Commuter Dave Askwith tried to brighten up his daily journey by putting up official-looking signs providing spoof instructions, warnings and information. He subsequently branched out into road, warning and council signs around Britain’s trains, shops and hotels. ’Some lasted several weeks before being pinched, or taken down by disgruntled staff’, he said. Photos have been collected into a book, Signs of Life, published by HarperCollins at £4·99


CAPTION: Netherlands Railways has offered 1000 top Dutch athletes and their coaches free rail travel to training sessions and competitions for a year. The company has also joined the national Sportpass scheme, offering benefits to members of organised sport clubs, including discounted national day rover tickets for less than €10