Osborne does the rounds of a train wheel factory

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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High speed rail route revealed

The routes of high speed rail links to cities in the north of England have been unveiled in a move that will cut journey times and what the Government hopes will act as an "engine for growth" for the economy.