Severn Trent Water is planning to create Europe's largest man-made reservoir in central Wales in order to stave off future droughts. The £500M reservoir would be formed by flooding Craig Goch, a designated nature reserve, with 250bn litres of water. The reservoir would become the centrepiece of a new national water grid, which would see underground pipelines linking rivers across southern England - at a further cost of £500M.
Tube fares will have to rise by 25% to pay for a funding gap in the government's plans to modernise the network, Transport for London has claimed.
Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, the bank advising transport secretary Stephen Byers on Railtrack's future, is at the centre of a £1M insider dealing inquiry into trading of Railtrack shares.
More than 120 people died when a passenger plane crashed shortly after take-off into a heavily populated working-class suburb of the northern Nigerian city of Kano.