Receivers advised by Indigo Planning have been given the go-ahead to continue redeveloping the Backbarrow Ironworks in Cumbria after work on the site stalled in 2007.
The Department for Communities & Local Government has allocated £5m to councils across the country to tackle rogue landlords, with eight local authorities in the North West receiving a share.
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling was among the senior figures calling for a radical policy shift in housing at the RESI conference, held this week at Celtic Manor.
New figures highlighted by the charity reveal that 536 families in the North West are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, a 22% rise on the same time last year. Shelter warned that the combination of welfare cuts and...