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North of England editor, the Guardian. Founder member of @WalkRideGM & instigator of the Stockport Big Hat Project. Views mine helen.pidd@theguardian.com

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Retweeted by Helen PiddI can’t be the only northern correspondent who has spent the week fielding questions about the mayor from “interest… https://t.co/oAwIHBwteu
10/24
2020
It's with a heavy heart that we say farewell to our friend and colleague Dave Guest. After more than 35 years work… https://t.co/LAIfRUo9LZ
Retweeted by Helen Pidd @abbiedjones @mrdaveguest @BBCNWT End of an era!'I wouldn't vote Tory again': ⁦@amyrwalker⁩ finds frustration in newly blue Heywood - home to the “did the honourab… https://t.co/hZjHNWU5mJ @seis_matters Go olive! @justinmoorhouse @kevfitz21 What a wonderful man, and the call so well handled by you and @AndyBurnhamGM . I spoke… https://t.co/Gyo2QLfcj6What an honour to talk to Peter about his wife, Linda, who died alone in a care home on Wednesday. Both blind, the… https://t.co/68ikNa1Cxw
10/23
2020
@Project53Skpt Sorry to hear this, I’m a big fan of your pizza and beer. @MarkMark37m @AndyBurnhamGM @BBCRadioManc I know, it was lovely. It was like his nan had rung up.This is incredibly sad https://t.co/hWgdGbbZ2T"It is so difficult for those of us who walk in every day to care for the most critically ill patients that we know… https://t.co/YnAKwmzsRX
Retweeted by Helen PiddA Stockport pub shutting because of tier 3 speaks out... (2 out of 4 MPs covering Stockport are Tories, just by the… https://t.co/EVfq7pMnaABurnham tells Dave he will have a chance to vote him out next May if he doesn't like his stance. Dave says he did v… https://t.co/sydS8KW7nuFirst caller on @AndyBurnhamGM 's phone-in on @BBCRadioManc. Dave in Rochdale: "Obviously you're not flavour of the… https://t.co/3mbyCVpsnPIn light of the governments announcement tonight and them voting against providing FSM vouchers next week we are ma… https://t.co/sRIkF4nPEd
Retweeted by Helen PiddAll over the country businesses and schools are stepping in to feed children in the holidays after the government r… https://t.co/GwHGbr83HSBut how much better if those businesses got it during their reduced trading, Clear this would not have happened if… https://t.co/KT1fQHI92w
Retweeted by Helen PiddInteresting to hear @AndyBurnhamGM acknowledge being mayor isn't all about money, but getting people together, citi… https://t.co/nLUGsRmjXIBurnham on the difference between being a regional mayor and a Westminster MP: "You can get a healthier politics wh… https://t.co/gGwFCFYAVeThis BEIS select committee with @AndyBurnhamGM @MetroMayorSteve and @MayorJD is a good test of how @otter_ai live t… https://t.co/JVX9B2SwzpOsborne: "I think we're beginning to see a much more balanced, healthy British society and state where not every si… https://t.co/Chke13poFyListening to @George_Osborne at the Great Northern Conference suggesting his northern powerhouse was a success beca… https://t.co/byRbX4vp7L @BridgeViewCafe1 funny, that“Proves that when people like me say that the government wouldn’t leave London high and dry we’re not just being ch… https://t.co/IYICP50MtVLetters in the Times today about @AndyBurnhamGM - one Tory voter in Heaton Moor says: “If Mr Burnham exists this no… https://t.co/kQekLbgES9Government accused of being London-centric with Covid support https://t.co/opa1au6URtIf Rishi Sunak's constituency was in Greater Manchester and not in rural Yorkshire — one of the few corners of the… https://t.co/UhbW4WhHEa @DavidCollinsST @LucyMPowell huh. Who did they get on in your place yesterday or was the whole segment cancelled? I… https://t.co/ixAFX3Mhxm @DavidCollinsST @LucyMPowell tbf they did ask me to go on twice this week but I said no once because it was too ear… https://t.co/L6cKrGi2Mtsigh https://t.co/18Lq2zLuCAFor the almost 3 months we have been in Tier 2 in Greater Manchester, the government offered diddly squat to busine… https://t.co/Sc5b2f14PSKit Malthouse just told @KayBurley the Greater Manchester negotiations had ended with a good result. The only way y… https://t.co/ByT47tt1Ys @therealhostman @kitmalthouse I don't think it's a gotcha question when their role is to go on TV to inform the pub… https://t.co/swbKRej8yFDowning Street needs to better brief its ministers before they go on telly. @kitmalthouse has just said he "thinks"… https://t.co/H6VsqwBOYk
