Trains on the £50 billion HS2 high-speed line should have on-board GPs, shops and gyms, according to "a wish-list" drawn up by passengers.Read the full story ›
Ukip has insisted their spokeswoman has not been sacked despite a leaked internal email ordering press officers to keep her off the airwaves.
It was reported Suzanne Evans, who is also deputy chairman of the party, had lost her job after saying Nigel Farage should not lead the campaign to leave the EU because of the "divisive" way he was seen by the public.
The sender of the leaked message, who was not identified, wrote that they were issuing a "directive" having "just spoken to Nigel".
But Ukip have issued a statement saying the leaked email obtained by the BBC had been issued "without proper authority" and Ms Evans remained in her post.
Asked if the email accurately reflected Mr Farage's view, a spokeswoman said: "Nigel has nothing to do with any of this."
More than 200 staff at Kellingley Colliery are being sent their redundancy letters today, and Thoresby Colliery will cease production at the beginning of July, it has been revealed.
Chris Kitchen, the General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said: "Under the UK Coal closure plan that the Government is helping us fund, Thoresby will cease production at the end of June beginning of July. Then the shafts will be filled in and another one bites the dust."
Reports back in March said the pit would close by the end of the year.
However, Mr Kitchen added that the initial date to end production which was July 10 is now July 3 because the workers are a week ahead of themselves.
Kellingley Colliery is about six months behind Thoresby.
Today UK Coal will send out letters to 205 miners putting them on notice of redundancy.
There are 500 miners at Kellingley. The remainder will leave when the pit closes in about six months.
John Stapleton hosts lively political debate from Conservative MP James Morris, Labour MP Jon Ashworth, & Kat Boettge from the Green Party.Read the full story ›
The winner of a competition to re-design Centenary Square in Birmingham will be announced later today. Click here to see the shortlist.Read the full story ›
The last of twenty seven West Midlands Police front office counters will close today as part of plans to save £3m a year.Read the full story ›
An estimated 250 people are marching through the centre of Birmingham this afternoon in protest against changes to the New Library's opening hours.
Friends of Birmingham Library say the City Council is cutting a vital learning resource.
The City Council says the cuts are an unavoidable measure to make necessary budget cuts.
The Conservative MP for Shrewsbury Daniel Kawczynskihas broken party ranks to demand a "root and branch" review of the 'Bedroom Tax'.Read the full story ›
Lincolnshire County Council says it needs to make £120m savings over four years and although the Home-start charity provides a great service it's one it can "no longer afford to fund".