Financial Times, December 19th 2003, p.3
Senior business leaders have volunteered to visit the 88 poverty hot spots singled out under the government's neighbourhood renewal scheme. Their trips are designed to work out whether more can be done to encourage retailers back into these areas. Lord Rooker, Regeneration Minister, said he was confident businesses could be persuaded to return to deprived urban areas without direct subsidies. "There's no need," the Minister said. "If they do their homework, businesses will see a market there."
Health Service Journal, vol. 113, Dec.11th, 2003, p30-33
Manchester City Council has been working with NHS bodies to reduce health inequalities and address deprivation. Article describes an initiative to modernise the Wythenshawe Forum building. The new facility will offer an extended range of leisure, health, learning and childcare services. Revamping the forum building is key to regenerating the area