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.


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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Meet Kit Malthouse

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh at Conservative Party Conference

Of all Government positions, the role of housing minister has been a merry-go-round in recent years, with a new incumbent taking over, on average, every 16 months. Here's some comments from the latest minister, Kit Malthouse, to help you get to know him fast.

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Western: Trafford not a Nimby council

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It’s been over four months since Andrew Western became leader of Trafford Council. One of his first acts was to withdraw major development plans at Turn Moss, and set a firm line against potential loss of the borough’s Green Belt at Flixton, however he insists he will not be running “a Nimby council”.

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Additional £20m available as LEPs’ role expands

A further £20m is to be made available for LEPs to bid for over the next two financial years as one of four key recommendations made in the ‘Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships’ review.