Travel Hungary appetite: Budapest appealed to Jenna Coleman

'I love the bars, thermal baths and laid-back feel of Budapest in summer'

Josh Bush - who went missing with 14-year-old schoolgirl - charged with child abduction

The 35-year-old who went missing with a 14-year-old girl has been charged with child abduction.

Police announced today that the violin uncovered in Sofia is a training replica of little value. Unlike this rare 'Archinto' Stradivarius Viola, played by Philip Dukes

Calm down! Stradivarius violin found in Bulgaria is a fake

It was thought to be the one stolen from Korean virtuoso Min-jin Kym at Euston station in 2010

Image issued by HS2 of the Birmingham and Fazeley viaduct, part of the new proposed route for the HS2 high speed rail scheme

Full speed ahead for HS2 - but ruling of an 'unlawful consultation' means it comes at an even higher cost

However, there was relief at the Department of Transport as several other legal challenges to the £33bn project enthusiastically promoted by David Cameron were thrown out

Terror suspect escaped in cab

The missing terror suspect Ibrahim Magag escaped surveillance by simply ringing for a black cab, the shadow Home Secretary said today.

Ibrahim Magag is said to have links with al-Qa’ida

Terror suspect Ibrahim Magag 'jumped into cab' to escape, claims Yvette Cooper

Missing terror suspect Ibrahim Magag escaped surveillance by simply ringing for a black cab, the shadow home secretary claimed today.

Simon Calder: Going back to Underground Zero

The man who pays his way

Network Rail releases footage of women suffering embarrassing slips and falls at railway stations

Videos released to highlight the dangers of falling at stations

Monday morning misery for commuters after delays into Euston station

Rail commuters on a busy route into London had their journeys severely disrupted today.

Plans for major rail projects accelerate

Johnson and Greening speed-up plans to make new lines better integrated

Natalie Haynes: Electronic cigarettes: not dangerous – merely preposterous

I don't travel by coach very often these days, because I no longer spend my life on tour. And also because their time-stretching abilities make me nervous: how is it possible to spend 17½ hours going from Glasgow to London? Is it going via Brigadoon? Wouldn't it just be quicker to pack up my belongings in a handkerchief, tie them to a stick and walk? Say, I might become mayor.

Labour peer Andrew Adonis, aka Baron Adonis of Camden Town in the London Borough of Camden

Diary: Disloyal subjects rail against Baron High-Speed of Camden

The Labour peer Andrew Adonis, aka Baron Adonis of Camden Town in the London Borough of Camden, was a Secretary of State for Transport who loved trains. He spent five days touring the country by train soon after his appointment. And he left behind a £33bn plan for a high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham, which survived the transition from a Labour to a Coalition government.

World No 1 Aaron Cook is 'anxious because his future is at stake'

The Last Word: Should London 2012 selection be subjective or objective?

The Australian team in 2000 was still being inked in minutes before an IOC deadline

The Minister for Cities, Greg Clark, with Lord Heseltine on the train to Birmingham. Lord Heseltine likened the question of the Mayor of Birmingham's powers to that of Alex Salmond in Scotland

The return of Tarzan: Heseltine swings into action aboard the 13.23 from Euston

There is something slightly ironic about the supposed great and good of London getting into a first-class train carriage to Birmingham to persuade the locals about the merits of more local democracy.

Passenger numbers up at rail stations

Some of Britain's busiest rail stations are becoming even more crowded, figures showed today.

Branson criticises rail franchising system

Sir Richard Branson has hit out at the rail franchising system, criticising the government's focus on cost - but promising to pay "billions of pounds" to the Treasury if Virgin Trains retains its grip on the West Coast main line. Its franchise expires one year from today.

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003