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More power to local government? I doubt it!

I have been enjoying the Conservative Party Conference from my arm chair in front of the TV.  Manchester was always a long way for this southerner and, while I enjoyed Birmingham where I could stay on a narrow boat and walk … Continue reading

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A mayor for Oxfordshire?

George Osborne announced on Monday 3 November that Greater Manchester is to get its own directly-elected city-wide mayor with powers over transport, housing, planning and policing.  Although we tend to think of Manchester as a single, sprawling metropolis, in local … Continue reading

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