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Burnham backs IPPR call for Powerhouse shift

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The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called for more investment and devolution for the North as an Institute for Public Policy Research report highlighted falling public spending, while spending in the South increased.  

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Council swoops to close Strangeways retail

Manchester City Council has shut down four properties on Harris Street in Strangeways, bordering the newly-proposed Great Ducie Street development area, which were being used to sell counterfeit goods.

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Greater Manchester second in Help to Buy take-up

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The city region was behind only London in completed Help to Buy property purchases, with Cheshire also among the top six, according to research based on statistics released by the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government.

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Taylor steps in at Trafford

Jim Taylor, chief executive of Salford City Council, will also hold the dual role of interim chief executive of Trafford Council until the end of the year.

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Departures at top of Trafford Council

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Trafford Council has confirmed that its chief executive Theresa Grant and corporate director Joanne Hyde have both resigned their posts, effective as of yesterday. The departures leave four senior positions at the council vacant.

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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.

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Local Elections 2018: Tories lose control of Trafford

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Nicola Byrne

The Conservatives' 14-year stint in power at Trafford has ended after gains by Labour tipped the council to no overall control, with some murmurs overnight at the vote count that the losses could be due to the Tories' backing of controversial plans at Turn Moss.