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Manchester gets lion share of £556m Northern funding

The Government has announced how the North’s £556m latest Local Growth Fund allocation will be split across 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships, with Greater Manchester receiving the highest award at £130m.

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Green light for Princess Street hostel

Realty Estates' plans to convert four floors of empty office space near Manchester’s Albert Square into a “backpacker’s hotel” have been approved.

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Bruntwood makes senior hire from Regus

Phil Kemp, managing director of formats at Regus, the international serviced office operator, joins the Manchester-headquartered family-owned commercial developer as chief commercial officer to “support the company’s ambitious growth plans in the coming years.”

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CIS Tower up for sale

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Neil Tague

Manchester’s iconic CIS Tower is up for sale, with Colliers International and JLL instructed to run the sale process, Place North West understands. The marketing of the building has been run in a restricted manner, with just a handful of potential buyers being invited in.

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To Courmayeur, Italy for the 30th anniversary LSH Ski Challenge & Business Forum, which started on Thursday and ends on Sunday. The programme features a choice of giant slalom racing with Eddie the Eagle, or, if you break your leg presumably, business talks on data analytics.

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Surprise refusal for Furness Quay rebuild

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Fortis Developments said that it will be appealing against Salford City Council's surprise refusal of its plans for a residential rebuild of Furness Quay, after councillors rejected the scheme yesterday due to issues with height and lack of green space.

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Maghull North station approved

Merseytravel has been granted permission to build its first new rail station in more than a decade, Maghull North on the Northern Line of the Merseyrail network.