Life as the last family on a 'ghost estate'  Manchester Evening News

The Wilson family are the only people living on Holcombe Close after all the other homes were demolished or emptied. The family say they are trapped and not ...

Is it time to crack down on Manchester's Airbnb hotspots like Berlin?  Manchester Evening News

Critics say 'corporate' listings on the popular lodgings website are driving up rents, getting out of paying businesses rates and causing disruption to long-term ...

Manchester Council under fire over cost of fountains  About Manchester

Manchester Council has spent enough money to house every single person sleeping rough in Manchester for an entire year… on fountains, the Liberal ...

Local councils heading for fracking showdown with government  The Guardian

Ministers are facing a *fresh* confrontation with local councils over their controversial plans to expand fracking, after one of the biggest combined authorities in the ...

Parents taking children on holiday in term time face fines of £1,000 per child  Manchester Evening News

A primary school has reportedly sent warning letters to parents.

Heaton Park's cafes closed as new company takes over  Manchester Evening News

The Stables and The Pavilion are shut while refurbishment work takes place.

Andy Burnham homeless shelter to shut permanently after less than three months  Manchester Evening News

One experienced charity worker said the Manchester part of the mayor's homelessness scheme is currently chaotic, dubbing it 'b******s every night'

The extraordinary story behind Manchester and Salford's bitter war over Channel 4  Manchester Evening News

As the two cities fought to win the broadcaster's new headquarters - with Andy Burnham caught in the middle - Manchester council blew tens of thousands of ...

Free parking in Manchester city centre areas as a 'thank you' for putting up with Regent Road roadworks  Manchester Evening News

The offer only applies in certain areas so make sure you do not get caught out.

Salford City Council agrees new pay for employees  About Manchester

Salford City Council is the first organisation in the north west to officially reach a collective agreement to fully implement the national pay agreement. It is all part ...

Major building projects could be at risk from a no-deal Brexit, Greater Manchester council chiefs fear  Manchester Evening News

Senior officials are assessing the risk to every Greater Manchester infrastructure project costing £10m or more as the clock ticks down to March 29.

Uproar over plans for a skyscraper that looks like a 'tombstone'  Manchester Evening News

Plans for the 55-storey student tower off Oxford Road, also likened to a chimney, has prompted hundreds of objections from furious neighbours.

Manchester baby death rate increases by 40%, says council report  BBC News

The death rate for babies in Manchester has increased by nearly 40% since the beginning of the decade, a report by the city council said. Some 151 children ...

The 55 NEW developments that would transform every Greater Manchester borough by 2037  Manchester Evening News

The second Greater Manchester Spatial Framework can finally be revealed, two years after the original controversial draft was ripped up. Here, we list every site ...

Manchester Factory 251 nightclub's licence reinstated  BBC News

Factory 251's licence was suspended after a rugby player was attacked outside the venue.

Andy Burnham's flagship homeless shelter closes just three months after opening

A 24-hour homeless shelter opened under Andy Burnham's flagship 'bed every night' plan has closed after just three months. The new hub, in Manchester city ...

Morecambe Eden Project gets backing £250K from County Council  About Manchester

Lancashire County Council has agreed to provide £250,000 towards the business case for an 'Eden of the North' in Morecambe. Eden International has ...

Halfway through Andy Burnham's mayoralty, how is he doing?  Manchester Evening News

Greater Manchester's mayor is now over halfway through his first term. The thorny issues are piling up - and Whitehall is watching.

The biggest Manchester city centre developments given the go-ahead in 2018  Manchester Evening News

It's been another bumper year for Manchester's planning department - as the city centre creeps out to the north and to the south.

Council in talks to bring zoo to Greater Manchester | blooloop  Blooloop

Council officials are in talks to bring a zoo to Greater Manchester, according to a report in the Manchester Evening News.

These are the huge developments which are set to transform Rochdale  Manchester Evening News

The coming twelve months will see progress on a number of key schemes.

