Author Archives: James Somper

Westminster terror attack: ‘everything suddenly went very still’

EXCLUSIVE: Our reporter James Somper recalls the experience of being in Westminster on Wednesday afternoon.  I heard three gunshots. I froze. It had been a dull, grey afternoon when I’d got on the tube. I was on my way to an interview in the Westminster area, due there for 3pm. With a spring in my step, I

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TfL U-turn over Highbury Overground staff cuts

Rail bosses yesterday decided not to remove staff from Highbury & Islington Overground station after customers expressed safety concerns.Staff would be removed from four Overground stations: Canada Water, West Brompton, Blackhorse Road and Highbury & Islington. The decision comes amidst record budget cuts by TfL after the Department for Transport announced in 2015 that it

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