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04/11/2013 02:34 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

Top Stories, November 4: HS2, Firefighters' Strike, Terror Suspect Missing

HS2 BOSS TOLD TO CUT COSTS

The new boss of the planned high-speed rail link between London and the North has been tasked with finding ways to cut the estimated £50 billion cost of the scheme, David Cameron will announce today.

POLICE HUNT TERROR SUSPECT

A terror suspect who escaped surveillance by changing into a burka on a visit to a mosque is being hunted by counter-terrorism officers.

FIREFIGHTERS TO STRIKE AGAIN

Firefighters in England and Wales staged another strike today in their bitter row with the Government over pensions.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union walked out for two hours at 6am - their third round of action in recent weeks.

EMPLOYERS SIGN UP TO LIVING WAGE

More employers are signing up to pay the living wage, research has shown as new hourly rates for the measure were announced.

CO-OP BANK RESCUE 'TO COST JOBS'

The Co-operative Group will unveil further details of a revised rescue plan for its troubled banking arm today amid reports of plans to axe around 1,000 jobs at the business.

HACKING PROSECUTION OPENING TO END

Prosecutors are today due to finish opening their case against ex-News International staff accused of charges linked to phone hacking and alleged payments to public officials.

EGYPT CHANGES VENUE FOR MORSI TRIAL

The Egyptian authorities yesterday moved the trial of the ousted Islamist president to a new location at the other end of the capital.

CALL FOR LAW ON REPORTING ABUSE

Failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse should be made a criminal offence in Britain, the former director of public prosecutions said.

MAN TO BE SENTENCED FOR ABDUCTION

A 35-year-old man who went on the run with a 14-year-old girl will be sentenced today.

John Bush disappeared with the girl, who cannot be named, in June.