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Furious customer shocked at salon upcharge for ‘special needs’ children | UK | News

Furious customer shocked at salon upcharge for ‘special needs’ children | UK | News

A salon has issued an apology after a furious customer shared its “disgusting” prices that appear to charge extra for children with special needs. Customer Leanne Caffrey, from Sutton, London, shared a picture on Facebook showing the salon’s price chart after taking her own children for a haircut. The caption said: “I never out small businesses. But this has made me really cross.” The price list separated girls and boys services, with a cut and style for a boy under 10-years-old costing £12. But just further down the list is a cut for “special needs boys” under 15-years-old costing £17. Rayna Unisex Salon in Wrythe Lane, Sutton, has since issued an apology after the post caused uproar from an array of parents. In a statement issued on social media, the salon sought to explain further why those prices were on the wall. The unnamed owner said: “My apologies to everyone this is a total misunderstanding on my behalf, please allow me to explain what i mean by this. I treat all adults/children the same. I …

UK’s huge new £5bn tunnel finally finished but tourists will never be able to walk down it | UK | News

UK’s huge new £5bn tunnel finally finished but tourists will never be able to walk down it | UK | News

The construction of a £5billion tunnel in London has been completed after eight years – but you’ll never be able to walk down it. Thames Tideway Tunnel is a 25km-long super sewer designed to slash the level of sewage pollution along a section of the River Thames through central London. Tens of millions of tonnes of storm sewage spill into the river annually, but once operational the super sewer should reduce spills entirely, according to its backers. The final piece of the tunnel – a 1,200 tonne concrete lid – was lifted into place on top of a deep shaft at Abbey Mills Pumping Station in Stratford, east London, on Wednesday (March 27). Tideway has now built the full 15.5 miles (25km) main tunnel, a three mile (4.5km) connection tunnel in south east London and a 1,100m tunnel in south west London. The company’s Chief Exec Andy Mitchell said in a statement : “This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The underground civil engineering on the Tideway project is now complete following eight …

Dan Wootton calls out Jeremy Vine after almost being wiped out by speeding cyclists | UK | News

Dan Wootton calls out Jeremy Vine after almost being wiped out by speeding cyclists | UK | News

Dan Wootton challenged Jeremy Vine to condemn cyclists’ behaviour after the former GB News presenter said he was almost hit by riders speeding through red lights. Mr Wootton took to social media on Thursday (March 21) tagging the TV presenter and journalist in a tweet. It read: “Dear @theJeremyVine, today in London, as a pedestrian, I have nearly been hit by four separate cyclists going full speed through red lights. “Do you condemn this behaviour in the same manner in which you condemn drivers of cars?” Mr Vine tweeted in reply: “I condemn this behaviour.” Kelvin MacKenzie, a former editor of The Sun, shared Mr Wootton’s tweet, asking: “Why are these thugs on two wheels allowed to defy the law?” To which on X user claimed: “They need a licence and number plates. They are out of control.” As with motorists, cyclists have to obey all traffic signs and traffic light signals. They also shouldn’t cross the stop line when traffic lights are red. Riders in London can be fined £50 if they fail to …

West Hampstead incident LATEST: Travel chaos expected as police swarm train station | UK | News

West Hampstead incident LATEST: Travel chaos expected as police swarm train station | UK | News

Police have swarmed a London overground train station to tackle a “serious incident”. Passengers were quickly evacuated as an emergency alarm sounded through the building. Travel chaos is expected as trains aren’t able to call at the station for the time being, National Rail confirmed. A huge cordon has been erected around the busy North London station as emergency services remain on the scene. Eyewitnesses have claimed that Metropolitan Police officers are “kicking down a door” in the station, however, these reports are unconfirmed. Another eyewitness took to X, formerly Twitter, and said the incident appeared to be “serious”. A spokesperson for National Rail said on X: “NEW: Trains are currently unable to call at #WestHampstead due to the police dealing with an incident at the station.” THIS IS A LIVE BLOG. FOLLOW BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES Source link

New Oxford Street crash LIVE: London bus smashes through All Bar One window | UK | News

New Oxford Street crash LIVE: London bus smashes through All Bar One window | UK | News

A bus has crashed through the window of a cocktail bar on one of London’s busiest shopping streets. New Oxford Street is currently shut after the vehicle smashed through the front of the All Bar One. Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street are facing severe traffic delays as a result. Dramatic pictures from the scene show the yellow double-decker having completely crashed through the boozer, with glass smashed all over the pavement. Several shocked witnesses have taken to social media to describe the scene. Bystander Mark Arby said: “Not sure how it happened but a bus crashed into a building near Tottenham Court Road Station. Police, Fire Brigade and ambulance in attendance.” Police and firefighters are at the scene. Express.co.uk has contacted the Met Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service for comment. For all the latest updates, follow our live blog below. Are you at the scene? Send in your best pictures and videos to [email protected] Source link

London Underground map to be updated as six lines given brand new names and colours | UK | News

London Underground map to be updated as six lines given brand new names and colours | UK | News

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the London Overground will be split into six different lines, each with a different name and brand new colour. Broadly, these are similar to the shades already used to denote separate London Underground lines on the iconic Tube map. But, the difference is that the new Overground sections are shown as two smaller parallel lines, much in the same way as the DLR is depicted on the famous London Underground map. The colours used will be grey, yellow, light blue, green, maroon and red. Officials say TfL will now start the process of rebranding the Overground, with the full roll out expected to be completed ‘in one go’ by the end of the year. This includes an updated Tube map, a ‘refreshed’ London Overground network map and a number of on-network assets, including way finding signage at all 113 stations. Last year, it was announced that Sadiq Khan had set aside £4m in TfL’s 2023-24 budget to look into the option of renaming the lines, which were previously known collectively as …