Rail passengers endured more morning misery today when an overhead line problem led to major disruption to key services.
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Thousands of rail commuters leaving Yorkshire for London are facing much-delayed journeys due to an electrical supply problem.
Centred on north London, the problem was last night causing hold-ups of up to 90 minutes on some journeys between London's King's Cross and Moorgate stations and Stevenage in Hertfordshire. Passengers travelling with - East Coast, First Hull and Grand Central trains - are also affected.
The pilot who died today after the helicopter he was flying crashed in London was named by sources as Pete Barnes, reports the Press Association.
The JCPTC is being asked to assume that the North of England needs two children's heart surgery units, but that Newcastle and Leeds can't exist in the same option. Given that assumption, either Newcastle or Leeds would close under the proposals.
Critics have said a simultaneous review into heart surgery services for children AND adults should be held and that a decision on children's heart units should be delayed to carry out such a joint review.
Professor Roger Boyle CBE (adviser to JCPCT) dismissed that, recommending a decision is made today: "We cannot afford to wait another two years to make these changes. I thoroughly recommend coming to a decision today. It is not the buildings that save lives, it's the people within them."
"This is not just about today, but about designing a structure that is sustainable for the future."- Sir Neil McKay CB, Chair, Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts.
Previous claims about how journey times affect the quality of services are, "spurious and not founded in fact." That's according to Professor Sir Roger Boyle CBE.