New Manchester arena plans dogged by accusations of vested interests and "cosy" developer relationships

Plans for a new indoor arena have been dogged by accusations of vested interests and "cosy relationships" between developers and the Council.

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Manchester's first planning meeting since COVID crisis is "politics as usual"

Approving thousands of luxury apartments and skyscrapers was the priority in Manchester City Council’s first planning meeting since the Coronavirus crisis began nearly six months ago.

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Manchester Council finally admits it has completely failed on affordable housing but plans to fix it don't go far enough

Manchester Council has finally admitted that its affordable housing plans have been a disaster, and recommended new measures to fix it, in a report approved by the Executive yesterday (03/06/20).

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EXCLUSIVE: Government “knowingly kickstarting collapse” of tens of thousands of micro-businesses through ‘Top Up Grant’ chaos

Small and micro-businesses, market traders and charities across the country are at risk of collapsing due to a drastic change in the ‘Top Up Grant’ scheme, the Liberal Democrats have uncovered.

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Lib Dems order investigation into whether care home residents are being hospitalised when needed

The Liberal Democrats have raised serious concerns about whether elderly people in care homes are being taken to hospital when they need to amidst the Coronavirus crisis, and ordered an investigation.

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GMTC deliberately blocking scrutiny over Coronavirus transport crisis

The Liberal Democrats have accused the Chair of Greater Manchester Transport Committee (GMTC) of deliberately blocking scrutiny and avoiding input from across the region.

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Exchange Square 'dancing fountains' are “constant reminder of Council's breathtaking incompetence”

The Liberal Democrats have slammed the new Exchange Square 'dancing fountains', trumpeted by Manchester City Council today, as a reminder of the administration's “breathtaking incompetence”.

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Tories feeding North/South divide as more than £20m slashed from Manchester in funding review

The Liberal Democrats have accused the Tories of "feeding the North/South divide like never before" after fresh plans to snatch millions of pounds from the North to feed the South were uncovered.
 
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Lib Dems will end North/South divide and invest "like never before"

The Liberal Democrats are proud to release ambitious plans to end the North/South divide.

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Safe Standing: Lib Dems will give Boris the red card and football fans something to cheer about

Introducing safe-standing in top-flight football will offer more choice, a better atmosphere, and cheaper tickets for fans, Lib Dem Safe Standing campaigner says.

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