The derailment of a ScotRail train in rural Aberdeenshire with the loss of three lives adds Stonehaven to a grim roll call of names, instantly identifiable with tragedy to those associated with the UK railway: the likes of Potters Bar, Hatfield and Grayrigg. It will be no consolation at all to those grieving lost colleagues, spouses and parents to know just how far apart such tragic events have lately become. … [Read more...] about Stonehaven tragedy highlights threat to rail from climate crisis
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Aileron and rudder assemblies for Handley Page 'Halifax' bombers, 1945, in London. Women worked on aileron (a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing) and rudder assemblies among other things … [Read more...] about When London kept calm and carried on: Fascinating pictures show how capital’s transport workers battled on throughout World War Two (without a cycle lane in sight)
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COVID-19 and labor protection The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has disproportionately affected daily wage and factory workers in Pakistan as they are not protected by contracts. Labor union leaders believe that exporters benefiting from GSP+ should put in place greater safeguards for workers in emergency situations. … [Read more...] about Are Pakistan’s workers benefiting from EU’s GSP+ scheme?
Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees added: 'There has been a large explosion at the Wessex Water site on Kings Weston Lane in Avomouth. Thank you to @AvonFireRescue @ASPolice and @swasFT who are doing their very best to help all those involved. My thoughts are with anyone affected by this incident.' … [Read more...] about Boy, 16, is among four victims of Avonmouth blast which also killed men aged 57, 63 and 64 as it emerges body of one worker was blown 500ft into lake