Railway Industry Association says reopening old routes would deliver "huge economic benefits" to the UK.
Agreement over Brexit bill could unlock next phase of key negotiations with the European Union next month.
SMMT president Tony Walker says lack of progress over Brexit is already having an impact on the automotive sector.
US investment bank warns Brexit process is in danger of unravelling and could lead to further bad news for the UK economy.
House prices in Manchester rose 7.9% compared to a year earlier in October, while prices in Birmingham were up 7.3%.
Blue collar and white collar professionals are being increasingly replaced by robots as technology becomes more and more sophisticated.
Report finds negative impact of Brexit vote is being countered by economic resilience.
Official data shows gender pay gap in the capital has only fallen from 15.1% in 1997 to 14.6% in 2017.
Research from Citizens Advice finds women between 50 and 64 are the most likely to be affected by the issue.
MSD's investment would create around 950 jobs in high-skilled and high-value research roles, Clark said.
Cable says 'systematic tax avoidance' is causing significant damage to the Treasury and public finances.
Irish government said to be deeply unhappy at the proposals put forward to prevent a hard border with Northern Ireland.
Chinese police say they have busted an underground bank used to smuggle a staggering 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) out of the country.
Slowdown in housing market and Bank of England's rate rise earmarked as the main factors behind a decline in confidence.
The European Union has already upgraded its growth forecast for the eurozone this year to 2.2%