Coaches of the Rajya Rani Express train burn after a mob set it on fire as it ran over a group of Hindu pilgrims in Bihar state, India. And right, villagers carry away an injured person

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Carriages were set on fire and rescue workers prevented from reaching scene in state of Bihar

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Leeds City College

History: On April 1 2009, Leeds City College became a reality as Leeds College of Technology, Leeds Thomas Danby and Park Lane College Leeds & Keighley (three very established colleges in the region) merged to form what is now one of the largest and most influential colleges in the country, offering entry level to higher education courses. It merged again with Joseph Priestley College in 2011.

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

History: Founded in 1950 by one Rose Bruford, a voice and speech dynamo who taught drama at the Royal Academy of Music. She set up her own school because she thought a drama school could be more than a finishing school and developed a unique course of actor training linked to teacher development. The college pioneered the first BA acting degree in 1976.

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American refuses to be blown off course by high winds and comes from behind for second major

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More than 150 jobs were axed today after a rail repairs and refurbishment company went into administration, with hundreds more workers facing redundancy, unions said.

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Pop music producer Pete Waterman is a surprise inclusion on a new taskforce set up to maximise the economic benefits of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project.

A rescue worker walks at the site of a head-on collision between two trains near Granges-pres-Marnand

Switzerland train crash: Driver's body recovered after disaster leaves 26 injured

Body recovered from drivers cabin amid wreckage at Granges-près-Marnand

Britain hit by heavy rain and flooding but heatwave set to return

Forecasters predict we will enjoy another bout of scorching weather by the end of the week

Francisco Jose Garzon Amo was formally accused by an investigating judge of causing the derailment just outside the city of Santiago de Compostela

Spain train crash: Driver Francisco Garzon 'admits to recklessness' and faces 79 charges of negligent homicide

The train driver suspected of causing Spain's worst rail disaster for decades has been freed on jail after admitting to recklessness, it has been reported locally.

An injured girl is carried from the wreckage of the crash near Santiago de Compostela

Spanish train crash mystery: Investigators examine why driver was travelling at twice recommended speed, as 13 bodies remain unidentified

Francisco Jose Garzon last year posted a picture on his Facebook page of train's speedometer registering 200kph

Rescuers work at the site where a train crashed at entrance of Santiago de Compostela Station

Spanish rail crash comment: the lessons are yet to be learned

Transportation safety is built upon the debris of past tragedies: while families grieve, all we can do is try to learn

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