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I have called on the UK Transport Minister to extend the services from Liverpool Lime Street to the North Wales coast following the reopening of the Halton Curve.

The investment in the Halton Curve, worth £16m, means that rail services from Liverpool Lime Street to Wrexham will reopen a direct service for the first time in decades. The Curve may only be 1.5miles of track, but it ensures that there is a link between the Chester/Warrington Line with the Liverpool/Crewe Line at Frodsham Junction.

Before the investment in the track there was only one scheduled service a week during the summer, but the new investment – which I have campaigned for for many years – means that there will be an hourly service in both directions between Liverpool and Chester. Read more “Transport Questions: Extending Liverpool Lime Street services to Flint”

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There are a number of major sporting events that are free to view but the Champions League is not one. Last week I raised my concerns with the Leader of the Commons.

I was pleased by the supportive words put forward by the Leader of the House and I hope that we can move away from great sporting events being only accessible to those who can afford extra subscription fees. It is wrong that great events, such as Liverpool’s Champion League final later this month, can only be watched if you fork over money to BT Sport or travel to Kiev.