Motorist died at level crossing after signalman wrongly lifted the barrier when he became distracted by phone call

Hairdresser died at level crossing after signalman wrongly lifted the barrier when he became distracted by phone callJane Harding, 52, was killed when train smashed into her car Her husband, who was driving, escaped the crash unharmedSignalman Adrian Maund had been taking a call from a farmerCourt told a 40,000 safety device might have prevented the tragedy By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 14:34 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:51 GMT, 7 February 2013 A car passenger was killed by a train at a level crossing when a signalman wrongly lifted the barrier after being distracted by a phone call. Jane Harding, 52, was killed when the family Volkswagen was struck by a passenger train at 60mph, and dragged 150 yards down the track near Moreton-on-Lugg, Herefordshire. The hairdresser's husband Mark, who was driving the black Volkswagen Touareg, suffered shoulder and pelvic injuries but miraculously survived the horrific smash on January 16, 2010.

Stephen Fry"s show QI is on Australian TV so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent

Why folks Down Under are fed up with Fry: The TV presenter's show QI is on so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talentFormer senator tells Australian inquiry she wondered how viewers knew they were Down UnderHis quiz show has appeared on Australian Broadcasting Corporation so often, there are fears local talent is being killed off By Richard Shears PUBLISHED: 01:34 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 4 February 2013 Too much Stephen Fry's quiz show QI appeared on national channel the Australian Broadcasting Corporation so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent If you think there’s too much Stephen Fry on British TV, spare a thought for Australians. His quiz show QI has appeared on national channel the Australian Broadcasting Corporation so frequently there are fears he is killing off local talent. Former senator Margaret Reynolds told an Australian parliamentary inquiry into ABC’s content that Fry was on the channel in Tasmania so often she wondered how viewers would know they were actually in Australia.

"Monday: Got stalked, again": Facebook fears of schoolgirl, 12, "before she was abducted by two men"

'Monday: Got stalked, again': Facebook fears of schoolgirl, 12, 'before she was abducted by two men'Kerry Goddard vanished at 10pm but was found again the next dayPolice described her disappearance as 'out of character'Two 19-year-olds are being questioned in custody By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 12:49 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:58 GMT, 1 February 2013 Hunt: Kerry Goddard was described by police as being well-spoken and looking older than her years Two men have been arrested on suspicion of abduction after a 12-year-old girl who had complained of being stalked went missing from her home. Kerry Goddard vanished at 10pm last night and her family raised the alarm when she failed to return to her home in Fownhope, Herefordshire. After an extensive search, police found her at a house in Hereford and arrested two 19-year-old men in connection with the incident.

Laura Coward: Young rider who was paralysed after being thrown from racehorse launches compensation bid

Rider, 21, who was paralysed after she was thrown from racehorse launches multi-million pound compensation bidLaura Coward was just 17 when she broke her back by falling on to a fenceShe remains in a wheelchair after surgery to mend her severed spinal cord Claims her stables told her she would be fine, despite the horse's strength By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 18:03 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:37 GMT, 31 January 2013 Paraplegic: Laura Coward was working at a racehorse training stables when she fell off Saucy Night A promising young rider who was paralysed when she was thrown from a history-making racehorse has launched a multi-million pound compensation claim against the stables and trainer. Stablehand Laura Coward was 17 when she broke her neck after taking Saucy Night for a trial ride in Wiltshire in November 2008. The racehorse had made headlines three years earlier when he became the first to win a race without wearing horseshoes.

Now thats what you call a pothole: Enormous gap opens in street after flood damages wreaks havoc in Britains streets

These potholes are getting out of hand: Enormous hole swallows car after winter wreaks havoc on Britain's roadsFirefighters arrived at the scene shortly after the rush-hour accident The road had to be closed so the car could be winched out with a cable By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:26 GMT, 31 January 2013 Flooding, torrential rain and gales have led to treacherous conditions on Britain’s roads.

The world"s best father? Generous Chinese businessman provides 100million dowry for his daughter ahead of lavish wedding

The world's best father (…or father-in-law) Generous Chinese businessman gives 100million dowry ahead of daughter's lavish weddingIncludes boxes of gold jewellery, property portfolio and shares in his firmThe groom, a civil servant, has known the bride since kindergarten Expensive dowries have long been a marriage tradition in the region By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 18:51 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 2 January 2013 New bride: Wu Ruibiao's daughter was given four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth 2m and an impressive property portfolio A wealthy Chinese tile magnate gave his daughter a gigantic 100million dowry that included four boxes of gold jewellery, shares and several homes for her lavish wedding. The extravagant gift included four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth 2m (20m yuan) and an impressive property portfolio

Patten plugged own headhunting firm in job search advice to senior BBC executive

Patten plugged own headhunting firm in job search advice to senior BBC executive | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 23 December 2012 Lord Patten has admitted he recommended his own headhunting company to a senior BBC executive when she was passed over for the post of director-general.