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UK faces biggest rail strike in 30 years

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The United Kingdom is facing nationwide paralysis as its biggest rail strike in thirty years is set to begin.

Last minute talks between unions and the government failed – meaning a whole week where millions face the prospect of limited to no rail transport.

England, Scotland and Wales are set to face ‘transport misery’ according to the UK’s transport secretary.

40,000 rail workers nationwide are walking out of the job on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Passengers commuters across the country are being advised not to travel unless its absolutely necessary.

With normally 20,000 rail services being cut down to just 4,500 across Britain, this is the biggest rail strike the UK has seen in three decades

The Government is blaming Union leaders for resisting technological change and for demanding more money than is warranted.

Unions are saying that the ongoing inflation, job cuts, pay rises not keeping up increases in the cost of living and safety being disregarded are all factors.

These strikes have been nicknamed the Summer of Discontent

For anyone caught up in the strikes this week – what can they do?

The government is urging everybody not to travel unless they absolutely have to.

The last few years with the pandemic taught us that many people actually can work form home quite well.

Many people will have the option working from home, so in some ways, certain aspects of this strike won’t be as bad as previously anticipated.

But not everyone has the luxury of working from home – essential services, hospitality, tourism, hospital and emergency staff.

This will be a tale of the cans and the cannots when it comes to avoiding the pandemic

Travel (airports) Tourists – London alone is set to lose millions in tourists and sightseers.

And of course, the famous Glastonbury festival – which usually attracts several hundred thousand festivalgoers starts in a few days this week, where half of all trains to and from glastonbury are completely cancelled.

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Anne Heche fighting for life in coma

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U.S. actress Anne Heche is in a coma following a horror car crash in Los Angeles

Heche’s representative has confirmed the 53-year-old is fighting for her life in an “extreme critical condition.”

“She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention…

She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”

Anne heche representative

There are concerns Heche may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash, after plowing into two separate homes.

New reports also suggest Los Angeles Police Department requested a warrant to test Heche’s blood to determine if she was under the influence.

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Hopelessly devoted to Olivia Newton John

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We have lost a true Hollywood and “our girl” – the Australian icon

Olivia Newton John has passed away at the age of 73

She was an icon for so many battling cancer, as she had done for such a long time.

In a post on Facebook, her family says:

Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund

Olivia rose to stardom for her remarkable performance in hit musical “Grease” where she co-starred alongside Actor John Travolta, in 1978.

She was just 29 years of age, playing the role of an innocent teen in love with the bad boy.

Tributes are pouring in for Olivia Newton John.

Travolta has released a statement in tribute to the late icon.

“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better…Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”

John Travolta tribute to Olivia Newton-John on Instagram

What a duo they were, and what a legacy she leaves behind.

Daughter remembers her Newton-John as “best friend”

Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi shared this beautiful childhood image with her late mother, with no words.

Only three days before Lattanzi had shared a recent image with her mother captioned “I worship this woman. My mother. My best friend.”

Fellow entertainers and leaders the world over have also paid tribute to the beloved star.

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Why did the FBI raid Trump’s home?

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Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach has been raided by the FBI

In a statement,Trump says the property was ‘under siege’ adding nothing like this has ever happened to a former President of the United States before.

Sources close to the matter say it’s all part of an investigation into the handling of presidential documents, including classified documents, which may have been taken to Florida.

The search is a clear indication authorities are moving in on their January 6 Capitol riot investigation.

Trump says the unannounced raid comes despite him working cooperatively with the relevant law enforcement agencies.

It follows the January 6 Congressional committee probing last year’s attack on the Capitol, gathering evidence in a series of explosive hearings.

Many witnesses have accused Trump of knowingly inciting the incident as part of a deliberate plot to overthrow the 2020 election.

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