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Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston Station approaching the Horseshoe Curve on the West Highland Line

Serco awarded contract to run the famous Caledonian Sleeper railway line

One of the world’s great railway journeys, the overnight Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and the Scottish Highlands is to be operated by controversial outsourcing giant Serco.

A local reads a Yarm for Yorkshire leaflet

Spinning Yarm: The referendum hoping to bring this picturesque Yorkshire town back into its own county

By the time the four clangs from the bell on Yarm Town Hall rattled out over the cobbled High Street this afternoon signalling the start of the referendum a queue to vote had already formed at the local library.

The Right Reverend Kay Goldsworthy was ordained in 2008 as Australia's first Anglican bishop

Nick Baines: ‘You cannot make women bishops just to have women bishops’

Nick Baines, head of a super-diocese, is optimistic about reconciling voices in the Church, but warns against complacency

Coroner Lord Justice Goldring outside the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield

Hillsborough inquest: Jury visits the site of the disaster

The jury in the inquest into the 1989 disaster was taken to the football ground where 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death in Britain’s worst sporting disaster.

Sian Reese-Williams and Philip Martin Brown in Alan Bennett's 'Enjoy'

Enjoy, Yorkshire Playhouse, theatre review

It all starts off cosily enough but it isn’t all chips and shop-bought cakes

The two women came forward to police after Rose was branded a paedophile on Facebook. Image posed by model

Jehovah's Witness abuse victims ‘quizzed by their attacker’ at church

A group of Jehovah’s Witnesses allegedly allowed convicted paedophile, a former church elder, to cross-examine two of his victims at a public meeting.

The National Railway Museum is calling ferroequinologists or trainspotters

Calling all trainspotters: National Railway Museum asks eager ferroequinologists to step forward

Gathered patiently on the platform edge armed with little more than a notebook and a lightweight cagoule, few among the travelling public understand what it is that drives Britain’s army of trainspotters.

Clive Anderson will return to host the improvisation show
From L-R: Erika Poole as Woman and Josie Cerise as gir
Missing: Claudia Lawrence

Claudia Lawrence: Police arrest man on suspicion of murder

Ms Lawrence disappeared five years ago after finishing work at the University of York

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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices