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Leaders push for cross-border rail funding

Neil Tague

Local authorities have redoubled efforts to convince Chancellor Rishi Sunak to support projects such as a new Deeside Parkway station and the modernisation of Chester’s station in the Budget Statement on 3 March.

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Manchester reviews progress on climate change

Sarah Townsend

The city council said its quest to halve its direct carbon emissions by 2025 is on track almost a year after it adopted an “ambitious” action plan, but the strategy faced challenges due to Covid-19.

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Developers back modular homelessness initiative  

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Sarah Townsend

Manchester-based charity Embassy plans to create 40 modular homes made from repurposed shipping containers to provide secure housing for the city’s homeless people, in partnership with developers Peel L&P and Capital & Centric.

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Manchester vows to support businesses as Brexit looms

Sarah Townsend

The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership and the city’s Growth Company have pledged to provide support and advice to local businesses as the UK announced its Brexit deal with the European Union today.

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Manchester and Liverpool react to tier allocations

Dan Whelan

Greater Manchester will be placed in the highest tier of the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions after the national lockdown ends, while Liverpool has been rewarded for its falling infection rates with a tier two placing. 

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‘Feisty’ Manchester will emerge fighting from pandemic

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Sarah Townsend

Investment in science, research and technology will fuel Manchester’s post-Covid revival and cement its position as “the UK’s premier growth city”, said Louise Wyman, development director at the council, as it prepares to launch a detailed economic recovery plan.

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MCC names housing director

Dan Whelan

Kevin Lowry has been appointed as director of housing at Manchester City Council having held the role in an interim capacity for the last 12 months.  

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Burnham launches oneGM campaign

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Neil Tague

Property figures are at the forefront of a new campaign looking to support for people and businesses affected by tightened Covid regulations, and to develop a “roadmap out of restrictions”.

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Ryebank campaigners make their voices heard

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Dan Whelan

Opposition to the proposed redevelopment of Ryebank Fields in Chorlton was “by far the single biggest message” to come out of the latest consultation on Manchester’s local plan, the city council said.