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‘Once more unto the beach, dear friends!’ Channel swimmers join Network Rail to celebrate reopening of Shakespeare Beach: Dover - Shakespeare Beach

‘Once more unto the beach, dear friends!’ Channel swimmers join Network Rail to celebrate reopening of Shakespeare Beach

Monday 27 Mar 2017

For decades, Channel swimmers have begun their epic journeys towards France from Shakespeare Beach in Dover. Now for the first time since Boxing Day 2015, when a massive storm damaged the sea wall behind the beach and the railway above it, swimmers can return to the shingle shore and enjoy one of Dover’s hidden gems after a new footbridge restored access to the beach.

Network Rail gets behind Willingdon community with £10,000 funding: Willingdon Trees Community Funding

Network Rail gets behind Willingdon community with £10,000 funding

Wednesday 1 Mar 2017

Willingdon Trees residents are being encouraged to take part in a public vote to decide how up to £10,000 of community funding from Network Rail will be spent. Three community projects are competing for the funding as part of a Network Rail pilot project to work more closely with local communities and railway neighbours.

London station investment bears fruit as retail sales rise: King's Cross western concourse

London station investment bears fruit as retail sales rise

Tuesday 28 Feb 2017
  • King’s Cross, Paddington and Waterloo stations record strong growth in retail sales between October-December 2016
  • Rise in sales for 19th successive quarter caps great 2016 for station retailers
  • Performance reflects ongoing investment in the retail offer at London stations

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