Rentokil shares open down despite rise in revenue and profit

first_img Tags: Company Rentokil Initial More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Rentokil shares opened four per cent lower this morning, even after the company reported a rise in revenue in the third quarter. The pest control company’s revenue jumped 3.3 per cent to £439m for the quarter, compared to the same period last year, while profit before tax rose 16.7 per cent to £48.8m. Chief executive Andy Ransom said he was “pleased” with the revenue growth, but his smile may have settled as markets opened. Just like the roasted locusts and worm burgers at a City event hosted by the pest control company this year, Rentokil has gobbled up a number of new business in 2014. The FTSE 250 listed company said its new businesses recorded combined annual revenues of around £40m in the 12 months prior to acquisition. Rentokil’s chief executive, Andy Ransom, said: I am pleased to report that the business maintained the recent level of revenue growth in the quarter with the pest control category continuing to perform well in our emerging and growth quadrants. Profit growth in the quarter continues to reflect the benefit of more efficient businesses and reduced overheads and has been achieved despite the challenging European trading conditions. We continue to execute our strategy at pace, to drive improved revenue, profit and cash, and we expect fourth quarter operating performance to be in line with the third quarter. whatsapp Rentokil shares open down despite rise in revenue and profit Joe Hall whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Friday 7 November 2014 6:08 amlast_img read more

EU votes to break up Google (but it won’t happen)

first_img EU votes to break up Google (but it won’t happen) Share As hypothetical votes go, this is a big ‘un. The European parliament has passed a resolution calling for Google to spin off its search engine business, in a pointed show of disapproval at the US search giant’s practices.Although the resolution doesn’t mention Google by name, the catchily-titled “resolution on supporting consumer rights in the digital single market” does urge the European Commission to consider proposals “aimed at unbundling search engines from other commercial services”. Google is by far the most dominant search engine in Europe, with an estimated 91 per cent market share European lawmakers backed the motion 458 votes to 173, suggesting they are overwhelmingly in favour of splitting up the search giant.Because the European parliament has no power over the matter, this is unlikely to affect Google’s everyday dealings. However, the company has been subject to a four-year investigation by the European Commission, after rivals such as Microsoft and European publishers complained about its power. The outcome of the vote will only pile on the pressure for European antitrust boss Margrethe Vestager.The resolution was called into question on Tuesday when it emerged Andreas Schwab, the German MEP who drafted it, is “of counsel” at German law firm CMS Hasche Sigle, which has represented “some of the German publishing interests that have been most eager to declaw Google”.The New York Times’ Bits blog reported that Schwab earns “roughly $15,000 to $75,000 annually” from the law firm.On Monday, Schwab and co-author Ramon Tremosa, a Spanish MEP, said a break-up of Google was only one option the resolution suggested.Tremosa and Schwab are not ideological against Google – we are against monopolies. Unbundling is one of the ideas but we proposed several.  Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoElvenarAdvertisement If You Like to Play, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarUndo More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ Emma Haslett center_img whatsapp Tags: Google Thursday 27 November 2014 7:43 am whatsapplast_img read more

Brummie, Scouse, Glaswegian or Cockney? Your accent could be holding you back

first_imgThursday 11 December 2014 8:05 am More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Catherine Neilan Brummie, Scouse, Glaswegian or Cockney? Your accent could be holding you back Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Do you ever feel that people are wincing the minute you open your mouth – and that it might not be what you’re saying, but how you’re saying it? According to a new poll by YouGov, it could well be your accent that they are reacting to.  Brummie accents have come out worst with 67 per cent of people saying they find it unattractive, compared with just 14 per cent of people who liked it, giving the accent a net score of -53.  Scouse accents come out with the second lowest net score (-33) followed closely by Mancunian, Cockney and Glaswegian, all of which had negative ratings.  Irish accents (from the Republic as opposed to Northern) registered as the most attractive, followed by Received Pronunciation and Welsh.  Here’s how that looks in two charts. The first shows both scores for attractive and unattractive, while the second shows the net total: Within the data there are some variations – people tend to rate local accents more favourably, for example – while people in the 40-59 age bracket tended to be harsher on Cockney accents, as well as those from Manchester and Liverpool, than the average.   ABC1s – those in the upper and middle classes – really did not like the Brummie accent, with 71 per cent saying it was unattractive. Their rating for Scouse, Mancunian and Cockney accents were also worse than average.  So if your boss is aged 40-59 and upper or middle class, you might want to try out the clipped consonants and elongated vowels of BBC English. For extra brownie points you could try out your best Irish, but you might want to practise it before unleashing it on the office.  last_img read more

