Sir Howard Bernstein, catalyst of Manchester regeneration, dies aged 71

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Tributes paid to man credited with spearheading city’s 21st-century renaissance, including rebuild after IRA bomb

Tributes have been paid to Sir Howard Bernstein, widely credited with regenerating Manchester, who has died at the age of 71.

Bernstein began his career at Manchester town hall in 1971, eventually serving as chief executive of Manchester city council for 20 years, from 1998 until his retirement in March 2017.

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