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Greater Manchester's 10 councils have been warned they might not receive any dividend from their ownership of an airport group until 2027 because of Covid, a council leader has said.

Neil Emmott, leader of Rochdale Council, said it was a "serious blow" as the payment had been a "lifeline".

Manchester Airport Group (MAG) last paid dividends in 2019, sharing £110m amongst its shareholders.

The BBC has approached MAG for a comment.

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