Transport Secretary Justine Greening has said the £9billion planned investment in the railways will lead to a "better and more cost effective" service for passengers.
More top news
US-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul as they continue their fight to re-capture the city from so-called Islamic State.
British director David Mackenzie warned against the "politicising" of award ceremonies ahead of Sunday's event.
The suspect in the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother was paid $90 to help carry out what she thought was a "prank".