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Liverpool councillors challenge mayoral model

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Neil Tague

The future of the city council's leadership structure is to be discussed at an extraordinary council meeting on Wednesday, as Liberal Democrat councillors called for a full consultation on the city’s governance following the arrest of mayor Joe Anderson in December.

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Funding boost for Eden Project North

Neil Tague

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has committed £1.2m to help cover costs as a planning application is progressed for the Morecambe attraction.

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Eden North can ‘drive levelling up agenda’

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Dan Whelan

Following last week's spending review, questions were raised once again over the Government's commitment to levelling up, but Eden Project International chief executive David Harland said that Whitehall can demonstrate it is serious by backing projects like the £125m Morecambe attraction.

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Ambitious Blackpool eyes more funding after £40m boost

Dan Whelan

The contribution from central Government will be spent on projects that form part of the seaside town’s ongoing regeneration, but is “just the start” of what is required, according to the council. 

Blackpool seeks help for stricken hospitality trade

Neil Tague

Business leaders in Blackpool have sent an open letter to Boris Johnson, describing how tier 3 measures imposed ahead of the half-term break have had a devastating impact on its £1.6bn hospitality industry.