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The WHO have decided that Swine Flu has reached such levels as to be classified as a global flu pandemic. This is due to the rapid increase in cases in the UK, Australia, Japan and Chile. There are now some 30,000 cases worldwide, and there have been 141 deaths, none of which have been in [...]

The WHO have decided that Swine Flu has reached such levels as to be classified as a global flu pandemic. This is due to the rapid increase in cases in the UK, Australia, Japan and Chile. There are now some 30,000 cases worldwide, and there have been 141 deaths, none of which have been in [...]

The Bullring in Birmingham is closed for a second day following a chemical scare that has left 30 people seeking medical attention. The shopping centre was closed yesterday, and then re-opened this morning, before being evacuated again after people started suffering from symptoms. Police do not yet know if the cause is an accident or [...]

A fire at lunchtime today led to the evacuation of the European Commission building in Brussels. No-one was hurt in the incident, although the building is expected to be closed until at least Tuesday. There was initial confusion about the source of the fire, as the ventilation system carried smoke and fumes down to the [...]

Swine ‘Flu Update

The World Health Organisation (WHO) have upped the alert state to Level 5, suggesting that a Pandemic is imminent, whilst swine 'flu is now confirmed to have reached 12 countries in 3 different continents. The number of confirmed cases in Mexico has risen to around 300. 12 people are known to have died from the [...]

Mexican Swine Flu

An outbreak of swine flu virus has killed 81 in Mexico, with further cases being found in the United States. New Zealand, France and Israel has also reported suspected cases. The government in Mexico has imposed restrictions, closing public buildings, including schools, and cancelling public events. Some 70% of bars and restaurants in Mexico City [...]

Channel Blockade Again

French fisherman have formed blockades at Calais, Dunkirk and Boulogne. The blockades started yesterday, 14 April 2009, and are still on-going, with one ferry carrying almost 400 passengers being turned back from Calais. Operation Stack has been implemented on the M20, with hundreds of lorries being held in a queue. Ferry companies will need Incident [...]

Digger Cuts Communications

A third party contractor working on the Olympics Village dug through fibre optic and copper cables over the weekend, taking out broad-band and PSTN for the East End of London and beyond.....causing problems that are still on-going. The BT cables were severed on Saturday (4th April 2009) and even by 8th April were still causing [...]