Wednesday 30 November saw local leaders gather at Friends Meeting House for the sixth annual meeting of The People’s Powerhouse. Those in attendance included Andy Burnham, Nazir Afzal, Bev Craig, Steve Rotherham, Tracy Brabin and Oliver Coppard. The Meteor went along to hear what they had to say.
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Revealed: Temporary accommodation going through the roof in Greater Manchester
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Students create ‘Poetic Declaration of Human Rights’ for Greater Manchester
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