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Barking bin lorry drivers strike for fourth time

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Bin lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham have gone on strike for the fourth time today in protest at a £1,000 pay cut.

GMB union members employed as bin lorry drivers in the borough will walk out for 22 days before 7th June.

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There will be 13 days from 6am today until 10pm on Monday 25 May followed by a further 9 days from 6am on Saturday 30th May to 10pm on Sunday 7th June.

London 2012 venue takes shape as new home of West Ham

If you're wondering how the transformation of the Olympic stadium is going, here's your answer.

The London 2012 venue is being transformed, which includes getting a new roof.

Last year, Olympic Park bosses agreed to pay contractors an extra £36m to strengthen the roof. The work turned out to be more complex and technically challenging than expected.


Boy missing from mental health unit 'might be a risk to himself'

A teenage boy, missing from mental health unit, 'might be a risk to himself' say police.

Ricky Thorn Credit: Metropolitan Police

17-year-old Ricky Thorn was last seen this morning leaving the Brookside Mental Health Unit in Ilford, east London. Ricky does not have any cash or travel cards on him but could be heading towards central London.

Ricky is described as:

  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • Slim build
  • Medium length brown hair
  • Square framed glasses
  • Wearing a black and white checked long-sleeved shirt and black trousers

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Missing Person Unit at Redbridge police station on 101.

47,800 tonne cruise ship squeezes through Thames Barrier and past the O2 Arena

A 47,800 tonne cruise ship squeezed its way through the Thames Barrier today as part of a maiden voyage.

Viking Star goes through the Thames Barrier Credit: PA

The ship originally set sail on April 11th from Istanbul, making her way through the Mediterranean and eventually into the Atlantic on her way to be christened in Bergen, Norway on May 17th.

Viking Ocean Cruises of the Viking Star going past the O2 Arena Credit: PA

The Viking Star weighs 47,800 tons, 465 cabins and will accommodate 930 passengers.

Viking Ocean Cruises of the Viking Star going past the Royal Navy College in Greenwich Credit: PA
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