Millions of people have seen in 2012 at parties across the country — the biggest of all in London. 250 thousand revellers lined the banks of the River Thames for a firework display designed to impress the world ahead of the Olympics. Rhiannon Mills reports from the capital.
It’s being hailed as the ambitious new project which will finally make Britain’s rail network fit for the 21st century — and provide a much needed boost to the economy . But critics say the Government’s plans for a new High Speed rail link are flawed, citing evironmental damage, a massive 32-billion-pound price tag, and the length of time — 15 years — it will take to build. Sky’s Alistair Bunkall reports.
The site of the World Trade Centre has been transformed into a memorial to the victims of 9/11. Those involved in creating the monument say they hope it will be a therapeutic and fitting tribute to the 3000 people who lost their lives. But as Hannah reports, the memorial has left some families upset.
Pink Floyd’s famous flying pig has soared over London’s Battersea power station, 35 years after he featured on the band’s ‘Animals’ album cover. The replica of the 30 ft long porker marks the reissue of the band’s back catalogue.
Amanda Knox has spoken publicly for the first time since being cleared of the murder of Meredith Kercher. The 24-year-old arrived in America, saying she was overwhelmed to be back — and thanked her family and supporters for believing in her. Our senior news correspondent, Ian Woods, was on the flight to Seattle with Amanda Knox — his report contains flash photography.