- Cameron should ban RBS bonuses for 2012
- Europe wide phosphate controls to protect local rivers and lakes
- 2012 is the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations
Read Arlene McCarthy's latest European Report
Read Arlene McCarthy's latest European Report
David Hanson MP, Labour's Shadow Home Office Minister, said: "At a time when metal theft shows signs of getting out of control, this Government refuses to act and has opposed legislation to tackle this dangerous crime.
The decision to block Labour MP Graham Jones’ important Bill proves that the Government is unwilling to take the urgent action required to deal with metal theft.
Transport chiefs are reviewing plans to replace the 32 older blue-and-grey trams still running on the Greater Manchester Metrolink network after they broke down four times in the last fortnight.
Coun Roger Jones, a vice-chairman of the TfGM Committee, said: “The biggest culprit is the older trams. They’re breaking down too often. Most are over 20 years old. We’ve got a commitment to replace 12 of them. It’s only when we get rid of the old ones that we’ll have a system that’s really efficient.”
“I am changing the Labour Party so we can deliver fairness even when there is less money around and that requires tough decisions.
It requires a tough decision to put the priority on jobs ahead of public sector pay.
“It also requires us to say we do believe the Government is going too far, too fast with their cuts but we are not going to make specific promises to reverse those cuts unless we are absolutely sure that we know where the money is coming from.
“That is right, it is responsible and it is the way we are going to proceed.”
The UK's biggest marathon outside London is to take place on 29th April. This is obviously going to make it difficult to get about on the Sunday Morning of the race.
The route takes a course from the start at Longford Park through Trafford Park and back into Stretford via Mosley Road/Park Road before circling Trafford and back into Stretford.
Manchester United have asked for permission to install nine giant advertisements at Old Trafford.
The Reds want to attach the banners to the exteriors of the east, west and north stand stair towers in a bid to cash in on the club’s popularity.
The Connexions Job and Training Fair will be held at the Talkshop (the Tatton Road Entrance) in Sale on Tuesday 7th February 2012.
If you are interested in apprenticeships or jobs after leaving school or college there will be people to answer your questions.
The event runs from 3pm-6pm on Tuesday 7th February 2012 - no need to make an appointment - just call in!Read more on Connexions
Plans have been submitted for a massive expansion of Media CityUK in Salford. Peel Holdings have proposed creating a further 5m square feet of offices, shops, and housing, bounded by Broadway and South Langworthy Road.
A consultation process will run until January 25 for people to have their say on the plans by developers Peel Media Ltd.
A master for Manchester's £650m Airport City development has been unveiled as it emerged scores of firms are lining up to move in.
The project, set to create up to 21,000 jobs, will be split into two zones, the first of which will be made-up of 1.85m sq ft of hotel, office, retail and advanced manufacturing space, all next to Manchester Airport's existing train station.
Thirteen people - including a 15-year-old youth - have been arrested by police probing a £1m-a-season Manchester United match day illegal car parks racket.
Officers swooped on car parks set up on patches of land near Old Trafford before two recent United home games.
Police working with town hall officials and the Department of Work and Pensions made the arrests when United played at home against Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day and Blackburn Rovers on New Year's Eve.Read more on Advertiser
A LEADING Trafford councillor has called for the Environment Agency to refuse permission for a biomass energy plant in Davyhulme to operate.
Cllr Dave Acton, leader of Trafford Labour Group, made the submission after the council’s planning committee turned down an application for Barton Renewable Energy Plant, made by Peel Energy, last November.
Three new swimming pools are to be built in Manchester under £18m plans to improve leisure facilities in the city.
Town hall chiefs want to replace outdated pools and libraries with new leisure centres in Chorlton, Levenshulme and east Manchester.They say the run-down buildings are too expensive to run and poor value for money.Read more on evening news page