Andy Burnham

Burnham names advisory panel

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has cast the net wide in selecting his first Business Advisory Panel, with just one representative of the property sector being named, in Nicola Hodkinson, director of business services at Seddon Construction.

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Salford moves forward with council housing plan

Salford City Council has reiterated its intention to build the first council houses in the city for a generation, following a report that its affordable housing completions are falling short of volumes required.

Knowsley Green Space

Knowsley parks plan agreed by cabinet

Knowsley Council’s cabinet has agreed unanimously that a charitable trust to manage the borough’s green spaces should be established, as the local authority seeks to raise funds to manage its parks following funding cuts.

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Cabinet reshuffle sees Grayling and Javid retain positions

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle yesterday yielded few surprises, but did see Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s title tweaked to include reference to housing. Reporting to Javid, the housing minister has been swapped yet again, from Alok Sharma to Dominic Raab.

Tributes paid to Kieran Quinn

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Cllr Kieran Quinn, the executive leader of Tameside Council, has died. He suffered a heart attack while delivering Christmas cards on 23 December and died on the evening of Christmas Day.

Liverpool to approve spend on public spaces

Section 106 contributions amounting to around £284,000 are to be invested in a series of improvements for Liverpool’s public spaces, with a report to tomorrow's council cabinet meeting recommending approval.