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  • Junk food ads banned from London transport network to reduce child obesity

    11/24/2018 8:17:22 AM PST · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | 11/23/2018 | Uncredited
    Adverts for junk food are to be banned on the entire Transport for London (TfL) network to help tackle childhood obesity, Sadiq Khan has announced. From February, promotions for unhealthy food and soft drinks will be stripped from trains, buses, boats and trams across the capital. The decision covers the likes of fizzy drinks, chocolate bars, and cheeseburgers, meaning big brands like McDonald's and Cadbury will only be able to feature healthier products on any adverts they want to run. Mr Khan, London's mayor, said a public consultation launched in May had found "overwhelming support" for a ban, which will...
  • FBI monitors Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat at Masjid Al-Falah Queens New York

    09/15/2009 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 695+ views
    Bill Warner - blog ^ | July 11, 2009 | Posted by Bill Warner
    SNIPPET: "The Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) name has come up before in connection with terrorism plots, including the October 2002 Portland Seven and the September 2002 Lackawanna Six cases in the United States, as well as the August 2006 plot to bomb airliners en route from London to the United States, the July 7, 2005, London Underground bombings and the July 2007 attempted bombings in London and Glasgow, Scotland. Over the past several years we also have received several queries about TJ from U.S. law enforcement officials who are concerned about the group’s presence and activities in the United States. U.S....
  • Tube terror as knifeman screaming 'this is for Syria' slashes man's throat before being Tasered....

    12/05/2015 1:17:57 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-5-2015 | Darren Boyle
    An knifeman slashed a man's throat at a busy London tube station shouting 'this is for Syria' before being Tasered by the police. The suspect attacked the man at Leytonstone underground station shortly after 7pm. Eyewitnesses claimed the man shouted 'this is for Syria' and 'all of your blood will be spilled' during the terrifying attack.
  • Police warn more attacks 'highly likely' as officers treat Tube horror as 'terrorist incident'

    12/05/2015 3:51:40 PM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 12/5/2015 | Alex Wellman
    Trending Syria airstrikes ISIS Terrorism Oscar Pistorius Walking With The Wounded Technology Money Travel Fashion Mums Home News UK News British Transport Police Leytonstone stabbing: Police warn more attacks 'highly likely' as officers treat Tube horror as 'terrorist incident' 22:41, 5 Dec 2015 Updated 23:27, 5 Dec 2015 By Alex Wellman WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Officers call on people to be vigilant in the face of possible terrorist atrocities following London Underground attack Shares Play 0:00 / 0:28 Fullscreen Mute Share Police have warned that a terror attack is "highly likely" to hit the UK after revealing they are treating a...
  • Stop the Train - There’s a Scorpion in My Bag!

    05/02/2014 1:01:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 02 May 2014
    A dangerous scorpion shocked passengers as it nipped into a Tube station and tried to pinch a ride on a man’s bag.The man screamed when he saw it clinging to his bag at Victoria Underground station in central London. London Underground staff were quickly on hand after hearing the commotion, British Transport Police (BTP) said. They managed to capture the scorpion and placed it in a plastic lunchbox, which they pierced with air holes, while they called the police. Specialist wildlife crime officers from BTP went to the station to remove the creature, which had been put on a shelf...
  • Police officer gets £10,000 payout for falling off a chair

    04/12/2013 11:23:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 12 April 2013 | Dick Murray, Transport Correspondent
    A British Transport Police officer has been paid an estimated £10,000 ($15,371) compensation after falling off a chair while on London Underground premises. The award was part of nearly £5 million paid out by Transport for London over the past three years in compensation to people injured on the Tube, buses, railways, roads and pavements. The payouts were condemned as a “result of living in a compensation culture gone mad”. …
  • UK: White Tube worker wins racism tribunal (London Underground "racist against white employees")

    10/14/2008 3:45:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 5 replies · 832+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | October 14, 2008 | Felix Allen
    White Tube worker wins racism tribunalFelix Allen 14.10.08   LONDON Underground was today accused of "institutional racism" against white workers after a 7/7 hero won a racial discrimination claim.An employment tribunal ruled that station supervisor Tom Mahoney, 58, was discriminated against by Tube bosses on the grounds of his race after he complained he had been intimidated by a black worker.Mr Mahoney, who has 25 years' service and led 500 passengers off a train along the tracks to safety after the 7 July bombings, said his allegations of bullying against co-worker Daniel Jean-Marie were not acted upon because he...
  • Terrorist who plotted to blow up Britons given pass to work on Tube

