Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond kept his first Spring Statement brief, providing an update on the country’s fiscal position and trailing a few announcements to be expected in the Government’s Autumn Budget.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has asked Transport for Greater Manchester and operator KeolisAmey to submit monthly reports on the performance of Metrolink, following criticism of the way incidents and delays have been handled and communicated.
Ahead of Manchester’s March planning committee, officers have reported they are minded to approve the reworked proposal for St Michael’s, the controversial scheme spearheaded by a 40-storey tower in the city's civic quarter.
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has called on Government to deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail by 2032/33, providing high-speed links between regional cities at the same time as HS2 reaches the north.
Land assembly and compulsory purchase orders for a 4.3km dual carriageway to the west of Preston, connecting the A583 Preston to Blackpool Road at Lea with a new Junction 2 on the M55, are due to start after being approved by Lancashire County Council.
Submissions for Farnworth, Leigh, Prestwich, Stalybridge, Swinton, and Stretford to be part of Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham’s Town Centre Challenge have been made to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.