Ninety-one per cent of workers stay at home during strikes: Footfall in London is BELOW December Omicron scare as rail workers bring the country to a halt again in pursuit of a massive pay rise

More than 90% of office workers in London were forced to WFH on the first day of Mick Lynch's rail strikes Britain's railways and underground face third day of chaos following biggest rail strikes in 30 years Just 20% of services will be running while many parts of the country brought to a complete standstillWalkouts will condemn millions of workers, patients needing vital care and students to misery Train strike live: Follow the latest TfL Tube and UK rail updates here as traffic chaos builds throughout country 

More than 90% of office workers in London were forced to WFH on the first day of Mick Lynch’s rail strikes, as the RMT unleashes more travel chaos across Britain today.

The average office occupancy in the capital was just 9% on Tuesday compared with 42% per cent last week – lower even than during the peak of December’s Omicron scare.

Occupancy levels yesterday rose to 23%, according to data from technology company Freespace shared with MailOnline. Across the UK, the average occupancy was 22%, just over half of the normal rate of 40%. Before the pandemic, average office occupancy nation-wide was around 60%.

The fresh data demonstrates that militant Lynch has dealt a crippling blow to Boris Johnson’s anti-WFH drive by effectively plunging Britain back into ‘another lockdown’.

Today’s mass walkout is also likely to inflict another devastating blow to the UK’s flailing economy, with experts warning that the strike action could clobber the beleaguered hospitality sector by £500million this week alone. The Night-Time Industries Association has today warned that businesses are suffering up to 40% lost trade due to the strikes.

Comparing it to the darkest days of the Covid shutdowns, chief executive Michael Kill said: ‘Long-term strike action will lead to an irreparable loss of business and jobs, after so much hard work has been put into recovery in the last 12 months.’

This morning, King’s Cross/St Pancras, Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool Street station and Newcastle Central were all deserted as people were again forced to WFH.

Traffic congestion on London’s roads increased during rush hour today, and was actually higher between 8am and 9am compared to last week, at 83% between 8am and 9am this morning versus 75% during the same hour last Tuesday, according to data from traffic analyst TomTom. There were 1,930 traffic jams in London, covering a total length of 830 miles. However, it was still significantly up on 48% on Monday, the day before the industrial action began. And it was also an increase on the 52% recorded in that time slot on Tuesday last week.

Britons are now being warned to brace for potential strikes in two weeks after socialist firebrand Lynch threatened to ‘continue with our industrial campaign until we get a negotiated settlement’. The RMT’s National Executive Committee can announce further strike dates with just two weeks’ notice. Network Rail is expecting a decision on new strike dates to be made as early as next week. Whitehall and railway officials fear the next wave could begin on July 9 in a blow to summer holidaymakers.

Just 20% of trains are running today, with rail lines will only be open between 7.30am and 6.30pm today. Members of the drivers’ union Aslef on Greater Anglia are also striking today in a separate dispute over pay. Though Tube workers are not on strike today, this morning there are delays and part suspensions on the Bakerloo, Elizabeth and Hammersmith & City Lines and the Overground.

RMT members have gone on picket lines in cities across the country including Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester and Leeds. They were even joined by Thatcher’s arch-rival Arthur Scargill, the former boss of the National Union of Mineworkers who unleashed a series of miners strikes during the mid-1980s to prevent the closure of uneconomic pits.

Ministers fear Britain could face a summer of strikes as unions flex their muscles in pursuit of inflation-busting pay rises.

The National Education Union yesterday warned that schools could be next in line for strike action unless ministers stump up ‘inflation-plus pay increases for all teachers’. Unions representing doctors, nurses, civil servants and postal workers are also threatening industrial action over pay. Some have even demanded settlements 5% above inflation – which yesterday hit 9.1%.

It comes as the Government plots to rush forward new laws today which end the ban on using agency workers to break strikes.

Labour vowed to oppose the move last night, with deputy leader Angela Rayner describing it as a ‘recipe for disaster’.

However, Keir Starmer’s authority is ‘on the line’ after a string of Labour frontbenchers ignored the party whips and went on picket lines on Tuesday.



