Mar 25, 2021 • 22M

Questions for Manchester Business School over 'embarrassing' ties to Lex Greensill

Plus: Failings at Greater Manchester's children's homes, and the family who built a Dutch-style townhouse during the pandemic

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Good morning members — today’s special newsletter raises awkward questions for the University of Manchester and its business school about an “embarrassing” big-money relationship with the embattled financier Lex Greensill. We also bring you:

  • A concerning story about failures in private children’s homes in Greater Manchester.

  • The tale of a family in Stretford who spent their pandemic building a grand Dutch-style townhouse…

Plus: Click the audio player at the top of this email to listen to our members-only podcast. Who is the Cheshire-dwelling Lex Greensill and why does Manchester keep cropping up in his strange story? We ask the FT journalist whose reporting has been instrumental in the demise of the charismatic tycoon.

Editor’s note: This is a new format for us — bringing you a selection of original members-only news stories in one newsletter to round off the week. Tell us if you like it and if you have any follow-up information on any of the stories we have reported today. All tips a…

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