Pictures have been released of new intercity trains designed to cut journey times. They will be used on services between Leeds, London and Edinburgh. £1.2 billion is being spent on the project, which will be operational on the East Coast Mainline from 2019.
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Tributes have been paid to Irish singer Val Doonican, who has died aged 88. His family said he died peacefully on Wednesday night.
Calendar viewers have been sending in their pictures and videos of thunder and lightning in the Calendar region after the heatwave.
Cloudy but warm and close