Toy Box nightclub in Manchester has licence suspended after stabbing  Manchester Evening News

Council bosses say there was 'a lack of management both inside the premises and at the door' - but Toy Box say they have 'an unrivalled reputation for ...

Self-driving cars to be tested this year by Manchester Airport passengers and on the region's roads  Manchester Evening News

Driverless cars with 'in-built check-in' will ferry passengers across Manchester Airport and run 'in convoy' on the roads.

Asbestos scare after two tons of waste dumped and council are accused of failing to remove it for three months  Manchester Evening News

Bury Council say it did investigate - but more fly tipping must have taken place since.

Here's what your MP has to say about Greater Manchester's rewritten masterplan  Manchester Evening News

We asked every MP for their reaction to the much-anticipated new spatial framework, which maps out where more than 200000 homes and thousands of acres of ...

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling fears Brent Council will stop him from forming academy  Daily Mail

Raheem Sterling fears that Brent Council will block his proposals to revive an historic leisure centre close to where he grew up.

Plans for multimillion-pound Manchester Zoo considered  BBC News

A zoologist is finalising multimillion-pound plans to build a new zoo in Greater Manchester. The "Manchester Zoo" project is being developed by Johnpaul ...

Greater Manchester councils to ban fracking as Burnham makes 'radical' statement  Public Sector Executive

Leaders of the 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester have set out plans to ban the practice the fracking across the region. Greater Manchester will effectively ...

The five major developments that would transform Salford by 2037  Manchester Evening News

Launched today, the conurbation's new draft spatial framework halves the amount of green belt proposed for development.

Halfway through Andy Burnham's time as mayor - how is he doing?  Manchester Evening News

Greater Manchester's mayor is now over halfway through his first term. The thorny issues are piling up - and Whitehall is watching.

New Greater Manchester spatial framework to go out to consultation on January 14  Manchester Evening News

The huge plan - which maps out where jobs and homes will go over the next 20 years - is to be put to the public after a 'radical rewrite'

Revealed: The ambitious plan to build a huge zoo in Manchester  Manchester Evening News

Trafford Council officials have met with the zoologist behind the plans.

Lendlease beats Laing O'Rourke to Manchester Town Hall contract  Place North West

Manchester City Council has chosen Lendlease to deliver the transformation of the city's town hall, ahead of rival bidder Laing O'Rourke, in a deal worth around ...

Dad who put double glazing in historic home he owns taken to court for 'vandalism' and hit with £70k order  Manchester Evening News

Laurence Daw says he was trying to turn the Grade II * listed Aston Park House into a family home. But his local council say he carried out 'reckless vandalism' ...

Manchester police investigating New Year's Eve stabbings detain suspect under Mental Health Act  CNN

Police investigating the stabbings of three people at a railway station in Manchester, in northern England, on New Year's Eve have arrested a 25-year-old man.

Fraud investigation into Manchester and Liverpool developers  BBC News

Suspected fraud involving developments in Liverpool and Manchester is being investigated, officials say.

Manchester rebuffed over HS2 platform plan for Piccadilly station  The Times

Manchester is braced for a snub with the publication of a £41bn blueprint for spending on transport infrastructure in the north of England.While the city favours an ...

Manchester news LIVE: Latest breaking stories, crime, traffic and travel updates  Manchester Evening News

Follow our daily blog to get the latest breaking news in your area and information from the M62, M60, M56, Metrolink and trains from today.

New Year's Honours list: The people from Greater Manchester recognised this year  Manchester Evening News

Man United 'hero of Munich' Harry Gregg is among a string of people from Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire to be recognised.

Manchester United fans' fury at Arsenal over their FA Cup ticket allocation  British GQ

Ahead of their FA Cup fourth round clash, Manchester United fans have reacted angrily to their reduced ticket allocation. Is this another case of 'same old ...