More than 90% of office workers in London were forced to WFH on the first day of Mick Lynch's rail strikes. The average office occupancy in the capital was just 9% on Tuesday compared with 42% per cent last Tuesday - lower even than during the peak of December's Omicron scare. Yesterday occupancy levels rose to 23%, according to data from tech company Freespace

More than 90% of office workers in London were forced to WFH on the first day of Mick Lynch’s rail strikes. The average office occupancy in the capital was just 9% on Tuesday compared with 42% per cent last Tuesday – lower even than during the peak of December’s Omicron scare. Yesterday occupancy levels rose to 23%, according to data from tech company Freespace

KINGS CROSS: Kings Cross Station was deserted this morning as millions of commuters face a third day of chaos

KINGS CROSS: Kings Cross Station was deserted this morning as millions of commuters face a third day of chaos

BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Grand Central station is deserted this morning on the second day of national rail strikes

BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham Grand Central station is deserted this morning on the second day of national rail strikes

MANCHESTER: An almost deserted Manchester Piccadilly station this morning on the second day of mass strikes

MANCHESTER: An almost deserted Manchester Piccadilly station this morning on the second day of mass strikes

STRATFORD: Empty platforms at Stratford station this morning as train services are disrupted by the national strikes

STRATFORD: Empty platforms at Stratford station this morning as train services are disrupted by the national strikes

NEWCASTLE: A deserted Newcastle station this morning as Mick Lynch's RMT goes on strike

NEWCASTLE: A deserted Newcastle station this morning as Mick Lynch’s RMT goes on strike

EUSTON: A single passenger looks at the departures board at Euston station in London this morning

EUSTON: A single passenger looks at the departures board at Euston station in London this morning

EDINBURGH: Passengers at a quiet Edinburgh Waverley station this morning as rail workers go on strike

EDINBURGH: Passengers at a quiet Edinburgh Waverley station this morning as rail workers go on strike

LIVERPOOL STREET: A railway worker checks his phone as he waits by tickets at Liverpool Street station in London today

LIVERPOOL STREET: A railway worker checks his phone as he waits by tickets at Liverpool Street station in London today

EDINBURGH: Empty platforms at Edinburgh Waverley station this morning on the second day of national rail strikes

EDINBURGH: Empty platforms at Edinburgh Waverley station this morning on the second day of national rail strikes

WESTMINSTER: Commuters cycle through Parliament Square in Westminster on their way to work today

WESTMINSTER: Commuters cycle through Parliament Square in Westminster on their way to work today

SALFORD: A six-mile traffic jam builds along the A580 near Salford this morning

SALFORD: A six-mile traffic jam builds along the A580 near Salford this morning

GREENWICH: Traffic queues on the A102M Blackwall Tunnel approach in Greenwich this morning

GREENWICH: Traffic queues on the A102M Blackwall Tunnel approach in Greenwich this morning

Traffic congestion on London's roads increased during rush hour today, and was actually higher between 8am and 9am compared to last week, at 83% between 8am and 9am this morning versus 75% during the same hour last Tuesday, according to data from traffic analyst TomTom. There were 1,930 traffic jams in London, covering a total length of 830 miles

Traffic congestion on London’s roads increased during rush hour today, and was actually higher between 8am and 9am compared to last week, at 83% between 8am and 9am this morning versus 75% during the same hour last Tuesday, according to data from traffic analyst TomTom. There were 1,930 traffic jams in London, covering a total length of 830 miles

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch outside Euston station in London today as he appears on ITV's Good Morning Britain

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch outside Euston station in London today as he appears on ITV’s Good Morning Britain

NEWCASTLE: RMT members outside Newcastle station as train services are disrupted by the national strikes today

NEWCASTLE: RMT members outside Newcastle station as train services are disrupted by the national strikes today

MANCHESTER: RMT workers outside Manchester train station with speakerphones and pickets on the table today

MANCHESTER: RMT workers outside Manchester train station with speakerphones and pickets on the table today

RMT members join picket lines in cities across the UK including Bristol, Leeds and Nottingham this morning

RMT members join picket lines in cities across the UK including Bristol, Leeds and Nottingham this morning

PERIVALE: Heavy traffic queues on the A40 at Perivale in West London today as commuters battle to get into work

PERIVALE: Heavy traffic queues on the A40 at Perivale in West London today as commuters battle to get into work

PETERBOROUGH: Trains waiting in sidings near Peterborough station on the second day of the nationwide rail strike today

PETERBOROUGH: Trains waiting in sidings near Peterborough station on the second day of the nationwide rail strike today



