The HS2 high-speed rail project has come under renewed attack by the Commons public accounts committee, who have accused the Department of Transport of failing to present a "convincing strategic case" for the £50 billion project.
The public spending watchdog raised a number of questions about the apparent benefits and warned the costs were spiralling.
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The announcement comes during reports of an increase in domestic violence since measures to tackle the virus came into force.
Thursday will see another fine and warm day for many areas with plenty of sunshine across southern central and western areas of the UK.
The city was shut down in a bid to halt the spread of Covid-19.