A campaign to fight plans for a new rail depot in Northamptonshire has been given a cash boost.
Councillors on South Northamptonshire have voted to set aside a hundred thousand pounds to block the proposals by Rail Central for a 700 acre site between Milton Malsor and Blisworth.
People living in the area say it would cause traffic problems, ruin the countryside and end the rural community but the scheme's developers say it will create eight thousand jobs.
A visit to the Anglia region by the historic steam locomotive The Flying Scotsman has been cancelled after safety concerns.
The legendary locomotive was due to run a special excursion train from Ely to Norwich however the trip's been called off.
It's after thousands of pounds worth of delays were caused when people got too close to the tracks as the engine steamed through St Neots in Cambridgeshire in February.
It was feared the same might happen when the East Anglia trip was due to take place on 25 May.
Police are investigating after a person was killed on the railway line between Norwich to Cambridge.
The incident happened around 10.30am on Monday in the Keswick - Cringleford area near Norwich.
British Transport Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Train services between Cambridge and Norwich are being delayed by up to an hour and buses are replacing some trains. Abellio Greater Anglia expect disruption to continue until 3pm.
The incident follows a crash between a tractor and a train with 135 passengers at a level crossing at Roudham in Norfolk on Sunday.
MPs and business leaders will quiz Network Rail this morning about a much-needed upgrade of the Ely North junction.
It follows months of lobbying to ensure a promised half-hourly service on the King's Lynn to London line are on schedule for next year.
"The Ely Junction is now the critical bottleneck holding back the vital Norwich to Cambridge to Stansted 'Innovation Line' which could create thousands of jobs in rural Norfolk."
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The main rail between London and Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk has re-opened after signalling problems near Witham but there will still be delays for commuters well into the evening.
Buses have been replacing trains between Chelmsford and Witham affecting passengers heading to and from Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich as well as stations between.
Rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia is warning that delays and disruption could continue until 9pm.
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Trains on the London mainline serving Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are being delayed by up to an hour because of a fault with the signalling system between Chelmsford and Witham.
The rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia says all lines are blocked and train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.
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