The Prime Minister says the money to pay for HS2 will need to come from 'a balance' between the Government and 'the train user' - but expensive tickets are necessary for 'Britain to be a success'. See the full interview above.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will hold a weekly radio phone-in in a fresh attempt to reconnect with voters.
The Liberal Democrat leader will take half-an-hour's worth of calls from listeners to London's LBC 97.3 radio with presenter Nick Ferrari every Thursday morning.
"I'm doing this because I don't think politicians get to hear enough from people directly," Mr Clegg said. "You can't do the right thing in government unless you keep in touch with how people are thinking and feeling."
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has used his Christmas message to tell voters to "just enjoy being around the people you love", regardless of their religion or how they celebrate the festive season.
He revealed: "I think my three boys alone could have clogged up Santa's mailbox."
The Prime Minister has announced that the Director of Public Prosecutions is to review documents from police investigations into abuse claims against Jimmy Savile.
Speaking in the Commons, David Cameron told MPs:
Today I can confirm that the Director of Public Prosecutions has confirmed that his principle legal advisor will again review the papers from the time when a case was put to the CPS for prosecution.
MPs from our region react to the Prime Minister's conference speech, in which he promised to "get Britain on the rise".Read the full story ›
East Yorkshire's Greg Knight has become a Senior Government Whip in the reshuffle. He will also be responsible for keeping the Queen updated on what's happening in Westminster.
Two Lincolnshire MPs have been given Government jobs as David Cameron continues his reshuffle.
Boston and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds becomes a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Fellow Lincolnshire Conservative Nick Boles, who represents Grantham and Stamford, has been given a job as Parliamentary Under Secretary at Dept for Communities and Local Government
Greg Knight, the MP for East Yorkshire, has been given a new job as a Senior Government Whip as David Cameron continues his reshuffle.Read the full story ›
Reaction to David Cameron's first major reshuffle of the coalition Government.Read the full story ›
Our political correspondent Ben Erlam reports on a day of changes for our region's politicians.