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Report exposes 'huge disparity' in railway spending

The amount of money spent on the railways varies widely from England to Scotland and Wales, according to a report from industry regulators.

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Government policy is that rail passengers should cover more of the industry's income. Credit: PA

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The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) found a "huge disparity" between Government spending in different parts of the UK, with rail journeys in England receiving as little as £2.19 per passenger journey.

In Scotland, £7.60 was spent per passenger journey and £9.33 in Wales during the year 2012/13, the report found.

Total government funding for 2012/13 for the railways amounted to £4 billion which represented 30.9% of the industry's total income and included £700,000 from Transport Scotland and £100,000 from the Welsh Government.

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Dave Lee Travis charged with indecent assault

Former DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with one count of indecent assault over an alleged incident in 1995, Scotland Yard has said.

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Dave Lee Travis has been charged with one count of indecent assault. Credit: Max Nash/PA Wire

Travis, whose real name is David Patrick Griffin, is due to appear on bail at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Hammond: Scotland 'yes vote' means defence jobs risk

Thousands of defence jobs will be at risk if Scotland votes for independence in September, according to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond issued a speech to workers at Thales, a firm which has supplied every periscope used by the Royal Navy
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond issued a speech to workers at Thales, a firm which has supplied every periscope used by the Royal Navy Credit: Associated Press

Mr Hammond warned workers at the Glasgow-based firm Thales that their future prosperity, and that of their families, would be put in jeopardy by a Yes vote for independence.

He said: "The creation of a border between this facility and its largest customer will put at jeopardy the future prosperity of this business, the people who work in it and their families and dependents."

"If we were to separate, then the future of the defence industry in Scotland that depends on MoD orders will be put at risk," he added.

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UK house prices rise by 9.1%

UK house prices rose by 9.1% in the year to February 2014, up from 6.8% in the year to January 2014.

The rise in house price inflation was driven by a rise in London of 17.7%, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

House price annual inflation grew by 9.7% in England, 5.3% in Wales, 2.4% in Scotland and 2.8% in Northern Ireland.

Excluding London and the South East, UK house prices increased by 5.8%.

Sierra Leone runner remains missing after marathon

An elite runner from Sierra Leone who disappeared after finishing the women's race at the London Marathon in 20th place remains missing.

Mami Konneh Lahun, 24, from Sierra Leone, has been missing since Sunday. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Scotland Yard launched an appeal to find 24-year-old Mami Konneh Lahun, when she did not return to her temporary accommodation in Greenwich, where she had been staying since arriving in the UK on April 7.

Police said earlier that she had been found in Greenwich, but later reissued an appeal.

They said she was due to fly home yesterday. The runner has no known links to the UK and was not in possession of a mobile phone.

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