Results tagged “Jubilee”

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Journeys into work were disrupted on Monday morning with Southeastern and Southern train services both hit by the bad weather.

Freezing temperatures and evening snowfall also meant the C2C was running a reduced service and the Overground was closed between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction.

By John Biggs

johnbiggs142WEBBY.jpgI am what I call a "respectful republican". I cannot see any moral or political basis for having a monarchy, but I am not about to start a revolution, and I respect the work of the royals, given that we have them. It doesn't interest me much beyond that.

But something strange happened - I fleetingly observed the royal pageant, and saw a lot of the wall-to-wall media coverage of it, and I felt a shimmer of warmth through those, generally resistant, bones.

Working Mum: Patriotic fervour

By Giles Broadbent on May 31, 2012 3:50 PM |

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By Tabitha Ronson

Thirty-five years ago, I dressed up as a rag doll and went from one Jubilee party to another. I can remember the time not least because I won every fancy dress competition going.

God save our gracious Queen

My costume included a gingham smock dress, complete with white frilly apron and pantry maid's cap, flesh-coloured mittens and black Dolly Rockers.

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A meltdown on the public transport system in east London marked the "100 days to go" milestone in the build-up to the Olympic Games.

Problems at Westferry caused delays on the DLR and then a signal failure at North Greenwich caused severe delays on the Jubilee line.

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Canary Wharf commuters suffered major delays today when the Jubilee line was suspended during the morning peak. The problem was compounded by the suspension of the Metropolitan line.

The Jubilee line was suspended between Stanmore and Wembley Park with severe delays along the remainder of the route. The chaos was caused by failure to finish overnight work.