Will the UK's railways be shut down by strikes over Easter?
What fresh hell is this? Have we slipped through a tear in time and landed up in the 1970s? Are strikes the new black? It's not enough the British Airways staff are walking out, or that British Gas have voted for industrial action - now the railways are going to strike too.
A final attempt to avert the first national rail strike since 1994 is underway, in a row over redundancies and working conditions. If the industrial action goes ahead, it'll mean most network rails services will be cancelled - with strike action likely to take place over Easter. Wankers, cries the entire nation.
Both signal workers and maintenance staff have voted in favour of strikes; the RMT union and Network Rail are now in conciliatory talks, and an announcement is expected from the union later this afternoon.
If you're due to travel over Easter and haven't made bookings yet, it might be worth checking out alternative coach and flight options now; if strikes are called, you can be sure that demand will push prices up elsewhere, so be prepared to move quickly.