£32bn high speed rail link between London and Yorkshire has been revealed.
At a cost of £33 billion, this train line is neither cheap nor very popular with those living along its route.
The potential design for a new footbridge over one of the level crossings in the centre of Lincoln has been revealed.
Campaigners against the HS2 rail scheme are going to Westminster today. It is as the Department for Transport will publish plans for the high speed line which will go to Parliament.
Work has begun to get learner drivers back on the streets of Hull to take their driving test, after the city's test centre closed in September.
Drivers have had to travel to Beverley to take their test since the Driving Standards Agency was forced to close its Hull centre due to concerns over pollution from a nearby car recycling plant.
But now Hull City Council has offered temporary office space to the DSA, rent-free for six months, in a bid to get a test centre back up and running.
Councillor Martin Mancey said:
"Residents made it very clear to me and colleagues and that they wanted to see the test centre back in Hull. Its location in Beverley is making it more difficult for learners in the city to take their tests."
The DSA hope to reopen the existing test centre within the next three months, but they're also assessing the sites offered by the Council as an alternative.
Two thirds of drivers admit to breaking traffic laws when behind the wheel, that's according to a new study by the road safety charity Brake.
It surveyed a thousand drivers and while almost all of them believe they are comparatively safe, the research found that over confidence and complacency is leading to widespread illegal risk taking on roads.
The government came out fighting today in its campaign to win over those who doubt the benefits of the revolutionary high speed rail link from London to the north.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the £40 billion scheme would be a "heart bypass for the clogged arteries" of Britain's transport system.
But many aren't so sure that towns and cities here will benefit from HS2 - including those who'll live nearest to the track.
Chris Kiddey reports.
James Lynch from the So What campaign group
The government has come out fighting in its campaign to win over those who doubt the benefits of the new planned high speed rail link from London to Yorkshire.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the forty billion pound scheme would be a "heart bypass for the clogged arteries" of Britain's transport system.
But many of those who heard his words still aren't so sure that towns and cities here in the north will benefit from HS2 - particularly those who'll live nearest to the track.
Residents opposed to the route of HS2 in West Yorkshire have been lobbying councillors in Leeds today. They're from the 'So What' action group representing home owners in Swillington, Oulton and Woodlesford. They want the route of the line moved because they fear their homes will be blighted.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is expected to outline later how the HS2 rail link between London and Yorkshire will improve the economy in the region's towns and cities.
Leeds train station is one of the worst in the country when it comes people tripping or slipping. Network Rail is starting a new campaign warning of the dangers. Over sixteen hundred people have hurt themselves at stations in the last year.
MPs are meeting today to debate the future of the East Coast mainline franchise. The Labour party wants the government to abandon its plans to re-privatise the line.
Dangerous cycle routes in the region are set to be improved as part of measures that ministers claim will 'protect cyclists across the country'.
Seven schemes have been selected for their 'positive impact on safety' and should be complete within the next 12 months.
The £4 million cost will be paid for through a combination of local authority funding and Government grants.
The schemes include:
- A656 Wheldon Road Corridor, Castleford,
- Humber to Holderness link, Beverley,
- B6040 Retford Road, Worksop,
- A684/Aiskew Crossing, nr Bedale,
- Utley Airedale Greenway Link, Stockbridge nr Bradford,
- North Road to Amcott Way, Retford,
- Elsecar Greenway section of the Trans Pennine Trail, Brampton Bierlow.