The consultation into the proposed HS2 link between London and Manchester starts today. Its the second phase of the scheme. The Transport Secretary met engineering students at the City's Metropolitan University ahead of a jobs summit to look at the skills needed for the new line.
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Jon Paul Porter, 27, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court after being found guilty of three rapes, an attempted rape and three assaults.