September 23, 2021

In Conversation with Cllr Matthew Brown

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Downtown Lancashire in Business recently hosted the next in a series of ‘In Conversation with…’ events at Bar Pintxos, Preston with Preston City Council leader, Cllr Matthew Brown.

The Downtown Embryo Index

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Downtown Manchester in Business recently hosted a special event at the Stock Exchange Hotel with the team from Embryo Digital to launch the Downtown Embryo Index.

A WEEK IN AMERICA

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In his most recent blog, writer and commentator on public affairs and politics based in Florida, Martin Liptrot shines a light on the changes occurring on the Left of American congress.

Growth without Gimmicks – what next for the Northern Powerhouse?

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Governments like slogans – and in the north, having been used to the Powerhouse label since 2014, we are now trying to understand where we fit in the latest ‘levelling up’ agenda. We are left asking ourselves whether the Northern Powerhouse remains relevant, and perhaps more importantly whether it will leverage the strategic public investment we continue to critically need to maximise our potential. Here, Nicola Rigby, Principal at Avison Young shares her insights.

Another market failure

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This week Jim comments on another blow to those who put their faith in market forces with the gas crisis continuing.He also reminds readers of the Hazel Grove past of Culture Secreatry Nadine Dorries, notes that Lancashire is now a favourite haunt of America’s top politicians and prepares for another difficult Labour conference in Brighton.

Big week for Labour and Starmer

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Keir Starmer and Labour host their conference in Brighton this week. Will the party show that it has learned the lessons of four consecutive General Election defeats – or continue its journey into political oblivion?