News The scene outside Shenfield station this morning, after a 44-year-old City worker was shot in the leg on his way into London

Police are appealing for witnesses after a balaclava-wearing gunman fled from the scene

Lawyer jailed over drink-drive lies

A City lawyer who claimed he was the victim of a kidnap to avoid being arrested for drink-driving has been jailed, Sussex Police said.

Two remanded over ticket inspector stabbing

Two people have been remanded in custody after a rail ticket inspector was stabbed in the back.

Ticket inspector stabbed in back

A train inspector was stabbed in the back after challenging two youths travelling without tickets.

The video shows a woman with a young child on her lap telling another passenger 'you ain't British, you're black'

Woman arrested after clip of 'racist rant' goes viral

Police investigating a video that shows a woman shouting racist abuse and remonstrating with other passengers on a tram in south London have made an arrest.

Deborah Ross: Be very careful where you drop that dress size...

If you ask me: Last time I decided to get a bikini body in 14 days, I was out when it was delivered

Police appeal over 'elaborate' Canterbury hoax

Police today appealed for information to identify the culprit behind an "elaborate hoax" after two suspicious devices closed down parts of a city centre.

Diane Spencer: All-Pervading Madness, Gilded Balloon

Owning a putty mouth in which it looks like butter wouldn't melt, Diane Spencer came to wider attention when she won this year's Chortle newcomer award.

Investigation into custody illness

The police watchdog is investigating after a man in custody fell seriously ill.

'Abhorrent' train attack condemned

Police have described an attack on a train in which a bag was filled with stones and faeces and then suspended across a railway line as "abhorrent".

Burglaries increase by 14 per cent

Significant rises in burglaries and opportunistic thefts are creating a risk to the public, police chiefs warned today.

Man killed and child injured at crossing

A man died and a young child was injured when they were hit by a train yesterday close to a foot crossing on a stretch of track in South Yorkshire.

Man killed by train near Doncaster

A man died and a young child was injured when they were hit by a train today.

Change allows Transport Police to carry guns

Armed teams of British Transport Police (BTP) are to patrol the railways and London Underground to counter the terrorist threat, the Government announced today.

Tribute to teenage girl killed by train

Tributes were paid today to an aspiring teenage model killed by a train yards from her home.

Woman dies in train blaze

A woman died in a fire inside a train toilet yesterday afternoon.

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