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The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is preparing a new development plan for the whole metropolitan area for the next 20 years.
Once finalised, the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) will set the context for future local plans prepared across the ten local authority areas that make up the GMCA, according to planning law expert Elizabeth Wiseman of Pinsent Masons, the ...

Everyone loves a good pumpkin for Halloween and it's even more exciting if you can pick your own. Pumpkin festivals are running at various sites in and around Greater Manchester where kiddies can pick their own to take home - and enjoy a host of ...
Bus journeys have fallen 40% since privatisation, while in London they've doubled. Greater Manchester's new mayor needs to take back control.
The pro.manchester economics Conference looked at the importance of the region's link with China.
police had previously indicated that they believed Doherty, who is on the sex offenders register, may be in Greater Manchester. Investigators stated that the wanted man, who also goes by the name Fran, may possibly be begging or sleeping rough in the ...

The incredible Northern Lights will be visible from the UK tonight... and there's a chance you may catch a glimpse of them from Greater Manchester. Weather experts have issued a G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storm watch, meaning that those in the north of ...
A Greater Manchester mum who stayed with her abusive boyfriend - even after he was jailed for beating her - has sacrificed her right to be a parent.
Manchester scooped a number of awards at the annual ceremony held in Manchester.
Rochdale could become the 'powerhouse' of Greater Manchester under radical plans to build hundreds of new homes and create thousands of jobs in the town over the next 20 years.
From bratwurst to hog roasts, Manchester's Christmas markets can be a minefield for vegans - even those steaming mugs of mulled wine aren't always as ...
Two RAF helicopters caused a stir in Greater Manchester earlier on Monday afternoon when they were spotted circling above the region.
From introductory classes for little ones with life-size penguins for balancing, to huge indoor skating arenas - there's a whole host of places to get your skate on around Greater Manchester. Here's the most magical ice rinks across Greater Manchester.
The Trafford town came top overall in the M.E.N.'s exclusive assessment of towns of more than 10,000 people in the North West.
Thousands of residents across Greater Manchester could be put at risk because of swingeing government cuts to pharmacies that could see scores of sites closed, campaigners have warned.
A new Salford junction on the M62, a railway station in Droylsden, a series of tram extensions and major motorway upgrades are all being proposed under Greater Manchester's radical 20-year masterplan for new jobs and homes. We revealed how the vast ...

A policewoman will face a public disciplinary hearing after allegedly arguing with a colleague over which of them had the most attractive breasts.
An MP has dubbed plans for thousands of new homes across Greater Manchester a "green belt grabbing exercise". The Greater Manchester Combined Authority aims to build at least 225,000 homes over the next 20 years. But Denton and Reddish Labour ...
Plans for at least 225,000 homes across Greater Manchester - including some on green belt land - have been revealed. The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) scheme identifies sites for housing developments that may be built on over the next ...
And Tim Jackson, CEO, said it was thanks to the ongoing hard work and dedication of the team who keep Greater Manchester's trams on track. He added: "Winning Operator of the Year again is testament to the hard work of our team in Manchester and ...
Is it true you have told Simon Stevens [chief executive of NHS England] there won't be any extra money for the NHS - and if Greater Manchester does decide to do that to save money, under devolution does that decision ultimately lie with them, or do you ...
A large sinkhole has appeared in the middle of a residential street in Greater Manchester with police urging motorists in the area to "give the road a miss".
The Sunday Times recognised our region's hotels in the romantic and spa categories.
About 150 premises including brothels, car washes and nail bars will be raided across Greater Manchester this week as part of a huge north west crackdown on people trafficking.
Greater Manchester police's very own 'marathon' man, Damieon pickles, also had his trusty wheelbarrow in tow raising cash for charity.
If you log onto your facebook from Cheltenham this morning, you may notice something a bit strange. It appears that for some, Cheltenham has been wiped off the map.
Thirty pubs, bars and clubs across Greater Manchester have been ordered to make major improvements after failing to meet basic food hygiene standards.
A huge snow slide is coming to Bolton as part of this year's Winter Festival. The 55-metre artificial slide will be one of two giant attractions forming the centrepiece of the town's festivities.
The famous Flying Scotsman locomotive will be taking to the tracks under steam on Thursday - to open a new railway stop. The iconic loco - the first to break the 100mph speed barrier - is due to depart Bolton Street station in Bury at 8.40am on Thursday.
The awards took place at the Palace Hotel, Manchester city centre saw Stockport Foodie Friday , held in the Marketplace, named best pop-up event.
Greater Manchester police is joining the rest of the country in standing up to hatred and discrimination by joining in with National hate crime Awareness Week again this year.
Another Greater Manchester MP who quit Labour's frontbench as the row over Jeremy Corbyn's leadership erupted has returned after they 'offered each other olive branches'.
Mr Odze - who has regularly stood in Salford council elections for UKIP - was picked by a panel of members at the party's mayoral selection meeting in Leigh.
police are appealing for calm in the community as the craze of 'killer clowns' tormenting neighbourhoods sweeps through Greater Manchester. GMP has received 'a number of reports' of people dressed as clowns 'causing fear and making threats' in the ...
The journey from Timperley to Rochdale (one of the most economically deprived areas of Greater Manchester, where life expectancy is 69.4 years) can take around 75 minutes for a journey of 26 kilometres, but the difference in life expectancy between the ...
The number of children arrested by GMP has more than doubled in a year.
Ever noticed how everyone in Manchester looks like a Greek Adonis? There's a reason for that. A look at official labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics reveals that Manchester has some of the highest proportions of fitness ...
Girlfriends, sisters and mothers of those involved in gun crime are being urged to come forward by Greater Manchester police (GMP).
But there's nothing worse than venturing out with the little ones and failing to find any for them to take home. Whether they're happy just filling their pockets, or after some serious hard nuts to go to battle with their friends, here are some of the ...
Established last year, City of Trees is funded by The Oglesby Charitable Trust and the Community Forest Trust, and lists nearly 50 partners including the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Transport for Greater Manchester, Natural England, the ...
Angry parents claim children were left 'terrified' and 'in floods of tears' by clowns reportedly scaring pupils outside schools in Bury.
The dates, locations and opening times of all the best festive markets from across Greater Manchester.
academics have created a map of Greater Manchester's tram network that reveals the striking differences in the population's life expectancy.
A pet owner who was caught on camera appearing to beat his dog has said he was just trying to protect the animal from traffic. The footage appears to show a ...
Appealing for information about the crime, which happened at around 2.15pm on June 24, Detective Constable Mark Robertson, from Greater Manchester police, said: "This was a despicable robbery where two innocent men were beaten with a crowbar.
All jobs have been lost at a Greater Manchester-based law firm that entered administration just weeks after its principal partner was suspended, it can be revealed.
Martin Joyce was reported missing in 1999 and has not been seen since. Greater Manchester police said officers have now been led to believe Mr Joyce may not be alive, and have begun searches in the city as part of the investigation.
BOLTON has the second most dangerous roads in terms of accidents in Greater Manchester, according to new statistics. Data from the Department for Transport has revealed that Bolton's roads saw the highest number of serious injuries in the region, apart ...
The Greater Manchester police force has come under fire for a tweet interpreted by some as sexist.


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