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    Oh my god.
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    As I sit at home listening to the news I thought of all of you, and whether you knew anyone involved. I wanted to send my best wishes to anyone who might have been in these attacks, and it really makes you think what sort of times we live in! After the amazing success of London's Olympic Bid yesterday, it is strange to think how much difference a day makes, and what impact this may have had on the bid, if these horrific attacks had hppened a mere 24hrs ago.

    My dad is South African, and he came to London to escape these very incidents. Does this mean we are no worse than South Africa? No, I do not believe this is true - these attacks are on a much smaller scale, and (thank god) much less frequent. But, what I believe really sets us apart is our solidarity and our spirit. We shall not let this define us and our country. We will rise up against these terrorist, and show them that we will not tolerate it!!

    Forgive me if I sound overly aggressive or racist...this was not my intention. I just wanted to send out best wishes, and see what the rest of you think.
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    poor people
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    Vodaphone is down... not working

    M23 North bound- busy
    Tony Blair flying now
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    (Original post by lostinfantasies)
    That Wikipedia entry *was* quick! Woah.
    Seriously. The first port of call was to check it barely 40 minutes after the incident because I remember checking it as I do after the Tsunami and that really suprised me.
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    do u think that is the end of all the attacks or are there more to come today
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    Waterloo appears to be open, although they're advising people not to travel into London:

    SWT announcement
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    Statement with all G8 leaders
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    Dad and Sis on way to Kings X on the tube........ evaced and train stopped..... if they were on an earlier train.......

    Is it Al-Quaeda?
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    OMG THE BOMBS WERE JUST OUTSIDE MY COLLEGE AND VERY, VERY CLOSE TO MY HOME!!!!!!!!! JUST THANKFUL I DIDN'T GO IN TO COLLEGE TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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    (Original post by the_sand_man)
    do u think that is the end of all the attacks or are there more to come today
    If I were a terrorist I'd hit again in the middle of the chaos.
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    (Original post by Chardonnay)
    They're stranded in London, but they're fine. Phew. I'm so relieved I cried!
    Aww I'm glad :hugs: I had tears in my eyes reading that when you found out they were safe :blushing: I'm glad they're both ok
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    Text of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s reaction
    Published: July 7 2005 12:29 | Last updated: July 7 2005 12:29

    ``I'm just going to make a short statement to you on the terrible events that have happened in London earlier today.

    ``And I hope you understand that at the present time we are still trying to establish exactly what has happened.

    ``There is a limit to what information I can give you and I'll simply try and tell you the information as best I can at the moment.

    ``It is reasonably clear that there have been a series of terrorist attacks in London.

    ``There are obviously casualties, both people who have died and people who are seriously injured, and our thoughts and prayers, of course, are with the victims and their families.

    ``It is my intention to leave the G8 within the next couple of hours and go down to London and get a report face-to-face with the police and the emergency services and the ministers who have been dealing with this and then to return later this evening.

    ``It is the will of all the leaders of the G8, however, that the meeting should continue in my absence, that we should continue to discuss the issues that we were going to discuss and reach the conclusions that we were going to reach.

    ``Each of the countries round that table have some experience of the effects of terrorism and all the leaders, as they will indicate a little bit later, share our complete resolution to defeat terrorism.

    ``It is particularly barbaric that this has happened on a day when people are meeting to try to help the problems of poverty in Africa and the long term problems of climate change and the environment.

    ``Just as it is reasonably clear that this is a terrorist attack or a series of terrorist attacks it is also reasonably clear that it is designed and aimed to coincide with the opening of the G8.

    ``There will be time to talk later about this.

    ``It is important, however, that those engaged in terrorism realise that our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire impose extremism on the world.

    ``Whatever they do it is our determination that they will never succeed in destroying what we hold dear in this country and in other civilised nations throughout the world.

    ``Thank you.''
    From The FT site
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    (Original post by * gemchicken *)
    Aww I'm glad :hugs: I had tears in my eyes reading that when you found out they were safe :blushing: I'm glad they're both ok
    Me too! I've never been so relieved. Really puts everything else into perspective! I'll remember to appreciate them all that much more now!
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    (Original post by Peach)
    Same situation with my sister. I know she was at liverpool street when the bomb went off and now can't get hold of her.


    Vodafone is down so the emergency services can use it. My landline is also down (i work in a government department), so please don't panic if you can;t get through to your parents at the moment.

    I am trying to stay calm. Try and do the same. All the best to you.

    Love,
    Peach
    xx
    Any news? I'm sure she's OK, just try to stay calm, you'll get through to her soon. Big hug :hugs: let us know when you find out your sister is ok hun
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    - Group linked to Al. Q. claiming responsibility on a website
    - 20 people believed dead, number expected to rise
    - tony blair insisted terroists would not win..
    - police checking brighton station before its re-open
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    Does anyone have a source for the unconfirmed Canary Wharf/Heathrow reports?
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    O2 and BT CLNET are out..... blocked for security.....
    Report of 20 dead has been denied as it is still uncertain....... G8 show was good, all the leaders standing solemnly in the background as Blair spoke.....

    Glad you are ok Xanthe.....
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    sp brighton seems ok? i still cant get to him
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    (Original post by Tazzie)
    my sister works with edexcel, she checks marking and stuff, and is based in edgeware road. does anyone have contact number for such a centre, can't get through to her mobile.
    Have you managed to get thorugh to your sister? I'm sure she's ok but you must be worried. Big hugs to you too :hugs: let us know when you find out your sister is ok too!
 
 
 
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