London Travel News 11/30/2010
Big freeze hits Britain with -20C warning as snow causes chaos
Snow — in London? Yup, it really happened…and made a mess of traffic, too.
Work to replace Hanwell Flight lock gate begins
As part of a citywide pre-Olympics repair campaign, British Waterways is replacing one of the 19th-century lock gates at Hanwell Flight on the Grand Union Canal in Hounslow, west London. In addition, an adjacent pond will be cleaned up and turned into a beauty spot for visitors.
Tube strike: Union walkouts ‘could escalate’ in London
The fourth 24-hour strike over job cuts in London Underground ticket offices has ended, with unions warning their walkouts could escalate in 2011.
New union leader attacks ‘culture of fear’ at British Airways
The new leader of Britain's biggest trade union attacked the "culture of fear" at British Airways today as he launched a drive to discover the level of "bullying and harassment" against cabin crew.
Gatwick ‘hell’ eases as airport queues speed up
Gatwick has turned around its reputation as one of Britain's worst run airports a year after it was sold by BAA.
Commuters told to avoid Tube during Olympics
The Olympic Delivery Authority has revealed the impact the Games will have on the city's transport network: they expect an extra 20 million journeys on public transport, with trips almost doubling from the daily norm to 6.5 million on the busiest day. Commuters will be advised to avoid using the Underground during the Olympics as the network struggles to cope with millions more visitors.
DJ Nihal to provide music for London new year fireworks
London's new year fireworks spectacle on the River Thames will have a musical soundtrack for the first time. The exclusive soundtrack is being created by BBC Radio 1 DJ Nihal, who will be mixing music live in the build-up to midnight.
Commuter wi-fi available on London train routes
National Express East Anglia is to introduce free wi-fi facilities for first-class passengers traveling on trains between London, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk; others will have to pay £2.95 per journey.
Cameron vows to clear Parliament Square peace camp
Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to clear the permanent peace camp from Parliament Square before the Royal wedding on 29 April.
Student protests: school’s out across the UK as children take to the streets
Tens of thousands of students and school pupils walked out of class, marched, and occupied buildings around the country in the second day of mass action within a fortnight to protest at education cuts and higher tuition fees.
Prince William and Kate Middleton set date and venue for wedding
April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey — be (near) there, or be square!