Greater powers for UK's biggest city-regions would boost growth, says report

Greater powers for UK's biggest city-regions would boost growth, says report

The UK's 15 biggest city-regions should take on responsibility for strategic planning and review green belt boundaries to help boost economic growth, according to a report.

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Liverpool's Everyman Theatre redevelopment wins Stirling Prize

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Manchester councils join forces for England's first city-region plan

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