AVANTI WEST COAST: The operator plans to run one train per hour on strike days from London Euston to each of Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Preston, with a limited service onwards to Glasgow. The last trains will leave Euston mid-afternoon. There will be no Avanti West Coast services to North Wales, Shrewsbury, Blackpool and Edinburgh on strike days

AVANTI WEST COAST: The operator plans to run one train per hour on strike days from London Euston to each of Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Preston, with a limited service onwards to Glasgow. The last trains will leave Euston mid-afternoon. There will be no Avanti West Coast services to North Wales, Shrewsbury, Blackpool and Edinburgh on strike days

c2c: The operator providing services for Essex will run two trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon; two trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham; and no trains via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred

c2c: The operator providing services for Essex will run two trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon; two trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham; and no trains via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred

CHILTERN RAILWAYS: The service will be extremely limited on the strike days, with the following pattern expected

CHILTERN RAILWAYS: The service will be extremely limited on the strike days, with the following pattern expected

CROSSCOUNTRY: The network will be running a 'significantly reduced service' on the strike days next week as shown above

CROSSCOUNTRY: The network will be running a ‘significantly reduced service’ on the strike days next week as shown above

EAST MIDLANDS RAILWAY: The operator will run one train per hour between Nottingham and London, Sheffield and London, Corby and London, Derby and Matlock, Derby and Nottingham, Leicester and Nottingham and Nottingham and Sheffield

EAST MIDLANDS RAILWAY: The operator will run one train per hour between Nottingham and London, Sheffield and London, Corby and London, Derby and Matlock, Derby and Nottingham, Leicester and Nottingham and Nottingham and Sheffield


And this morning, Mick Whitley, the MP for Birkenhead, joined RMT members outside Liverpool Lime Street station as he blamed the Government for the strikes. Yesterday Boris Johnson slammed Sir Keir for refusing to condemn activists staging the biggest strike for 30 years.

Frances O’Grady, head of the TUC, also slammed the anti-strike laws as ‘unworkable’. She said: ‘Bringing in less qualified agency staff to deliver important services will endanger public safety, worsen disputes and poison industrial relations.’

Elizabeth Line passengers faced fresh disruption on Thursday morning as vandalism forced the operator to close part of the track.

Commuters heading towards Shenfield will have to change at Liverpool Street for the Central Line, then back to the Elizabeth Line at Stratford to continue their journey.

‘Somebody threw something on the track between Stratford and Liverpool Street,’ one staff member said at Liverpool Street station. ‘I don’t know why, some people are just not OK.’

At Liverpool Lime Street station there were a handful of passengers waiting for trains this morning.

Just four trains were scheduled to depart from the usually busy terminal between 8.30am and 10am, two to London Euston and two to Alderley Edge in Cheshire, via Manchester.

Mr Whitley said: ‘I think every Labour MP should come out. Let’s have it right, the Labour Party was born out of the trade union movement and they are our political voice in Parliament so every Labour MP should be out.’

He said a pay deal reached with Merseyrail reinforced the argument that the Government was ‘manufacturing the dispute’.

‘We don’t want to mess up people’s travel arrangements but if you’re pushed into a corner you have got to do something,’ he added.

RMT regional council secretary Darren Pilling said the reaction to the picket line at Liverpool Lime Street station had been supportive.

He said: ‘Although we’re being told we are on our own and people don’t support our actions, people do understand exactly what this is all about because every one else is suffering just as much as we are. I stood here for eight hours on Tuesday and had nothing but support and praise from people.’

Mr Pilling said he believed the dispute could be resolved if the union was allowed to speak to managers without Government involvement.

He added: ‘I genuinely hope this is the last time we’ll be stood outside Liverpool Lime Street for a long time. I want to be going about my normal business. But, we will not meekly stand by and allow our members to be treated in such an abominable manner.’

Crowds of holidaymakers fretted about missing their flights as train delays left them stuck at London’s Liverpool Street station.

