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Greater Manchester: County of England
Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million; the third largest in England after Greater London and the West Midlands. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Greater Manchester was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972, and designated a functional city region on 1 April 2011.


HS2: Boris Johnson set to give green light for multi-billion pound rail project

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham calls for PM to bring forward railway to link northern cities
Independent - Published

Car spotted with greenhouse on its roof in Heywood

The passenger in a car behind the driver in Greater Manchester filmed the precarious load.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham gives cautious welcome to HS2 plans for North of England [Video]Andy Burnham gives cautious welcome to HS2 plans for North of England

Andy Burnham has given a cautious welcome to Boris Johnson's decision to proceed with building HS2. The mayor of Greater Manchester said he was prepared to give the PM "the benefit of the doubt", but..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:34Published

Andy Burnham: failings of GMP ‘appalling’ [Video]Andy Burnham: failings of GMP ‘appalling’

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has said the failings of the Operation Augusta investigation must be ‘fully put right’ by police, following the publication of an independent report into..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:58Published

Guardiola unsure of Laport's clearance to play or Sane's future as Man City transfer speculation continues [Video]Guardiola unsure of Laport's clearance to play or Sane's future as Man City transfer speculation continues

Manager Pep Guardiola unsure of Aymeric Laport's clearance to play or Leroy Sane's future as Manchester City transfer speculation continues

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:42Published

I'll never manage Man Utd, says Guardiola [Video]I'll never manage Man Utd, says Guardiola

City boss says Old Trafford job and Real Madrid hotseat are the two he will never take

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:25Published

Guardiola says staying with Man City next season [Video]Guardiola says staying with Man City next season

Pep Guardiola says his plans involve staying with Manchester City for another season.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:00Published


Put cities in charge of rail services, say transport experts

New report – backed by Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham – calls for radical overhaul of franchise system
Independent - Published

Wigan stabbing: Two women in their 20s injured in Greater Manchester attack

Police not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident
Independent - Published

Wedding ring found in ballot box in Greater Manchester

'We really want to reunite the owner,' says council
Independent - Published

Brexit: Labour's Andy Burnham indicates he will campaign for Leave in second referendum

Mayor of Greater Manchester is first senior Labour figure to break with pro-Remain colleagues
Independent - Published

101 dachshunds seized in puppy breeding probe

The sausage dogs are seized from nine homes in Greater Manchester amid a probe into unlicensed sales.
BBC News - Published

Nicky Butt: Ex-Manchester United player denies wife attack

Nicky Butt is accused of assaulting Shelley Butt in Hale, Greater Manchester, in April.
BBC News - Published

Boy, 14, dies after crash in police pursuit in Greater Manchester

Two other boys aged 14 and 15 were injured in the incident.
BBC News - Published

Hundreds of Greater Manchester children's details lost in data breach

A hospital trust apologises after a document with 425 children's personal details is "misplaced".
BBC News - Published

Conservative conference: Anti-Tory banner with hanging effigies condemned by Greater Manchester mayor

Protesters hung a sign reading '130,000 killed under Tory rule, time to level the playing field' on a bridge
Independent - Published

Zakari Bennett-Eko: Baby murder accused father appears in court

Zakari Bennett-Eko died in hospital after being found in a river in Greater Manchester.
BBC News - Published

River Irwell boy rescue: Man held in attempted murder arrest

The child, rescued from the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, is in a critical condition.
BBC News - Published

No-deal Brexit: Manchester and Salford have their say on exit

Manchester and Salford residents disagreed on Brexit - so what would they make of a no-deal exit?
BBC News - Published

Paul McGrath: Former Manchester United star asks for help to find missing son

The ex-footballer appealed to Twitter users for sightings of his son: 'Has anyone seen my son Paul around Hale, Manchester, London or any airports in the past few days?'
Independent - Published

Tornado causes damage in Greater Manchester and Cheshire

The wind and rain caused havoc near Manchester Airport and the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.
BBC News - Published

Spice vape: Warning as nine collapse in Greater Manchester

A health warning is issued as nine people collapse after using a vaping liquid containing the drug.
BBC News - Published

Salford murder: Body found wrapped in plastic in woods near Manchester, police reveal

Remains dumped among trees close to school, say detectives
Independent - Published

Yousef Makki death: Pupil stabbed 'after botched drug robbery'

yousef makki death: pupil stabbed 'after botched drug robbery'
Yousef Makki, 17, was stabbed to death on a street in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester.
BBC News - Published

Greater Manchester firefighters' dispute 'risks lives'

greater manchester firefighters' dispute 'risks lives'
A watchdog has concerns over Greater Manchester's ability to respond to certain terror attacks.
BBC News - Published

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