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Half a million litres of water pumped from train tunnel

A spokesman for train operator Thameslink says more than half a million litres of water have been pumped from a rail tunnel between Farringdon and St Pancras stations.

Travellers faced severe disruption this morning cased by flooding in the tunnel after a watermain burst on Friday.

A normal service is expected to run tomorrow.

Stuart Cheshire, Passenger Service Director for Thameslink, said: "After four days of disruption we're pleased to confirm that we will be able to operate to our normal timetable tomorrow.

"This has been incredibly frustrating for everyone and I would like to thank our passengers for their patience as well as railway staff for all their hard work."


Woman left in critical condition after being hit by a van

A woman is in a critical condition after hit by a van in central London. Emergency services were called to Farringdon Road at around 4: 30 this morning.

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The woman, thought to be in her 20s, was a pedestrian. She is being treated for a serious head injury.

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In a statement, the Met Police said: "We are appealing for information following a road traffic collision which left a woman pedestrian critically injured. There have been no arrests."

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Video appearing to show motorist punching cyclist being investigated by police

A video appearing to show a man get out a car and punch a cyclist during the morning rush hour in central London is being investigated by police. The white Audi stops in a 'bike box' at traffic lights, an area designated for cyclists. The cyclist points out the driver's mistake, but he speeds off.

They both meet again at the next set of lights on Farringdon Road, where a man appears to get out his car and hit the cyclist.

The video was recorded on Thursday the 23 of January at around 9am.

Video: YouTube/Jade Bug


Crossrail skeletons thought to be plague victims

The first evidence of a lost London burial ground has been uncovered by archaeologists working on the Crossrail project. Historical records referenced a Farringdon burial ground dubbed no mans land which opened during the Black Death Plague in 1348.

Despite significant development in the area the burial ground has not been located, until now. The limited written records suggest up to 50,000 people may have been buried there in less than three years. Nick Thatcher reports

'Black Death' skeletons found in Farringdon

More than a dozen skeletons thought to be victims of The Black Death have been unearthed in the City of London. Credit: Crossrail
So far the skeletons of 13 adults have been found under Charterhouse Square in Farringdon during excavation work for the Crossrail project. Credit: Crossrail
Archaeologists made the discovery 8ft below the road that surrounds the gardens in the centre of the square. Credit: Crossrail
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