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Greater Manchester secures £70m Government housing boost

The Government has announced a £70m package of funding for Greater Manchester to support housebuilding, including a £50m brownfield land fund, £10m for the regeneration of Collyhurst, and £8m to support increasing staff capacity.

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Burnham cracks the whip on Metrolink

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has asked Transport for Greater Manchester and operator KeolisAmey to submit monthly reports on the performance of Metrolink, following criticism of the way incidents and delays have been handled and communicated.

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Burnham names advisory panel

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has cast the net wide in selecting his first Business Advisory Panel, with just one representative of the property sector being named, in Nicola Hodkinson, director of business services at Seddon Construction.

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Salford moves forward with council housing plan

Salford City Council has reiterated its intention to build the first council houses in the city for a generation, following a report that its affordable housing completions are falling short of volumes required.

Tributes paid to Kieran Quinn

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Cllr Kieran Quinn, the executive leader of Tameside Council, has died. He suffered a heart attack while delivering Christmas cards on 23 December and died on the evening of Christmas Day.