Network Rail has announced millions of pounds of investment to electrify the rail line from London to the East Midlands.
George Cowcher from the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce says the best infrastructure possible, which is fast and green, is important to compete with businesses along the West Coast Main Line and will make the Midlands seem like a natural extension of the prosperous South East.
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Today's crash is the most serious incident involving The Smiler roller coaster, which has been beset with problems since opening in 2013.
Four people are seriously hurt after two roller coaster carriages crashed into each other on The Smiler ride at Alton Towers.
It's been a wet and windy start to the meteorological summer, but exactly 40 years ago the situation was much worse!