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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Security Issues & Remembering the dead

Bags and stuff

I don't know about you, but I'm gradually beginning to see fewer police around on the London Underground. I spose this could be because for the last two days I've been travelling out of work quite late. Anyway to compensate I'm certainly seeing a lot more posters about how to keep safe on the tube and things to look out for. Most are the simple straightforward message below:

London Underground security poster at Wapping tube station

Yesterday I saw one based on The Usual Suspects poster which has been nicked loads of times by ad agencies. Can't fault the London Underground on any grammatical errors or spoofing potential in this one, however I think it was one that was produced before last Thursday's attacks.

London Underground security ad at Shadwell station

Apparently since last Friday there have been over 100 security alerts caused by unattended bags. Read London Underground station assistant -
The Station Master's report of his experience of a bag left behind on Saturday.

Two Minute's Silence and Trafalgar Square Vigil

Don't forget the two minute silence that will be held today at 12 noon to remember those killed and injured last Thursday. On your way into work this morning you may have also noticed London Underground staff collecting for the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund. They're at over 60 stations on the network doing this.

Mayor Ken Livingstone is also inviting people to attend a vigil which is being held in Trafalgar Square at 6pm tonight.

Representatives of the transport and emergency services will be there, and the evening will include poems and readings by members of different faith and community groups.

As Ken says: "London will not be moved from our goal of building an open, tolerant, multi-racial and multi-cultural society showing the world its future and to thank the heroes of the transport and emergency services who saved so many lives last Thursday".

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