Weekend travel information for 15 June 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 16 and 17 June, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but to ensure your journey goes smoothly please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Central line From 05:00 on Saturday 16 until 05:00 on Sunday 17 June, trains will not stop at Bank station. This is due to platform engineering work. District line On Sunday 17 June, there will be no service between Turnham Green and Richmond. This is due to Network Rail track work. London Overground On Sunday 17 June, there will be no service between: • Willesden Junction and Richmond, due to Network Rail track work • Hackney Downs and Chingford until 08:00, due to Network Rail track work • Highbury & Islington and Shadwell after 21:15, due to Crossrail construction work • Surrey Quays and New Cross…
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SA wen 36ste keer goud op die Chelsea-blommeskou in Londen

Suid-Afrika het Dinsdag vir die 36ste keer goud op die Chelsea-blommeskou in Londen, Engeland, gewen. Die Kirstenbosch-nasionale botaniese tuin se bekroonde uitstalling op die Royal Horticultural Society se Chelsea-blommeskou is deur Leon Kluge ontwerp, sê die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut vir Biodiversiteit (Sanbi) in ’n verklaring. Kluge sê dit was ’n ervaring soos min om Suid-Afrika daar te kon verteenwoordig. “Om ’n toekenning te ontvang, is ’n bonus. Ek en my span hoop ons het Suid-Afrika trots gemaak en dat ons baie mense hier in Europa oortuig het om ons pragtige land te besoek,” sê Kluge in die verklaring. Leon Kluge, tuinontwerper, by die Suid-Afrikaanse uitstalling met die tema “ikoniese landskappe” by die Chelsea-blommeskou in Londen, Engeland. Die Suid-Afrikaanse uitstalling het ’n goue medalje verower. Foto: Facebook Kluge het die leisels vanjaar by die ontwerpers David Davidson en Raymond Hudson oorgeneem wat die Suid-Afrikaanse uitstalling op die skou die afgelo…
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Weekend travel information for 11 May 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 12 -13 May, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May, there will be: Circle line No service between Baker Street and Hammersmith/High Street Kensington, due to line modernisation District line No service between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington, due to line modernisation There will also be no service on Saturday and Sunday before 09:00 and after 21:00 between Earl’s Court and Kensington (Olympia), due to line modernisation and track replacement Hammersmith & City line No service between Baker Street and Hammersmith, due to line modernisation London Overground After 22:30 tonight, Thursday 10 May, there will be no service between Sydenham and West Croydon, due to Network Rail track work. On Saturday 12 …
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South African thespian, Pieter-Dirk Uys performs in London this May and June

Since 1985 satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys has performed in London (mainly at the Tricycle Theatre, sometimes at the old Donmar Warehouse and now at the Soho Theatre) around twenty times with his one-man shows; sometimes with his plays. It’s a city that knows him well and he returns to London in June, this time without his usual armour of false eyelashes, extreme characters and their sketches which helped to deflect the poison arrows of government censorship and political correctness throughout the years of apartheid and even now in the present kleptocracy of the Rainbow Nation. Now in his 72nd year, he no longer glances back at the successes and failures that have strengthened his belief in a constant improvement of his work, but at those small signposts that throughout his life subconsciously have pointed him in a right and original direction – growing up in a white South Africa with his Afrikaner father and his German-Jewish mother, confronting diverse influences on him from gran…
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Weekend travel information for 20 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 21-22 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. Strike action is taking place on the DLR from 04:00 on Friday 20 April, until 03:59 on Tuesday 24 April. The strike has been called over a dispute with KeolisAmey Docklands who operate the DLR on behalf of TfL. We aim to offer a limited service over the four days, which coincide with the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April. For up to date information on what services may operate. London Overground * On Sunday 22 April, there is no service between: * Euston and Kilburn High Road until 12:15 and after 20:30, due to Network Rail track work and Network Rail work at Euston to enable High Speed Two (HS2) * Surrey Quays and New Cross after 20:45, due to Crossrail construction work * Sydenham and Crystal Palace from 20:45 until 23:15…
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Weekend travel information for 13 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 14-15 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground District line All weekend there is no service between Turnham Green and Richmond, due to Network Rail signalling repairs and track replacement. Metropolitan line On Sunday there is no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park until 09:30 and after 20:30, due to ballast & track replacement. London Overground Today, Thursday 12 April, there is no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:45, due to Network Rail track work. All weekend there is no service between Willesden Junction and Richmond, due to Network Rail track work. On Sunday 15 April, there is no service between: • Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail construction work • Camden Road and…
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Weekend travel information for 6 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 7-8 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Due to ballast and track replacement, there is no service: Metropolitan line On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge Piccadilly line On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, between South Harrow and Uxbridge London Overground There will be no service: From Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April between: • Gospel Oak and Barking, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Crouch Hill station will be closed, with no staff or ticketing facilities available, due to Network Rail bridge work On Sunday 8 April between: • New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon, due to Network Rail track and infrastructure work • Surrey Quays and New Cross after 20:45, due to Cr…
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Moving abroad: The top five cities South Africans should consider

As beautiful as South Africa can be, sometimes you’ve just got to fly the nest. So with the help of Nestpick, we’re looking at some of the most attractive options for those of us considering moving abroad. Compared to previous generations, we have been lucky enough to travel around the world for many different reasons, either for pleasure and curiosity of exploring what we can find behind the doors of our comfort zone or simply for gap years or educational exchanges. Whichever your reason might be and even though most popular destinations among expats include Australia, USA, UK and New Zealand, there are some top cities that definitely attract a larger audience of expats eager to live and work abroad. Nestpick, a search aggregator for apartment rentals all over the world, has analysed different factors in some of the most attractive cities for expats in order to assess the costs of renting a flat there and furnishing it. The best cities for South Africans moving abroad: Lo…
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Weekend travel information for 23 March 2018

London Underground Due to line modernisation work, all weekend there will be: Circle line No service on the entire line District line No service between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington Hammersmith & City line No service between Moorgate and Hammersmith Metropolitan line No service between Aldgate and Wembley Park London Overground There will be no service on: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March between: • Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters), due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail construction work and Network Rail infrastructure work Sunday 25 March between: • Liverpool Street and Walthamstow Central, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • South Tottenham and Barking until 12:30, due to Network Rail track work On Saturday 24 March, trains will not stop at: • Cambridge Heath station, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • London Fields st…
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Weekend travel information for 16 March 2018

London Underground Due to ballast and track replacement, and points and crossings refurbishment, there will be: Metropolitan line No service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge Piccadilly line No service between South Harrow and Uxbridge London Overground There will be no service on: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March between: • Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail construction work and Network Rail infrastructure work • Sydenham and West Croydon, due to Network Rail infrastructure work Sunday 18 March between: • Camden Road and Stratford from 21:45, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction from 22:00, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Gospel Oak and Barking (eastbound) until 09:00, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters)/ Walthamstow Central, due to Network Rail infrastructure work TfL Rail This weekend th…
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