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Minister to address Northern Transport Summit on Monday

Transport minister Jesse Norman is due to address the Northern Transport Summit, organised by Place North West and Transport for the North, where he is expected to reaffirm the government's support for infrastructure investment across the North.

West Coast railway shortlist announced

The Department for Transport has this morning announced the shortlist for the new West Coast rail franchise. Virgin Trains and First Group are again competing, joined by MTR.

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Andrew Cooper Assura

Assura adds to development team

The Warrington-based primary healthcare property developer and investor has hired a senior chartered surveyor to work alongside development directors Simon Gould and Paul Warwick, as the business accelerates its acquisition programme with a £100m share placing.

Brown departs Transport for the North

Transport for the North has announced that chief executive David Brown is to leave the organisation in September. Brown will take up the post of managing director of Arriva Rail North, operator of the Northern rail franchise.

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RIBA North set for opening day

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The Royal Institute of British Architects is gearing up to open RIBA North, its new national architecture centre, on Saturday at Liverpool’s Mann Island.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Burnham joins Northern Transport Summit line-up

Newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will discuss his plans for transport and infrastructure in the city region at the Northern Transport Summit later this month.

Jake Berry MP Conservatives

Northern Powerhouse minister replaced

North West MPs figure prominently in the latest wave of reshuffling by Conservatives and Labour. Lancashire MP Jake Berry is the new Northern Powerhouse minister, after the incumbent Andrew Percy turned it down, and Andrew Gwynne, a critic of GMSF and Green Belt release, becomes shadow communities secretary.