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Londoners given peek at abandoned Mail Rail Underground line

Londoners will soon be able to enjoy a unique rail experience – by riding a train going along the disused Mail Rail line.  This is of great interest to me as for many years I supplied staff to one of the main sites the mail left from. The 6.5-mile track runs deep under the capital,…
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How Long It Really Takes to Get a Job?

This week I have spent some time with applicants that have been submitted to roles and after 3/4 weeks are still waiting for feedback... I decided to look at the country's average time it takes to get a job.... it makes for interesting reading!! For a job applicant, the path to getting an offer can…
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Great news with 16,000 jobs to support the HS2 Phase One announced today

UK announces £6.6bn worth of construction contracts for HS2 Phase One The UK Government has announced the winners of major construction contracts associated with the HS2 Phase One rail link, which are worth a combined sum of nearly £6.6bn.  The contracts are expected to support 16,000 jobs across the country. “This is a hugely important…
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I spy interesting New Technology this week!!

Hiroshima University - When natural disasters hit, they often destroy bridges first. So engineers from Hiroshima University in Japan set out to build a quickly built, strong replacement. Inspired by origami, the new mobile bridge spans 56 feet and takes three people less than an hour to deploy. Often no foundation work is needed, making…
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