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Local Elections 2018: Tories lose control of Trafford

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Nicola Byrne

The Conservatives' 14-year stint in power at Trafford has ended after gains by Labour tipped the council to no overall control, with some murmurs overnight at the vote count that the losses could be due to the Tories' backing of controversial plans at Turn Moss.

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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.

Andy Burnham

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.