The bomb was discovered on February 4 on a construction site close to the Paris ring road, near the Porte de la Chapelle, in the north of the capital. Specialists moved the bomb from its original site Sunday morning and destroyed it in a controlled explosion in a seven metre deep well dug nearby. Trains in and out of the Gare du Nord, the Paris station where the Eurostar trains arrive from Britain, were severely restricted, and part of the A1 motorway and the ring road were closed. The whole of Porte de la Chapelle district in the north of the French capital was evacuated while the controlled explosion was carried out. Bomb-disposal experts at first failed to neutralize the bomb after it was found on February 4th on a construction site in the area. The operation affected an estimated 1,600 residents, employees and shopkeepers at Porte de la Chapelle and 300 in Saint-Denis, a town in the northern suburbs of … [Read more...] about Paris trains stopped during ‘controlled explosion’ of WW2 bomb
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It was a just a minor collision between two strangers as they boarded a busy train.But that chance encounter allegedly led to a violent act that ended with a father-of-one dying in a pool of blood in front of his 14-year-old son.Lee Pomeroy was killed the day before his 52nd birthday, and had planned to spend the day with his son in London. The pair boarded the train in Guildford, 43km southwest of the capital, on January 4. It was here Mr Pomeroy is said to have accidentally bumped into a stranger who boarded at the same spot.According to CCTV and witnesses, a heated argument erupted as the men moved from one carriage to the next.What followed was a furious assault - and by the time the train stopped at the second stop at Horsley a mere 10 minutes later, Mr Pomeroy was close to death and bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds, including a slash wound to the neck.“Nothing justified this extraordinary violence,” Detective Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said afterwards.He … [Read more...] about How tech caught the train ‘killer’
*For live updates click here* Detectives continue to piece together events that led to the murder of Guildford father Lee Pomeroy and have been granted more time to continue their investigation. Lee, 51, was stabbed to death the day before his 52nd birthday after an "altercation" started soon after he and his 14 year-old son boarded the train at London Road in Guildford on January 4 at 1.02pm. Lee was stabbed "multiple" times before the train arrived at Clandon railway station just minutes after. British Transport Police’s (BTP) detective chief inspector Sam Blackburn said: "In the moments leading to the violent killing, both men appeared to be involved in an altercation lasting three minutes. "Nothing justified the extraordinary violence that followed and we are concentrating our efforts on the ongoing investigation." BTP superintendent Paul Langley, added: "Traumatically, the victims son would have been nearby when his father was fatally wounded. "This would have been an … [Read more...] about Timeline of events after Guildford man fatally stabbed on train
THE New Year is fast approaching, but how will we make it home from the festivities? Here is a handy guide to what is and isn’t running, and what strikes you have to look out for. What strikes do I have to watch out for? Workers on the South Western Railway will strike on New Year's Eve after a long-running dispute over guards on trains. The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) announced strike action for Monday, December 31. South Western has announced reduced service across the network, and services will stop on some lines. To check for updated timetables, click here. When are buses and Tubes running on New Year 2019? A special all-nighter is running on most Underground lines until 4.30am on New Year's Day. The Waterloo and City line is running until 2.30am. There is no service on the Piccadilly line between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge District line: No service between Earl's Court and Kensington (Olympia). Piccadilly line: No service between Rayners Lane to Uxbridge until … [Read more...] about When are Tubes, trains and buses running on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2019?
0 Have your say After the announcement that Channel Four will relocate to Leeds, we've looked at potential sites where the company could choose to set up its new offices. It's not clear whether Channel Four will commission their own landmark building or rent existing office space. Leeds beat off competition from Manchester and Birmingham to win the bid after the publicly-owned broadcaster was told to set up a new base outside London.Why Leeds is the perfect destination for Channel FourAround 300 jobs are expected to be moved from the capital to Leeds.South BankThe undeveloped areas of Holbeck near Globe Road, behind Leeds Station, are the subject of a huge regeneration scheme. A masterplan was rubber-stamped by Leeds City Council earlier this year, and proposes a 'mixed use neighbourhood' with public spaces, a new city park and public transport links with the waterfront at its heart and the historic Temple Works flax mill as a focal point.The £350million … [Read more...] about Channel 4 in Leeds: Where could the broadcaster’s new HQ be?