A step-change in ambition and delivery has underpinned Liverpool City Region metro mayor Steve Rotheram's invitation to Lord Jim O'Neill to look at the region’s growth strategies.
North West MPs figure prominently in the latest wave of reshuffling by Conservatives and Labour. Lancashire MP Jake Berry is the new Northern Powerhouse minister, after the incumbent Andrew Percy turned it down, and Andrew Gwynne, a critic of GMSF and Green Belt release, becomes shadow communities secretary.
"Be kind. Be kind to everyone around you. Be defiantly kind," began the first in a series of daily bulletins sent by Manchester Community Central to health organisations in the city this week. Here we reproduce extracts from these and other expert guides for anyone seeking support with distress caused by the atrocity and practical advice on how to speak to children about terrorist threats.