The Manchester Evening News reports:
Members of Greater Manchester’s axed police authority are to toast their own demise – with a taxpayer-funded bash at the five-star Lowry Hotel.
About 100 people are expected for a three-course meal at the swish city-centre venue to mark the scrapping of the authority.
Set up to hold Greater Manchester Police to account, it will make way for the region’s first elected police commissioner in November.
Well, that’s one way for the (Labour-run) body to spend money… Shades of Brent, indeed.
UPDATE: The dinner has now been axed (though may still cost some money).