Richard Leese

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Name: Richard Leese
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Growing pains? Economic growth and the development sector - 23/09/2014

Hosted by Barton Willmore and the British Property FederationThis Government has sought to stimulate greater economic growth through a number of initiatives, ranging from reforming the planning system to boost housing supply, to Enterprise Zones and Tax ... [Published Place North West - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Towergate Insurance Manchester officially opens for business

The new Manchester office of Towergate Insurance, one of the UK’s largest independently owned insurance intermediaries, has been opened by Mark Hodges Towergate Group CEO and Manchester City Council Leader, Sir Richard Leese.Creating 400 new jobs, the ... [Published B Daily - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Manchester's economy continues to grow

Manchester's economy has "remained resilient" and investment in major projects is helping to support growing sectors such as the creative and digital industries, according to a new report.The latest 'State of the City' report has revealed Manchester, ... [Published Insider Media Limited - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 4 reports

Rail Fares To Rise By 3.5%

Rail passengers in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are facing big price hikes next year with the average cost going up by around 3.5%  from JanuaryCampaigners claim tickets have already jumped 25% since 2010 - while wages have only increased by 7 ... [Published 96.9Vikingfm - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Runners and riders revealed for rail franchises

Train companies in the running to win tenders for two rail franchises responsible for services across the north have been announced by government today (19 August 2014).Three companies have been shortlisted to run the Northern franchise, while three ... [Published Insider Media Limited - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Train franchise bids: Hyde MP demands cheaper rail fares as competing companies are revealed

Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds wants affordable train fares for his passengers as TransPennine Express and Northern Rail train services are up for refranchising.Currently both TransPennine Express and Northern Rail own the franchises for the ... [Published Mancunian Matters - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Sir Leese: 'MCR Is Full - We Need 4,000 New Homes A Year'

THE NEXT wave of city centre living will have to be 'better managed and of a better quality', according to Manchester city council leader Sir Richard Leese.According to Leese, 'Manchester is full' and needs 3,500 to 4,000 new homes a year to keep up with ... [Published Manchester Confidential - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Sir Richard Leese: _FreebeeMCR is helping Manchester become a world-leading digital city

Sir Richard Leese explains how Manchester's digital strategy is taking the city into the futureManchester has an ambition - backed up by a ten-point plan - to become a world-leading digital city by 2020.Our Digital Strategy covers how we will make sure ... [Published Manchester Evening News - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Manchester has the second largest Wi-Fi network in the UK

Manchester is now home to the second largest Wi-Fi network in the UK as it completes a network extension.The European City of Science, now home to Media City UK, has increased its free Wi-Fi service beyond the city centre to selected district high st ... [Published Computer Weekly - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 3 reports

Get yourself connected: George Osborne backs £15billion transport plan for northern five-city alliance

A £15billion plan asking for improvements to transport between five northern cities has been backed by Chancellor George Osborne at a speech in Manchester.The One North report, compiled by representatives from Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, Sheffield ... [Published Mancunian Matters - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 12 reports

Cities call for 15bn to create One North

Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield have joined forces to call for £15bn of investment in infrastructure improvements across their region. The cities’ report has been welcomed by Chancellor George Osborne, who said that investment in ... [Published Building4change - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Osborne pledges action to create 'Northern powerhouse'

The report was launched today by an alliance of the city councils for Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield, supported by local authorities in other cities including Hull, Bradford, Wakefield and York.The plans would help rebalance the ... [Published Planning Resource - Aug 05 2014]

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Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: "the state of the city report contains a great wealth of information that does show encouraging signs of progress set against a backdrop of fewer and squeezed resources."
Sir Richard Leese, for Rail North, said: "the companies on the shortlists demonstrate the interest there is in meeting rail north's desire to see the railway acting as an economic driver in the north of england."

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Growing pains? Economic growth and the developm... [Published Place North West - Aug 29 2014]
Towergate Insurance Manchester officially opens... [Published B Daily - Aug 29 2014]
Towergate Insurance officially launches new Man... [Published Manchester Evening News - Aug 28 2014]
Towergate’s Manchester office opens officially [Published Insurancetimes.co.uk - Aug 28 2014]
Manchester's economy continues to grow [Published Insider Media Limited - Aug 28 2014]
Manchester’s State of the City 2013/2014 report... [Published Noodls - Aug 27 2014]
Manchester celebrates a positive year all round... [Published B Daily - Aug 27 2014]
Directly elected mayors [Published Local Government Executive - Aug 22 2014]
Northern cities unveil £15bn transport plan [Published Engineer Online - Aug 21 2014]
Revealed: EDL invited to Gaza protest... forcin... [Published Mancunian Matters - Aug 20 2014]
IN PICS: Mancunians use rally against ANYTHING ... [Published Mancunian Matters - Aug 20 2014]
Stagecoach and FirstGroup train sights on Trans... [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - Aug 20 2014]
Rail Fares To Rise By 3.5% [Published 96.9Vikingfm - Aug 19 2014]
Train franchise bids: Hyde MP demands cheaper r... [Published Mancunian Matters - Aug 19 2014]
Rail Passengers Promised Better Service In Nort... [Published Yorkshire Coast Radio - Aug 19 2014]
Trams begin tests at Manchester Airport as take... [Published Manchester Evening News - Aug 19 2014]
Shortlist for Northern and TPE franchises revealed [Published Rail Technology Magazine - Aug 19 2014]
Government announces firms in frame to run Mid ... [Published Knutsford Guardian - Aug 19 2014]
Runners and riders revealed for rail franchises [Published Insider Media Limited - Aug 19 2014]
Companies bidding to run Leeds trains revealed [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Aug 19 2014]
Runners and riders named for rail franchises [Published Insider Media Limited - Aug 19 2014]
RMT demonstrate against Northern Rail cuts [Published B Daily - Aug 19 2014]
Press release: Shortlist for Northern and Trans... [Published Government UK - Aug 19 2014]
City leaders welcome Glasgow to Core Cities - a... [Published The Journal - Aug 14 2014]
Glasgow Joins MCR and Liverpool In Core Cities [Published Liverpool Confidential - Aug 14 2014]
Glasgow Joins MCR In Core Cities Group [Published Manchester Confidential - Aug 14 2014]
Historic moment as Core Cities welcomes Glasgow... [Published Noodls - Aug 14 2014]
City links 'will help Glasgow' promote growth a... [Published Glasgow Evening Times - Aug 14 2014]
Gorton's £10.6m Space Project [Published Manchester Confidential - Aug 12 2014]
Sir Leese: 'MCR Is Full - We Need 4,000 New Hom... [Published Manchester Confidential - Aug 11 2014]
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