New year’s resolution ideas for busy people: How to make small changes and stick to them

first_imgMonday 29 December 2014 7:12 am Show Comments ▼ Share New year’s resolution ideas for busy people: How to make small changes and stick to them More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comcenter_img whatsapp It’s almost 2015, and this year we are going to do everything better – we will be more active, drink less, excel in our jobs and read three times as many books as usual. Yes, we will – and nothing is going to stop us.This is the attitude we are all too familiar with in late December and early January, when we have had enough time to relax and reflect on what we could have done better over the last 12 months. We are anxious to get going again, and sticking to a regime of self-improvement feels like an easy task. But as the months go by and the responsibilities pile up, tiredness kicks in and new year’s resolutions often fall by the wayside. That’s why, if you’re a hard worker, you should be realistic – pick some simple changes that are easy to put into practice, and you’ll improve your chances of making them new year’s resolutions rather than January resolutions.Here are some ideas to get you going – they are easy to do, inexpensive and don’t take up much time.TRAVELLING TO AND FROM WORK: CHANGE THE SMALL THINGSIf you’re someone who leaves the house without much time to spare and isn’t keen on the cold, don’t say you’ll start cycling or walking to work every day in pursuit of becoming a healthier and more eco-aware person.Instead, change the small details. You could get off the Tube one stop earlier on your way home from work so that you have an extra 15-minute walk. Or if you work high up in an office block, every other day you could climb the stairs rather than taking the lift.SPEND 10 MINUTES DOING NOTHINGThere’s always something more pressing to do than sitting still and doing absolutely nothing for 10 minutes, but there are few things that will help your stress levels as much.Lots of people are keen on meditation, and there are plenty of websites and books that offer simple explanations on how to do it. If you’re not keen on that, there are lots of other options – you could have a long bath, or maybe even just look out of the window with a cup of tea.It will help you stay calm and it’s surprisingly easy to find a spare 10 minutes in a hectic day if you really want to.DON’T LET TECHNOLOGY TAKE OVERWe’ve all experienced it: sitting in a restaurant and looking over at the next table to see a couple completely captivated by their phones. They’ve made a huge effort to look nice for each other, but neither could care less because something far more interesting is taking place on Facebook or Twitter.And it’s not just couples – it’s families, friends, colleagues out at work events. We live in a tech-society, and can be contacted at any moment – work never switches off and neither do our social lives. But by allowing technology to take over, you could be causing huge amounts of damage to your personal life.MAKE MORE EFFORT TO BE NICE TO PEOPLEWhen you’re tired and in a bad mood, the thought of having a friendly conversation with someone might seem like the last thing you want to do. But taking the time out to build positive relationships, especially with people at work, can go a long way.In terms of your career progression and your general happiness in the workplace, helping people when they need a hand will be remembered.PLAN BEFORE MEETINGSImprovisation can occasionally lead to moments of brilliant creative thoughts, but most of the time it leaves you looking incompetent in front of your boss and colleagues. Preparing for meetings doesn’t have to take long – just ten or even five minutes of planning what you will say can work go far, since it will give you confidence in your own ideas.MAKE TEA AND COFFEE – DON’T BUY ITYou’re running late for work and need a caffeine fix quick, so you run into Pret and queue for five minutes to get your coffee, before running out again and heading to the office.In that same time you could have gone to the office and made a coffee, saving around £2 in the process.If you did this every day for a week you would save £10, and every day for a month you’d save £40. That’s the same as a meal out at a nice restaurant.And if you did it for a whole year you would save almost £500 – that could take you on a week long holiday somewhere in Europe. Sarah Spickernell whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Just Eat takes away 50pc jump in its like-for-like orders in 2014

first_imgONLINE takeaway service Just Eat yesterday reported a 50 per cent jump in like-for-like orders in 2014.The company, which listed in London last April, said total orders grew 52 per cent, including those from its French business Alloresto.fr.David Buttress, the chief executive of Just Eat, said this “provides an excellent base for further develop­ment. We will continue to invest to give consumers more reasons to order their takeaway favourites through Just Eat’s online and mobile platforms.”Founded in Denmark in 2000, Just Eat has had a roller-coaster ride since flotation. On its first day of trading, on 3 April, shares rose from 260p to around 285p. Six weeks later, they were down to about 200p.Yesterday they closed up 3.43 per cent at 340.80p. Show Comments ▼ Tags: Company Just Eat Group Holdings Limited whatsapp whatsapp Express KCS Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Just Eat takes away 50pc jump in its like-for-like orders in 2014 Wednesday 14 January 2015 8:06 pmlast_img read more

