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Crossrail project at 'considerable risk' of being delayed

Crossrail workers in one of the scheme's tunnels beneath Whitechapel station
A group of MPs says the project is at 'considerable risk' of being delayed Credit: Reuters

There are still 'considerable risks' in delivering the Crossrail project on time, according to a group of MPs.

In a report into the progress of the scheme, the Public Accounts Committee said the one of the issues facing the project is the government's failure to secure enough support from London businesses. They group said the government had not adequately explained the scheme's potential benefits, leading to them securing less funding than hoped and potentially delaying the project beyond its 2019 deadline.

However, the Committee agreed the project was on budget and would provide good value for money for the taxpayer.

Inquest into Peaches Geldof death held today

Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof was found dead at her Kent home in April Credit: Reuters

The inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof takes place today, after the presenter and model was found dead at her home in Wrotham in Kent in April this year.

A toxicology test was undertaken in May and proved she had heroin in her system before she died- but the official cause of death has still not been discovered.

The inquest is due to begin at 10am at Gravesend Town Hall.


Woman killed by train at Edgware Road

Paramedics were called to the station at 3.15pm
Paramedics were called to the station at 3.15pm Credit: PA

There are delays this evening on the Circle, District and Hammersmith and City lines after a woman was killed by a train at Edgware Road this afternoon.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.


Severe delays on the entire line due to an earlier customer incident


Liverpool Street reopens after fire evacuation


#LivSt-following an evacuation due to a fire alarm sounding, the station has reopened. KM


#LivSt-has reopened. Trains services are running, but some may be cancelled or have calling patterns altered as a result. KM

Hundreds evacuated after fire alarm triggered at Liverpool Street

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