Hanging on the word of Manchester's amateur weatherman

Plus: The city's political weather changes overnight as Sir Richard Leese steps down

Dear Millers — for a few months we have been planning to publish an in-depth profile of Sir Richard Leese, the man who has led Manchester City Council since the mid-1990s. We wanted to understand more about who he is and how he has shaped the city and the destiny of Greater Manchester. His team agreed to two hour-long interviews for the piece — one toda…

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