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16th March 2022 | By Keiron Watkin

Bus fares to be capped at £2 as part of Greater Manchester’s public transport reform

Bus passengers are set to be charged no more than £2 following Mayor Andy Burnham’s announcement for a price cap on bus tickets. The new...

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2nd February 2022 | By Olivia Weeks

Andy Burnham warns that north west risks ‘second-best train services for 200 years’

The North risks having train services that are “second-best for 200 years”, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has claimed. Mr Burnham told MPs the Government’s Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) will fail to “unlock the full economic transformation” of the region. The IRP, published in November 2021, includes the scrapping of HS2’s eastern leg between the East Midlands and Leeds.

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13th October 2021 | By David Smith

NHS waiting lists will take two years to recover: Burnham says it is ‘critical moment for Manchester ‘

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says recovery in the region will take time but is looking to “level up coming out of the pandemic”. Mr...

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8th May 2021 | By Victoria Thiele

Andy Burnham re-elected as Greater Manchester Mayor on grim election day for Labour

Andy Burnham has been re-elected as Greater Manchester Mayor with 67.3% of votes. He said in his speech after the count: “This vote sends a...

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23rd October 2020 | By Rory Gannon

BREAKING: Growing opposition as Manchester moves to Tier 3 restrictions

The Greater Manchester region has been moved to Tier 3 restrictions by the government, putting hundreds of jobs and businesses at risk. New restrictions that...

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14th October 2020 | By Georgina Randall

Despite Mayor Andy Burnham’s efforts Manchester is placed under Tier Three lockdown restrictions

Manchester has entered tier three of lockdown imminently as fears over increasing cases in the Greater Manchester area mount. Andy Burnham, Manchester’s Labour Mayor, spoke...

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14th October 2020 | By Lucas Crossley

‘We will not accept Tier 3’: Andy Burnham rejects government’s new lockdown restrictions

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, outlinined his fierce opposition to the government’s new three-tier system of lockdown restrictions today. At a virtual press conference...

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28th September 2020 | By Valentine Fourreau

The government’s new 10pm curfew could cost the Northern Quarter some of its favourite venues – and dozens of jobs

The government’s new 10pm curfew is putting dozens of jobs at risk in Manchester’s Northern Quarter as late-night venues are being disproportionately hit, say bar...

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15th January 2020 | By Imogen Campion

Andy Burnham: ‘A lot more needs to be done to win back trust on stop and search’

A panel of professionals came together at Man Met last night to discuss the controversial use of stop and search by the police. Statistics suggest...

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7th December 2019 | By Shiala Mahmood

Candlelight vigil held in Manchester to mark World AIDS day

A candlelight vigil was held in Sackvillle Gardens to raise awareness of HIV testing on World AIDS Day. Hundreds of people gathered at Sackville Gardens...