    10/31/2006 4:48:45 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 18 replies · 679+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31st October 2006
    London Underground is today accused of an appalling security blunder for allowing Abu Hamza's son to work on the network. Mohammed Kamel Mostafa, 25, from Wembley - a convicted terrorist - was given a security pass and access to restricted areas. He worked as a labourer at nights and weekends for a sub-contractor despite having spent three years in a Yemen jail for plotting to blow up British tourists. His father is serving seven years for inciting murder and racial hatred at London mosques. Labour MP Andrew Dismore said today of Mostafa: "It beggars belief. It wasn't like he was...
  • I love Britain not terror, says son of Abu Hamza

    11/15/2006 12:03:57 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 6 replies · 743+ views
    The Times ^ | November 15, 2006 | Sean O’Neill
    THE son of the jailed Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri declared yesterday that he was proud to be a British citizen. Mohammad Mostafa Kamel, 25, who was jailed for terrorist offences in Yemen in 1999, said that it was wrong to associate him with his father’s views. “Everybody has their own beliefs and it doesn’t mean that if my dad believes something that I believe the same,” he told the BBC World Service Outlook programme. “I don’t agree with everything my dad says.” Mr Kamel, who was dismissed from a part-time maintenance job on the London Underground after his bosses...
  • How cults can produce killers

    07/16/2005 3:40:55 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 71 replies · 1,305+ views
    The Irish Times ^ | Jul 16 2005 | Dennis Tourish
    One of the commonest reactions to the revelation of the London bombers' identities has been that they were so ordinary, and in at least some instances so well educated. How could such people have callously bombed dozens of their fellow citizens into oblivion? The surprise, really, is that we can be so easily surprised. In truth, throughout history ordinary people have believed and done extraordinary things. The key to understanding why is to recall that they do so when driven by two things - intense commitment to a powerful ideology and when they join a high control group environment whose...
  • The rescuer's story (London Attack)

    07/15/2005 7:52:48 PM PDT · by wideminded · 11 replies · 460+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 9th, 2005 | Sergeant Steve Betts, London Transport Police
    Sergeant Steve Betts of the British Transport police was one of the first rescuers to reach the Piccadilly line train between King's Cross and Russell Square on Thursday. This is his harrowing account: It was pitch black and we had torches. The tunnel where the train was was about 150 metres down the track round a corner and there were still a few wounded coming towards us as we approached. As I walked down the track, I heard someone cry out for help but I could not see them. I called out back and looked around but it was very...
  • Pittsburgh man at helm in London(Head of London Underground is from da'burgh!)

    07/08/2005 5:42:54 AM PDT · by pittsburgh gop guy · 3 replies · 518+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Friday, July 08, 2005 | Cindi Lash
    Pittsburgh man at helm in London Gazing at scenes of carnage on his television screen yesterday morning, Brother Gerald Molyneaux said his first chill of fear was for his friend and former student, Tim O'Toole. Molyneaux knew that O'Toole, a Pittsburgh native who now heads London's Underground subway, rides his system's trains to work each day. "I was scared, really scared,'' he said. But after a relative alerted him that O'Toole had appeared unharmed in news reports from London, Molyneaux said the relief that swept through him was not just for O'Toole, but for millions of Londoners who rely on...
  • 'Poison gas checks' on Tube

    01/17/2003 3:25:12 AM PST · by UKCajun · 5 replies · 170+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | 17 Jan 2003 | Dick Murray, James Langton and Hugh Dougherty
    Stringent safety checks have been ordered on the Tube amid heightened fears of a gas or biological terrorist attack, it was claimed today. Ministers are said to have instructed regular air monitoring tests and government scientists are also reported to have conducted experiments with a harmless gas to establish how far and how quickly it would travel through the Tube's tunnels and stations... ... Improved security has also been ordered for reservoirs across the UK to prevent a terrorists contaminating drinking water supplies. Scottish Water said it had been ordered to build new fences around a reservoir near Glasgow. Meanwhile,...