Chancellor George Osborne has been touring a plant that makes train wheels in Manchester.
He spoke to workers at the Lucchini UK factory following the announcement that an extension of the planned HS2 line will bring news jobs to the manufacturing sector.
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After a wet and windy start to the week, conditions will gradually improve, with temperatures creeping up, and up.
A slowly improving day across southern parts of the UK as the active frontal system moves away southwards.