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Up to 45 minutes on Virgin East Coast trains Credit: Martin Keene / PA Wire/Press Association Images

There are delays of up to 45 minutes on Virgin East Coast trains between Peterborough and Kings Cross.

It' due to a signalling problem at Peterborough causing delays and also affecting First Hull Trains, Grand Central and Great Northern.


App to raise awareness of FGM to be launched

A new groundbreaking app developed by researchers at the University of Coventry to raise awareness of female genital mutilation will have its official launch at an event in London today.

Developers want to raise awareness of FGM Credit: ITV News

The free app called Petals has an untraceable browsing feature that allows people to access information confidentially.

Hundreds of Derby Muslims join protest at Downing Street

Around 400 Derby Muslims travelled to London to join the protest. Credit: ITN News

Around 400 Muslims from Derby have joined thousands of protestors from across the country today at Downing Street in London.

They are voicing their criticism of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo who last month featured a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed on it's front page.

They say that all religions deserve respect and pictures of the prophet are forbidden in Islam.

Last month, ten journalists and two police officers were killed when masked attackers opened fire at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris.


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Tower of London poppies to stay on display past Armistice Day

Two key parts of the poppy display at the Tower of London will stay in place until the end of November, giving more people the chance to catch the popular installation.

The Wave, above, and Weeping Window parts of the installation will stay until the end of the month Credit: Reuters

Historic Royal Palaces said the Weeping Window and Wave sculptures will remain in place for a few weeks after the rest of the poppies start to be taken away on November 12th. It comes as the government announced it will help fund a tour of the two sculptures around the UK, until they reach a final home at the Imperial War Museum in 2018.

The remainder of the 888, 246 poppies which have been bought by members of the public will start to be sent off next week.

A Tower of London Yeoman walks through the display Credit: Reuters

A petition to keep the poppies at the Tower of London for another year has so far gained over 25,000 signatures, while public figures including Boris Johnson have also spoken out in favour of keeping the display.

Hundreds expected at service honouring Matthew Boulton

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend a special service honouring Birmingham-born entrepreneur Matthew Boulton today.

The service is being held at Westminster Abbey, when a memorial to the manufacturer will be unveiled to mark his contribution to the Industrial Revolution.

The service will be held at Westminster Abbey later Credit: PA

It will sit along an existing memorial to James Watt, to mark their business relationship. Between them, they produced and installed hundreds of Boulton & Watt steam engines towards the end of the 18th century which helped factories and mills make great technological advances.

The Abbey will also fly the Birmingham City Council flag while the service is taking place.

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