May 23 2013 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Train passengers face disruption with a programme of engineering works on the network before the start of the Paralympics.
A bus replacement service will be in place while improvements are carried out on c2c lines between Barking and Pitsea this Sunday.
Services will also be suspended between Barking and Fenchurch Street next Sunday (August 26).
Passengers are advised to use alternative routes including the Tube on August 26.
Meanwhile, the Barking to Gospel Oak line user group said political support was growing for the electrification of the Overground line, which would improve services for passengers.
The group said London Assembly members had backed the electrification after it emerged it was not included in a multi-billion pound government transport scheme last month.
A wood machinist who sliced three of his fingers on an industrial blade, needing one to be amputated, has won thousands of pounds in compensation from the firm where he was employed.
Seven plumbing students are celebrating after securing jobs at a big construction company.
Brave young Scouts braced themselves for a night of ghoulish storytelling in a spooky mansion.