John Laing due to float for the second time

first_img Express KCS More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL INFRASTRUCTURE investment group John Laing was silent yesterday on reports that it is to float on the London Stock Exchange again, seven years after it went private. The company, which has been owned by asset management group Henderson since 2006, is expected to raise tens of millions of pounds if it successfully completes its listing, Sky News reported.RBC is advising John Laing on the flotation and HSBC and Barclays are acting as book runners for the deal.The possibility of the company being sold off by Henderson first surfaced in 2010, when the group floated its infrastructure fund. The firm’s management was forced to deny that the group itself was seeking a new listing worth £60m at the same time.John Laing built Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, a project which partly contributed to the firm selling its construction arm after costs spiralled out of control. More recently, the company worked on the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. The company declined to comment yesterday. Show Comments ▼ Sunday 18 January 2015 10:41 pm whatsapp John Laing due to float for the second time Share whatsapplast_img read more

PMQs: MP Peter Tapsell thinks “obsessive crackpots” would fill parliament if second jobs were banned

first_img Tags: NULL PMQs: MP Peter Tapsell thinks “obsessive crackpots” would fill parliament if second jobs were banned Lynsey Barber whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 25 February 2015 10:10 amcenter_img An MP has said he believes parliament would be filled with “obsessive crackpots” if they were not allowed to take second jobs.Sir Peter Tapsell, the oldest member of parliament who has been an MP since 1966, said those with money or with rich partners and those unable to get a job elsewhere would fill the Commons. “If people in this house are not allowed a second job that membership of it will soon be largely confined to the inheritors of substantial fortunes, or to rich spouses or to obsessive crackpots, or to those who are unemployable anywhere else,” said Tapsell.His comments follow yet another cash for access scandal in which two former foreign secretaries, MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw, were secretly filmed apparently offering help to private companies in return for money.The scandal has sparked a row over second jobs with Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband clashing over the issue at PMQs.Labour has made proposals for banning MPs from working as directors or consultants for private companies and Miliband  offered to include paid trade union officials in the ban.Cameron has disagreed fundamentally with the proposals as parliament was better with members with different experiences. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 Supplementzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteabley Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Dividend up as revenue grows at Kier Group

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S&P puts Shell’s credit rating on negative watch

first_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com Express KCS whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL S&P puts Shell’s credit rating on negative watch RATINGS agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has placed its credit ratings on Royal Dutch Shell on negative watch, after the company announced its £47bn offer for British gas producer BG Group.S&P said yesterday that the increase in debt caused by paying a cash consideration of about $20bn (£14m) would likely result in credit measures being consistent with a lower rating for several years.While it acknowledged that the deal could strengthen Shell’s position in the liquefied natural gas market, as well as increasing production and reserves, the group said the short-term increase in financial risk was “more material for the ratings”. According to S&P, unless oil prices recover “meaningfully” in 2015, it considers a downgrade of Shell by one notch to “AA-” to be a “clear possibility”.The ratings agency also said that its long-term rating on BG subsidiary BG Energy was already on watch.However, it added it was revising “the implications to developing from negative to signal the potential for an upgrade”. Thursday 9 April 2015 9:44 pm Sharelast_img read more

South Kensington reopens following security alert that halted Circle Line, parts of District and Piccadilly Lines

first_img Update: South Kensington Tube station has reopened following a security alert that had brought the entire Circle Line and parts of the District Line to a halt.  An alert was posted just before 1:30 this afternoon, with TfL saying there would be no service while they responded to the incident.  https://twitter.com/circleline/status/615496353557409792 https://twitter.com/districtline/status/615496595325501440 https://twitter.com/MalvernsSth_Ken/status/615500900354945024 https://twitter.com/Samuel_Horti/status/615497358315515904 Police were quickly on the scene and the west London station had been evacuated, with the area around the station had been cordoned off.  But it appears to have been a false alarm: a suspect package had been reported by a member of staff. All three lines have now reopened, although TfL is reporting severe delays as a result of the disruption to service.  Earlier in the day, Russell Square station was closed because of a security alert.  https://twitter.com/piccadillyline/status/615445368457834496 Emergency services are on high alert following the attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait last week.  The assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for counter terrorism, said at the weekend:  “In the UK, the threat from international terrorism remains severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. Due to this level of threat the police service is already operating at a heightened state of alert and our security plans for public events reflect this readiness.” whatsapp Monday 29 June 2015 8:53 am Tags: NULL South Kensington reopens following security alert that halted Circle Line, parts of District and Piccadilly Lines center_img Catherine Neilan whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more