The budget announcement meant no lunchtime news from us today but here is the latest from the region in a special bulletin with Lucy Meacock.
The government's announced tens of millions of pounds for transport projects aimed, it says, at keeping the North west moving:-
The Prime Minster's been in the region this afternoon to see for himself the areas that might benefit.
Schemes getting funding include the M6 Heysham link road, the electrification of the Wigan - Bolton railway line and junction improvements on the M55 and M62.
Our presenters Ann O'Connor and Tony Morris questioned the Prime Minister about the announcement live in studio on Friday's Granada Reports:-
On tonight's Granada Reports, we'll be asking David Cameron live in studio will millions of pounds spent on road and rail schemes in the North West really make a difference ?
Join us from 6pm
To find out which projects in the Granada Reports area have made it on to the shortlist then go to their website
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Tonight Mel's off to Cheshire in the company of a very special guest
Adam McClean has been in search of an aircraft that crashed just after WWII in the latest instalment of our My Favourite Walk series.Read the full story ›
This summer the Granada Reports team are sharing their favourite walks in the North West.
Our political reporter Daniel Hewitt takes a walk along the canal to Wigan Pier, and retraces the steps of one of our most famous authors, George Orwell.
The Cheshire market town of Frodsham is latest part of the North West to feature in our series "My favourite walk."
Amy Welch shows us around the Sandstone trail.