After Prime Minister Boris Johnson hinted that lockdown restrictions may be eased from Monday, Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says it is “hard to say” that the worst of the crisis is behind us.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak launched Britain’s biggest spending spree in 65 years – while repeating the phrase ‘get it done’ what seemed like 65 times – as he spoke for just over 65 minutes in a far-reaching budget on Wednesday.
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The proposals would bring an end to the region’s privatised bus network introduced in the 1980s and see London-style regulated buses.
Drivers of lorries, buses, taxis and coaches could face penalties for entering one of four designated areas from A-D.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced £2bn investment in mental health services,an extra £500m for preparations for leaving the EU, and £1bn extra to the Ministry of Defence in his 2018 budget today.
A spokesman for the operator warned of the cancellations earlier in the week, suggesting that a large number of staff had booked the day off to watch the World Cup final leaving a shortage.
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‘We need a culture change’: Former Olympic champ Boardman lays out his £1.5bn cycling and walking vision
Boardman, who won gold at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, has delivered a 15-point plan to transform the city region and encourage more people to ditch the car in favour of two wheels or two feet.
The Department for Transport has this morning announced the names of the three bidding consortia which will vye for the contract to run services on the WCML, which runs from London to Glasgow and Edinburgh with many services through Manchester.
Last year more than 30,000 people were caught without a tram ticket across the Metrolink network. That amounts to almost a hundred people a day.