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New Oldham-based tech accelerator to tackle UK 'poverty premium'

A new generation of tech companies will seek to tackle the high costs of everyday goods and services faced by people living in poverty, thanks to a major acceleration programme that launched in Oldham last week.

Clearance to Renaissance: New Islington

In an extract from his new book, Changing Places In England's North West, Walter Menzies explores the millennium community of New Islington.

Making good use of brownfield sites across Greater Manchester

Tony Lloyd outlines the need for additional housing across Greater Manchester and explores our options for sustainable development.

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Help to freeze out cold homes this winter

Greater Manchester’s leaders want to help freeze out cold homes this winter. 

New homes for a growing Greater Manchester

Deborah McLaughlin explores how Greater Manchester can grow its housing offer sustainably in the face of some considerable challenges.

Greater Manchester needs adaptable homes – and we’ve got just the thing

We need a diverse and flexible range of housing to meet future demands. Here, Tom Bloxham oulines one innovative solution already in place.

Understanding the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

MP Jonathan Reynolds discusses the importance of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and what the plan really means for the region.

Planning for 'Garden City Suburbs' in Greater Manchester

Great places don’t happen by accident, you need a plan.

Greater Manchester's Garden City Suburbs

All great cities need to grow and Greater Manchester is a great city. Through a combination of urban infill and Garden City Extensions, the city has the opportunity to continue its recent growth spurt, thereby securing its position as a great European City.

Making Places: Greater Manchester's Spatial Framework

The first draft of Greater Manchester’s spatial framework goes live in October and will guide how we develop our homes, workplaces and transport over the next 20 years.

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