Interim mayor selection begins
Details of the appointment process for Greater Manchester’s interim mayor have been confirmed as Lord Peter Smith, chairman of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and leader of Wigan Council, and police commissioner Tony Lloyd vie for the role.
Liverpool’s election plea for High Speed rail
Fifty Liverpool business leaders and the vice chancellors of the city region’s four universities have sent an open letter to the leaders of the three main political parties calling for a commitment to ensuring the city gets a direct link.
Budget 2015: New ISA ‘won’t help housing crisis’
While the Help to Buy ISA announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget is expected to ease the financial strain on first time buyers, housing experts are asking whether it will further increase the national housing shortage.
MIPIM 2015: Get city into European elite, says Bernstein
As Manchester’s 16th outing to MIPIM in Cannes drew to a close, Place North West met with Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council, to talk powerhouses, devolution, and the importance of the city’s presence in Cannes.
MIPIM 2015: Ten themes from this week in Cannes
Manchester and Liverpool both took their biggest delegations ever to the property conference in Cannes, with more than 100 partners between them heading to the sun for what some called "the property industry fresher’s week".
MIPIM 2015: Northern Powerhouse cities present united front
Senior representatives from the five core cities across the North of England came together for a debate about the importance of connectivity, graduate retention, developing sector specialisms and potential tax incentives.