Andrew Percy Northern Powerhouse

Percy: Government stepping up, not stepping back

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

In his keynote speech to the Northern Powerhouse conference in Manchester, the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse acknowledged “massive challenges” facing regional productivity, largely due to poor transport connectivity “choking investment”.

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First GM Mayoral debate takes place tonight

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This evening the three main candidates for Greater Manchester Mayor are due to take part in a live debate at The Midland in central Manchester in the first event of its kind, hosted by Place North West, in association with Lovell Partnerships, Iceni Projects and PPS Group.

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Javid: Our housing market is broken

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Communities Secretary Sajid Javid launched the long-awaited housing White Paper in the House of Commons today, outlining the Government’s strategy to speed up the planning process, and increase the number of new homes being built.

Metrolink contract valued at £647.5m

The contract to operate and maintain Greater Manchester's Metrolink tram system from July for a seven-year period is worth £647.5m, it has been revealed.

Boylan wins race to become first GMCA chief executive

Paul Unger

Eamonn Boylan, chief executive of Stockport Council and lead officer at Greater Manchester Combined Authority for housing, planning and investment, will be recommended to council leaders to become the first chief executive of the GMCA this week.