M60 Towns Development Conference 2017

M60 Towns: ‘Tough choices’ must be made on green belt

Laura Storey

The growth anticipated in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework requires tough choices to be made regarding green belt development, Cllr Richard Farnell, leader of Rochdale Council, told the audience at the M60 Towns Development Conference.

Ballott Box General Election Polling Station

Mayoral polling day unmoved by general election

Metro mayors for Merseyside and Greater Manchester will be selected on 4 May as planned, it was confirmed after initial fears Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap general election on 8 June would delay the city region votes until the same day.

GM Elects Arndale Signage

DEVO DIARY: Turned out challenging again

Tired of making lists of DIY jobs to do this Easter weekend? Why not register to vote. Today is the last day you can do so in time for the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester mayoral elections.

LCR Mayoral Election Devo

DEVO DIARY: Not up all night

There will be no late-night counting of ballot papers for the terribly civilised new posts of metro mayor.

DEVO MAIN BOTH GM LIVERPOOL

DEVO DIARY: Nominations close

As the deadline has passed to stand in the elections, the final lists of persons nominated have been published. There are eight candidates in Liverpool City Region and the same number in Greater Manchester.

Sean Anstee Welcome To Greater Manchester

DEVO DIARY: Marathon man

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Cllr Sean Anstee made merry with the Manchester Marathon over the weekend, taunting his rival Andy Burnham with jibes about his Labour opponent “forgetting to turn up” and "making time for Westminster" instead of Greater Manchester.

Sir Howard Bernstein March 2017 3

Bernstein: I’ve had the time of my life

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Sir Howard Bernstein’s time as chief executive of Manchester City Council comes to an end today. Paul Unger visited Room 212 in the Town Hall earlier this week to talk handovers, missing the mayoral election, favourite architects and planners, not hitting the non-exec trail, a forthcoming museum exhibition in his honour, and much more.

Sean Anstee Manifesto Launch

Anstee unveils manifesto ‘From here. For here’

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Cllr Sean Anstee, leader of Trafford and Conservative candidate for the Greater Manchester mayoral election, has published his manifesto, pledging to get “our city working better for us” on transport, housing and health and social care.