Latest Russell Square Stories

2005-07-24 10:02:37

LONDON (Reuters) - The relatives of the London bombing victims were shown on Sunday the places where their loved ones perished or were maimed in the July 7 attacks which claimed 52 lives and wounded hundreds. Police took family members to two underground stations targeted by the suspected suicide bombers and to the central London square where a bomb exploded on a double-decker bus. The Aldgate and Edgware Road underground stations were open for flowers and other tributes to be left, but...

2005-07-11 06:23:33

LONDON (Reuters) - The first two victims of last week's London bombings were formally identified on Monday. Susan Levy, 53, a mother-of-two from Hertfordshire, north of London, was named by police while University College London (UCL) said its employee Gladys Wundowa had also been killed. Levy was on the Piccadilly line train that was hit between Russell Square and Kings Cross last Thursday. She had traveled to central London with her son James, 23, but they parted at Finsbury Park. "We...

2005-07-07 06:12:54

By Alistair MacDonald LONDON (Reuters) - Explosions rocked London on Thursday, killing several people and wounding scores in what Prime Minister Tony Blair said was an apparent terror attack coinciding with a meeting of Group of Eight leaders in Scotland. Witnesses saw the top was ripped off a double-decker bus near Russell Square close to King's Cross train terminal and the twisted wreckage of another in Tavistock Square nearby. Several underground subway stations also were hit. "It is...

2005-07-07 05:33:13

By Alistair MacDonald LONDON (Reuters) - A series of explosions ripped through London's underground rail system on Thursday morning, killing several people, in what appeared to be co-ordinated attacks to coincide with the start of a G8 summit in Scotland. Blasts were also reported on buses. Eyewitnesses said the top was ripped off a double-decker bus near Russell Square close to King's Cross train terminal. They saw the twisted wreckage of a second bus nearby. People were seen streaming...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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