Andy Burnham

Burnham: May’s money not enough   

Alice Cachia

The Government will give almost £3.8m for the region-wide approach in tackling homelessness and rough sleeping, which will be the UK’s first devolved homelessness package, but Mayor Andy Burnham said more needs to be done. 

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Trafford leader says safer housing needed in wake of Grenfell

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Alice Cachia

Cllr Sean Astee, leader of Trafford Council, has said that housing is “becoming the defining issue in our generation” during a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference, and that the Grenfell Tower fire will be a key event for years to come on the need for safer social housing.

Sajid Javid

Javid: Homelessness is a national outrage

Alice Cachia

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, has said that “Governments have got a huge, real challenge in trying to combat homelessness” and promised “I will talk about it until we have got a change”.

Andy Burnham

‘Council of the North’ moves a step closer

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Mayors and leaders from Liverpool City Region, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have discussed further the formation of a body that will provide a strong, unified voice for the north.

Summit adds to calls for rail investment

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram joined with leaders from Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield for a transport summit aimed at forcing improved trans-northern rail links to the top of the government's agenda.

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GMCA to rubber-stamp film school

Funding for the International Screen School Manchester and a Cyber Innovation Hub to be developed at Heron House are among the key items to go before the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s meeting on Friday.