Cladding stripped from elderly people's tower block amid urgent town hall checks  Manchester Evening News

Manchester council have discovered that panels on the outside of Whitebeck Court are not what builders had told town hall officials eight years ago.


Manchester City Council CIO Bob Brown moves to Emis  UKAuthority.com

Bob Brown (pictured) has announced on Twitter that he is to take the new role of chief solutions officer at Emis Health, the GP software provider. Before moving ...


Manchester City Council CIO steps down  ComputerWeekly.com

Manchester City Council (MCC) chief information officer (CIO) Bob Brown is stepping down to take up a new role at healthcare technology firm EMIS Health.


The bizarre row over who is right about the Oxford Road bus lane signs  Manchester Evening News

In another twist, the council has lost a review but maintains signage is 'both legal and adequate' and there is 'no intention to catch motorists out'


Man arrested after woman robbed while she was having an epileptic fit in Chinatown  Manchester Evening News

The 39-year-old victim suffered a seizure outside her office on Portland Street in Manchester city centre in the early hours of Thursday.


Budget meeting descends into chaos as Manchester council raids reserves  Public Sector Executive

Manchester City Council is to raid its reserves and raise council tax in a bid to make £15m worth of savings in a meeting that spiralled out of control and led to ...


Tameside Council planning chief downed bottle of wine at the wheel of his car  Manchester Evening News

Peter David Taylor, 54, who was the head of planning at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council at the time of the offence, was three times over the drink ...


Manchester leaders upbeat after 'vital' conference  Insider Media

Senior figures across a number of Manchester heavyweights have hailed their time at MIPIM, reflecting on the.


Manchester council raids rainy day fund and puts bills up by minimum of £52  Manchester Evening News

The town hall settled its latest budget, with another council tax rise agreed.


Manchester council paid doomed Regent Road firm Dawnus almost half a MILLION pounds just days before collapse  Manchester Evening News

Manchester council paid doomed construction firm Dawnus almost half a million pounds just days before they went bust, the Manchester Evening News can ...


Teenager, 13, backed in campaign over 'dangerous' road crossing  Manchester Evening News

Eleanor Horner, a student at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, started a petition because she says most pupils who walk to school struggle to cross the A56 ...


Manchester and Birmingham join Croydon’s sprinkler campaign  Inside Croydon

The council press office described it as "doorstepping" the Prime Minister, as MP Sarah Jones and council deputy leader Alison Butler were part of a group ...


How much is my council tax going up by? The complete list of what you'll pay  Manchester Evening News

Most bills are going up by around 4pc - but people will also have to pay a bit more for adult social care, fire and police.


The Manchester paradox  Prospect

Manchester has a housing boom and a homelessness crisis at the same time—and it has George Osborne to thank for both.


Mipim 2019: 'Absence of leadership in the UK', says Manchester City Council leader  Property Week

The UK is suffering from “an absence of leadership” because nobody is able to make decisions, according to Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City ...


Woman dumped piles of rubbish outside her home - now she's been fined almost £1,000  Manchester Evening News

Farhio Yusuf spent months ignoring and dodging council bosses - until a warrant was issued for her arrest.


UKFast acquires new land from Manchester City Council to expand campus  Mobile News

Manchester-based technology firm UKFast has announced that it has agreed a deal with Manchester City Council to acquire a 120,000 sq ft plot of land opposite ...


Nine things we learned from Manchester council’s stormy 2019 budget meeting  Manchester Evening News

There were fireworks between Labour's Pat Karney and Lib Dem leader John Leech before it even started.


The hated wall will STAY - but the council say they will sort out Piccadilly Gardens  Manchester Evening News

Manchester town hall want to turn the wall into a 'living' structure covered in greenery after Legal & General backtracked on their proposals to redevelop the ...


Inside the new casino that's set to open in Piccadilly Gardens  Manchester Evening News

Admiral is relocating to Wellington House at the corner of Lever Street.


