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Assura announces £300m bond

Assura, the Warrington-headquartered healthcare developer and investor, has launched its bond as it looks to deliver a pipeline of projects worth £225m.

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Gaskell to vice-chair latest Powerhouse body

Cheshire & Warrington LEP chair Christine Gaskell is to become vice-chair of NP11, a Government-funded board comprising the North’s 11 Local Enterprise Partnership figureheads, brought together to promote the Northern Powerhouse.

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Padiham public realm spend approved

A £2m package to improve public realm in the Lancashire town, linking with the development of the former Baxi site, has been confirmed.

Rotheram launches fund for town centres

Steve Rotheram, the Metro Mayor for Liverpool City Region, will today announce a £5m Town Centre Fund as the first round of investment in supporting improvements in urban centres.

GMCA to sign off £14m for ring road upgrades

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is set to approve the release of Local Growth Deal funding to enable improvements at six junctions around Regent Road and Water Street, with a contract to be awarded in July.

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Councils urged to promote planning

Local authorities are being held back by not affording the planning function a higher position in their corporate structures, the Royal Town Planning Institute has claimed.