North-south divide

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Old political divides are finding new ground | Letters
Letters: The ideological tensions between provincial and metropolitan England go further back than the collapse of Labour’s ‘red wall’, writes Robert Frazer, while Geoff Reid urges liberal-minded people not to live in clusters


18, May, 2021 @5:17 PM

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Post-Brexit trade deals mean firms will miss out on freeport benefits
Government admits agreements with 23 countries include clauses prohibiting use of tax breaks

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, May, 2021 @4:56 PM

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Could the Guardian have resisted the magnetic pull of the metropolis? | Helen Pidd
It happened little by little. ‘Manchester’ was dropped from our name, then the staff in London grew, before a final move in 1964, writes Helen Pidd

Helen Pidd

06, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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London is worst-performing region as UK house prices fall
North-west England shows strongest annual price growth of 8.2%, turning north-south divide on its head

Rupert Jones

31, Mar, 2021 @5:34 PM

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Tories accused of levelling up 'stitch-up' over regional deprivation fund
Richer areas with Conservative MPs prioritised for help, Guardian analysis finds

Peter Walker, Pamela Duncan, Steven Morris, Helen Pidd and Jessica Murray

04, Mar, 2021 @8:30 PM

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London venue plans ignored rest of UK | Letter
Letter: The axing of a concert hall project in the capital is no great loss, there are world-class facilities in other parts of the country, writes Julie Berrow


22, Feb, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Heroes and villains in urban development | Letters
Letters: Franklin Medhurst’s plan to preserve and rebuild Stockton’s Georgian town centre was derailed by the murky web of corruption around John Poulson, writes Hilary Cashman – while John Griffiths says the Poulson scandal was not confined to northern England


12, Feb, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Plans for a Cumbrian coalmine illustrate the Tory dilemma: green policies or jobs? | Gaby Hinsliff
Ministers’ refusal to stop a mine being dug shows a tension between the environment and ‘levelling up’, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

04, Feb, 2021 @5:57 PM

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All’s not fair in Covid vaccination strategy
Letters: Readers on the inequality, logistical problems and north-south divide in the distribution of vaccines


24, Jan, 2021 @5:18 PM

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When my mother had her eggs frozen | Brief letters
Brief letters: Universal credit | Southern English breakfast? | Winter freezes | Goosegrass


21, Jan, 2021 @5:47 PM

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With a deal done, can No 10 turn ‘levelling up’ into more than a nebulous phrase? | Isabel Hardman
The government’s strategy for solving the north-south divide is dangerously vague. ‘Red wall’ MPs are right to be worried

Isabel Hardman

27, Dec, 2020 @8:45 AM

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Rural bus services cut or nonexistent | Letter
Letter: Outside of towns and cities, people can be stranded by poor public transport, writes Judith Laity


14, Dec, 2020 @6:16 PM

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