The sound of silence (14 Nov 2005)
Noise pollution is one of the besetting sins of our time; even rail travel isn't the peaceful pleasure it used to be unless you sit in the carriage that is revealingly described as "the quiet zone", the chances of enjoying a journey uninterrupted by mobile phone calls, and inane or embarrassing conversations ("I've just reached Hemel Hempstead" or "I don't love you any more"), are less than zero.
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