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Mayoral debate | Rebuilding the regions for all 

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With mayoral elections looming in May, candidates of various political stripes hope to break Labour’s hold over the Manchester and Liverpool city regions, but whether less experienced contenders can break the current monopolies remains to be seen. 

Nick Kavanagh

Liverpool dismisses Kavanagh

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Sarah Townsend

The city council has terminated the contract of its head of regeneration Nick Kavanagh, who has twice been arrested and released without charge in connection with a police corruption probe and has now pledged to clear his name.

Katherine Fairclough (2)

LCR authority appoints new CEO

Katherine Fairclough will replace the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s outgoing chief executive Frank Rogers this summer.

BUDGET 2021 | Freeport status for Liverpool

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Sarah Townsend

The Port of Liverpool’s ‘freeport’ designation, removed in 2012, has been reinstated in the Chancellor’s budget announcement, and is expected to bring investment, trade and jobs to the city region.