Weekend travel information for 3 August 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 4 and 5 August, 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 Triathlon The London Triathlon will take place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August. On the Saturday, the event will take place within the ExCeL area in East London, with road closures from 05:00 between Gallions Reach Roundabout and Leamouth Roundabout, including Lower Lea Crossing, Royal Albert Way eastbound and roads around the ExCeL. Lane closures will be in place on The Highway in both directions to allow barriers to be laid in advance of the second day of the event.

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Weekend travel information for 27 July 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 28 and 29 July, 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. Prudential RideLondon The annual Prudential RideLondon weekend festival of cycling is taking place over the weekend. The routes will be closed to traffic. Road users are advised to avoid the affected areas wherever possible. Buses will be on diversion or stop short of their destinations. Tube and Rail will be the best way to get around during the weekend.

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On Saturday, the event route is in central London. Some roads will be closed from 05:00 until 19:30. On Sunday, the…
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Weekend travel information for 13 July 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 14 and 15 July, 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 00:45 on Saturday 14 and all day Sunday 15 July, Central line trains will not stop at Bank station. This includes Night Tube. For Bank, exit at St. Paul’s station. This is due to platform engineering work. Metropolitan line On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park. This is due to ballast and track replacement work. London Overground On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, there will be no service between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. This is due to Network Rail infrastructure work and Earls Court development work. Buses Bus users …
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New visa rules good news for South Africans looking for work in the UK

The UK Home Office has announced that it will henceforth no longer include doctors and nurses in the cap on the Tier 2 Visa cap. This is according to immigration consultants Breytenbachs, which notes that every month, since December 2017, the monthly quota for the Tier 2 Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) was reached. “Many UK businesses that applied for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) to employ non-EU workers were not able to obtain the CoS they require,” it said. “When a CoS is not issued, the employing company subsequently has to wait for the next monthly round of allocations of the Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship. Furthermore, it is not only a waiting game, but they have to lodge a new CoS application for consideration each month to be considered,” it said. “The implication was a growing shortage of staff at the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, as well as a negative impact on other sectors in the UK economy. Note, however, that cert…
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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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A re-invented, revived version of SA’s best-loved shoe is now available in the UK and Europe

South Africans abroad – this good news is for you! - Actually, it’s good news for anybody who wants to own a pair of SA’s most loved and well-known shoes – the humble (and highly sought after) VELDSKOEN™ are now available online. A bit more about the shoe The company has revived and re-invented the classic brown leather shoe by adding soles and laces in eight bright colours. Now you can get yourself a pair delivered straight to your door all over Europe and the UK! The shoes – which come in red, green, blue, pink, yellow, orange, and the more traditional black and grey – launched in South Africa exactly a year ago, in April 2017, and will now be leaving tracks all over Europe after the official UK and European launch in London, at the end of April 2018. How the shoe was reborn Company founders, Nick Dreyer and Ross Zondagh decided to make their own, updated version of the South African classic in August 2016, while watching the Olympic Games. They saw that the South A…
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Weekend travel information for 5 May 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this bank holiday weekend, 5 - 7 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 Sunday 6 May, due to Network Rail track works, there will be no service between Stonebridge Park and Harrow & Wealdstone From Saturday 5 until Monday 7 May, due to line modernisation, there will be: Circle line No service on the entire line District line No service between Tower Hill and West Ham Hammersmith & City line No service between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Barking Metropolitan line No service between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Aldgate London Overground Today, Thursday 3 May, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:30, due to Network Rail track work. From Saturday 5 until Monday 7 May, trains will not stop at Whitechapel, due t…
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Weekend travel information for 27 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 28-29 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 On Sunday 29 April, due to line modernisation, there is no service Circle line On the entire line District line Between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington Hammersmith & City line Between Moorgate and Hammersmith Metropolitan line Between Aldgate and Wembley Park London Overground On Sunday 29 April, there is no service between: • Romford and Upminster, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Surrey Quays and New Cross from 20:45, due to Crossrail construction work • Sydenham and Crystal Palace from 20:45 until 23:15, due to Crossrail construction work • Highbury & Islington and Shadwell from 21:15, due to Crossrail construction work From Monday 30 April until Thur…
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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 30 March 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 31 March - 1 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 There will be no service Circle line On Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April between Edgware Road and Hammersmith, while we test new signalling District line From Saturday 31 March until Sunday 1 April between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington, while we test new signalling Hammersmith & City line From Friday 30 March until Sunday 1 April between Edgware Road and Hammersmith, while we test new signalling Northern line From Friday 30 March until Monday 2 April between Charing Cross/Moorgate to Golders Green/East Finchley, while we carry out points works at Camden Also, on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 April, all southbound trains from Edgware will be via Charing Cross and all train…
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