The murder of Paul Massey: How 'Mr Big' lost control of Salford  Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News crime reporter John Scheerhout has spent decades covering Salford's underworld - here he looks at how Paul Massey lost his life ...

Benefits cheat scrounged more than £70k by posing as a single mum for SIX YEARS  Manchester Evening News

Judge said case exposes 'creaking and cumbersome' welfare system, which is 'heavily reliant' on claimants.

Leader hails role of voluntary sector in Greater Manchester  Rochdale Online

Rochdale council leader Allen Brett has hailed the importance of the voluntary sector to Greater Manchester.

Burglars 'travel from Manchester' to target homes in Ilkley - police inspector tells local Councillors  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

BURGLARS are travelling from as far as Manchester and Lancashire to target homes in Ilkley, Councillors have been told.

The 'Stockport revolution': The developments that will transform the town in 2019  Manchester Evening News

It's been dubbed the 'Stockport revolution' - and it's easy to see why. A £1bn regeneration plan is about the completely transform the town.

Manchester commits to making all new buildings 'net-zero' by 2028

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has pledged to ensure that all new buildings erected in the city region will be 'net-zero' carbon by 2028.

Ariana Grande ‘turns down damehood out of sensitivity to the Manchester bombing victims and their families’  iNews

Popstar Ariana Grande has reportedly turned down a damehood from the Queen, as she is "still grieving" from the Manchester terror attack, and believes it would ...

Sharp rise in Rochdale children in care 'outside borough', says council  BBC News

Rochdale Council placed 105 vulnerable children in care outside the borough between April and November of last year, according to council statistics.

Couple put up huge pictures of their neighbours in row  Manchester Evening News

Courtney and Fiona Lytton believe they have been trapped in an ongoing battle with their local council.

Extra £16 council tax fee for Liverpool City Region mayor  BBC News

An extra charge on this year's council tax bill has been proposed to pay for the Liverpool City Region's mayor. Householders will be charged an average of ...

A bar could lose its licence after immigration raids twice found workers were in the country illegally  Manchester Evening News

The future of Chadderton Bar and Grill will be decided next week.

Relief as Sally is released from prison but Coronation Street fans spot a 'blunder'  Manchester Evening News

Sally Metcalfe made a surprise return to the street in last night's Coronation Street, but fans think they spotted a blunder in her final prison scenes.

Theresa May says MPs must 'work together' to deliver Brexit after confidence vote win  Manchester Evening News

Mrs May attempted to put pressure on Jeremy Corbyn in her statement in Downing Street.

Andy Burnham spin doctor sacked after failing to declare drugs offences  Manchester Evening News

Paul Gilfeather, 46, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine.

Murphy picks Manchester environmental activist for Pinelands seat  Asbury Park Press

TRENTON - Gov. Phil Murphy nominated on Friday an environmental activist from Manchester to serve on the state Pinelands Commission, who in the past has ...

Three more blocks move forward at Pomona Island  Place North West

X1 and Vermont's plans to build three more apartment blocks at Pomona Island have been recommended for approval as construction work at the site begins to ...

Manchester Council made almost £10m profit from parking last year  Manchester Evening News

New figures analysed by the M.E.N show the authority is by far the most successful in the region in making money out of motorists.

Morning Briefing: Manchester City Council eyes ambitious housebuilding plans  Inside Housing

Manchester City Council's ambitious housing plans, the private cladding fiasco and all today's other big stories from the housing sector. Linked In Twitter ...

Why council housing could be built in Manchester city centre for the first time in decades  Manchester Evening News

Manchester town hall's leadership has had a dramatic change of heart after months of pressure from backbenchers.

What a furious Labour parking row reveals about Manchester council  Manchester Evening News

Restless Labour councillors are looking to a future post-Sir Richard Leese.

Talk to address MLK's legacy in turbulent times  The Manchester Journal

ARLINGTON — On Monday, the Interfaith Council of East Arlington is hosting a *service* for Martin Luther King Jr. Day that will focus on justice during a time ...

