Consumer news with Julian Worricker .Campaigners are calling for Â£20 million research funding to track down the causes of a new and serious bacterial threat to oak trees. Acute Oak Decline can kill a tree in five years...the symptoms include trunk lesions weeping black sap Hundreds of trees are affected across the England and Wales, and many have died.
The new coalition Government wants high speed rail, Labour when in power was in favour too... however no timetable for when work will start or details on routes have been given - only that the Bill will be introduced in "due course". And this at a time when there are to be cuts to the overall transport budget of Â£683 million. So do where do we stand now with high speed rail, and is a timetable likely to be forthcoming soon?