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Revenues at Stobart Group increase

Revenues at Stobart Group increase: The Carlisle support services and infrastructure goliath Stobart Group has seen its revenues increased to £116.6m. The Group operates in railway maintenance, aviation sectors, and biomass energy. They also have investments in a property and logistics portfolio. Revenues from operations increased by 18%, but earnings have dropped by 22% to […]

500 job losses as Carcraft goes into administration Read more

500 job losses as Carcraft goes into administration

500 job losses as Carcraft goes into administration: 500 jobs have been lost at the Rochdale-based Carcraft after the company entered administration. Its staff at the Rochdale head office were informed at 10:30 yesterday morning. Carcraft were one of the UK’s largest second-hand car retailers, but had been recording losses of £8m for several years. […]

Piccadilly and Victoria to be linked by rail Read more

Piccadilly and Victoria to be linked by rail

Piccadilly and Victoria to be linked by rail: Manchester’s Piccadilly and Victoria rail stations are to be linked by rail for the first time, after a detailed inquiry into the £85m Ordsall Chord has been approved by the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin. It says: “The Secretary of State notes that the current […]

Transport improvements for the North will boost economy Read more

Transport improvements for the North will boost economy

Transport improvements for the North will boost economy: Released on Friday (March 20) by Patrick McLoughlin (Transport Secretary) and George Osborne (Chancellor), a report focuses on advancements for the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ through improvements in transport infrastructure. These improvements will boost the Northern economy by £44bn, which equates to an extra £1,600 per person. The report’s […]

Renovation of Victoria Station nears completion Read more

Renovation of Victoria Station nears completion

Renovation of Victoria Station nears completion: The five-year renovation project at Manchester’s northern rail hub is almost complete. Costing £44m, the project will be finished in the spring. So far, a new access route to the Arena and an extended roof for the station have been added. The roof spans 10,000 sq metres, and contains […]