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24-hour Tube strike causes chaos for commuters, and other London stories

The Central, Waterloo and City lines have been affected by a 24-hour strike. Source: mattbuck, Wikimedia Commons

The Central, Waterloo and City lines have been affected by a 24-hour strike. Image: mattbuck, Wikimedia Commons

Tube drivers are staging a 24-hour walkout in protest at relocation plans.

The strike began at 21:00 GMT on Tuesday and services are not expected to return to normal until Thursday.

The Central, Waterloo and City lines have been affected.

Tube bosses have responded to the action by calling the strike ‘unnecessary.’

Meanwhile, Southern Railway conductors are set to walk out on Wednesday.

They are striking over a long-running dispute around the role of train guards.

Teenagers arrested on suspicion of preparing to join ISIS

Detectives have been given extra time to question teenagers arrested on suspicion of fleeing Britain to join ISIS. Source: Man vyi, Wikipedia

Detectives have been given extra time to question teenagers arrested on suspicion of fleeing Britain to join ISIS. Image: Man vyi, Wikipedia

Five males, four of whom are schoolchildren, are being questioned by the Met Police on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist attacks.

It is alleged that the five teenagers were planning to flee Britain to fight for the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

The Met’s counter terror detectives have been given more time to question the suspects.

London among global capitals to receive free emissions-cutting technology

Motorists could be rewarded or punished depending on the effect their driving has on the environment. Image: pexels.com

Motorists could be rewarded or punished depending on the effect their driving has on the environment. Image: pexels.com

London could be the site of a radical new trial of emissions-cutting technology.

Technology firm Tantalum, which specialises in connected cars, is offering one city the chance to install its device for free on at least 1,000 vehicles.

This would provide Transport for London with real-time data on the CO2 emissions produced by a vehicle, allowing them to reward conscientious driving positively and punish behaviour that impacts negatively on the environment.

Eastenders racism storyline divides viewers

Johnny Carter cleans racist graffiti from a sign outside the Queen Vic. Image: BBC iPlayer

Johnny Carter cleans racist graffiti from a sign outside the Queen Vic. Image: BBC iPlayer

A recent Eastenders’ episode which tackled racism in London has been criticised by some viewers.

In a Brexit-themed plot the words ‘Poles go home’ were graffitied on the Queen Vic after a Polish themed night at the pub.

But EastEnders’ scriptwriter Leo Richardson defended the story, saying that racism is a very real problem for Polish people in the capital after June’s referendum.

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