Its being reported a senior engineer has won the right to appeal against the construction of a controversial rail link in Salford. The Ordsall Chord, as it's called, will mean a new connection between Piccadilly and Victoria stations in Manchester. The new track length will be 1km and will involve the construction of a new viaduct and open up connections east and west across cities in the north - the so called 'Northern Powerhouse'.
Critics of the scheme say the planned route will cut through an area that's important to Greater Manchester's rail heritage and lead to the loss of a number of listed buildings. Now after a legal challenge, Mark Elliot, the former president of the Institute of Civil Engineers has been given leave to appeal.
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Manchester City travel to London to take on Arsenal in the Premier League this evening.
With manager, Manuel Pellegrini's contract due up at the end of the season, it's been rumoured Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola could be on his way to the City of Manchester Stadium.
The former Barcelona coach has been linked with a move to a number of clubs in the Premier League, including City, and Pellegrini says he has no doubts that Guardiola will work in England at some stage.
The Prince of Wales is to travel North today to visit businesses in Cumbria.
The heir to the throne will see how communities are coping with the aftermath of Storm Desmond which left thousands of homes and businesses under water.
Parts of the county were deluged when an entire month's rain fell in just 48 hours.
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One of the best known parts of the North West's aviation heritage is being torn down to build houses.
An attempt to stop the redevelopment failed so the hangars and runways at Woodford Aerodrome in Cheshire are going.
The site was once home to the famous Lancaster and Vulcan bombers. A landowner wanted the scheme stopped, claiming it would damage the greenbelt. But the Appeal Court ruled it would actually "enhance" the area.
Ralph Blunsom reports.