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Commuter tragically dies in rush to station to commit suicide

Had to go back for his briefcasePolice investigating the death from a heart attack of insurance broker Gerald Murray, yesterday found evidence that he was planning to throw himself under the very train he was rushing to catch.

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Posted: Nov 21st, 2009
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£50 revamp for Monopoly game train stations

Comes with 'Get out of the toilets alive' cardUnder pressure from commuter groups, toy maker Hasbro today unveiled plans to upgrade the four stations that appear on its best-selling board game Monopoly.

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Posted: Nov 20th, 2009
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‘Master of enjambment’ wins rail poetry prize

trainA man who reads out the buffet menu on First Great Western’s Paddington to Penzance route has won this year’s prestigious Poetry in Motion Prize. Buffet manager Jim Swindon says he was astonished when he was told he had won the competition: ‘I knew that there was this annual prize for poetry to do with rail travel, but I’d no idea that I’d been nominated.’

Margaret Derby, who regularly travels on Mr Swindon’s train, said: ‘When we heard about the competition, a few of us regulars got together and decided we should nominate Jim on account of the way he reads the buffet menu. It’s a delight to hear and something you never tire of. Even the intercom can’t destroy his mellifluous voice. Now I take the train just for his poetry.’

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Posted: Apr 11th, 2009
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