Go-ahead for the new Titanic

An Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer, will today announce he is going ahead with plans to build a full size replica of the Titanic.

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Report from New York on Titanic II

The Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has been giving details of Titanic II at a press conference in America. Relatives of the passengers who sailed on the original ship have criticised his plan. They say it's in bad taste.

But enthusiasts are eager to be on board when the new liner leaves Southampton on her maiden voyage - just as the first Titanic did 100 years ago. Our tTansport Correspondent Mike Pearse sends this report from New York.

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