ALL ABOARD THE SCREAM TRAIN!: Transport agency to fix screeching track problem in east London

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE/Ilford Recorder   Commuters using the London Underground’s Central metro (Tube) line between Wanstead and Leytonstone stations may be familiar with the ear-splitting screeching noise rising up from the tracks as they … Continue reading ALL ABOARD THE SCREAM TRAIN!: Transport agency to fix screeching track problem in east London

BLUE PASSPORTS: British PM urged to explain passport decision to UK workers

London – VIJAY SHAH via PA/Aol The British prime minister Theresa May has been urged to explain her government’s decision to provisionally award the printing of the UK’s post-Brexit passports to a French firm, reported AOL via news agency Press Association. The UK plans to change the colour of its passport to dark blue from the current maroon once it leaves the European Union (EU) next year. Supporters of the withdrawal, dubbed ‘Brexit’ have called for a new passport design that reflects ‘Britishness’, but have been angered by the Government’s choice of awarding the tender for the new travel documents … Continue reading BLUE PASSPORTS: British PM urged to explain passport decision to UK workers

UPPER-CLASS PARTY ANIMALS: Neighbours complain about Duke of Rutland’s children’s non-stop parties

Three sisters, the children of the Duke of Rutland, have come under fire from sleep-deprived neighbours for holding a series of late-night parties at their mansion in the London district of Fulham, according to national newspaper The Telegraph. The trio, Ladies Violet, Alice and Eliza Manners, were accused by a neighbour of showing a distinct lack of manners after allegedly organising a series of all-nighter parties which kept locals awake with their ‘awful’ noise, The Telegraph‘s Camilla Turner writes. The three are the daughters of the Lord of Rutland, who himself dwells in a sprawling Gothic style castle complete with 16,000 acres of woodland and farmland in the county of Leicestershire, and … Continue reading UPPER-CLASS PARTY ANIMALS: Neighbours complain about Duke of Rutland’s children’s non-stop parties

NPOWER: UK utility company says sorry for messing up bills

The British energy firm Npower has made a formal apology in writing to its 3.4 million gas and electricity customers after experiencing ‘problems’ with its utility billing system, according to a report by BBC News. An investigation by a consumer watchdog in November found that customers of Npower were five times more likely to criticise them than those with rival firms such as British Gas, EDF and SSE. Npower reacted to the investigation by promising to clean up its act with tackling numerous problems over account set-ups, direct debit payments for bills and the billing system itself. As the furore over austerity cutbacks for ordinary working people as well as … Continue reading NPOWER: UK utility company says sorry for messing up bills