Politicians have been told to get behind the high speed rail link or risk costs spiralling out of control.
The chairman of HS2, Sir David Higgins, has published his first report on the project since he took up the role at the beginning of the year.
He's warned the £50 billion cost of the project will escalate if it gets bogged down in parliamentary infighting.Sir David has recommended bringing forward construction of the West Midlands to Manchester stretch of the line from a start date of 2026.
More top news
Police are appealing for information about the murder of a man in Liverpool fifteen years ago
A teenage girl has died and four other teenagers injured after a car crash in Rochdale.
Sun and showers on the cards for the start of the week. More organised rain on Thursday. Turning fresher then more humid again