Man crushed to death by a train after station fight


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Man crushed to death by a train after station fight Ryan Harrison, 22, was crushed between the platform and a trainHe had been involved at a fight and was pushed onto the tracksThe indent occurred on Saturday at Guildford station, Surrey British Transport Police is treating the death as suspicious although reports he had been stabbed are unfounded By Francesca Infant And Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 00:57 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:19 GMT, 1 April 2013 A young man died when he became sandwiched between a railway platform and a departing train moments after a fight at a station. It is understood that following a row with a group of men, the 22-year-old either fell or was pushed down the side of the platform next to a stationary train. Ryan Harrison was killed minutes later when the train moved away, trapping him between it and the platform edge.

Inflation index "has cheated us for years": Annual increase in bills has been linked to inaccurate figures

Inflation index 'has cheated us for years': Annual increase in bills has been linked to inaccurate figures ONS admitted its Retail Prices Index measure was 'inadequate'RPI dictates how much Britons' household bills go up each yearThe measure has been swapped for the 'improved' RPIJ, said ONS .

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


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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.

World"s longest high speed trains depart at 182mph on 1,400 mile line which stretches across China


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The Great Train of China: Longest high-speed rail line in the world is launched – and it runs for a bottom-aching 1,400 milesThe high speed rail line links Beijing and economic hub GuangzhouThe first trains set off from the Chinese capital this morning Journey times will be cut from more than 20 hours to just eight hours PUBLISHED: 17:54 GMT, 26 December 2012 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 27 December 2012 The first trains have taken to the track on the world's longest high-speed rail line which stretches a staggering 1,400 miles across China. The line, which runs roughly the equivalent distance of a journey between London and Gibraltar, will halve the travelling time from the country's capital Beijing to Guangzhou, an economic hub in the south

Smile ma"am! Queen and Prince Philip are photographed by construction workers as they arrive at King"s Cross for train journey to…


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Smile ma'am: Queen and Prince Philip are snapped by construction workers at King's Cross as they set off for Christmas at Sandringham by train Builders snapped away with their camera phones as couple stepped out carQueen boarded train to King's Lynn station in Norfolk for Christmas Then a 30-minute journey took them to private estate SandringhamQueen spotted doing paperwork on the train and opening briefcaseDuke of Edinburgh had a book with him for the trip Queen's message will be shown in 3D and HD for first time this year | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 20 December 2012 The Queen and Prince Philip were greeted by excited workmen today as they arrived at King's Cross station to take a train to Sandringham for their annual Christmas stay. Their well-wishers – a group of construction workers – snapped away with their camera phones as the couple stepped out of their car. In keeping with tradition, the Royal couple then boarded a train to King's Lynn station in Norfolk on a 90-minute journey to the private estate where they will enjoy the festivities surrounded by family.

Amazon wraps single book in 30ft of brown paper and sends it in cardboard box


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What a waste: Amazon wraps single book in 30ft of brown paper and sends it in cardboard boxA children’s book that Helen Hamer had ordered online arrived in a huge box and wrapped in 30 feet of brown paperThe mother of three bought Christopher Wormell’s Animal Train from Amazon at the beginning of DecemberFive days later the paperback arrived at her local sorting office – but despite being only millimetres thick, it came in a deep box | UPDATED: 23:04 GMT, 19 December 2012 Excessive: A children's book that Helen Hamer had ordered online arrived in a huge box and wrapped in 30 feet of brown paper It appears as though someone was being a little too diligent when they wrapped up this Christmas gift.

How much will your annual rail fare be next year? Rail firms reveal full extent of huge increases faced by commuters


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How much will your annual rail fare be next year Rail firms reveal full extent of huge increases faced by commuters From New Year onwards passengers will face fare rises of up to 10 per centHike on average will be 3.9 per cent according to figures released todayRail companies accused of trying to 'bury bad news' as they sneaked out the details of fare rises under cover of Virgin franchise fiasco | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 7 December 2012 Rail firms were accused last night of trying to ‘bury bad news’ by releasing details of big fare rises under cover of the Virgin franchise fiasco. The Association of Train Operating Companies has finally confirmed the extent of the hikes that will take effect next month

Subway death: Man killed after "being pushed in front of New York train" in Times Square


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Why did no one help him Outrage as commuters stand back while man desperately tries to escape path of New York subway train Ki Suk Han, 58, killed after landing on tracks at 49th Street in ManhattanSuspect arrested today one block from subway station in Times Square | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 4 December 2012 A passenger who witnessed a man being crushed by a subway train today spoke of his anger at the failure of 18 people on the platform to save him – including the photographer who had time to take chilling pictures of his final moments. Patrick Gomez, who admitted that he also ‘froze’ at the scene, said it was a ‘real shame’ that no-one had the courage to ‘step up’ and attempt to rescue Ki Suk Han, 58, after he was pushed onto the line at the New York subway station yesterday afternoon

Homeowner who keeps four railway engines in garden amazed he cant find a buyer for knock-down semi


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‘It’s the perfect house but I just can’t sell it’: Homeowner who keeps four railway engines in garden amazed he can’t find a buyer for knock-down semi | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 26 November 2012 It has two bedrooms, a large garden and would be every inch the perfect family home – if it didn’t have four railway engines parked on the back lawn.