PICCADILLY CIRCUS: A quiet Piccadilly Circus in central London this morning on the second day of national strikes

PICCADILLY CIRCUS: A quiet Piccadilly Circus in central London this morning on the second day of national strikes

CITY OF LONDON: Moorgate in the City of London is quiet as town and city centres are deserted by Mick Lynch's strikes

CITY OF LONDON: Moorgate in the City of London is quiet as town and city centres are deserted by Mick Lynch’s strikes

BIRMINGHAM: The streets of Birmingham city centre were quiet this morning as RMT workers go on strike

BIRMINGHAM: The streets of Birmingham city centre were quiet this morning as RMT workers go on strike

SALFORD: A six-mile traffic jam builds up on the A580 near Salford this morning

SALFORD: A six-mile traffic jam builds up on the A580 near Salford this morning

WESTMINSTER: A group of cyclists pass Parliament Square in Westminster this morning on their way to work

WESTMINSTER: A group of cyclists pass Parliament Square in Westminster this morning on their way to work

BIRMINGHAM: Commuters clamber onto buses in Birmingham today as strikes paralyse the UK

BIRMINGHAM: Commuters clamber onto buses in Birmingham today as strikes paralyse the UK

BARNHAM: Signs at the closed Barnham train station in West Sussex this morning

BARNHAM: Signs at the closed Barnham train station in West Sussex this morning

BIRMINGHAM: Busy roads as commuters drive into Birmingham city centre today on the second day of rail strikes

BIRMINGHAM: Busy roads as commuters drive into Birmingham city centre today on the second day of rail strikes

PERIVALE: As the second day of rail strikes gets underway, heavy traffic is pictured on all three lanes on the A40

PERIVALE: As the second day of rail strikes gets underway, heavy traffic is pictured on all three lanes on the A40

NEWCASTLE: Empty platforms at Newcastle station this morning as RMT workers across Britain go on strike

NEWCASTLE: Empty platforms at Newcastle station this morning as RMT workers across Britain go on strike

PETERBOROUGH: Freight trains beside the East Coast main lines in Peterborough today

PETERBOROUGH: Freight trains beside the East Coast main lines in Peterborough today

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY: On strike days, a limited service will operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm on the green routes

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY: On strike days, a limited service will operate between 7.30am and 6.30pm on the green routes

GREATER ANGLIA: The normal route map for Greater Anglia is pictured. The network will be running a much-reduced service

GREATER ANGLIA: The normal route map for Greater Anglia is pictured. The network will be running a much-reduced service

HULL TRAINS: The operator will only be running between Doncaster and London King’s Cross on the three strike days

HULL TRAINS: The operator will only be running between Doncaster and London King’s Cross on the three strike days

LNER: The operator says it will be running only 38 per cent of its usual trains, with the last from London to Edinburgh at 2pm

LNER: The operator says it will be running only 38 per cent of its usual trains, with the last from London to Edinburgh at 2pm

LONDON NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY: The strike will have a significant impact on travel. Normal services are shown above

LONDON NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY: The strike will have a significant impact on travel. Normal services are shown above

NORTHERN RAIL: Only a fraction of the Northern Rail network will run on strike days. The full normal route map is pictured

NORTHERN RAIL: Only a fraction of the Northern Rail network will run on strike days. The full normal route map is pictured

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY: There will be no trains beyond Southampton to Weymouth; or beyond Basingstoke to Exeter

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY: There will be no trains beyond Southampton to Weymouth; or beyond Basingstoke to Exeter

LONDON -- This Transport for London map shows greyed-out lines for those that will be affected by disruption on Tuesday all day, and Wednesday morning. 'Severe disruption or no service' is expected on all Tube lines from the start of Tuesday until at least 8am on Wednesday. Only the Croydon Tramlink and Docklands Light Railway are shown as running normally

LONDON — This Transport for London map shows greyed-out lines for those that will be affected by disruption on Tuesday all day, and Wednesday morning. ‘Severe disruption or no service’ is expected on all Tube lines from the start of Tuesday until at least 8am on Wednesday. Only the Croydon Tramlink and Docklands Light Railway are shown as running normally

SOUTHEASTERN - Limited services set to run between London, Kent and East Sussex next week on June 21, 23 and 25

SOUTHEASTERN – Limited services set to run between London, Kent and East Sussex next week on June 21, 23 and 25

WEST MIDLANDS RAILWAY: The operator says the strike will have 'considerable impact'. Its normal route map is shown above

WEST MIDLANDS RAILWAY: The operator says the strike will have ‘considerable impact’. Its normal route map is shown above

TRANSPORT FOR WALES: Almost the entire Transport for Wales network (shown above) will be closed during the strike days

TRANSPORT FOR WALES: Almost the entire Transport for Wales network (shown above) will be closed during the strike days

SCOTRAIL: This map shows the normal network run by ScotRail. Only five lines will be able to run on strike days

SCOTRAIL: This map shows the normal network run by ScotRail. Only five lines will be able to run on strike days

GREAT NORTHERN, GATWICK EXPRESS, SOUTHERN AND THAMESLINK: This map from Govia Thameslink Railway shows the trains expected to operate on its network during strike action next week on June 21, 23 and 25 - a fraction of normal services

GREAT NORTHERN, GATWICK EXPRESS, SOUTHERN AND THAMESLINK: This map from Govia Thameslink Railway shows the trains expected to operate on its network during strike action next week on June 21, 23 and 25 – a fraction of normal services

The Stansted Express normally leaves twice an hour from Britain’s third-busiest station, but strike action has reduced this down to one.

One man, who was returning to Sofia in Bulgaria after three days in London, complained in broken English that the experience was ‘stressful’.

Asked how much longer he expected to wait, the man – who had been stranded at the station for half an hour – said: ‘I don’t know, I’m just looking at the board, I hope not too long.I wouldn’t say it’s frustrating because I’m here on holidays, but it’s a bit stressful’.

RMT negotiators last night stormed out of talks to avert today’s strikes after Network Rail wrote a letter saying it was going ahead with 1,800 staff cuts.

The union, which is striking over jobs and pay, said it would not get back around the table unless the letter was withdrawn, sparking a furious stand-off. It means another 24-hour walkout on the railways will go ahead today, with another on Saturday looking almost certain.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch took aim at the Transport Secretary, saying: ‘Grant Shapps has wrecked these negotiations by not allowing Network Rail to withdraw their letter threatening redundancy for… our members.

‘Until the Government unshackles Network Rail and the train operating companies, it is not going to be possible for a negotiated settlement to be agreed.’

Mr Shapps branded Lynch a liar and called on the union to ‘stop wasting time’ and get back to the negotiating table.

The row came as it emerged the RMT was informally offered a rise of more than 3 per cent in return for modernised work practices.

Rail chiefs have accused union barons of holding the country to ransom over ‘archaic’ methods which see up to nine engineers sent just to ‘change a plug socket’.

Commuters faced more misery yesterday as union tactics meant only 60 per cent of services were able to run because of the knock-on from Tuesday’s strikes.

Huge crowds built up outside Tube and rail stations, with some opening as late as 8.30am during rush hour. Network Rail signallers and control room staff who would usually have worked overnight to make sure trains left on time yesterday missed their shifts after taking part in Tuesday’s strike.

Secondary legislation to scrap the ban on agency workers will be introduced today and is expected to take effect next month. Government sources acknowledge that some skilled roles, such as railway signallers, will be impossible to replace.

But they believe other vital roles, such as train dispatchers, could be carried out by agency staff.

Like Tuesday’s walkout, under a fifth of trains will run today and only for 11 hours. Up to 50% of services will run on key inter-city routes.

Meanwhile, members of the drivers’ union Aslef on Greater Anglia will strike on Thursday in a separate dispute over pay.

The company, which is also affected by the RMT strike, advised passengers to travel only if it was necessary.

The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) announced that its members at Merseyrail had accepted a 7.1% pay offer.

General secretary Manuel Cortes said: ‘What this clearly shows is our union, and sister unions, are in no way a block on finding the solutions needed to avoid a summer of discontent on the railways.

‘Rather, it is the Government who are intent on digging in their heels. Grant Shapps would be wise to start talking seriously to our union as we ballot for industrial action on our railways up and down the land.’

A Rail Delivery Group spokesperson: ‘With passenger numbers still at only 80% of pre-pandemic levels the industry remains committed to giving a fair deal on pay while taking no more than its fair share from taxpayers.

‘We can only achieve that by making improvements – like offering better services on a Sunday – that reflect the changing needs of passengers so we can attract more back.

‘We call on the RMT leadership to continue to talk so that we can secure a thriving long-term future for the railway and its workforce.

‘Our advice to passengers remains the same, only travel by rail if absolutely necessary, check before you travel and make sure you know the time of your first and last trains.’

A Network Rail spokesperson said: ‘We are disappointed that the RMT have again chosen to walk away from negotiations without agreeing a deal. We remain available for talks – day or night – and will do everything we can to avoid further disruption for our passengers.

‘As a result of this needless and premature strike, rail services will look much like they did on Tuesday – starting later in the morning and finishing much earlier in the evening (around 6.30pm).

‘We are asking passengers to please check before you travel, be conscious of when your last available train is departing, and only travel by train if necessary.’

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Disgraced Empire actor Jussie Smollett returned to the red carpet on Sunday donning a tan jacket with baggy brown pants reaching below his heels and black leather shoesSmollett, 40, seemed almost care-free ahead of the BET Awards on Sunday, months after he was released from a Chicago county prison after serving just six days of a 150-day sentenceHe was convicted in December of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack that he staged with two Nigerian brothersThe Illinois Appellate Court ordered a stay on his sentence in March as he sought an appeal of his convictionSmollett has since tried to rebrand himself in Hollywood, directing the BET+ original movie B-Boy Blues, and releasing his song Thank You God, which touches on his recent legal troubles Read more »

Sunrise reporter debuts her 'disgusting' GO THE BLUES tattoo after losing a State Of Origin bet to New South Wales colleague

Sunrise sports reporter Katie Brown was has been left with a regrettable tattoo, after losing a State Of Origin bet to her New South Wales supporter colleague Michelle Bishop over the ... Read more »

Blac Chyna wears plunging gold dress with spikes at the 2022 BET Awards in Los Angeles

Blac Chyna was pictured while attending the 2022 BET Awards, which took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. The 34-year-old media personality stood out while ... Read more »

Outrage as principal at one of Australia's most expensive schools is allowed to install a luxury plunge pool at his private residence: 'Doesn't pass the pub test'

Principal slammed over plan to build plunge pool at on-site residence of schoolThe King's School headmaster Tony George had plans approved by councilQuestions raised about school's expenditure and hefty fees for its students  Read more »

How the Kid Laroi's mother has been charged over an alleged $849 laser clinic credit card con - and the VERY Hollywood reason the teen pop sensation's mum didn't show her face in front of a judge

Australian star's mum Sloane Howard arrested on fraud charges in SydneyShe pleaded not guilty to charges, linked to alleged fraudulent credit card useThe Kid Laroi has paid tribute to his mother during sometimes tough upbringing  Read more »

Seven people taking part in fishing competition are airlifted to safety after their 39-foot boat was struck by lightning and lost power leaving them stranded 100miles off the coast of Florida

The group was participating in a fishing tournament when their boat was struck by lightning leaving them dead in the waterThe boat's owner said that he immediately set off an electronic position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)It took the Coast Guard around two hours to reach them None of the group suffered any injuries, one member of the party is more than six months pregnantOne member of the party stressed the importance of having an EPIRB when going boating saying the group would still be stranded if it wasn't for the beacon Read more »

Hobbycraft names location of three new stores after rise in profits

© Hobbycraft Hobbycraft will expand to three new sites Arts and crafts retail chain Hobbycraft is to create more stores and jobs after posting a lift in profits for the ... Read more »

Wild moment a furious driver stuck in traffic SCREAMS at climate pest who blocked the Sydney Harbour Tunnel and chained herself to the steering wheel with a bike lock: 'You're f***ing everyone's day up'

Outraged commuter erupted at climate activist who blocked traffic in SydneyMali, 22, parked her car across road leading into Harbour Tunnel on MondayAngry commuter walked up to her car window before verbally abusing her  Read more »

Furious Queensland fan rips a TV off the wall at a pub and slams it into a dumpster after NSW smash the Maroons in State of Origin – but all is NOT as it seems

New South Wales defeated Queensland 44-12 in State of Origin on Sunday nightA video has emerged of a man appearing to rip a TV off a hotel wall after the lossThe man is wearing a Queensland scarf and he takes the TV outside to a binHe then throws the television into the bin while spectators laugh hysterically  Read more »

Author Julie Bindel vows to sue Nottingham City Council over 'illegal' library ban

A controversial author who was banned from speaking at a public library has vowed to take legal action against Nottingham Council. Julie Bindel says the authority has “discriminated against” her ... Read more »

Heidi Klum rocks all-denim ensemble as she and husband Tom Kaulitz pack on the PDA during a romantic stroll in NYC

Heidi Klum and husband Tom Kaulitz tied-the-knot in February 2019 after dating for about a year. But on Sunday the couple looked like they were still in the honeymoon stage ... Read more »

Death knell for 'low-value' English literature degree as university AXES course

Sheffield Hallam has dropped the course from 2023 as it is a 'low value' degree Dr Mary Peace, who teaches 18th century literature, said it is 'cultural vandalism'The university said its more than 600 courses are under 'constant review'  Read more »