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RMT Union's Bob Crow blames cuts for problems on trains

3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 July 2012

The RMT union has again called for a full investigation into the impact of cuts to rail services across the UK. It comes as Greater Anglia announced slower and reduced services from today due to the hot weather affecting overhead cabling near Chelmsford. Network Rail insists that their £200m project to upgrade track equipment in Essex continues wihout cuts. Foz speaks to the RMT's General Secretary, Bob Crow.

A new fuel depot has opened for business in Ipswich, promising to serve farms and communities across the region. The £2m project, built on Ransomes Europark, has also secured 25 jobs in the area. It's the only fuel distribution plant now serving our part of East Anglia. Foz speaks to Simon Willis, the general manager of Pace Fuel Care, which runs the site.

One of two pilots who collided in mid-air over the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border yesterday has been talking to our reporter Mike Cartwright about the moment he realised he wasn't going to die.

In the first hour, a six year old girl from Great Yarmouth has set her sights on the TV talent shows. Mary-Lou got the karaoke bug from her parents' love of music, but now they want talent scouts to give their daughter her big break. Our reporter Andrew Turner's been to meet her.

Foz's guest after six is keyboards player Jon Cleary who'll be talking about his life in New Orleans and his work with greats like Dr John, Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal.


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