A Cheshire MP's demanding those responsible for phase 2 of the HS2 high speed rail project listen to the concerns of local people.
Antoinette Sandbach has been telling a Commons committee that a number of her constituents feel their homes and businesses have been blighted by the proposed route:
Campaigners fighting a Government decision to approve plans to frack at a site in Lancashire are back in court later. Their case will be heard at the Court of Appeal in London after it was defeated at the High Court earlier this year. The Preston New Road Action Group says the Government's over-ruling of a council decision to reject the planning application at the site near Blackpool was unlawful.
A planning application for a Premier Inn hotel has been submitted to the Isle of Man Government for approval.Read the full story ›
Warehouse workers at retail giant Argos are to stage a three-week strike in a dispute over redundancy arrangements.
Members of the Unite union at sites across the UK, including Greater Manchester, will walk out on August 15 after a row flared over the transfer of hundreds of workers between sites in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Unite warned that the strike at sites in Essex, Somerset, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Burton-on-Trent will affect deliveries, but this was denied by the company. An Argos spokesman told the Press Association "We're disappointed with the union's actions, which are based on unreasonable demands and are wholly unnecessary. Customers can be reassured that we have full contingency plans in place.
Scrapping rail electrification projects will lengthen journey times and raise the cost of running the network, the Labour Party has warned.Read the full story ›
Planning applications for new shops have fallen to an eight-year low amid continued growth of e-commerce, a new study shows.Read the full story ›
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling visits Manchester Airport to see work begin on its 10 year, £1 billion transformation programme.Read the full story ›
More than a thousand people have signed a petition to stop plans for a gas power plant near Old Hutton, in Cumbria..
Developer, Stratera Energy, says the site is ideally located next to a substation and could provide much needed electricity, but local people say it's in the wrong place. Chris Nelson is from the action group Stop Old Hutton Power Station.
Homes on the Shimmer estate in Doncaster will be bulldozed for the route linking the north-west, Yorkshire and East Midlands with London.Read the full story ›
RAF Typhoon fighter jets will get a fresh £40 million investment in technology to improve their defences, sustaining 41 jobs in Lancashire.Read the full story ›