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.

Heron House 5plus

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.

Fit-out framework named as HMRC project inches forward

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Fit-out contractors including Overbury and Sale-based Styles & Wood have been appointed to a nine-strong framework as part of the Government Property Unit’s ongoing project to consolidate HMRC from more than 170 locations into 13 regional centres.