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MONDAY NIGHT HEADLINES: JUNE 2

PUBLISHED: 22:54 02 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:20 05 October 2010

COMMUTERS HIT TONIGHT BY WARTIME UBX...

RAIL CHIEF FURY OVER TfL BRIDGE COLLAPSE...

GALLOWAY WON’T SUE THE BILL’ OVER TV SCRIPT...

HOSPITAL BATTLE TO STOP SUPERBUG’ RETURN...

TUBE DISASTER MEMORIAL PRIORITY FOR BORIS...

CITY HALL CHALLENGE OVER PO CLOSURES

COMMUTERS HIT TONIGHT BY WARTIME UXB

THOUSANDS of home-going commuters were hit tonight by suspension of London Underground services because of an unexploded Second World War bomb unearthed next to the 2012 Olympics site. Staff at a film and TV studio and neighbouring factories and offices were evacuated when workmen discovered the 300lb explosive device next to the District Line and Fenchurch Street railway and Bromley-by-Bow gasworks.

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RAIL CHIEF FURY AT TfL OVER BRIDGE COLLAPSE

NETWORK Rail's chief has written to London's transport commissioner demanding answers about last Wednesday's partial collapse of a bridge over the main line outside Liverpool Street station which led to chaos for tens of thousands of passengers. A concrete slab fell onto the main line tracks from the bridge just erected for the East London line extension, closing Liverpool Street for 14 hours. A backlog of 10,000 passengers built up at Stratford interchange the next day.

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GALLOWAY 'WON'T SUE THE BILL' OVER TV SCRIPT

REPORTS that MP George Galloway will sue ITV over an episode of The Bill are wide of the mark, the East London Advertiser understands. Sources close to Galloway said it was unlikely he would press ahead with legal proceedings. The Respect MP believes an episode featuring a corrupt politician was based on him, depicting the character's links with Iraq and East London.

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HOSPITAL BATTLE TO STOP 'SUPERBUG' COMEBACK

AS MANY as 18 patients a year who have died at the Royal London Hospital caught a superbug infection, the Office of National Statistics reveals. The hospital, named in a nationwide survey of where most deaths occurred involving MRSA and C.Difficile, had 72 patients who had one or other of the infections recorded on their death certificates between 2002 and 2006.

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TUBE DISASTER MEMORIAL PRIORITY FOR BORIS

THE Mayor of London has put the Bethnal Green Tube disaster memorial campaign on his priority' list. Boris Johnson agreed to meet London Assembly member John Biggs and the organisers to boost the campaign. The move came at the same time the outgoing Mayor of Tower Hamlets which includes Bethnal Green revealed she had raised £35,000 towards the memorial in her year of office.

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CITY HALL CHALLENGE OVER PO CLOSURES

CITY Hall has condemned planned closures of 155 post offices across London. Assembly members of all parties unanimously backed a resolution which minces no words in its blunt message to Downing Street calling the decision "a cosmetic consultation where the real views of Londoners were ignored and the results predetermined."

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DON'T BEAT BOSS WITH STICK, BARONESS WARNS

EQUALITY champion Baroness Margaret Prosser has been warning bosses about tough changes in the law on job recruitment, but said legislation should not be used as a stick to beat them. Legislation going through Parliament should help them adopt wider recruitment in the community, she told a meeting at the Financial Services' new National Skills Academy in Poplar.

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