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manchester news February 25, 2008

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Via the Guardian:

The government is to offer multimillion pound regeneration packages to Manchester and Blackpool today to make up for the decision not to grant a supercasino licence to either city.
Ministers will soften the impact of Gordon Brown’s “big moral decision” with a series of measures, including a £10m boost for Manchester’s Sports City, the one-time planned site for the casino. They are also expected to announce that 4,000 jobs will be created by extending until 2014 the life of the urban regeneration company New East Manchester, which was due to close shortly.
A higher education initiative, including a campus boosting the number of students in the city, is also on the cards.
Ministerial sources hope the package will be sufficient to prevent the Labour-controlled Manchester city council seeking a judicial review of the decision not to go ahead with the supercasino in Beswick, one of its most rundown areas.

I’d rather have 4000 jobs than a supercasino myself.

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