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Ten fire engines tackle pub fire in south east London

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Ten fire engines are tackling a fire at a pub in south east London which broke out this morning.

The fire started at about 9.30am at the New Cross Turnpike in Bellegrove Road, Welling.

Police, fire and ambulance crews are on the scene and buses are being diverted.

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Rail workers in third day of strike action

First Great Western train staff are on strike for the third consecutive day today in a row over job cuts.

The walkout began on Saturday and affects people travelling on services which run between London Paddington, Wales and the West Country.

Mick Lynch, from the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, says the strike is about service for customers.

'Londoners don't want to drive buses' says bus company

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A bus company has reportedly said it is having to look abroad to recruit drivers - because not enough people in the capital are interested in the job.

Go-ahead, which is the largest operator in London, has employed 39 people from Romania because it has been unable to fill the positions, which pay £10.50 an hour.

The new recruits are currently receiving training.

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