Don’t Ever Drink From Hotel Glasses

December 14, 2007

Just when you thought it was safe to have a quiet drink in your hotel room… someone posts this on the internet!Gulp…. or maybe not!

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Given the number of times I’ve used glasses in hotels you can figure, if you’ve just watched this video all the way through, just how ill I feel right now!

Can someone in the NI hotel trade tell me this is an uncommon practice… please..please?


Derry to Coleraine Railway Link Unsafe?

October 19, 2007

The Derry Journal today is reporting that the rail link between Coleraine and Derry is unsafe and that passengers lives are risk. A section of the Derry to Coleraine railway line showing speed limit.Eamonn McCann has told “Into the West” committee members that speed limits have been imposed along the line. The Journal quotes him as saying:-

“There is only one reason these limits are there and that is for safety. There are speed restrictions as low as 10 miles per hour; there are restrictions of 20, 30 and 40 mph right along the track. If a train – and these new trains have a cruising speed of 70 mph – travelled any faster, it could be very dangerous indeed.

“Is it going to take a derailment, is it going to take deaths before Translink and the Department realise this is a serious situation and spend money on improvements?”

Apparently £60 million will need to be spent to bring the link up to scratch.

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