Northern Train

Region backs Northern rail decision

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Sarah Townsend

Regional leaders and businesses applauded the Government’s decision to renationalise the beleaguered Northern rail franchise, saying it has fallen short of delivering an acceptable service to passengers for years.

Royton Town Hall

Search on for Royton Town Hall contractor

Chloé Vaughan

Oldham Council is to launch a £2.4m tender for a contractor to redevelop Royton Town Hall, after increasing the budget for the project by almost a third to £2.9m, and completing an extensive consultation.

Salford Media City

Salford Local Plan to toughen up on affordable housing

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Chloé Vaughan

Developers in Salford face stricter requirements to increase social value from their schemes, including having to submit a 'social value strategy' and contribute more towards affordable housing, according to the draft Local Plan, due for consultation from this month.

Police confiscate £200,000 from Elliot property

Sarah Townsend

Liverpool police seized £200,000 from a property belonging to developer Elliot Lawless, who was arrested on suspicion of fraud at the end of last year and subsequently released on bail.

Nick Kavanagh and Elliot Lawless

Council director and developer arrested on suspicion of fraud

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Developer Elliot Lawless and Nick Kavanagh, Liverpool City Council’s head of regeneration, were arrested on Wednesday “as part of an ongoing fraud investigation” and were released on bail this morning.

Boris Johnson

REACTION | Election result could buoy property market

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh and Sarah Townsend

The outcome of the general election is likely to spur investment in the North West property market, as greater political certainty supports dealmaking even as the Brexit turmoil continues, according to property leaders in the region.