Police to investigate air quality claims

Cheshire Constabulary has confirmed that it has launched a formal investigation into the manipulation of air quality data in Cheshire East between 2012 and 2014.

Kirkby Town Centre 17th August 2016.

Cabinet approves Knowsley capital spend

Knowsley Council’s cabinet has approved a capital investment programme of £32m for improvements to the borough’s highways, land and property, with projects to be phased over the next three years.

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ICE sets out Northern Powerhouse plan

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The Institution of Civil Engineers will today hand over its report Delivering a Northern Infrastructure Strategy to the metro mayors of Liverpool, Manchester and Tees Valley, with the empowerment of Transport for the North among its recommendations.

Summit adds to calls for rail investment

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram joined with leaders from Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield for a transport summit aimed at forcing improved trans-northern rail links to the top of the government's agenda.

September rail strikes announced

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Both Arriva Northern and Merseyrail railway services are to be affected by strikes in September as the dispute over driver-only operated trains continues between train companies and the RMT transport workers' union.

HMRC rubber-stamps India Buildings move

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Liverpool’s India Buildings is to become a UK government "hub", with confirmation of the long-rumoured 270,000 sq ft letting also meaning that the £125m sale of the building to L&G is set to go through.

Rotheram: We need to put aside tribal differences

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As Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram settles into his office at No1 Mann Island, he talks to Place North West about “big-ticket plans”, devolution, competing with Manchester, and ensuring the North gets a fair deal.