Why are fewer people buying homes in Greater Manchester?

European and global migration could also be a factor, he told the BBC. Migrants may initially prefer settling in major cities and may find if difficult to get access to a mortgage, so renting is often the only option.

Greater Manchester plans for 225,000 new homes revealed

Mark Hunter, Liberal Democrat councillor for Cheadle Hulme South, said; “There is a problem about shortage of housing and we do particularly want to help those who are desperate to get their foot on the housing ladder.

Three-bedroom semi in Greater Manchester is on sale for £270,000 but the garden is completely overgrown

Following the lift in lockdown measures, a study has found that over three million gardens are now set to be renovated, showing that people are investing more time and money into caring for their outdoor space – if they’re lucky enough to have them.

Manchester home building ‘highest since 2008 crash’

Mr Bedford said: “If you look across whole of city centre – there is a wide range of new apartments being constructed – many of them are being taken up by people not earning big bucks, young people accessing jobs for first time – they can afford to live in Manchester.”

Manchester bombing inquiry hears of ‘failings’ in emergency response: Just ONE paramedic was on scene for 40 minutes after blast, man on makeshift stretcher had CPR delayed by an HOUR and police ‘did not know’ Ariana Grande concert was even taking place

And a man, identified only as witness A, said the suspect looked ‘out of place’ carrying a large rucksack in a crowded place. Another witness, William Drysdale, spotted Abedi in the City Room of the arena on the night of the attack, and a companion of Mr Drysdale then approached Ms Bullough, the inquiry heard. 

If Manchester’s farcical lockdown is any clue, the second wave will hit us all hard

Inevitably, all this has led to widespread non-compliance. “People are just doing what they want, they’re fed up with the changes all the time,” one person told me. “I don’t know anyone who’s given it the slightest bit of notice,” said another. The government is asking people to sacrifice things that they really care about […]

Manchester to Give Old People’s Homes LGBT Makeover

While less than one per cent of over-65s in Britain identify as LGBT, the scheme — a partnership between Greater Manchester Combined Authority, House Proud NW, and Pride in Ageing at LGBT Foundation — is designed to encourage more elderly people to “disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity”, according to one councillor.

Only one paramedic at scene of Manchester Arena bombing for first 40 minutes after explosion

The bomber’s brother, Hashem Abedi, now 23, was last month jailed for life with a minimum 55 years before parole, for his part in the deadly bomb plot, which left hundreds of others injured.

Beswick crash: Man charged after boy, 11, killed in ‘hit-and-run’ in Manchester

Police Constable Karl Horner, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, earlier said: “This was a tragic incident in which a young boy lost his life, and my thoughts are with his family at this unimaginably difficult time.

Manchester Arena bombing victim, 28, who died of heart attack after suffering blood loss from leg wound ‘could have survived’ if he’d not waited nearly an hour for medical treatment, inquiry is told

The inquiry heard the harrowing final moments of the 22 people killed in the atrocity.    Marcin Klis, 42, and his wife and Angelika, 39, were waiting to pick up their children, ‘with their arms around one another’. The couple were just four metres away from the blast and suffered ‘unsurvivable’ injuries; Olivia Campbell-Hardy, 15, was […]