Paul Dennett

Urban Vision partnership to end in 2020

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Salford City Council is to bring planning and building control services, property, and highways and infrastructure back in-house once the current contract with Urban Vision, its partnership with Capita and Galliford Try, ends in January 2020.

Andrew Lewis

CWAC hires new chief executive

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Cheshire West & Chester Council has appointed Andrew Lewis, currently managing director for the Tees Valley Combined Authority, as its new chief executive, replacing the retiring Gerald Meehan.

Invest in Central Lancashire 2018

Outgoing Preston chief executive praises city ‘dynamism’

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Today is Preston City Council chief executive Lorraine Norris’s final day before she retires after nine years in the post, handing over to interim Adrian Phillips. Place North West talks to Norris about her legacy, Preston’s progress, and Lancashire’s chance for devolution.

Matthew Brown Preston City Council

Preston appoints Brown as leader

In the latest change at the top of Preston City Council, Matthew Brown has been appointed as leader of the council in place of Peter Rankin, who has retired from his role.

Grenfell Tower Met Police

Cautious welcome for Government cladding pledge

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The Government’s announcement that it will fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding by councils and housing associations, estimated at £400m, has been met with approval by one of the region's key social landlords.