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Fresh dispute ahead of next round of Underground strikes

The action is the latest in a series of ongoing disputes. Credit: Press Association

London Underground drivers have have been involved in fresh disputes in their long running row over plans for the Underground to begin to run all night.

The new night Tube is due to start at weekends from September 12.

According to Aslef seven drivers were sent home today without pay, after they raised safety concerns over pay. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said:

Instead of addressing the issues at the heart of the night Tube dispute, LU are instead ignoring safety concerns and threatening drivers who refuse to take out trains that have not been properly prepared.

That is outrageous and deliberately inflammatory.

– General secretary Mick Cash

The next tube strike is planned for August 5th, with the entire Underground system is expected to shut down.

'Burning smell' grounds BA flight to Heathrow

A BA flight into Heathrow was forced to make an emergency landing after a "burning smell" was detected by pilots in the cockpit, according to reports.

The Airbus A320 declared a mayday about 20 minutes into the 40 minute flight, passengers said and staff touched down wearing oxygen masks.

The BA flight declared an emergency last night but made a safe landing at Heathrow. Credit: PA Wire

Passengers on board praised the calm professionalism of the staff and crew on board.

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