Government to close legal loophole over using mobile phones while driving

The government has confirmed it will close a legal loophole which has allowed drivers to escape prosecution for hand-held mobile phone use while behind...

Road to nowhere as Stockport’s Airport Relief Road once again succumbs to the rain

Once again heavy rain has seen the downfall of the much vaunted Airport Relief Road. Yesterday standing water saw the road closed and remain closed...

Metrolink services starting again after communications failure –

All Manchester Metrolink services are currently suspended due to communications problems The Metrolink Twitter account has given the following messages “Due to a local communications fault,...

Reduce fares on Pacer routes say Metro Mayors

The Mayors of Greater Manchester,Leeds and Sheffield have written to Northern Rail, demanding fares are cut on routes still using Pacers. Andy Burnham,Judith Blake and...

Northern Rail could be taken back in public ownership Transport Secretary suggests

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has suggested that the underfire provider of trains to the region Northern Rail could be taken back under public...

CBI urges government to back HS2

CBI Chairs in six English regions have all joined together to urge the government to back and build HS2. In a joint statement, they...

Greater Manchester launches its bus consultation

Greater Manchester has launched a major public consultation to get a wide range of views on how the city-region’s bus services should be run. People...

‘Drivers who leave their engines on when parked should be fined’

Seven-in-10 drivers  want to see councils tackle motorists who leave their engines running when parked with 44% of those saying officials should tell them...

Manchester deserves a Manchester bus solution, not the financial burden of a ‘London-style’ system...

Bosses at Greater Manchester Franchise Stagecoach have reacted to the beginning of public consultations on the future of its bus services. Yesterday Greater Manchester announced...

Controversial scheme to alter Princess Road/ Medlock Street interchange to begin this week

The Princess Road / Medlock Street roundabout beneath the Mancunian Way is to be replaced by two new link roads, with new and improved...