Town hall to spend £250,000 on solar-powered bins that talk to Biffa  Manchester Evening News

The 'smart bins' purchase comes weeks after councillors lined up to slam the state of Manchester's streets, particularly in the city centre, and just four years after ...

New Factory theatre to cost council £19m more than expected - almost DOUBLE original budget  Manchester Evening News

The 'unique' arts centre planned for Quay Street is running two years behind - and the cost to the town hall has now doubled.

More than 14,000 potholes are going to be fixed across Manchester  Manchester Evening News

The £4m programme of work will mean one of the city' busiest roads is shut to two days in August and two days in September.

Educating Greater Manchester head quits over 'council vendetta'  The Guardian

Harrop Fold school head Drew Povey, who was suspended over 'administrative errors', hits out at Salford council.

Manchester street cleaning and 'overflowing bins' discussed by council  BBC News

Concerns about the standard of street cleaning and "overflowing" litter bins in Manchester city centre have been raised by council officers. A "lack of attention" to ...

City Council signs UKFast to deliver major IT upgrade  Business Manchester

Manchester City Council today announces a major upgrade of its ICT facilities, awarding a long-term contract to hosting firm UKFast. The upgrade sees UKFast ...

All stations to regeneration? Work on HS2 begins in earnest  The Guardian

At Euston, the controversial rail route's southern terminus, the diggers are at work. Can the project deliver what it promises?

Piles of rubbish, dirty streets and alleys - what's going on with Manchester's bins?  Manchester Evening News

Litter is piling up and bin workers are mulling strike action - we look at what is going wrong with refuse and street cleaning services.

A Manchester council has spent more than £16m buying up commercial property in Preston  Lancashire Evening Post

A Manchester council spent more than £16 million buying two adjacent retail units leased to Currys PC World in Ribbleton.

Kendals in Manchester city centre SAVED from closure  Manchester Evening News

Nearly 600 jobs saved after landlord strikes new deal with House of Fraser.

Trafford Council's new chief exec announced  Manchester Evening News

Sara Todd is currently the deputy boss at Manchester council.

Manchester council to publish files used to bypass affordable housing quotas  The Guardian

Developers must submit secret viability assessments for scrutiny after unanimous council vote.

UKFast secures Manchester City Council contract  Insider Media

UKFast has secured its latest long-term contract after agreeing a deal with Manchester City Council.

Oxford Road bus lanes have raked in £10m with almost a thousand drivers caught out every day  Manchester Evening News

And as the watchdog describes some signage as 'inadequate', we reveal where appeals are most successful.

Manchester council said some soup kitchens are a 'bad idea' - it's sparked a fierce debate on homelessness  Manchester Evening News

The Lib Dems have accused council chiefs of 'dehumanising' rough sleepers, but town hall leaders insists it 'cares deeply' about people on the streets.

Nutsford Vale school put on hold because it 'isn't needed'  Manchester Evening News

Planning permission for the Nutsford Vale school was granted in February in the face of local fury, after the council cited a lack of school places. Eight months ...

Car damaged by a pothole? Perhaps you 'should be driving more carefully' says Manchester council leader  Manchester Evening News

A driver emailed Sir Richard Leese to chase up his compensation claim - and was stunned by the response.

Manchester City Council launches £140m small works programme  Place North West

Manchester City Council has started the search for contractors to deliver a four-year, £140m small works framework, covering projects across both Greater ...

Manchester City Council consults on 15000-home regeneration plans  Inside Housing

Manchester City Council and its development partner Far East Consortium (FEC) have launched a consultation on plans for Manchester's Northern Gateway.

The social housing being sold off on Rightmove while homelessness soars  Manchester Evening News

One of the city's biggest housing associations is selling off terrace houses to private landlords because it is 'not economical' to do them up, we can reveal. As the ...