How the Regent Road roadworks went from bad to worse  Manchester Evening News

It is now six days since any 'work' has taken place at the site of the Regent Road roadworks. The £15m project, which is intended to ease congestion and ...


It's a week since the Regent Road roadworks descended into chaos - this is what the council have to say  Manchester Evening News

It comes after Welsh construction firm Dawnus slipped into administration on Friday, putting 700 jobs and a string of public sector schemes around the country at ...


How you can help make Greater Manchester carbon neutral - it's not just about recycling  Manchester Evening News

An ambitious plan to make Greater Manchester carbon neutral within the next two decades has been unveiled - and there are plenty of ways you can play your ...


Global architect makes Manchester debut at St Michael's  Place North West

The architect behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa and New York's One World Trade Center has been brought in to deliver the £200m Manchester city centre project, with ...


Conservatives Call On Council To Rethink Housing Plans  Manchester Gazette

TRAFFORD Conservatives are calling on the council to think again about housing plans which would decimate large areas of much-loved green belt, when the ...


Concerns raised to Manchester schools about LGBT lessons  ITV News

Read the latest Granada stories, Concerns raised to Manchester schools about LGBT lessons on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Granada news.


Manchester to lead new digital security network  The University of Manchester

A consortium led by The University of Manchester has been awarded £1.36 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to establish a ...


Exclusive Q&A | CERT Property - Manchester Development & Regen  Built Environment Networking

We hear exclusively to CERT Property on their regional plans, future developments and negotiations which are underway as they continue new schemes >


Review puts Manchester bus lane fine appeals on hold  BBC News

A disagreement over "inadequate" signage sees more than 700 bus lane fine appeals put on hold.


MP brands plan to build 2,400 homes on green belt 'unreasonable'  Manchester Evening News

His reaction is in response to Mayor Andy Burnham's long-awaited – and revised – Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) document that outlines ...


What we learned from Manchester council's latest executive meeting  Manchester Evening News

Discussion of big developments took up much of Manchester council's latest executive meeting, with plans for a huge new Christie building and a new arena in ...


The plan to make Greater Manchester carbon neutral - what it actually means  Manchester Evening News

Thousands descended on Salford Quays on Monday for the second ever 'green summit' to hear the region's mayor Andy Burnham – backed by young ...


Sickening moment woman is robbed while having epileptic fit on the floor in Chinatown  Manchester Evening News

The 39-year-old collapsed outside her office and started having a seizure - and thieves almost instantly began stealing from her as she lay helpless on the ...


Arts Council England eyes Manchester office move  Place North West

The public body is understood to be weighing up its options for an office of around 20,000 sq ft in the city centre with two developments emerging as leading ...


26.03.2019 ClientEarth warn councils to finalise air quality plans or face legal action  AirQualityNews

Environmental law group ClientEarth has written to 38 councils warning they may face legal action if they don't send government their air quality plans.


A load of asbestos has been dumped outside a nursery - meaning kids had to stay at home  Manchester Evening News

It's one of five places where the deadly substance was found strewn across the street in Rochdale last night.


Manchester Caribbean Carnival under new management  BBC News

The organisers of Manchester's Caribbean Carnival have been stripped of the right to run this year's event. A former accountant told the BBC last month that the ...


A Manchester resident wrote this powerful letter about the state of the city centre. But is it fair?  Manchester Evening News

Mark Sanders, a city centre resident of 14 years, penned this open letter to Manchester council about the problems he witnessed while strolling the streets ...


Manchester Airport development gets green light  Planning & Building Control Today

Icon Industrial has confirmed the proposals for two new industrial/warehouse developments at a £100m Manchester Airport site have been given the go-ahead.


Regent Road chaos: Council 'urgently working on Plan B'  Manchester Evening News

Machinery is still sitting unused on roads across the Manchester-Salford border as sub-contractors say they haven't been paid.


