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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Mostly dry, mild and breezy.
Breezy but mostly dry with some clear spells overnight.
A bright and breezy day for most of the midlands, staying largely dry.