A rare experiment in public ownership has come to an end.Â Supporters say that Directly Operated Railways, a state-run body, rescued the East Coast main line after the collapse in 2009 of National Express's franchise.
Labour has cast doubt on the future of HS2 but just what are the arguments for and against a new high-speed rail link between London and the north of England?
How does it differ from what Lord Justice Leveson wanted? Or how things were under the Press Complaints Commission? Will freedom of the press be damaged?
A few weeks after â€œClimategate", negotiations in Copenhagen are reaching their conclusion, with no mass lay-offs at scientific institutions and nothing to suggest the layman has given up on climate change. And yet, a sense of unease fills the room when the subject is brought up.