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Network Rail pleads guilty over Potters Bar crash – BBC News

“Network Rail has admitted breaching safety regulations over the Potters Bar train crash which claimed seven lives.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jarvis to escape prosecution over Potters Bar crash – The Guardian

“Jarvis will escape prosecution for the fatal Potters Bar train crash after the rail regulator is understood to have dropped criminal proceedings against the maintenance firm.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Network Rail: inquiry launched into ‘misuse of public funds and illicit payments’ – Daily Telegraph

“An inquiry has been launched into allegations that Network Rail, which runs the country’s track infrastructure, has been misusing public funds and claims senior officials received illicit payments.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina v Buxton and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Buxton and others [2010] WLR (D) 214

“There was no reason in principle why a restraining order should not be made to protect a company or a group of persons from harassment.”

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Potters Bar train crash: Network Rail and Jarvis Rail to be prosecuted – The Guardian

“Criminal proceedings are to start against Network Rail and the maintenance firm Jarvis Rail over alleged safety failures behind the 2002 Potters Bar rail crash, in which seven people died.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New checks call after rail death in Essex – BBC News

“A coroner has called for new safety checks after hearing how an Essex rail worker was fatally injured when a ‘poorly welded’ basket fell on to him.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rail link compensation scheme launched – The Independent

“A compensation scheme for householders affected by a planned High Speed Rail link launched today. The Government will buy homes and business properties blighted by their proximity to High-Speed 2 – the proposed multi-billion-pound route between London and Birmingham using 250mph trains.”

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The Independent, 2oth August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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