Transport & Travel

Manchester Airport private terminal

Manchester Airport to launch private terminal, offering “Private Jet experience” on commercial airlines

4th February 2019

Manchester Airport today revealed plans to be the first major UK airport to open a private terminal, which offers passengers a “private jet experience” while flying on commercial airlines. The airport is today releasing preview designs of the new terminal, which will be called PremiAir. The PremiAir experience will be available to purchase for passengers… Read more »

Runcorn Bridge silver jubilee bridge Runcorn Station

Revamped Silver Jubilee Bridge to play an important role in the vision for new Runcorn Station Quarter

18th October 2018

Halton Council has announced  it has submitted a planning application for improvements to the road network around Runcorn Station. If approved, this would enhance connectivity between the station and Runcorn town centre, as well as open up exciting new opportunities for developing the area in front of the station.   This has been made possible… Read more »

priory rentals

Priory rentals expands fleet with £1.2m in funding from Santander

6th August 2018

Auto Leasing UK Ltd, trading as Priory Rentals, is to expand its fleet of cars, vans and motorhomes by 25% over the next 12 months following £1.2 million in financing from Santander Business Banking. Priory Rentals is a leading vehicle rental firm serving the Lancashire and Cheshire markets, operating from two sites in Oswaldtwistle and… Read more »

The Queen

Mersey Gateway official opening by The Queen and Megan Markle

11th June 2018

As excitement builds in anticipation of the visit of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duchess of Sussex, Halton Borough Council is revealing more details about the event and how young people will be at the centre of the celebrations. On the morning of Thursday 14 June, Her Majesty and the Duchess of Sussex will… Read more »

fuel prices

Rising fuel prices adversely affecting UK businesses, industry warns

5th June 2018

The motoring industry has warned that rising fuel prices for both petrol and diesel are adversely affecting UK businesses. Data published by the RAC revealed that, during May, petrol prices rose by 6p per litre – representing the ‘worst monthly rise in at least 18 years’. Meanwhile, the average price of a litre of diesel… Read more »

highway improvements

Highway improvements work planned in Middlewich

29th May 2018

Cheshire East Council is to carry out highway improvements on a key route in Middlewich to improve the condition of the road and to boost pedestrian safety. Cheshire East’s highways teams will improve pedestrian and road safety by improvements to crossing facilities, footway improvements, resurfacing and new road markings. The works will be carried out… Read more »

Manchester airport jobs

More than 600 jobs on offer at Manchester Airport

23rd April 2018

More than 600 jobs are available at Manchester Airport, as it gears up for its busiest 12 months on record. Job-seekers from across the region are being invited to attend a special event on Thursday 26th April at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s The Point complex from 10am to 4pm, to learn more about the roles. Those… Read more »

workmen road repairs and pothole repairs for Cheshire East Council

Council to get more government cash for pothole repairs

27th March 2018

Cheshire East Council is to benefit from more government funding to repair the borough’s potholes and road defects. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced that the national Pothole Action Fund is increased to £100m and Cheshire East will now receive just over £1m, up by more than £300,000 on what it was allocated initially. Councillor… Read more »


Cheshire East welcomes new report on HS2 in Crewe

12th March 2018

Cheshire East Council has welcomed a report that shows support for increased HS2 connectivity and more frequent high-speed train services to and from Crewe. Today the Department for Transport published the results of the consultation ‘Crewe Hub: options for building on existing connectivity’, held between July and October last year. The council welcomes the publication… Read more »

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Manchester Airport edges towards 28 million passengers

19th February 2018

As the winter months continue, Manchester Airport is edging closer to breaking the 28m passenger number for the first time in its history. The UK’s third biggest airport saw its annual rolling total hit 27,790,196 in January, which represents like-for-like year-on-year growth of 7.45%. More than 1.6m people passed through the UK’s global gateway in… Read more »