Notting Hill Update
Following my post on the Notting Hill Carnival 2013 (CLICK) this morning I received an email asking how to get from Birmingham to Notting Hill. There are two pieces of good news. Firstly, BBC London News has finally caught up with the strike, which began at 00.01 BST this morning, and has posted some helpful links (CLICK). Secondly, the guards' strike is limited to London Overground trains. So trains from Birmingham shouldn't be effected until they reach London. The bad news is that the strike covers both days of the festival. A police sergeant warns that your mobile phone is most likely to be snatched as you leave a railway station. London Ambulance tweets about sensible shoes for carnival: "We treat loads of people for cuts & injuries to their feet". A million toe-treading visitors are expected to attend carnival over its two days.