Rescuers tend to victims next to derailed cars at the site of a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela

Stephen Lawrence barrister Alison Saunders to take over from Keir Starmer as new Director of Public Prosecutions

Ms Saunders has been involved in high-profile cases, including those stemming from the London riots

The scene of the derailment near Paris

Foul play suspected in fatal express train crash near Paris

Fears are growing that sabotage or vandalism might have caused the train crash near Paris last Friday in which six people died.

Hitachi wins contract to build UK 'bullet' trains

Transport secretary announces 30 new trains from Japanese firm for London to Aberdeen route

Trinity Saint David, University of Wales

History: St David's College was born in 1822 before coming University of Wales Lampeter in 1995. Trinity University College Carmarthen formed in 1848 to train teachers for church schools in England and Wales, and received University College status in 2009. The two were merged in 2010 to create the newly formed University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The runaway train crashed into a building in January

Sweden train crash: Cleared of stealing the locomotive, cleaner now wants to drive one

Firm which blamed her for accident offers her job in the cabin

Network Rail is already forecast to have delivered efficiencies of 40 per cent in running the railways from 2004 and 2014 and ORR said it expected to see a further 20 per cent from 2014 to 2019

Network Rail facing funding crisis as debts spiral out of control

Report from regulator tells Government to consider privatisation or risk unsustainable borrowing affecting safety and ticket prices

Counter-terror police investigate 'nail bomb' near Tipton mosque hours after Woolwich soldier Lee Rigby's funeral

No injuries have been reported but a cordon has been set up after nails and other debris discovered

'The Hunger Games': people complained that it had been cut to secure a 12A rating

The Hunger Games, The Woman in Black, and Men in Black 3 among films complained about to the BBFC ... joined by The Railway Children

And after 40 unblemished years, family classic The Railway Children gets its first complaint

Criminal probe launched into Lac-Megantic oil train crash as death toll hits 15

More than 30 people are still missing in Quebec town after huge explosion caused by runaway oil train crash

Anthony Hilton: We’re making the wrong connections and going nowhere fast with HS2

The high-speed rail link will not actually take people to where they want to go

Hopes for UK jobs as Siemens quits its £1bn trains bid

Contract for 600 carriages could go to Bombardier of Derby

Railway enthusiasts take pictures of the Mallard at the 'Great Gathering' of the six remaining A4 class locomotives, Sir Nigel Gresley, Dwight D Eisenhower, Union of South Africa, Bittern, Mallard and Dominion of Canada. The trains have been brought together to mark the 75th anniversary of Mallard's world record breaking run

The Great Reunion: 'once-in-a-lifetime celebration' marks Mallard steam speed record anniversary

75 years on, National Railway Museum gathers five surviving sister locomotives

After 140 years, number 1,526 will be the last

Thomas Cook's European Rail timetable reaches end of the line

After 140 years, number 1,526 will be the last

Blue wonder: Bittern pulls away from the platform at King's Cross

Trainspotters turn out at London's King's Cross to see Bittern locomotive

Outing commemorates Mallard setting record speed in 1938

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