Andy Burnham

Northern Mayors Call For Rail Fares Freeze Amid Commuter Chaos

Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram have penned an angry letter to the transport secretary.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Transport Secretary Chris Grayling speaking …

Price Index

Young carers teach Andy Burnham how to "floss"

YOUNG carers in Bolton were delighted to receive a visit from the Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.<p>Deb Robinson of Healthwatch Bolton who help …

Manchester

People Who Oppose Trans Rights Have No Place In Labour, Says The First LGBT Mayoral Adviser

The row over trans women in women-only shortlists needs to end, Carl Austin-Behan told BuzzFeed News – by Labour removing opponents of the policy.<p>His appointment is the first of its kind in British history. No other mayor has hired an LGBT adviser to help tackle problems facing the community – …

LGBTQI

More Wigan teens on the street as benefit U-turn stalls

The organisation responsible for providing care services for 16 to 25 year-olds in Greater Manchester’s boroughs is warning that more teens face …

Great Britain

Former Lord Mayor of Manchester named LGBT advisor to Andy Burnham

The panel will tackle the inequalities lesbian, gay, bi and trans people face across the region and Mr Austin-Behan was named to the role by Greater …

Manchester

Northern Rail: tell us how you've been affected by service issues

Northern Rail has been engulfed in chaos in recent months. More than 9,000 rail services were cut following timetable changes in June, causing severe and ongoing delays, cancellations and overcrowded trains. Though the rail company announced on 30 July that it was reinstating 75% of cancelled …

Chris Grayling

Manchester Airport's new 'super terminal' - which will slash security queues - on track to open by 2020

Manchester Airport has confirmed the new ‘super terminal’ with boosted security and baggage facilities is on track to open in 2020.<p>And, although the …

Manchester

Wirral Olympic champion Chris Boardman steps down as pundit on ITV's Tour de France coverage

WIRRAL Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman has stepped down from his role as pundit on ITV's Tour de France coverage.<p>The 49-year-old from …

Cycling

Andy Burnham backs calls for Chancellor to pledge £100billion to transport in the North by 2050

Andy Burnham tonight backs calls for ministers to pump £100billion into northern transport by 2050.<p>Writing exclusively for the Mirror, the former …

Great Britain

British Muslims' fear of Prevent is based on facts not perceptions

The Muslim community’s distrust in the Prevent policy is not based on a 'perception' that it is being targeted, but actual statistics that show that …

Foreign Policy

Andy Burnham endorses project to promote equal opportunities

THE Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has endorsed a project to promote fairness and equal opportunities in the investment and savings sector …

Manchester

Greater Manchester has begun emergency planning in case there is a 'no deal' Brexit

Greater Manchester is drawing up its own emergency response to a ‘no deal’ Brexit amid fears over a sudden shortage of medicines and other key …

Manchester

Campaigners call for the Government to take over from failing rail companies in the North

Control of the North’s chaotic railways must be taken out of the hands of failing rail firms, campaigners insisted yesterday.<p>The demand came as a …

Great Britain

Trains cancelled on first morning of Northern Rail reintroducing services after timetable chaos

Commuters have complained of up to two hours of delays as Northern Rail reintroduced cancelled services after a timetable change that caused hundreds of delays and cancellations.<p>It appears the attempt to make train services run more smoothly has failed somewhat, resulting in further cancellations, …

Trains

Metrolink's new zonal fares given green light

A NEW zonal pricing system for the Metrolink has been given the green light.<p>Council leaders have approved the four zone ticketing system, which …

Manchester

This is the mayor's new idea to help solve the homelessness crisis

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has called on every one of the region’s boroughs to provide a bed for every rough sleeper during autumn and …

Manchester

The biggest issue: have your say on Manchester's homelessness problem

It’s Manchester’s biggest issue. And it’s getting worse.<p>The number of people sleeping on our city streets has quadrupled in the last five years. …

Manchester

Bury set to benefit from £3.8 million for cycling and walking schemes

BURY is set to benefit from £3.8 million for two new cycling and walking schemes as part of Chris Boardman's ‘Beelines’ masterplan.<p>The two projects …

Manchester

CPR training will help save lives

Date published: 20 July 2018<p>Andrew Redgrave (far left) with fellow NWAS colleagues and Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham outside the House of …

Manchester

Manchester Mayor calls for taxi standards review

Date published: 20 July 2018<p>Andy Burnham is calling on the government to close a loophole in the law which currently allows private hire drivers to …

Manchester

Mayor wants region's youth to achieve their goals

Date published: 18 July 2018<p>Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, at a community session organised by the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation<p>The …

Manchester

Keira receives the Mayor's seal of approval

Date published: 16 July 2018<p>Mum Stacey Arnold, Keira Arnold, Mayor Andy Burnham and grandmother Julie Smith at MoSI<p>Keira Arnold, the ten-year-old who …

Manchester

Northern cancels at least 170 train services after staff 'make themselves unavailable' on day of World Cup final

More rail misery is set to hit train stations tomorrow after staff made themselves "unavailable to work" on the day of the World Cup final.<p>Northern …

Manchester

Farnworth bus station to reopen after four month revamp

The first bus is set to leave the new station at 7.55am on Sunday, July 8.<p>In addition to improved CCTV and cycle parking facilities, the station …

Manchester

Greater Manchester could be FIVE years away from getting a better bus network, claims transport secretary in attack on Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester could be five years away from getting a better bus network, the transport secretary has claimed in a stinging attack on the …

Great Britain

Devolution continues with appointment of new education and work lead

Cllr Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council has been named Greater Manchester's new lead for education, skills and work.<p>He said: "Everyone in …

Manchester

Manchester's music scene to be 'strengthened'

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham's announced a review of the city's music scene.<p>It means, over the next six months, people who work in the …

Manchester

'Greater Manchester has led the way when it comes to British music': Mayor Andy Burnham launches major review of music scene

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has unveiled plans to strengthen the city and region’s music scene.<p>Working alongside UK Music and a panel of …

Manchester

UK Music welcomes appointment of Manchester’s first night time economy adviser

<b>12/06/18:</b> UK Music has welcomed Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham’s appointment of Sacha Lord-Marchionne as the city’s first night time economy …

Manchester

"This shows how devolution can be a force for good": UK Music welcomes Manchester night-time economy role for Sacha Lord

UK Music have praised the appointment of Sacha Lord as Manchester's night-time economy advisor by elected mayor Andy Burnham.<p>Echoing the mayoral …

Music (UK)