Terrorist bombings

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I am an employment adviser and lay representative at employment tribunals. Just over ten years ago a client (Newton House Bakery based near Huddersfield and now no longer trading) received a claim for unfair dismissal and asked me to handle the case. Accordingly, I travelled to their offices in order to investigate their side of the claim and to take instruction. The meeting lasted until lunchtime. As I left, I turned on the car radio and heard some breathtaking and shocking news. The date was 11th September 2001 and, of course, the event was the bombing of the World Trade Centre. I did not visit this client again until the 11th March 2004 when they rceieved another employment tribunal claim and, once again, I visited them in the morning to investigate the claim and to take instruction. As I left, I turned on the car radio and heard some breathtaking and shocking news. The event was the bombings at the Atocha railway station in Madrid. Fortunately for world saftey, this client had no more tribunal claims. Andrew
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:17:28 +0000Coincidence ID:3659