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16 killed in stampede for government jobs

Leading article: Speeding into the future?

Men and maids of Kent should be happy, particularly those who work in London. From today 29 Japanese-built Hitachi Javelin trains, with top speeds of 140mph, will hurtle between Folkestone and the capital. This will cut the one-hour journey time between Ashford and London almost in half, and the journey time from Dover to St Pancras to 69 minutes.

Dominic Lawson: Europe will always be a foreign land for the British

'The Continent' is what we called it, with the understanding we were not of it

Citi and UBS to advise on sales

Investment banks Citi and UBS will be retained as advisers to the Government and London & Continental Railways (LCR), when the Channel Tunnel rail link is sold next year.

Eurostar passenger numbers jump 8%

Channel Tunnel train firm Eurostar's passenger numbers rose this summer as more UK holidaymakers escaped to the Continent on cheap getaways.

Mandelson defends public assets sale

The Business Secretary Lord Mandelson today defended a multi-billion pound sale of public assets as "a much better thing to do than savagely cutting public expenditure".

For sale: one bridge, a bookmaker and millions of student loans

Brown gambles on huge sale of assets to balance books

James Moore: Less family silver – more of a car boot sale

It looks like great idea in principle – raise funds to plug the gaping hole in Britain's public finances by selling off state assets.

Refugees in Calais 'Jungle' barred from crossing UK shores

Britain will not take any of the 2,000 asylum-seekers to be evicted, among them Afghans and Iraqis

On The Road: No clothes needed in New Zealand – just bring a torch

I found myself in Milford Sound on the day of the annual Great Naked Tunnel Race. Well, surely it would be rude not to take part?

Illegal immigrant hid under border agency bus

An illegal immigrant was on the run in the UK today after smuggling himself into Britain underneath a coach full of Border Agency officials, the Home Office confirmed.

Bank crisis causes dip in Eurostar business travel

Cross-channel trains suffer corporate downturn alongside airline rivals

140mph trains previewed, but they'll cost more

Rail passengers on busy commuter routes will get their first taste of new 140mph "Javelin" trains later this month - but will have to pay more to use them, it was announced today.

John Murphy: Businessman whose name was synonymous with the construction industry

From the outbreak of the Second World War right through to preparations for the London Olympics, John James Murphy organised armies of construction workers, many of them from his native Ireland, to provide a large slice of Britain’s infrastructure. His life took him from County Kerry’s Cahirciveen, one of Ireland’s most beautiful regions, to the mud of the building sites of London and elsewhere. In the process his name became synonymous with the construction business.

French ports blockade may go inland

Fishermen split over pay-off, but Channel Tunnel is a likely target for further protests

Mary Dejevsky: We are storing up a lot of trouble for the next generation

Governments of the future face as yet unsuspected liabilities
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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London