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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.


38 arrests made during Notting Hill Carnival

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Thirty-eight people have been arrested today at the Notting Hill Carnival which attracted up to a million people.

Ten people were arrested for drug offences, two for sexual offences and three for criminal damage.

Other offences includes grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon and public order.

Yesterday a 15-year-old boy was charged for possessing a knife and banned from attending the Carnival.

He will appear in court in mid-September.

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