10/22
2020
I, along with @MayorofGM & Labour Council Leaders have agreed the following statement. The Govt are trying to divid… https://t.co/eAVNya85rq
Retweeted by Helen PiddThe Greater Manchester Tory MPs who voted against proposals for more cash for our region and others in Tier 3 - and… https://t.co/mtBOTHyqDR
Retweeted by Helen PiddThe chairman of Manchester Young Conservatives has criticised the PM for forcing the region into the strictest coro… https://t.co/FpSZeKc3ugThe only Conservatives to vote for Labour’s motion for fair support for areas under Covid restrictions: Greater Man… https://t.co/N1JQon6JRO
Retweeted by Helen PiddOver 40 leaders from across the North have declared that they 'stand alongside' Greater Manchester leaders, and cal… https://t.co/jwgvSRreVR
Retweeted by Helen Pidd @Thymedeli @DaveModculture Out of interest, as a Bolton hospitality business: do you support Greenhalgh breaking aw… https://t.co/QRjUEqPseVFirst big crack to appear in the Greater Manchester united front as the leader of the one Tory-run council says he’… https://t.co/5mCzPiJnySI'll be on BBC2 Politics Live in about ten mins discussing whether the government will succeed in playing Greater M… https://t.co/gAv6HcqXW3 @robpowellnews @RobertJenrick Annoying that documents on SCR's own website say the population is 1.8m.Some confusion over how many people actually live in the Sheffield City Region. A document on its own website says… https://t.co/xZv1Ay7CQV @robpowellnews @RobertJenrick Why does @SheffCityRegion's own documents say 1.8m population then? I'm confused https://t.co/TJ3r5ghqkYGyms allowed to reopen in Merseyside after tier 3 Covid row https://t.co/QMfOBO9Lcy @SMSutcliffe it's going to be a horrific winter for millions of people and the government knows itAh so there is a formula but it does not take into account the number of businesses in each area which will be forc… https://t.co/7sdSHzleYjI'll never forget yesterday - here @JoshHalliday and I piece together a truly extraordinary day which led to… https://t.co/tTVR55paK4 @SuziPow because they have made clear that schools will be the very last thing to close, given how important it is… https://t.co/eutCmv5FNZI think the way the government treated Greater Manchester yesterday will be one of those rare things which linger i… https://t.co/HCGumF7vZcQ for the day: will the government succeed in picking off Greater Manchester councils one by one, as they did in La… https://t.co/aiRguhorq7
10/21
2020
The sense of failure is overwhelming. I shall avoid political comment until I have heard @MattHancock’s statement i… https://t.co/GBQEOTi1GB
Retweeted by Helen PiddI interviewed one of those cheering Burnham today, who said he “wasn’t a Labour man” and usually voted Tory. But “I… https://t.co/O7EEREWhw4Politics is crazy right now. One Tory MP just told me: "We are on the cusp of having Andy Burnham carried shoulder-… https://t.co/7YKDe5v03s
Retweeted by Helen PiddTier 3 is imminent and the silent message is clear that no details of South Yorkshire negotiations will be released… https://t.co/pxy4s5wjkJ
Retweeted by Helen PiddSuch a good point. Despite BBC cutting loads of jobs outside London, I and most other reporters based in the north… https://t.co/BN4wS7hbp5
Retweeted by Helen PiddDear news organisations, please invest outside London. I know Brexit was a moment but this too feels like a moment:… https://t.co/PSGH4VtMXy
Retweeted by Helen PiddJust been in the pub in Manchester’s northern quarter. Bar staff terrified about a winter on two-thirds salary furl… https://t.co/SgIIUPbjFXHmm. @AndyBurnhamGM insists he was talking on behalf of all 10 GM leaders. 4 of them stood behind him at his press… https://t.co/bYgo6dIUSvQuite a moment as Andy Burnham is shown the government’s £22 million offer on live TV. https://t.co/yN8VnNlDJb
Retweeted by Helen PiddGreater Manchester tier 3 confusion is 'win win' locally for Burnham https://t.co/ZA6KOvb8WTNo deal: how Greater Manchester's Covid talks broke down - the inside story by me and ⁦@JoshHalliday⁩ https://t.co/YwXwIAL7NVThe official announcement on what we can and can’t do in Greater Manchester. £22m is all we are getting, folks. For… https://t.co/paCmSYBMCVWest Yorkshire speaking to Jenrick at 4pm around Tier 3. Reminder of what they want: - Grants of £5,000 every thr… https://t.co/asE76RH1Uu
