London’s Charing Cross station shut due to gas leak: Network Rail

A gas leak has been detected in popular London’s West End at Charing Cross Station (L) (Shutterstock)
Updated 23 January 2018
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London’s Charing Cross station shut due to gas leak: Network Rail

LONDON: UK’s Network Rail said London’s Charing Cross station was closed early on Tuesday due to a gas leak in a nearby road.
Emergency services are dealing with the incident and a cordon and road closures are also in place, the rail service said in a statement.
Some services may be delayed or canceled as a result, it said, adding that the station would be reopened as soon as it gets clearance from emergency services.
Transport for London also tweeted, informing commuters that “A4 Strand / Northumberland St. — Rd is closed” between Trafalgar Square and Bedford Street.


Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester attack anniversary

The singer was performing at the arena when Salman Abedi detonated a suicide device last year. (Invision /AP)
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Ariana Grande sends love to fans on Manchester attack anniversary

  • Tuesday is the anniversary of the Manchester concert bombing that killed 22 people
  • Police say 100 investigators are still working on the case

LONDON: Ariana Grande shared a message of hope with fans Tuesday as dignitaries, survivors, first responders and the people of Manchester gathered to mark the anniversary of the concert bombing that killed 22 people.
The pop star told survivors and the families of victims that she was “thinking of you all today and every day.”
“I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day,” she wrote in a tweet that included a bee, the civic symbol of Manchester.
Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, blew himself up as fans were leaving Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017. Twenty-two concertgoers were killed, and police say more than 800 people were left “with physical and deep psychological injuries.”
Across Manchester, a 19th-century industrial powerhouse turned diverse and creative modern city, residents made defiant statements of unity in the face of extremist violence.