Up to 2,000 workers at three rail companies are on strike, threatening some of the worst disruption since the industry was privatised.Read the full story ›
Telecoms giant Vodafone is to create 800 jobs in Manchester under its biggest employment expansion for years.
The company says it's growing it's customer services hub in Wythenshawe.
They have described the investment as a boost to the "Northern Powerhouse" vision.
Vodafone UK chief executive Nick Jeffery said:
These new, skilled roles will make a real difference to our customers and a real difference to the communities that are the focus of our customer services investment. Our ambition is to give our customers the best experience possible, providing an outstanding level of service and support as we continue to invest in building the biggest and best network in Britain.
The up-for-sale Co-operative Bank has posted losses of £477.1 million but said it was "pleased with the interest" from potential bidders.Read the full story ›
The long-term future of the Vauxhall plant at Ellesmere Port is uncertain after a French car maker buys the European arm of General MotorsRead the full story ›
Justin Madders MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston is to meet Greg Clark later today to seek reassurance over the sale of Vauxhall motors. He says he remains hopeful but says the government needs to work with unions and workers to ensure the future of the Cheshire plant.
Unions are "right to be worried" about the future of Vauxhall's UK car manufacturing plants, according to ex-head of General Motors Europe.Read the full story ›
Councillors have refused a licence application for a zoo where almost 500 animals died within four years.
Zoo founder David Gill applied to renew his licence for the South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria.
The application was refused by Barrow Borough Council's licensing regulatory committee at a meeting on Monday and Mr Gill now has 28 days to lodge an appeal.
Chairman of the committee Tony Callister said the decision had been unanimous and was made because councillors were not satisfied conservation matters referred to in the Zoo Licensing Act would be implemented.
David Gill license application for South Lakes Safari Zoo refused
The French car giant PSA Group announced this morning that it is to buy the European operations of General Motors, including Vauxhall in Cheshire, for £1.9billion. Unions say they have been assured that the plant in Ellesmere Port will continue making the Astra until 2021. Workers say they are concerned but remain hopeful for their jobs.
The £1.9 billion deal will see PSA become Europe's number two carmaker.Read the full story ›