The Transport Secretary is expected to argue the economic case for the proposed High Speed Two rail route through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire today. Patrick McLoughlin insists that, without HS2, key rail routes would be 'overwhelmed' by rising passenger numbers.
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The UK drivers' train union ASLEF has offered to suspend next week's strike action. It comes as fresh talks to end the dispute are agreed.
Tuesday afternoon's weather for the east of the region
Tuesday afternoon's weather for the west of the region