The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is expected in Manchester to address people's concerns over the HS2 high-speed rail link.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled the Government wasn't cutting corners to get the controversial project through Parliament.
Supporters of the proposed scheme say it'll reduce journey times between the north west and London and create jobs. But there are concerns about the effect the new line may have on the environment.
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A drier, brighter and warmer day across most parts of the region. Rain overnight and generally more unsettled over the next few days
Showers clearing into the early hours of Monday, then turning drier and clearer