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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Showers easing Wednesday evening. Largely dry for Thursday and Friday with the best of the sunshine coming through for Polling Day
Remaining rather cool and changeable Wednesday. Most places should have a dry day on Thursday with some sunshine
Chester has a proud political legacy. But now this once-safe Tory seat is one of the key 2015 battlegrounds