The U.K. said it will give “long- term support” to the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan, pledging 11 million pounds ($18 million) to build infrastructure and protect women after the storm killed more than 5,000 people.
U.K. Transport Secretary Justine Greening will be replaced by outgoing Chief Whip Patrick McLoughlin, ITV news reported tonight, as Prime Minister David Cameron reorganized his ministerial team. It did not say where it got the information.
David Cameron asserted his Tory credentials halfway through his term with Cabinet changes designed to appeal to his party’s core support, even at the risk of damaging coalition ties with the Liberal Democrats.
U.K. Transport Secretary Justine Greening said she’ll vote against proposed bonuses for senior executives at Network Rail Ltd., which runs the country’s railway lines, though it may not be enough to stop the payments.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron named Transport Secretary Philip Hammond to head the Defense Ministry after Liam Fox quit. The premier also promoted Justine Greening to become the fifth woman Cabinet member.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promoted Jeremy Hunt to health secretary, replacing Andrew Lansley, and also demoted Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke in a Cabinet revamp that kept the top ministers in their posts.
The U.K. government approved a plan to build a high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham and on to northern England, making some changes to the route to meet objections from lawmakers who oppose the proposal.