Rail passengers face minefield of rules
RAIL passengers who make innocent mistakes with their tickets are sometimes facing hefty fines, a customer watchdog said today. Some even face criminal prosecution after getting caught up in a “minefield of rules and regulations”, according to a report from Passenger Focus. Hundreds of passengers complained to Passenger Focus about their unfair treatment. Some had forgotten their ticket but still faced fines even though they could produce proof of purchase. One woman who had her £2 ticket checked on the train still faced an £85 fine when she was unable to produce it at her destination station. * RUSSELL BRAND has opened up to ELLEN DEGENERES about his split - saying he still loves KATY PERRY “as a human being”. The comedian appeared on Ellen’s US chat show and told her he was “all right” following the divorce. He said: “I still love her as a human being but, sometimes, when you’re in a relationship, I suppose it “This is like the Blitz - only without the sex, of course” - Tory peer Baroness Trumpington, 89, after a late-night debate in the House of Lords. “God! The BBC is practically run by women” - Actress Julie Walters. “The euro has turned out to be a doomsday machine, a destroyer of jobs, a killer of * JOSH BROLIN has revealed he has talked to STEVEN SPIELBERG about making
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