Andy Burnham

‘Council of the North’ moves a step closer

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Mayors and leaders from Liverpool City Region, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have discussed further the formation of a body that will provide a strong, unified voice for the north.

Mersey Gateway Bridge From The Air August 2017

Mersey Gateway registrations hit 50,000 mark

Registrations for Merseyflow, the quickest way to use the Mersey Gateway bridge, have reached more than 50,000 a month ahead of the bridge’s expected opening in mid-October.

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Emergency services out in force for Mersey Gateway drill

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Alice Cachia

Three cars, one tanker, and bloodied victims screaming for their lives. But what looked like a horrific collision with multiple casualties and even a death, was in fact an emergency services drill, co-ordinated by Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service to test responses on the new Mersey Gateway bridge ahead of its opening. [GALLERY]

Mersey Gateway Bridge Final Join Completed

Mersey Gateway reaches full length

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The construction of the £600m Mersey Gateway has passed a major milestone, with the final segment of bridge deck inserted to join the last deck sections together, so the bridge now fully spans the River Mersey.

Mersey Gateway registration opens

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Merseyflow, the tolling system set up to enable easy travel across the new Mersey Gateway bridge has reported a successful first day of registration, with 3,304 people signed up by midnight on Monday.

Halton Curve

Work starts on Halton Curve rail project

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Network Rail has started work on the 1.5 mile-long stretch of rail track intended to unlock leisure and business opportunities between the Liverpool city region, its airport, Cheshire and North Wales.

Merseyflow Toll Charges

Merseyflow prepares for tolling registration

The operator of the new £600m toll bridge across the Mersey said it will open registration two weeks from today for people wanting to set up accounts, qualify for discounts and gain concessions.