Councils' powers to remove Grenfell-style cladding 'useless'  The Guardian

New powers for councils to step in and fix privately owned towers covered with dangerous Grenfell-style cladding are proving largely useless, leaving tens of ...


The council has raked in £500,000 from littering fines in the city centre since April  Manchester Evening News

The council is now issuing almost ten times as many fines per month than it used to be.


Boy, 12, rushed to hospital after falling from footbridge outside high school in Tameside  Manchester Evening News

Police said the Heath and Safety Executive had been notified.


How Manchester City Council used its procurement spending to build local wealth  Room151

A new approach to buying goods and services by Manchester City Council has led to the creation of jobs and wealth within the city, says Matthew Todd.


Manchester Council and Unite to sign ground breaking agreement over treatment of staff working for voluntary organisations  About Manchester

Unite, the UK largest Union will this week sign a groundbreaking agreement with Manchester city council, which requires all voluntary sector organisations ...


New fund to boost region's towns is 'too little, too late', council leaders say  Manchester Evening News

The Stronger Towns Fund - unveiled by the Prime Minister on Monday - will see £281m handed out to the North West up to 2026, to help create jobs and train ...


Departing Labour councillor alleges 'planning and electoral fraud' in astonishing outburst  Manchester Evening News

But Deputy City Mayor John Merry accused him of 'putting forward smears without evidence'.


Manchester Christmas Markets could take place in Albert Square this year after all  Manchester Evening News

The council's city centre chief Pat Karney said he was hopeful the festive attraction could have 'some presence' while work takes place on the town hall.


Demolishing old swimming pool could cost council £250k because of asbestos  Manchester Evening News

Demolishing a dilapidated swimming pool in Tameside could cost a Greater Manchester council £250,000 because of 'significant' amounts of asbestos.


MIPIM 2019: Q&A with Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese  Manchester Evening News

As international property festival MIPIM draws to a close the Manchester Evening News sat down with Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese.


Driver's appeal against Oxford Road bus lane fine 'may have wider implications'  Manchester Evening News

A watchdog adjudicator made a site visit and said signage is 'inadequate'


Former landfills in Greater Manchester could be transformed into solar farms  Manchester Evening News

In Tameside, four areas of land deemed too contaminated for development have been proposed for green energy instead.


Karnage at the council budget meeting  About Manchester

The opening of today's Manchester City Council meeting to approve next year's budget descended into farce after a row between City Centre spokesman Pat ...


'Patchy, expensive and nonsensical' - what's up with Greater Manchester's bus service?  Manchester Evening News

SPECIAL REPORT: After decades of frustration about Greater Manchester's bus network, calls for Andy Burnham to fix it are getting louder - both among ...


Labour Council leaders write to PM criticising Stronger Towns announcement  About Manchester

Sixty four Labour Council leaders including those across Greater Manchester have write to the Prime Minister criticising the Tories' unravelling Stronger Towns ...


Piccadilly Gardens - The square that shames the city  Manchester Evening News

The Manchester Evening News has continuously highlighted the many, long-standing problems with Piccadilly Gardens - from grass that regularly turns into a ...


Senior Manchester councillor branded a 'bully' after tumultuous council meeting  Manchester Gazette

A senior Labour councillor has been branded a 'playground bully' after an extraordinary row erupted in Manchester Council's budget meeting today.


New special school for children with autism will save council millions  Manchester Evening News

The government has given council bosses the green-light to go out to tender for the school, which will create 75 secondary and further education places.


Labour councillor quits party over allegations of bullying  Manchester Evening News

Salford councillor Paul Wilson said he had been 'verbally attacked in the corridors' - claims the local party denied.


Multi-sports centre including race track for primary school backed by council bosses  Manchester Evening News

Plans to build new sports facilities, including a race track at a primary school, have won the backing of town hall bosses. Blueprints also include four netball ...


