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Business of the Month - October 2014 - MLP Law

MLP Law is Downtown Manchester's Business of the Month for October 2014. MLP Law is one of the leading commercial law firms in the North West. Whether you need legal advice from their commercial solicitors, or require private client legal services, their experienced lawyers will help you to achieve a successful outcome. Find out more about…

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The Manchester Manifesto

Be part of the dialogue A General Election just 6 months away, the prize of devolution within the grasp of our great cities and the most profound challenges of austerity, globalisation and digitisation. What does Manchester need to create a positive future into the 21st Century? This event will bring…

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Downtown Manchester in Business Reveals 2014 ‘Mancoolian’ award winners

Manchester: Network organisation Downtown Manchester in Business, in association with online video, marketing experts, Motion Digital hosted its second annual ‘Mancoolian’ awards last night (Thursday, 23rd October). Representing a variety of industries, the Mancoolian winners of 2014 included dynamic professionals influencing Manchester’s business scene. The awards, staged at the Imperial War Museum North in Greater […]

Taking the Michael

These reports are great, but they lack the joy of life

I have read in full the City Growth Commission final report. There is very little I would disagree with. I leant back on a train journey and very much enjoyed ResPublica’s report DevoManc. Again, it was another attempt to provide a robust case for how cities can achieve growth, good governance, devolution and prosperity. They […]

Just Jim


Nigel Farage believes in plain speaking. Well the UKIP leader now has a rival in that department. Manuel Barroso, the outgoing European Commission President has spelt it out for David Cameron as he seeks to appease UKIP over immigration. An arbitrary cap on immigrants from eastern Europe would fall foul of the Lisbon Treaty of […]

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Devo Manc proposals argue all £22bn of government spending in Greater Manchester should be controlled locally. Do you agree?

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