The Department of Transport has defended the fact that English rail passengers will face a sharper rise in average regulated fares than people boarding Scottish trains.
The railways in Scotland are heavily subsidised by the taxpayer. If these levels of subsidy were replicated on railways in England, the cost would be hundreds of pounds a year for every household in England, whether or not they used the train.
More top news
A man has been jailed for four years after he was cleared of having sex with a Shetland pony but convicted of outraging public decency.
Arguably the most striking of the IFS's conclusions is that over the last six years the wealthiest 10% have suffered the largest pay cuts.
It's still pretty wintry out there although the air over the next 12 or so hours will be fractionally less cold than it has been recently.