Three MPs will call for further investment in the region's rail network today.
Chloe Smith, Ben Gummer and Priti Patel, are hosting a business forum which will be attended by the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
They say improvements to the region's rail infrastructure, will drive economic growth and attract inward investment to the region.
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It will be damp and breezy with rain on and off through the day.
Mainly light rain arriving later in the night. On Saturday, mainly cloudy with periods of rain and some bright intervals.