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What might a mayor mean for Manchester?

This week the people of Manchester will make a decision that will change the face of the city for the foreseeable future. Along with 12 other major...

A climate of exaggeration

The leader of Manchester City Council was not present at the Town Hall for the first Executive meeting since the local elections which took place l...

Sure Start mums confront politicians in Levenshulme

By Megan Key, with additional reporting by Inside the M60 Levenshulme mums met with MP Sir Gerald Kaufman yesterday to discuss the future of their ...

Hackney cabs, NHS and George Osborne – all in a day’s work for Manchester City Council

A meeting that started with a minute’s silence for the victims of the Japanese and New Zealand earthquakes finished in a procedural tangle. I...

Save Manchester Sure Start accused of ‘hijacking’ campaign by council spin doctors

Manchester City Council privately instructed Children’s Services staff to block out parents campaigning to protect their Sure Start centres, acco...

Neighbouring Oldham pushes through budget cuts, criticises Manchester’s “bleeding stumps”

Guest post by Richard Jones of Saddleworth News Oldham Council last night passed a budget that will mean the loss of up to 800 jobs. Needing to mak...

No proposals to close Sure Start centres, claim councillors

Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors once more traded accusations as “the most controversial budget in decades” was presented to the meeting...

Leese and Haslam to front debate on regeneration of Manchester

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, is to be a key panel member at a high-profile public debate about the future regeneration of ...

Sparks fly as job cuts proposals passed at council exec meeting

Heated exchanges took place today at Manchester City Council’s Executive meeting as Labour and Liberal Democrats attempted to shift the blame for...

Acrimony as council chamber hears redundancy proposals

Accusations flew across Committee Room 11 at Manchester Town Hall this morning as the council’s executive committee heard details of the proposed...

Leese speaks out on council job cuts

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, has spoken publicly for the first time about the 2,000 job cuts looming at the council. Speak...

City council facing 2,000 job losses from April

Manchester City Council may have to reduce its workforce by up to 2,000 in the coming financial year. The council was told back in December that it...

Manchester’s Green certain future

Nearly twelve months on from the city’s launch of Manchester a certain future,this week sees Manchester’s first stakeholder conference....

The test for Manchester’s LEP will be how quickly it creates jobs says Leese

Leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese tells Inside the M60 in an exclusive interview from his office why the NWDA failed and why the ...

National education conference opens in Manchester today

Manchester opens its doors today to a two-day leading national conference on education that will examine the changing landscape of the education sy...

Party politics dominate council meeting

Outside events seemed to surround this morning’s full council meeting at the Town Hall. Councillors were greeted with a demonstration outside the...

Manchester 12th best European city for business

The prestigious European Cities Monitor rated Manchester as the 12th best city in Europe for business. The city’s ranking is up on last year,...

Miliband praises Manchester for hosting an “historic conference”

New Labour leader Ed Miliband as congratulated Manchester for hosting a “historic conference” that marked “the start of a new gen...

Leese and Ashley join forces over Child M deportation

Council Leader Sir Richard Leese and Opposition Leader Simon Ashley have today written to immigration minister Damien Green MP and asked him to hal...

UK first for Councillor Ali

Councillor Sameem Ali has broken through a glass ceiling by becoming the first British Asian councillor to hold an executive position on a local au...

Progress in Manchester but serious challenges remain

The fourth edition of a comprehensive report analysing the progress Manchester is making towards the vision of a healthier, wealthier and happier c...

Council chamber descends into chaos over Lib Dem domestic violence motion

There probably haven’t been many more lively debates in the chamber of Manchester City Council than this morning. It had it all – outbr...

Piccadilly development under the microscope

When news leaked out a few days ago that the Britannia Hotels group had put in a fresh planning permission application to develop the old fire stat...

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