Richard Leese

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Name: Richard Leese
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Core Cities call for greater devolution of powers

England’s eight largest cities have launched an aggressive push for greater devolution of powers and budgets as part of a new campaign backed by London Mayor Boris Johnson.The Local Voices campaign, headed by the Core Cities Group, highlights where greater ... [Published Public Sector Executive - 4 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Official opening for rail signalling centre

A signalling centre in Manchester which is set to control large parts of the railway in the North West has been opened.Sir Richard Leese, the leader of Manchester City Council, was joined by representatives from Network Rail, TransPennine Express and ... [Published Insider Media Limited - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Major cities launch new push for devolution

21 July 2014England’s eight largest cities will tonight launch a major campaign demanding more financial freedoms for the country’s key urban areas.The Core Cities – consisting of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham ... [Published Localgov.co.uk - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Business leaders back devolution for Sheffield

Business representatives from across Sheffield are urging devolution from Whitehall so that the major cities can be more economically competitive.With guest speakers Cllr. Sir Richard Leese, the Leader of Manchester City Council and Chair of the Core ... [Published B Daily - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Hansom: Time gentlemen, please

There’s a wry confession at the Education Funding Agency, directors at a charity’s VIP reception sneak into a pop concert, and workers on the Nottingham Tramlink project face a strict drink and drugs testRecession confessionThe Education Funding Agency ... [Published Building.co.uk - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 2 reports

UK cities offer renewable alternative to Big Six

source edie newsroomBristol is planning to install 1GW of solar capacity by 2020; IPPR says cities should challenge energy producers on renewables Cities and local authorities across Britain can provide alternatives to the 'big six' by creating affordable ... [Published Environmental Data Interactive Exchange - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Cities urged to enter energy market

Cities should become energy suppliers to help drive down bills and tackle the dominance of the "Big Six", a report has suggested.Smaller scale electricity generation is increasingly cost-effective, supports smaller companies and delivers local jobs and ... [Published Fife Today - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

First Construction Summit Sets The Agenda

Three hundred business leaders packed into The Point at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday (11th July) for the Chamber's first Greater Manchester Construction Summit.Featuring a range of high-profile speakers including Peter Hansford, Government Chief Construction ... [Published Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Manchester primed for £7.6bn in new projects

Refreshed construction pipeline shows £7.6bn of new project starts in the Greater Manchester area over the next three yearsThere will be £7.6bn of new construction project starts in the Greater Manchester area over the next three years, with commercial ... [Published Building.co.uk - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 2 reports

6,000 new homes for Manchester

The overseas owners of UK football club and Premiership Champions Manchester City are set to build 6,000 houses in the city in a deal worth a billion pounds, named ‘Manchester Life’.The Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), an investment firm owned by Sheik ... [Published Overseas Property Professional - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 5 reports

830 New Homes To Be Constructed In Manchester

A new partnership has been announced to provide new homes for Manchester.Manchester City Council and Abu Dhabi United Group have confirmed they are to deliver 830 new homes in East Manchester's Ancoats and New Islington.The agreement forms the first phase ... [Published Construction.co.uk - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 4 reports

Chancellor raises elected city mayors issue for England again

George Osborne claims Britain needs a 'Boris Johnson in every town', reviving concept thrown out by voters two years ago Chancellor George Osborne believes cities like Leeds and Manchester should have elected mayors with powers similar to those of the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 23 2014]

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Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: "this new centre will be an important part of a major overhaul of the north west's rail network, vastly improving the service and making it easier for tens of thousands of people to access jobs in and around manchester using public transport."
...Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese said: "this report highlights something we have known for a long time; that the energy market needs to be shaken up and city regions can provide a serious alternative to the big six."

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Core Cities call for greater devolution of powers [Published Public Sector Executive - 4 hours ago]
Official opening for rail signalling centre [Published Insider Media Limited - 7 hours ago]
Manchester ROC officially opened [Published Rail Technology Magazine - 10 hours ago]
Major cities launch new push for devolution [Published Localgov.co.uk - Jul 21 2014]
Rail operating centre officially opened in Manc... [Published Travel and Tour World - Jul 21 2014]
Core Cities launch Local Voices campaign [Published Place North West - Jul 21 2014]
Business leaders back devolution for Sheffield [Published B Daily - Jul 21 2014]
Local People Demand More Power To England's Cities [Published Core Cities - Jul 21 2014]
Hansom: Time gentlemen, please [Published Building.co.uk - Jul 18 2014]
UK cities offer renewable alternative to Big Six [Published Environmental Data Interactive Exchange - Jul 17 2014]
Cities can break the grip of the Big Six [Published GreenPeace UK - Jul 17 2014]
Cities urged to enter energy market [Published Fife Today - Jul 17 2014]
First Construction Summit Sets The Agenda [Published Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce - Jul 15 2014]
Manchester primed for £7.6bn in new projects [Published Building.co.uk - Jul 15 2014]
Labour considers whether to axe police and crim... [Published The Journal - Jul 15 2014]
Comms lessons from the LGA Conference [Published PR Week UK - Jul 11 2014]
Government Chief Construction Adviser to Speak ... [Published Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce - Jul 07 2014]
£1.1bn Government fund for North West [Published Place North West - Jul 07 2014]
Greater Manchester Growth Deal: reaction [Published Manchester Evening News - Jul 07 2014]
Government’s Growth Deals to brings jobs, homes... [Published B Daily - Jul 07 2014]
Yorkshire leaders question Deputy PM’s commitme... [Published B Daily - Jul 06 2014]
Deputy PM Nick Clegg to set out northern vision [Published Manchester Evening News - Jul 04 2014]
New Homes for Manchester [Published B Daily - Jul 03 2014]
The Guardian view on how Labour should sort out... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 29 2014]
Manchester council partners with Abu Dhabi fund... [Published Social Housing Magazine - Jun 27 2014]
Power surge [Published The Economist - Jun 26 2014]
Massive housing investment in Manchester [Published Houseladder.co.uk - Jun 26 2014]
Manchester's housing deal will bring 6,000 new ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 26 2014]
RIBA President to Headline First Greater Manche... [Published Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce - Jun 25 2014]
6,000 new homes for Manchester [Published Overseas Property Professional - Jun 25 2014]
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