Retweeted by Helen PiddWe're on the hunt for an editor who can lead the next wave of public interest, bottom up investigations! You'll h… https://t.co/KiRLhMTRev
Retweeted by Helen PiddHow the Greater Manchester Covid lockdown standoff unfolded https://t.co/TRTVTIywlv @thomasforth EVERYONE cares about their bins, surely? It's the one uniting cause - plus, perhaps, hating people who… https://t.co/Un21Vf5GbL"Bear with us" says the body set up to manage health and social care across Greater Manchester as it still fails to… https://t.co/GEx12EBWEeGreater Manchester leaders set to ask for £75m support report @JoshHalliday and me https://t.co/NOnVPwZB5B @SimonJWoodUK @AndyBurnhamGM nopeThe secrecy and spin surrounding Greater Manchester’s hospital figures - ⁦@JenWilliamsMEN⁩ has been having the same… https://t.co/bctrca2HqcStudents from northern England facing 'toxic attitude' at Durham University, reports @NParveenG https://t.co/4VVrGCjX2SDifference between Greater Manchester and Sheffield city region is the latter has only 3 Tory MPs (all brand new) a… https://t.co/RehDCoqyZYLast night someone closely involved in the negotiations with Sheffield city region said they didn't know if a deal… https://t.co/fsumjsFL93 @HumansMCR @AndyBurnhamGM Yep - the fact there is a "living wage" which is higher than the national minimum wage is… https://t.co/8w9SDkL4hTCoronavirus: Greater Manchester leaders ready to drop 80% wage furlough demand https://t.co/NOnVPwZB5B @stephennaylor @AndyBounds @GM_HSC Agree! I rang @MFTnhs and they told me to ask @GM_HSC (who then told me to ring… https://t.co/hVstGF9KjX @Deanneferguson @SirRichardLeese @AndyBurnhamGM Leese is Burnham's deputy as well as one of the 10 leaders whose vo… https://t.co/ktjOSMa55BSo, says Leese: "We are looking at other ways to get into a position that we are comfortable with."Sounds like Greater Manchester may back down on the 80% furlough (Job Support Scheme, JSS) demand. @SirRichardLeesehttps://t.co/Xvoupla4XMAt a time when hospital admissions and bed occupancy is becoming weaponised by politicians and different numbers ar… https://t.co/iFwBSXvixW @RoadRevGallery I've been trying to get this from @GM_HSC since last Monday - chased again yesterday - and still no… https://t.co/alhsy9dyp0Greater Manchester’s Conservatives are also worried about leaving people destitute: @Christian4BuryS told me yest:… https://t.co/eKVSSNjcyEBig day for Greater Manchester. Very high stakes. Imposing Tier 3 against the wishes of all local leaders, MPs and… https://t.co/3g9YDo5wvwFury as Greater Manchester given midday Tuesday deadline for tier 3 deal https://t.co/LJxktAqPME
10/20
2020
Our Council leaders and I stand ready to work with Govt, but they have to offer the support we need to protect live… https://t.co/Yk6px1nxgu
Retweeted by Helen PiddInteresting call with the Health Minister and Public Health officials. Whilst hospital headline data appears worryi… https://t.co/geJePcB2us
Retweeted by Helen Pidd @JoelBeighton not that I have heard. The q today was only about exiting Tier 3.How a place leaves Tier 3 is a big question of interest to both Tory and Labour, which Matt Hancock didn't really a… https://t.co/ujXayl2q1RTory MP for Burnley @antony_hig asks what the exit strategy is for leaving Tier 3. Hancock: “We’ve got to get the c… https://t.co/fxA5C6nhjALindsay Hoyle: "Can you tell the Mail on Sunday then?"Instead of answering the question, Hancock said that hospital admissions for people who were "over-inebriated" has… https://t.co/YmnGfA0HwoTory MP for Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester, @William_Wragg asked Hancock "what scientific behavioural assessment h… https://t.co/ewIWeO5ZODBury North Tory MP @JamesDalyMP implored Hancock to not shut pubs & "to think very carefully before closing these C… https://t.co/FP5wQFqwQOSources in the Sheffield city region say a Tier 3 deal there is probably days off, contrary to reports that it was… https://t.co/ZeGi5pIhRFMatt Hancock confirms there is no deal yet for Greater Manchester to move into Tier 3. Says talks ongoing with GM a… https://t.co/3VV3z3HLNL @elizabethalker @AndyBurnhamGM The Spinn in CheadleYou know you're famous when you get a burger named after you @AndyBurnhamGM https://t.co/ygZOCyJ9b5
10/19
2020

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