The papers: ITV anchor quits and HS2 'to get green light'

Newspaper headlines: ITV anchor quits and HS2 ‘to get green light’ By BBC News Staff Image caption The reason for newsreader Alastair Stewart stepping down from his ITV role is the focus for many of Thursday’s tabloids. The Daily Mail reports the long-serving anchor was forced out after he called a black Twitter user an […]

Coronavirus: Britons will not fly home from Wuhan on Thursday

Image copyright EPA A planned flight to bring 200 British nationals back to the UK from coronavirus-hit Wuhan is unable to take off as planned on Thursday.It is understood relevant permissions from Chinese officials have not yet come through. The Foreign Office said it was “working urgently” to organise a flight to the UK “as […]

Man City into EFL Cup final despite second-leg defeat by Man Utd

Nemanja Matic scored the only goal of the game before being sent off for a second bookable offenceHolders Manchester City will face Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup final, advancing 3-2 on aggregate despite losing a tense second leg to neighbours Manchester United.Leading 3-1 from the first leg at Old Trafford, City pushed forward in […]

Coronavirus: British mum told to leave young son behind in Wuhan

Image caption Natalie Francis works as a teacher in Wuhan A British woman due to be flown out of Wuhan amid the coronavirus outbreak was told to leave behind her three-year-old son because he has a Chinese passport.Up to 200 UK citizens will be flown out of China on Thursday and put into quarantine for […]

ITN's Alastair Stewart steps down after social media 'errors of judgement'

Image copyright Getty Images ITV News presenter Alastair Stewart is stepping down from his role following what ITN called “errors of judgment in Alastair’s use of social media”.In a statement, the veteran broadcaster, 67, said: “It was a misjudgement which I regret.”ITN said he had breached editorial guidelines, but did not elaborate on the reasons […]

Brexit: MEPs say goodbye to UK ahead of Brexit vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch live coverage of the European Parliament Brexit debate Members of the European Parliament are bidding farewell to UK colleagues ahead of a final vote on the Brexit deal. The withdrawal agreement is expected to be signed off in Brussels later.Some MEPs have marked the occasion with […]

Northern: Rail firm brought under government control

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOvercrowding on trains has been one of many issues facing Northern passengers Troubled rail company Northern is to be brought under government control.The decision, which will see the firm’s franchise stripped from operator Arriva Rail North from 1 March, was taken following years of major disruption.Transport Secretary […]