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Get the diggers in, Prime Minister urges

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Dan Whelan

Boris Johnson has pledged £5bn for UK infrastructure, including unlocking the central Manchester rail bottleneck, as well as schools, hospitals and other 'shovel-ready' projects, to help Britain bounce back from the “economic reverberations” of Covid-19. 

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Ask and Salboy schemes secure consent

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Dan Whelan

Ask Real Estate’s Staycity hotel, and Salboy’s Shudehill office are the last proposals to be approved by Manchester City Council’s three-person emergency panel, as the authority announced it would pivot to full virtual planning committees at the end of July. 

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Row breaks out over Trafford cycle lane move

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Sarah Townsend

The council removed a pop-up bike lane from Ashfield Road in Sale this week only 48 hours after it had been installed, sparking outrage among local cyclists and others seeking to avoid public transport.

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South Ribble pledges to clean slate after damning report

Sarah Townsend

Leader Paul Foster admitted “significant failings” in the council governance in recent years, including a flawed costing and tender process for Leyland’s £24m leisure centre, and promised to “put things right”.

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Manchester housing company set for final sign-off

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Sarah Townsend

The city council expects to gain approval on Wednesday to set up a company to deliver at least 500 homes each year until 2025, including affordable and private tenure units, and reduce the budget for projects such as the Town Hall refurbishment.

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Mayor urges action over Skyline cladding snub

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Dan Whelan

Mayor of Salford Paul Dennett has asked the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to write to the secretary of state to question the Government’s decision not to fund the removal of unsafe cladding from a local building.