Liverpool taskforce to rebuild Unesco relationship

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Joe Anderson, mayor of Liverpool, has informed heritage minister John Glen MP of the establishment of the Liverpool World Heritage Board, a body that will seek to work with the Department for Culture, Media & Sport in “re-setting the relationship with Unesco”.

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‘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.

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ICE sets out Northern Powerhouse plan

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The Institution of Civil Engineers will today hand over its report Delivering a Northern Infrastructure Strategy to the metro mayors of Liverpool, Manchester and Tees Valley, with the empowerment of Transport for the North among its recommendations.

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.

HMRC rubber-stamps India Buildings move

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Liverpool’s India Buildings is to become a UK government "hub", with confirmation of the long-rumoured 270,000 sq ft letting also meaning that the £125m sale of the building to L&G is set to go through.

Rotheram: We need to put aside tribal differences

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

As Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram settles into his office at No1 Mann Island, he talks to Place North West about “big-ticket plans”, devolution, competing with Manchester, and ensuring the North gets a fair deal.

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COMMENT | What makes a successful Metro Mayor?

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This weekend marks 100 days since the country’s first Metro Mayors took up their posts, writes Steve Gillingham of Mace. With terrorist attacks, a turbulent general election, and challenging Brexit negotiations all making the headlines, it has been a testing initiation period.