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The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Demonstrators holding banners reading in Catalan “freedom for the political prisoners” as they gather outside the Palau Generalitat during a general strike in Barcelona on Wednesday. Photograph: Santi Palacios/AP

A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesday, as the region’s deposed le(...)

Fisherman, River Gambia, Gambia, Africa

I have a few weeks to play around with in September and early October and I’m trying to decide what to do. I was in Japan last year so it’s going to t(...)

I’m interested in doing a city/sun break in Tel Aviv in September for a week to include a day-trip or overnight to Jerusalem. Is there an easy way (...)

Chania, Crete, Greek Islands   Creative image #:  dv685148

Would you have any suggestions for three 60-year-old women who want to go to Greece for about 10 days in May or September? We are very active and live(...)

Francisco Jose Garzon described the bend on the approach to Santiago de Compostela station as ‘inhuman’. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

“I’ve said before that this bend was dangerous and that one day it would do for us.” These were the words of Francisco Jose Garzon, the driver of the (...)

Spain’s Princess Elena (left), Princess Letizia (rear centre) and Prince Felipe (right) comfort relatives of the train crash victims at the end of a funeral mass at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 29th. Photograph: AP

Minutes past midnight in the square fronting the flamboyant baroque cathedral in Spain’s Santiago de Compostela, a solitary besuited figure looks up. (...)

Wreckage of the front locomotive stands on the road while workers repair the railway in Angrois in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

The boss of Spain’s national train operator has told a parliamentary commission that the company has begun a review of safety in the wake of the railw(...)

Train driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, 53, is taken in a police car from Police Station to the Preliminary Court in Santiago de Compostela, Spain on Sunday.  Photograph:  Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images.

The driver of the train that derailed in northern Spain last week, killing 79 people, was talking on the phone at the time of the crash, a court heard(...)

Train driver Francisco  Garzón (right) is helped by two men after the  train he was driving crashed near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain, earlier this week.  Photograph: Monica Ferreiros/Xoan A Soler/Reuters

The focus of the investigation into Spain’s worst rail crash for 40 years will turn on the train’s driver today as police hope to question Francisco G(...)

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