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Milton Keynes benefits from the 'Red Bull effect'

The benefits of having a Formula One racing team based in your town will be highlighted at a special ceremony in Milton Keynes.

The Red Bull Racing Formula One team plays a vital role to the town.

As well as pumping millions into the local economy, it employs more than 500 people and attracts new investment to the town.

Later tonight the team which is based in Tilbrook will be awarded the Freedom of the Borough.

Click below to watch Russell Hookey's report.

Mayor says town wants to 'recognise' Red Bull's achievements

The Mayor of Milton Keynes said the town wants to "recognise" the achievements of Red Bull Racing.

Brian White made the comments ahead of a special ceremony tonight, honouring Red Bull Racing with the Freedom of the Borough.

Mr White, Mayor of Milton Keynes, said: "We've always had a long history of motor sport in Milton Keynes, but Red Bull have been particularly successful over the last few years and we want to recognise that."

Click below to hear the mayor's comments.

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Red Bull to get freedom of Milton Keynes

Red Bull at the Australian Grand Prix Credit: PA

Reigning Formula One world champions Red Bull will recieve yet another honour later tonight.

The team, which is based in Milton Keynes, will receive the Freedom of the town at a special ceremony tonight.

The prestigious award marks the tremendous success of the four time world champions.

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Sir David Higgins: HS2 'vital for the future' of UK

HS2 boss Sir David Higgins has said the project was "vital for the future of the country".He added: "The cost and impact have to be recognised and acknowledged, but so too do the cost and impact of doing nothing.

Sir David Higgins. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"Without HS2, the people of this country will continue to face the failures of our transport system on a daily basis.

"This contingency has pushed the price of phase one, from London to Birmingham, up to £21.4 billion with £3 billion for the trains, while the cost of the second phase, taking the line in a Y-shape to north west and north east England is put at £21.2 billion with around £4.5 billion for the trains."

Read: HS2 boss wants to fast-track high speed rail project

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HS2 boss to say he would like to start second phase

Launching his report in Manchester, Sir David Higgins, HS2's recently appointed chairman, will say that he would like work to start on the second phase at the same time as the first phase.

An anti HS2 sign in Whittington, Staffordshire. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The second phase, taking the line in a Y-shape to north west and north east England is set for completion around 2032/33. He is also expected to recommend a completely new station at Euston - the site for the line's London terminus.

Sir David, the former London Olympics supremo who has joined HS2 Ltd after being Network Rail chief executive, is also expected to recommend scrapping plans to link HS2 with HS1, the London to Kent coast Channel Tunnel high-speed line.

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Cable: 'Compelling case' to speed up HS2 extension

Business Secretary Vince Cable has said there is a "compelling case" to speed up the extension of the controversial HS2 high speed rail link to the cities of the north.

Business Secretary Vince Cable with David Cameron at a 10 Downing Street reception last summer. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

His intervention came as HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins prepared to outline his plan for an accelerated construction timetable while reducing the cost of the #50 billion infrastructure project.

Sir David, who will publish his report on later, will also issue an appeal to the main political parties to unite behind the scheme.

Read: Vince Cable - 'Compelling case' to speed up HS2 extension

Read: HS2 chairman to announce recommendations but no new cuts

"The nightmare is now going to go on", DLT says

Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis has said his "nightmare is now going to go on" after learning he faced a retrial on charges of indecent and sexual assault.

Former BBC presenter Travis, 68, was cleared of 12 counts of indecent assault this month but jurors at Southwark Crown Court were unable to reach verdicts on two further charges.

Today, Judge Anthony Leonard heard that prosecutors were seeking a retrial on the two outstanding charges.

Outside court, Travis referred to when he was found not guilty of the 12 counts.

He told reporters: "I told you that I'd been through 18 months of a nightmare and apparently I was wrong because the nightmare is now going to go on."

DJ Dave Lee Travist to face retrial on outstanding charges

Dave Lee Travis.

Prosecutors want DJ Dave Lee Travis to face a retrial on charges of indecent and sexual assault, a court has heard.

Former Chiltern Radio presenter Travis, 68, of Buckinghamshire, was cleared of 12 counts of indecent assault earlier this month.

But jurors at London's Southwark Crown Court were unable to reach verdicts on two further charges and were discharged.

Today, Judge Anthony Leonard heard that prosecutors were seeking a retrial on the outstanding charges of indecent assault and sexual assault.

Prosecutor Miranda Moore QC told the court a retrial was likely to last just over two weeks.

A further hearing is due to take place on March 28.

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