Rishi Sunak has announced a £36 billion “Northern Network” transport project to replace the second section of HS2. After weeks of speculation over the future of the infrastructure project, the Prime Minister told Wednesday’s Conservative conference that the Birmingham to Manchester stretch will not go ahead. He confirmed that the line would end at Euston, central London, and announced plans to remove powers from HS2 Ltd punish her for her management.
Laurence Fox arrested for ‘supporting vandalism of Ulez cameras’
Lorenzo Fox has been arrested for conspiring to damage the Ulez cameras and encouraging others to take them down. On Tuesday, in an interview broadcast on the Rumble video platform, Fox declared his full support for the Ulez “Blade Runners” vigilante group. The disgraced presenter was suspended last week for misogynistic comments he made on air about journalist Ava Evans. Hours after his arrest, GB News confirmed that he had been fired as was his co-star Calvin Robinson, who was also suspended after showing his support for Fox.
Lucy Letby Hospital investigated for corporate homicide
The hospital where Lucy Letby murdered seven babies is being investigated for corporate homicide, Cheshire Police said. Lucy Letby was sentenced to life in prison after jurors found her guilty of the murders, as well as six attempted murders while working at the Countess of Chester Hospital between 2015 and 2016. Last month, the former neonatal nurse formally lodged an appeal . against his convictions.
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World news: French panic as bedbug invasion spreads
TO test tube full of bed bugs was brought to the French parliament by an MP who expressed concern about the “wave of panic that has gripped the country” amid a rise in parasites. The stunt by Mathilde Panot, a left-wing parliamentarian and leader of the Indocile France party, came as Transport Minister Clément Beaune prepared to bring together transport operators to discuss implementing better protection for travellers. Bed bugs have been detected in at least a fast train and metro line.
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Matt Lucas: ‘I’m gay, by default I love musicals’
After leaving Bake Off to write a melodious children’s book, the comedian opens up about grief, Jackie Collins and meet with David Walliams.
Business news: British workforce shrinks as employers fight higher wages, new survey shows
From great britain the workforce is shrinking at the fastest pace since lockdown, as demand slows and rising wage bill puts pressure on recruitment budgets. Companies are cutting staff at the fastest rate since January 2021, when the UK was in the agony of its final blockaccording to the S&P Global Purchasing Managers Index.
Live Market News: FTSE 100 plummets as oil giants hit by bond sell-off
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