Volcanic Ash Disrupts Air Traffic

The current disruption to air traffic caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland has had far-reaching consequences. Beyond the immediate impact on passengers, airlines and the rest of the travel industry; as the disruption persists, the effect on many companies’ supply chains is starting to be felt. Much will be written on these issues in […]

Power Cuts at Royal Free Hospital

On the morning of Tuesday 6th of April, the Royal Free Hospital suffered a power cut. Ambulances had to be diverted from A&E, elective surgery was cancelled and non-urgent outpatient appointments postponed. Staff also lost access to IT systems. Power was restored that afternoon and A&E was receiving ambulances again by 3.30. Surprisingly, it is […]

Flood at BT Exchange

A BT exchange in Paddington flooded early on the morning of 31st March. There was extensive disruption to phone and broadband services in the immediate vicinity, including phone lines to the Royal Free Hospital; as well as a knock-on effect on other exchanges. The floodwater was cleared by the morning of 1st April enabling BT […]