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Manchester's "most vulnerable people" are to be given priority for rehousing under new council plans.
The city's council is reviewing its social housing policy, which it said currently allows anyone to apply for housing, "regardless of their need".
As a result, 15,000 households have applied for the estimated 2,200 homes expected to become available by 2020.
Councillor Suzanne Richards said it was "vital" the system helped people in crisis or facing homelessness first.
A "hostile" shisha cafe where council inspectors were "threatened" after it broke the law on smoking has become the first to be closed down in Manchester.
Manchester City Council found that Suede in Rusholme had been letting people smoke inside, contrary to the 2006 Health Act.
A council spokesman said on visits, its officers were "routinely" abused and a glass was thrown at an inspector's car.
The business has been made subject to a three-month closure order.
A human rights lawyer who has served on Manchester City Council for 15 years has started his year of office as the city's lord mayor.
Councillor Abid Latif Chohan, who represents Longsight ward, is also an active trade unionist.
His wife Azra will serve as Lady Mayoress for six months with his daughter Aisha serving for the second half of his year.
The councillor, who is the the founder and chair of the British Pakistani Cultural Association, said it was "with huge honour that I take up the mantle of Lord Mayor".