Image copyright RMT Image caption The dispute over guards has been running for two years Commuters have described services on South Western Railway as “shambolic” and “disgusting” on the second day of a five-day strike. Passengers have complained of overcrowded carriages on some trains, with one woman reportedly fainting due to “overheating”. Members of the…

Thousands of commuters are facing disruption as a five-day strike by South Western Railway (SWR) staff over the role of train guards begins. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) began the walkout at 00:01 BST. Stations and platforms across the network were packed with morning commuters struggling to get to work. local…

Image copyright Merline Chambers Image caption Merline Chambers is among those campaigning for the London Living Wage “It’s a struggle to make ends meet from month to month,” says Merline Chambers. She works at the government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is campaigning to be paid the London living wage. A…

Image copyright PA Image caption The RMT has resumed strike action after suspending it in February A five-day strike by South Western Railway (SWR) staff has started in the latest industrial action over the role of guards on trains. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) began the walkout at 00:01 BST. RMT…

Image copyright PA Image caption The RMT will resume strike action after suspending it in February Rail commuters on some of the country’s busiest routes are facing disruption due to a planned five-day strike over the future of train guards. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) plan to walk out on Tuesday…

Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since April 2016 A British-Iranian mother detained in Iran has begun a new hunger strike. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she denies. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, said she had stopped taking food…

Image copyright PA Image caption The three-day strike by maintenance and engineering workers was due to begin on Friday A strike by London Underground (LU) workers which was due to take place over the weekend of the FA Cup Final has been called off. Maintenance and engineering workers from the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers…

Arsenal Women ended the campaign with 18 victories from 20 WSL games Emma Mitchell’s stunning strike meant Women’s Super League champions Arsenal ended the season by inflicting a first league defeat on Manchester City. City keeper Ellie Roebuck saved from Kim Little, Katie McCabe and Viktoria Schnaderbeck in the first half. Meanwhile, the Gunners had…