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By John Biggs

Transport for London is planning to close nearly all Underground ticket offices, including Canary Wharf, as the world uses Oysters and other contactless tickets.

It says there will still be staff on stations to assist passengers and few of us will notice the difference.

East London to be hit by Tube job losses

By Rob Virtue on September 18, 2014 3:39 PM |

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The full extent of staff cuts on the Tube have been disclosed - and east London will be suffering disproportionately.

Jobs losses are being made as part of the planned closure of ticket offices and it will see some stations lose over half their workforce.

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Around 9% of sergeant and constable positions in Tower Hamlets are unfilled, according to data released on Wednesday.

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By John Biggs

This summer I had two short holidays. The first was in the Canary Islands. The second in Sussex. What a contrast.

I like the warm weather overseas, although it's a pain getting there. And I love popping down to the South Coast, but the weather is unreliable.

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By John Biggs

A tiny earthquake happened last week - Stratford station is moving from Zone 3 to Zone 2/3.

You may wonder why I describe it as an earthquake. The answer is simple - during my lifetime, the "centre" of London has been moving east.

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