Mick Vs. Mick

You could not make this up, it looks like the RMT is now having a dispute with their brothers-in-arms, ASLEF.  After months of continued misery for rail users in the south of England, ASLEF and Govia came to an agreement on DOO trains and the safe running of trains. Mick Whelan has recommend the changes to ASLEF union members, but Mick Cash of the RMT is not happy at all.

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The Perfect Martini

There is something so satisfying about a well made Martini, and I have made what I feel is the perfect cocktail, served in a chilled cocktail glass. Bond is wrong when it comes to the preparation of his drink of choice – shaking the Gin over the ice not only forms miniature ice shards that can have the effect of watering down your drink and also provides a cloudy drink, it also affects the gin at a molecular level sometimes separating the fine distillates combined in gin. The gin needs to be treated well and stirred with respect and care.

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The Southern Strike: A Point of View

For months, commuters in the south of England have had to deal with cancellations, delays and abandonments on the Southern Rail service due to ongoing industrial action by two trade unions, the RMT and ASLEF. The industrial action is allegedly in response to safety concerns over running Driver Operates Only (DOO) services, where the driver is in charge of opening and closing doors as opposed to onboard staff, which Southern are pushing to introduce across the network.

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