An transport industry figure has told the Labour Party Conference HS2 is as vital to the West Midlands economy as Crossrail is to London.
Geoff Inskip, chief executive of West Midlands regional transport authority Centro, said only HS2 could provide the step-change needed to provide jobs and growth, while meeting growing demand for rail and delivering international connectivity.
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Another cloudy and murky night with extensive low cloud giving hill fog and some patchy light rain or drizzle.
A good deal of cloud will persist throughout the evening and overnight.
As we head towards the meteorological start of winter will the milder temperatures we have enjoyed all year stay, or go?