Tees Valley mayor seeks backing for £40m airport bid
The Mayor of Tees Valley has launched a campaign to garner support for his proposed £40m purchase of Durham Tees Valley Airport.
No deal Brexit trial attracts 89 lorries
Kent CC and the Department for Transport today tested plans for managing heavy congestion in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
North East Lincolnshire awards £8m road contract
North East Lincolnshire Council has appointed Colas Siac to construct an £8m link road.
Grayling defends £13.8m deal involving ferry firm with no boats
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has defended a £13.8m ferry contract being given to a company with no boats after criticism from a Conservative councillor.
The UK's most successful municipal port has been sensibly planning for a no-deal scenario
Portsmouth International Port is discussing similar contingency plans to Dover through the region's local resilience forum. Port director Mike Sellers says this is to ensure it is in the optimum position to handle changes after 29 March.
Let’s develop a Team Midlands approach
For years the regions looked at the success of Greater Manchester as a benchmark, but in a short space of time the West Midlands has learned to replicate this approach, boosted by the cross-party appeal of Andy Street, says Simon Dale.
Convention of the North to press minister for more devolved powers
Further devolved powers including over transport and skills training have been urged by a coalition of northern leaders.
North Somerset to benefit from new chief's 30-years experience
Gloucestershire CC’s director of finance, Jo Walker, will leave behind her 30-year career at the authority when she joins North Somerset Council as its new chief executive next year.
Local transport bodies need greater freedoms
Local economies suffer due to transport disruption. Cllr Judith Blake explains what cities need if they are to take control of their local networks.
Funnel business direct to the regions not via Heathrow
Michael Burton explains why he doesn't buy the Heathrow Airport's argument that benefits will stream northwards if the new runway is built.
Councils to legally challenge Heathrow expansion
A group of councils opposed to Heathrow expansion will launch a legal bid for a judicial review of Parliament’s decision to back a third runway.
Joined up policy? Leaf it out
As an architect of Brexit, Michael Gove has a knack for knowing when to exploit an opportunity – that woeful and failed leadership bid aside, obviously.
Northern council chiefs call for devolution of powers to solve ‘railway fiasco’
A coalition of northern local government leaders has called for full powers governing the management of all rail infrastructure to be handed to the region.