Travelling from West Ruislip to Stratford station on the central line, a journey which usually takes about an hour, took me around three hours because of the fire alert and subsequent part-suspension of the line.
Hundreds of passengers were redirected to West Ham station and walked from there.
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The controversial extraction method has given some an economic lifeline but others say it has ruined the tranquility of the area.
After unseasonably windy weather today with gales and big battering waves along exposed western coastal spots a little calmer into tomorrow