First GM Mayoral debate takes place tonight

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This evening the three main candidates for Greater Manchester Mayor are due to take part in a live debate at The Midland in central Manchester in the first event of its kind, hosted by Place North West, in association with Lovell Partnerships, Iceni Projects and PPS Group.

Boylan wins race to become first GMCA chief executive

Paul Unger

Eamonn Boylan, chief executive of Stockport Council and lead officer at Greater Manchester Combined Authority for housing, planning and investment, will be recommended to council leaders to become the first chief executive of the GMCA this week.

Place North West GM Mayoral Debate: Hear from the candidates

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Place North West, Lovell Partnerships and Iceni Projects bring you the first debate of its kind between the Labour candidate, Andy Burnham, Conservative Sean Anstee and Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy as they compete to become the first directly elected Mayor for Greater Manchester in the election on 4 May 2017.

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GM flexes new CPO muscle at Cornbrook redevelopment

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Newly granted planning powers are being tested for the first time by Greater Manchester Combined Authority to compulsorily purchase sites at Cornbrook Hub, the gateway to Peel’s Manchester Waters scheme on Pomona Island, although the authority is confident a deal will be agreed with the landowner before the legal tools need to be fully deployed.

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What we know about Joanne Roney

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

After Friday’s announcement that Manchester’s chief executive is set to be replaced by an outsider from the other side of the Pennines, Place North West examines what is known about Roney’s property credentials and work style.