Northern Powerhouse economy 'needs transport investment'
Politicians in northern England want Chancellor Philip Hammond to prioritise transport links in the region to make it more attractive to investors.
The Labour politicians, representing Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Liverpool, say northern motorways are reaching "saturation point".
And they say train capacity in what has been dubbed the Northern Powerhouse economic region is "at the limit".
The Treasury says an extra £1.3bn will be spent UK-wide to tackle congestion.
The chancellor will give an update on a number of government spending projects during his... read more
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