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Statutory powers confirmed for TfN

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Transport minister Jesse Norman has confirmed that Transport for the North is to be made a statutory body, giving it legal powers and duties as it seeks to develop Northern England’s transport networks.

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Leaders call for end to Merseyrail dispute

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Liverpool City Region metro mayor Steve Rotheram and city mayor Joe Anderson have come together, along with the five leaders of the city region’s districts, to write an open letter to transport union RMT and Merseyrail.

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JV lands Fylde coastal defence scheme

VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster, and Atkins, has been awarded a £17.5m coastal protection scheme contract by Fylde Council following a competitive tender.

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Mobike moves to next phase

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Dock-free bike-sharing service Mobike has said that it is moving to the next phase of its development programme, following the launch of its pilot scheme in Manchester in June.

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Assura announces second 2017 share offer

Assura, the Warrington-headquartered developer and investor of primary care facilities, has announced its intention to raise £300m gross through a share issue as it looks to make further acquisitions.

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English Housing Survey hits 50-year landmark

To mark the 50th anniversary of the English Housing Survey, the Department for Communities & Local Government and the Building Research Establishment have compiled a report comparing the findings of what was the world’s first national housing survey with the modern day housing situation.

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Collapsed Angelgate developer owed creditors £30m

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The developer behind the stalled £77m Angelgate scheme in Manchester, which entered administration last month, owed its creditors £29.7m at the time of its collapse, documents have revealed.