The Salford council-owned playing fields that are suddenly 'private property, no trespassing'  Manchester Evening News

There's a planning application in to build 209 homes on St George's playing field in Walkden. But it hasn't been approved yet, so what's going on?


Cloudwater beer festival saved at 11th hour in victory for 'common sense'  Manchester Evening News

Bosses are urging people not to get too drunk as town hall 'turns a blind eye' to licence mix-up.


Council spend £50k on CCTV car to catch 'irresponsible parents' out over bad parking  Manchester Evening News

The move forms part of the authority's mission to crack down on 'people who put children's lives at risk'


What Wigan's new budget means for you - including a FREEZE in council tax  Manchester Evening News

The borough's local authority says it is one of only two town halls across the country not to propose a tax hike for the coming year – and this is despite having to ...


ID Manchester sets out bold ambition to be the innovation capital of Europe  The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester has presented a unique opportunity to become its partner in delivering a new, world-class innovation district in the heart of ...


Spinningfields bar Neighbourhood has licence suspended after man stabbed by 'gang member'  Manchester Evening News

Police said keeping the venue open could put people 'in danger' and that they are fearful of repercussions following the attack last weekend.


Council performs U-turn after Cloudwater beer festival licensing mix-up  The Drinks Business

A beer festival run by the Manchester craft brewery Cloudwater over the weekend was saved at the last minute when the council performed a U-turn allowing it to ...


Fishery boss says he ploughed £100,000 into business but now Bury Council will cut off access  Manchester Evening News

David Gibbons has managed Waterfarm Fishery off Gigg Lane since the winter of 2014, but the fishery has been open much longer and passed on through ...


This is what Tameside's budget will mean for you  Manchester Evening News

The council has to save £3.5m from its budget next year.


Arena lined up as Manchester updates Eastlands masterplan  Place North West

Manchester City Council's executive will this week consider a proposal to refresh the regeneration framework for Eastlands, with officials citing a need for major ...


Council bosses back campaign to bring buses under public control  Manchester Evening News

Rochdale town hall leader Allen Brett and transport chief Councillor Phil Burke are urging city region mayor Andy Burnham to bring in a fully regulated system ...


Some parents in Manchester don't want their kids to learn about LGBT issues  Manchester Evening News

'Parents being stripped of their rights is not acceptable. Sexualising children from a young age is morally wrong', one parent said.


COMMENT | Greener cities, greater rewards  Place North West

Cities and towns face huge challenges in a volatile political and economic context: delivering more housing and improved infrastructure, greater levels of inward ...


Lollipop patrols could be lost from 40 schools as council cuts costs  Manchester Evening News

Town hall chiefs say they can no longer afford to pay for lollipop patrols where the road safety risk to pupils has been rated as low.


Northern Quarter transformed into New York street for Jared Leto’s Spider-Man spin-off Morbius  Manchester Evening News

Jared Leto is no stranger to comic book villains following his portrayal of the Joker in Suicide Squad.


Controversial plan for shared house withdrawn, says council  Manchester Evening News

If the hearing had gone ahead it could have reignited an ongoing debate about the impact of shared houses in the borough's main residential areas.


Council houses in Oldham will now only be rented to those 'in need'  Manchester Evening News

The town hall has agreed to change the way it allocates social housing.


More homeless people are dying in Manchester than anywhere else in the country  Manchester Evening News

New estimates from the Office for National Statistics place the city at the bottom of a tragic league table. Shelter says the numbers must be a 'wake up call'


Man, 29, arrested after stabbing in Spinningfields bar Neighbourhood  Manchester Evening News

The bar has had its licence suspended for second time in less than a year.


Owners will not have to pay for the removal of 'cladding similar to Grenfell'  ITV News

It has been confirmed that apartment owners in Manchester will no longer be forced to pay for the removal of dangerous cladding from their properties.


