It has had a turbulent few years, changing hands three times, but the East Coast Mainline rail franchise is now officially up for grabs again. The route is currently operated by the Government after two previous franchises failed.
Meanwhile, the Transport Secretary has also announced that Ilkeston in Derbyshire is in line to get a station again after more than four decades without. John Willats has this report.
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After a cloudy morning with occasional rain drier and brighter conditions will develop by early afternoon with sunny spells.
Staying windy and often rather cloudy, with patchy rain at times. It should gradually become brighter later.
A wet and windy evening with heavy, persistent rain spreading eastwards, clearing through the early hours.