Bob Crow, general secretary of transport union RMT, has described the latest HS2 developments as "political posturing" designed as a smokescreen to delay investment in Britain's existing railways.
Britain's rail system has been dumped in the slow lane for two decades under both main parties through the twin evils of private profiteering and political inertia on key investments like high speed rail.
Today we see that they are back at it again and while the political class carry on showboating we slide further behind the rest of Europe on rail modernisation.
More top news
Villarrica - one of Chile's most active volcanoes - has erupted, forcing the evacuation of nearby communities.
Footage showing the "truly shocking" moment a teenager was stabbed to death as he rode his bike with friends has been released.
Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of clogged arteries and thus heart attacks, a study has found.