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Crossrail delay: £1.4bn bailout as autumn 2019 launch delayed

Image copyright Transport for London Image caption Crossrail – to be known as the Elizabeth Line – had an original budget set at £15.9bn in 2007, which was then cut to £14.8bn in 2010 A £1.4bn bailout has been announced for Crossrail, as Europe’s biggest infrastructure project is pushed back beyond its launch date of […]

Darnall crash: Man admits killing four people in smash

Image copyright PA Image caption Elliott Bower admitted four counts of causing death by dangerous driving A man has admitted killing four people, including a toddler, in a crash while being pursued by police. Elliott Bower, 18, was driving a Volkswagen Golf when it smashed into another car in Sheffield last month. Adnan Ashraf Jarral, […]

Foreign Office probes Russia campaign over ‘anti-Labour retweets’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The campaign retweeted links to stories critical of Jeremy Corbyn and his aides The Foreign Office is investigating claims a government-funded campaign group countering Russian disinformation retweeted articles critical of Labour. The Institute of Statecraft’s Integrity Initiative has received £2.3m. Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan said he would “totally […]

Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker’s murder

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old arrived in New Zealand in mid-November for the second part of her round-the-world trip A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane. Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December – police ended their search […]

Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker’s murder

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old arrived in New Zealand in mid-November for the second part of her round-the-world trip A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane. Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December – police ended their search […]

Brexit: Critics urge renegotiation as ministers say vote ‘going ahead’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May has attended a church service near her Maidenhead constituency The Commons vote on Tuesday will not be delayed, the Brexit Secretary has said, amid growing calls for the PM to go back to Brussels to renegotiate. Stephen Barclay also said Theresa May could stay in post if, […]

I’m a Celebrity: Harry Redknapp wins ITV series

Image copyright James Gourley/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Harry Redknapp has been crowned King of the Jungle in the final of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The football manager beat fellow finalists Emily Atack, who came second, and John Barrowman to take the crown, saying it was “so surreal” to win. Ten celebrities headed into […]

Charlie Rowley: Novichok victim ‘terrified’ about health

Media captionNovichok victim Charlie Rowley: ‘I poisoned my girlfriend’ A man who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok says he is “terrified he will be dead within a decade”. Charlie Rowley, 45, was exposed to the same poison used to attack ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March. Mr Rowley […]

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker won’t return for a new series until 2020

Image copyright BBC/BBC Studios The next series of Doctor Who won’t start until 2020, it’s been confirmed. Series 11 ended on Sunday night, but after the festive special on New Year’s Day, Jodie Whittaker won’t be seen in the Tardis again next year. Showrunner Chris Chibnall said work on the new series had already begun. […]

Brexit: Critics urge renegotiation as ministers say vote ‘going ahead’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May has attended a church service near her Maidenhead constituency The Commons vote on Tuesday will not be delayed, the Brexit Secretary has said, amid growing calls for the PM to go back to Brussels to renegotiate. Stephen Barclay also said Theresa May could stay in post if, […]