St Mungos London Charity Resonance

Resonance rolls out social investment funds to regions

Investing in property to deliver social impacts such as housing refugees or helping homeless people find accommodation is maturing as an investment model, writes John Williams, head of property at Resonance, a Manchester-based fund manager.

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.

Sam Youtube Cover

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Building sites across the UK, ready yourselves for the arrival of Sam the semi-automated mason, a robot making a name for itself laying 3,000 bricks a day compared to the human average of 500.

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.