Roads in the North West are in urgent need of work to repair potholes, according to a new report.
Campaigners say there is a £12 billion backlog of repairs across England and Wales.
Researchers warned that some roads may not be fit for purpose in five years time - and that some may even have to close.
The government says it has committed 6 billions pounds for councils to improve the roads.
Network Rail has defended Christmas rail closures, by justifying that this is the best time of year for engineering work to be completed.Read the full story ›
Plans to provide a free train and tram service for pensioners will be discussed on the Isle of Man.
The Free Train and Tram Travel petition will be represented by Carol Quine at 2.30pm in the Legislative Council Chamber in Douglas.
The Government's Select Committee will listen to evidence from Ms Quine, who along with Lynn Sirdefield and Richard Halsall brought forward the petition on Tynwald Day in July.
Repairs to some of the most dangerous North West roads have been announced as part of a £3 billion government investment in UK transport.Read the full story ›
The Government is promising to cut journey times between Manchester and Leeds to 40 minutes by 2025.
It says money is being made available now to improve road and rail links across the Pennines.
The Deputy Prime Minister believes the region doesn't have to wait for the High Speed HS3 link to be built, in several decades time:
The Deputy Prime Minister says commuters in our region are being forced to use 'decrepit' trains deemed unacceptable in the southRead the full story ›
Britain's biggest bus companies are to bring in Oyster-style smart ticketing in England's largest urban areas with Greater Manchester passengers being the first to get the ticketing.
The ticketing has been a feature in London for some years.
To be introduced in 2015, the scheme will also benefit Tyne and Wear, Merseyside, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire as well as the city regions of Nottingham, Leicester and Bristol. In the West Midlands nearly 30 operators are already part of the Swift smart multi-operating ticketing scheme.
The initiative involves the Stagecoach, First, Arriva, Go Ahead and National Express companies and represents a multi-million investment. The technology will allow smaller bus operators to be included and provide a platform to extend the system to other transport modes, such as trams and trains.
Millions of people in our biggest city regions will benefit from this transformational initiative to provide London-style smart ticketing. It will deliver an even bigger programme and wider benefit than the capital's Oyster system.
Bus operators share the aspirations of our city regions to become growing economic powerhouses and we know high quality public transport is an important part of making that happen
The government's promising better transport and more jobs for the North West with a £330 million investment.
The 'Growth Deal' - will buy extra trams for Greater Manchester, a new train line and stations for Merseyside and improve road links in Blackpool. Daniel Hewitt reports.
Disruption on Northern Rail between Blackburn and Clitheroe due to a person hit by a train.All lines are blocked and there is no estimate for when a normal service will resume.
Chancellor George Osborne marked the start of Network Rail's Northern Hub as building work began on a new fourth platform at Manchester Airport train station.