Dismay as Cloudwater beer festival cancelled after first day because 'venue doesn't have alcohol licence'  Manchester Evening News

Organisers say they are 'utterly devastated' as council spokesman pledges to 'find out what went wrong'


Theresa May pledges HS2 is happening and it will go to the North  Birmingham Post

The Prime Minister dismisses reports that the Government could axe HS2 or scrap plans to extend it to Manchester and Leeds.


It's day FOUR of the Regent Road chaos, and there's still no work being done - live updates  Manchester Evening News

Regional leaders have called for Dawnus, the construction firm leading the project, to clarify its position.


Ken and Barbara spent thousands on a house which the council made them knock down - now they live on a boat  Manchester Evening News

A retired couple spent their £250,000 life savings on a decade-long row with their local council after they turned an old warehouse into their home, which has ...


Lendlease To Pay A Multi-Million Bill To Replace Manchester Block Cladding  HuffPost UK

Construction giants Lendlease have agreed to pay a cladding bill in two of Manchester's Green Quarter tower blocks following what has been described as a ...


Manchester residents will not have to pay to remove Grenfell-style cladding  LocalGov

Apartment owners in Manchester will not be required to pay for replacing the dangerous cladding on their buildings, it has been confirmed. Two blocks in the ...


Manchester City Council Meeting Recap – Mix 94.7 KMCH  kmch.com

The Manchester City Council held a public hearing last night on the sale of city property. The two vacant lots sit at 501 Grant Street. Local developer Wes Schulte ...


MIPIM | 'Country may look lost, Manchester's not'  Place North West

During a MIPIM set against a backdrop of continued political uncertainty, Place North West met with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and council ...


Bin man caught 'hurling rubbish onto pavement' for no apparent reason  Manchester Evening News

'It questions what you are paying your council tax for'


Wigan council are spending millions on fixing potholes - is your street up first?  Manchester Evening News

The town hall's highways team have named roads which are the first to be tackled in coming months.


Wigan Council bosses yet to enter talks about future of £8m shopping centre  Manchester Evening News

A lead officer has this week repeated the authority's aim to bring *fresh* retail and leisure facilities to The Galleries.


Family's 'lasting memorial' to Manchester attack victim John Atkinson  Bury Times

HE brightened up every single day” — a mother has paid tribute to her son whose life was cut short by the Manchester Arena attack.


Lollipop men and woman are to be axed at 35 schools because Rochdale council wants to save cash  Manchester Evening News

The areas around affected schools have been deemed 'low risk' in terms of road safety, the town hall says.


11.03.2019 Why Manchester's Clean Air Zone will stall the city's growth  AirQualityNews

Manchester must scale back its plans for a Clean Air Zone to mitigate the very worst economic damage, argues Malcolm Bingham, head of policy for North of ...


These four schools are set to lose lollipop men and women  Manchester Evening News

Bosses have told schools they will have to stump up £4000 if they want to keep their crossing guard - or come up with their own arrangements.


Government withdraws £68m housing deal  Place North West

The Government has told Greater Manchester that the City Region will no longer be receiving a £68m brownfield housing fund, following the reduction of ...


Plans for a new £120m transport interchange in Stockport - with a park on top - have been approved  Manchester Evening News

The new hub will stand in the shadows of the famous viaduct arches and is set to become the epicentre of the local transport network.


Stockport councillors pass budget at second time of trying following stalemate at chaotic meeting last week  Manchester Evening News

It was a major upset not seen in the borough since 1988, but politicians have now signed off on the financial plan for next year.


Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis says 400,000 people could be paying the wrong amount of council tax  Manchester Evening News

Lewis told ITV's This Morning that an estimated 400000 bill payers in England and Scotland may be in the wrong council tax band. Here's how you can check.


This is the new £14,000 slide for a park in Oldham  Manchester Evening News

Council bosses have agreed to spend the money – which was acquired through a 'Section 106' agreement – at Waterhead Park in Spring Hill.