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Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr has joined forces with two foodie entrepreneurs to grow herbs and vegetables 100ft below the ground 

High life can be a real downer

For Kelly, a 24-year-old from north London, the highs she used to get from ecstasy are no longer worth the risk.

End of the line for the 18.15 train buffet club

There is anger and despair in the buffet car on the 18.15 from Waterloo to Portsmouth. The regulars are up in arms about the decision by the new privatised operator to close down the buffets on most of the Portsmouth trains and replace them with a trolley service.

Railtrack escapes crash prosecution

Railtrack is to escape prosecution over a crash which was almost a carbon copy of the 1988 Clapham rail disaster. Instead, British Rail will be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive next month for its role in the accident, last September, near Walthamstow, east London, when one train ran into the back of another.

Nuisance caller: I'd like to buy a station, please

"Hello, Bob Hill" (Railtrack's director of property). "Hello, I want to buy a station."

Family acts over death in custody

JASON BENNETTO

No charges in `baton' death case

JASON BENNETTO

'Get tough on firms that kill'

JASON BENNETTO

Pontypridd make their point

THIS contest between championship contenders Pontypridd and relegation- haunted Aberavon was a crucial one for the former, who needed to bounce back into contention after losing to a weakened Swansea side.

Poison batch of feed kills six horses

JOHN McKIE

Railtrack to be charged over crash

`Negligence' led to trains colliding

Railtrack misled public over signals danger

CHRISTIAN WOLMAR

Railtrack plans major shake-up

Damning report into signalling failure provides further evidence of internal problems

Letter: Clarity on the Clapham omnibus

From Mr Peter Cook

Rail crash driver 'went through a red light'

CHRISTIAN WOLMAR

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