PARKLIFE-organiser Sacha Lord now has a panel to help him in his new role as night-time economy adviser to Andy Burnham.

Representatives from the LGBT Foundation, Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Live Nation and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are just a handful of the panellists that will work towards ensuring Greater Manchester has a world leading night-time offer for people who live, work and visit the city-region.

Mr Lord, who is also a SuperJosh patron, said: "These individuals have a wealth of knowledge in the night-time economy and will support the Mayor and me in developing and diversifying Greater Manchester’s night-time offering."

Mr Lord and his panel will advise GM Mayor Mr Burnham and the Greater Manchester Combine Authority on issues relating to the night-time economy, providing a voice for workers, operators and the industry as a whole.

Mr Burnham said: "“We have the ambition to be a top European, 24-hour city-region in line with New York, Amsterdam and Berlin. We need to ensure that we provide the solutions that are needed and make sure people can get around the city-region in a safe and accessible way."