Greater Manchester


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Greater Manchester

n
(Placename) a metropolitan county of NW England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Salford, Manchester, Oldham, Trafford, Stockport, and Tameside. Area: 1286 sq km (496 sq miles)

Great′er Man′chester


n.
a metropolitan county in central England, with the city of Manchester as its center. 2,708,900; 498 sq. mi. (1290 sq. km).
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CHILDREN got the chance to meet the Greater Manchester Marathon mascot this week as he visited schools around the region.
Tenders are invited for greater manchester waste and resource management services
Smoking remains the largest single cause of cancer in Greater Manchester - around 16,000 people are diagnosed in the region every year.
Burnham is appointed the new RFL president FOLLOWING the Rugby Football League Council Meeting in Huddersfield, Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has been appointed as the new Rugby Football League President succeeding the outgoing Air Commodore Dean Andrew OBE RAF.
Under the terms of the agreement, authorities in the Greater Manchester area can find new options for spending their GBP1bn medicines budget, based on patient outcomes.
POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a North Wales man was found dead at a flat in Greater Manchester.
In April we had the news concerning the HS3 rail link project between Leeds City Region and Greater Manchester and the tunnelled road to link Sheffield City Region and Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester Police are hunting Ryan Humpage, 19, of Bradshaw House Bail Hostel, Bury, after he failed to return to the hostel in accordance with his licence conditions on Saturday, July 2.
Greater Manchester is at the forefront of the UK government's plans for regional devolution.
Already Greater Manchester has agreed a PS1 billion growth deal and handed control of the PS6 billion health and social care budget - which seems a distant dream for the West Midlands where Solihull is still yet to agree to the combined authority required to secure such wide ranging powers.
So as Merseyside leaders continue to bicker over the prospect of a mayor for Merseyside, the ECHO looks at seven benefits Greater Manchester is set to to gain from its "PS1bn" deal with Chancellor George Osborne for a new metro mayor for the region.

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