse. He was also an outstanding trade union leader, and a rhetorical as well as physical giant among men. Bob’s bitterest enemies mourn the old tankie’s passing, with fond memories of the man who could […]

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Think of me, pleads phone hacking boss Rebekah Brooks

Former News of the World editor and alleged phone hacking conspirator Rebekah Brooks has in court had her lawyer read out messages of support from colleagues… “You remain the greatest editor and journalist I’ve ever known. I’ve always felt privileged to work alongside you, you’ve done absolutely nothing wrong. “It is totally alien to your […]

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