News stories from Greater Manchester Talent Match

July 2014
Talent Match coaches commissioned

The Greater Manchester Talent Match programme, aimed at supporting young people who are the furthest from employment, has commissioned the first group of Talent Coaches from frontline organisations. The Greater Manchester Talent Match delivery model, which was developed following extensive consultation, will be piloted by the Talent Coaches from 1st July 2014 find out more...

June 2014
Why Manchester Works - the city is setting an example that other cities should follow

Jonathan Derbyshire writes in Prospect online magazine about how out of all the non-London major cities in England, Manchester is showing the way in turning itself around following the global economic crisis


Manchester officially named 'European City of Science'

Manchester University reports that Manchester has been named the European City of Science in a ceremony in Denmark today. To find out more about what this means for Manchester go here

Vision Tameside project underway

Insider News North-West reports on the decision to get the 'Vision Tameside' project underway, which will see a new learning centre being built for use by Tameside College

To read more go here...

New Metrolink line to Airport to launch by end of the year

The Insider News North-West are reporting that the new Metrolink line to Manchester Airport is due to open before the end of the year, a year ahead of schedule

Testing of the line starts from 23rd June 2014 to find out more go...

Heywood company to create 300 jobs

The Manchester Evening News announce that Tamicare, based in Heywood, is a research and development, innovation and engineering company specialising in textile and non-woven materials.

Following years of research, its experts have developed a flagship product named Cosyflex, which they say will change the way clothes are made for good.

Bosses of Tamicare say they will be able to produce...

Public to have their say on Trafford Park Metrolink line

Transport for Greater Manchester have announced that a major public consultation on proposals to build a new Metrolink line to improve public transport links to Trafford Park is due to take place this summer.

A report to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Committee gives a progress update on plans for the 5.5km line, which would run from the existing...

More than £2.6 million issued for new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in first week

The Government have announced that over £2.61 million was issued to households through the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund during the scheme’s first week, according to industry estimates.

1,736 applications were made for the fund which offers households in England and Wales up to £7600 cash back...

Further Universal Credit roll out in the North West

The National Housing Federation have reported on the next phase of the Universal Credit roll out in the North West of England will start on Monday 23 June. New regulations have been laid setting out the areas which will go live each week. The affected jobcentres are: