Manchester Council loses landmark legal battle over car park plans

Manchester Council has lost a landmark legal battle over a decision to grant itself permission for a new car park right next to a primary school.

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Labour's bumper pay rises go behind closed doors as scrutiny stripped away

Decisions about whether to award bumper pay rises to senior staff will be taken behind closed doors and no longer be subjected to scrutiny.

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Lib Dem win forces developers to take financial responsibility for Grenfell-style cladding row

A successful Liberal Democrat amendment today will force developers to take financial responsibility for unsafe buildings and ensure the Grenfell-style cladding row in Manchester is never repeated.

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Liberal Democrats endorse Tier 3 Lockdown for Greater Manchester

The Manchester Liberal Democrats have endorsed a Tier 3 Lockdown for the region and a national 'Circuit Breaker'.

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John Leech shortlisted for ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award for "unparalleled dedication to public service"

The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce, alongside the LGIU, that John Leech has been shortlisted for the 2020 Councillor Awards for Lifetime Achievement in public service.

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Hate crimes against LGTBQ+ people up nearly 20%

The Liberal Democrats have warned of "systemic targeting" as hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community are up nearly 20% this year, new statistics have uncovered.

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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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