Andy Burnham has hinted he would like to become leader of Labour after he was re-elected as Greater Manchester mayor in a landslide victory amid the party’s abysmal performance in local elections.Mr Burnham cemented his victory on Saturday with 67.3 per cent of votes after Sir Keir Starmer’s party lost control of a host of councils to the Conservatives in former industrial areas that have traditionally supported it.
"Time has stopped... and it's not real": Family pay tribute to 'beautiful' mum, 33, who died in M66 crash
Last night, Natalie’s mother, Marion Mckenzie, lay awake clutching a photo of her only child The heartbroken family of a “beautiful” mum who died in a crash on the M66 say “life has stood still”.Natalie Doherty lost control of her vehicle on the motorway near Bury on Saturday afternoon (May 8).
Voters want to hear a plan for the future, not nostalgia for the past, writes former Labour Home Secretary DAVID BLUNKETT
Over half a century in public life I have discovered that things are never quite as good as you think they are – and never as bad as they seem at the time.But over the last few days I have come close to revising that judgment.The result of the Hartlepool by-election and many, but not all, of the election results in England are quite simply devastating for the Labour Party.
Rates have almost doubled in Bolton, where concern is mounting Bolton's coronavirus infection rate has almost doubled week-on-week, the latest figures show.Surge testing is taking place in the town due to concerns over a dramatic rise in cases.In the week to May 5 Bolton saw a 91 per cent in the number of people testing positive.
The invasive plant can grow through bricks and foundations Bolton is the worst affected location for in the UK, it has been revealed.The “aggressive” bamboo-like plant, which grows quickly and spreads through its underground roots, can undermine the structural integrity of buildings and is expensive to treat.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has shouted out The Courteeners in his victory speech after winning a second term – watch footage below.Burnham won 67.3 per cent of the vote in the city as votes from this week’s elections came in yesterday (May 8).
Volunteers are cooking, packing and delivering 500 to 600 meals a night for the vulnerable Muslim volunteers in Longsight are spending their final days of Ramadan by delivering meals to vulnerable people in Greater Manchester.As part of a community drive organised by the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB), volunteers are spending their evenings cooking, packing and delivering 500 to 600 meals a night from the Pakistani Community Centre.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES Stacy Dolan, who was knifed three times with a screwdriver by Sharon Mather near Wigan, Greater Manchester, suffered a puncture wound to her face in the 'nasty and unpleasant incident' A glamour model has been left scarred for life after she was stabbed with a screwdriver by another woman in a revenge attack.
Election results: Sir Keir Starmer to hold Labour reshuffle amid backlash over Angela Rayner sacking
There have been rows over who was to blame for the election strategy that saw losses in traditional Labour heartlands.Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is to stage a frontbench reshuffle amid a row over the sacking of the party's chairman in the wake of dismal election results.
Glamour model is left scarred for life after friend stabbed her in the face with a screwdriver in row over money
A glamour model has been left scarred for life after she was stabbed in the face by another woman in a 3am revenge attack., 38, was knifed three times with a screwdriver after 49-year old confronted her inside her own home and accused her of 'taking advantage' of a friend who gave the victim money.
By Press Association 2021 will carry out a reshuffle of his shadow cabinet team on Sunday, the PA news agency understands, as the fallout over the party’s dismal election performance continues.Sir Keir has come under fire after opting to sack his deputy Angela Rayner from her role as party chairman and national campaign co-ordinator on Saturday, with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham warning him that it was “wrong”.
The MP for Ashton-under-Lyne remains deputy leader of the party, an elected position Andy Burnham says he 'can't support' the sacking of MP as Labour Party chairman.The newly re-elected mayor of Greater Manchester aired his views on social media last night after the news emerged.
The re-elected Mayor of Greater Manchester led a revolt from Labour figures after the party leader sacked Angela Rayner Andy Burnham has dramatically broken ranks to criticise Keir Starmer's response to Labour's local elections disaster in England.The Greater Manchester mayor hit out at the leader's decision to sack Angela Rayner as party chair as Labour shed 250 council seats.
Andy Burnham has hinted at a future run for the Labour leadership following his landslide re-election as Manchester Mayor.Mr Burnham, dubbed ‘King of the North’, has run and lost Labour’s leadership race twice before in 2010 and 2015.After being re-elected as Metro Mayor, he told Sky News: ‘In the distant future, if the party were ever to feel it needed me, well I’m here and they should get in touch.’ But he also underlined that he was focusing on Greater Manchester and noted that he would need to go back into Westminster politics and become an MP again to stand for the head of the Labour party.
Manchester United are reviewing their use of the Lowry hotel before home games and their other security arrangements after last Sunday’s protests caused the postponement of their match against Liverpool.United stay at the Lowry, in the city centre and a 20-minute drive from Old Trafford.
BOLTON has emerged as the new UK hotspot for the Indian Covid variant as infection rates double and surge testing begins.Urgent measures to contain the variant are being out into place in the town with a ramped up vaccination campaign, as well as testing.🔵 Read our coronavirus and green list announcement live blog for the latest updates The latest infection rate figures show an increase from 50 cases per 100,000 of population to 89 per 100,000.
Andy Burnham has suggested he would entertain becoming leader of the Labour Party “in the distant future”.Mr Burnham was re-elected as Mayor of Greater Manchesteron Saturday in a landslide victory, winning 67.3% of the votes.Asked on Sky News whether he wanted to lead the party following reports he would be a frontrunner to replace Sir Keir Starmer, Mr Burnham said: “I’ve been elected as mayor of Greater Manchester – that is where my focus is.
Labour's Andy Burnham has been reelected Mayor of Greater Manchester in a resounding result – as his party continues to see poor results in England's local elections.The former MP polled 67% of the vote, well ahead of Conservative challenger Laura Evans, who took 17%.
Greater Manchester's latest coronavirus infection rates - as Bolton goes over 100 amid surge testing for mutant variants
The number of cases in the borough has gone up by a whopping 70 percent week-on-week the latest figures show Bolton's coronavirus rate has gone above 100 as urgent surge testing for mutant variants of the virus is carried out.The number of cases in the borough has gone up by a dramatic 70 percent week-on-week, the latest figures show.