Council failing to collect millions of pounds in tax due to staff shortages, unions claim  Manchester Evening News

Unison say there is currently a backlog of 9000 council tax documents for discounts, exemptions, change of occupier, and 200 court cases are outstanding ...

Manchester City Council pays back £23,000 bus lane fines  BBC News

More than £23,000 has been repaid to motorists caught driving in bus lanes after thousands of tickets were sent out too late. Penalty charge notices (PCNs) must ...

Manchester City Council calls for design talent to help forge city region's future  Horticulture Week

The strategy, Our People Our Place, published in 2015, includes several areas where a landscape-led approach would have a positive impact from health to ...

Love on the agenda as councillor proposes to girlfriend - and Labour colleague - at town hall meeting  Manchester Evening News

Sean McHale bowled over his girlfriend of more than two decades Donna Ludford during the last full Manchester council meeting of the year.

The rise and fall of Manchester's council estate pubs  Manchester Evening News

From 'the toughest pub in Britain' to the boozer that's diversifying. Is there any future in the 'flat roof pub'?

Anger over 'affordable housing' being offered to households on £80k-a-year  Manchester Evening News

Manchester council bought 20 Taylor Wimpey homes to sell on to social tenants - but their fate has provoked a political uprising.

Pothole complaints soar as councils slash road repair budgets  Manchester Evening News

Residents reported nearly 40000 potholes across the region last year - while seven out of ten Greater Manchester councils spent less on day-to-day repairs.

Warning HS2 tunnelling will fuel Manchester's traffic chaos  Manchester Evening News

Council officers say they have 'repeatedly' pushed the rail project for details of how ir plans to drill a seven-and-a-half mile tunnel underneath south Manchester ...

Round the councils - what's happened in your town halls this week  Manchester Evening News

Keeping up with the ins-and-outs of local democracy can be tricky, so here's a round-up of some of the political developments in Greater Manchester you might ...

Bristol and Manchester unveil fresh plans to tackle 'climate emergency'

Two of the UK's largest cities have this week moved to strengthen their decarbonisation plans, as the city councils of Manchester and Bristol both voted to bring ...

Manchester's litter police are handing out more than FIFTY fines a day  Manchester Evening News

The council is unapologetic about its new blitz on littering.

Manchester Oxford Road bus lane signs 'below standard'  BBC News

Hundreds of thousands of motorists have been fined for driving in a bus lane in Manchester despite "inadequate" signs, an adjudicator has ruled. The Traffic ...

Calls for ‘Right to Buy’ policy to be suspended in Greater Manchester  Manchester Evening News

Despite the government promising 'one for one' replacements for any home sold off over the last five years, nothing has in fact been built.

On the empty streets of Manchester's ghost town  Manchester Evening News

SPECIAL REPORT: House after house is derelict and boarded up, but the community refused to say die. Now, after two decades, are things finally turning ...

Heaton Park golf course to reopen next month as council announces new operator  Manchester Evening News

The public course, voted best municipal in Britain in 2005, was shut without warning earlier this month.

Plans for new £27m theatre in Oldham scrapped as council spend funds more 'wisely'  Manchester Evening News

The official proposal to construct a new site for the Oldham Coliseum theatre on Southgate Street car park was withdrawn.

The town hall vision to march Manchester city centre out towards Strangeways with a new 'waterfront community'  Manchester Evening News

The council believes this could be one of the city's next big regeneration opportunities - but it has a warning for speculators.

Albert Square could be pedestrianised - and these images reveal how it might look  Manchester Evening News

The designs have been revealed as the council looks to make the historic plaza 'one of the finest civic spaces in Europe'

The huge haul of fake goods seized as string of shops closed in 'Counterfeit Street' raids  Manchester Evening News

Knock-off Louis Vuitton bags, forged Michael Kors satchels, phoney Ralph Lauren boxers and dozens of boxes of cheap perfume were among the bogus goods ...