Public safety will be put at risk unless cuts to frontline policing are reversed.
That is the message from Andy Burnham, as he marks 100 days since becoming the first Mayor of Greater Manchester.
Since taking office, the former Labour MP has pledged 15% of his 115 thousand pound a year salary to end rough sleeping by 2020, and led the region's response to the Manchester Arena terror attack.
He told our Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt, that devolution is already giving the north a louder voice on the national stage:
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