Allied London and Manchester City Council have agreed a £26.5m deal with ITV to buy the old Granada Studios site.
There are plans to develop the site into a residential area, subject to planning applications.
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The final two former teachers who deny alleged assaults on pupils at Witherslack Hall in south Cumbria have given evidence to a jury.
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