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East Coast Main Line delays ease after cable damage
4:59pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
DELAYS to East Coast Main Line services have eased following work to repair cables. Damage to the power lines near Retford, in Nottinghamshire, on Thursday (August 29) led to severe disruption on the route, with two-hour delays on some services, while others were cancelled, changed and diverted. Rail operator East Coast said yesterday afternoon that trains were running on all four tracks, but some services may be delayed by 15 minutes.
SEA MEMORIAL: An historic lifeboat is set to take part in celebrations to mark the 175th anniversary of Grace Darling’s rescue of nine people shipwrecked off the coast of Northumberland. The Whitby-based William Riley lifeboat will be used on Saturday, September 7, to row to the Farne Islands as part of an RNLI event to mark the bravery of its volunteer lifeboat crews.
HARVEST BLESSING: Monks who produce cider and brandy from the orchards of their abbey are celebrating a bumper apple crop, following a string of poor harvests due to unseasonal weather. A spokesman for Ampleforth Abbey, one of the most northerly cider producers in the UK, said this year, prolonged wintry weather delayed the trees’ blossom on hold, while the warm summer had provided ideal growing conditions.
FATAL CRASH: A van driver in his fifties has died after his vehicle overturned on a rural road. The man, who had been driving on the B1248, near Norton, in North Yorkshire, at 10am on Wednesday, was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved.
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