A train driver spoke of his shock at seeing a teenage girl striding onto a railway line moments before she was fatally struck.
An inquest into the death of a teenage girl killed after being hit by a train at a foot crossing will be held today.
Rail chiefs are being accused of ignoring warnings about dangerous level crossings.
A fraudster from Hertfordshire has been jailed for four and a half years for committing an elaborate £700,000 bank fraud.
John Disley, 46, used commercially sensitive information to withdraw large sums of cash from deposited cheques at the Royal Bank of Scotland just before they bounced.
He used the cash to fund a lavish lifestyle which included splashing out £30,000 for a palm tree at his villa.
The monies were electronically transferred to a number of accounts or individuals linked to Disley in the short window of opportunity available to him, Preston Crown Court heard.
He was found guilty last month of conspiracy to defraud £675,937 from the Royal Bank of Scotland and £214,000 from a financial services company between May and December 2010.
Police have charged ten football fans from our region with violent disorder following a Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham in January.
Northumbria Police said the fans are all aged between 18 and 28 and come from Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire. They will appear before Sunderland Magistrates' later this month.
Coroner rules that death of 15-year-old Katie Littlewood who was killed by a train on a level crossing at Bishop's Stortford was accidental.
An inquest is due to be held today into the death of a 15-year-old girl at a level crossing at Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire.
Katie Littlewood was hit by a train in January last year. An investigation found Network Rail hadn't replaced the crossing even though the benefits were found to exceed the cost of improvements.
Slow traffic and lane closed on exit slip road to Northbound M1 due to overturned lorry and recovery work on M25 in both directions at J21 M1, congestion on M25 to J20 A41
Birchall Lane in both directions closed due to accident between A414 / Birchall Lane and Cole Green Lane.
Slow traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound between B198 College Road / College Road and A121 Winston Churchill Way / B198 Lieutenant Ellis Way.