North-south divide

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How I made an ass out of southerners who mocked my accent | Brief letters
Brief letters: Northern accents | A mother’s work | Forgotten fathers | Hull, hell and Halifax | Acting on a haunch


13, Jun, 2022 @4:15 PM

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The Guardian view on levelling up: a serious project meets a deeply unserious PM | Editorial
Editorial: Boris Johnson claims he is spreading wealth beyond London. MPs say he is gambling with taxpayers’ money


08, Jun, 2022 @5:59 PM

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The nasty world of Get Carter was inspired by the appalling poverty I saw in Britain | Letter
Letter: Mike Hodges, the writer and director of the 1971 film, describes how he was radicalised while on national service in the navy


27, May, 2022 @5:33 PM

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Young, old, rich, poor – Labour must heal the cultural divide | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to Julian Coman’s article about the party’s difficulties in reaching working-class voters in post-industrial towns


13, May, 2022 @3:59 PM

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Covid impact in poorer areas of England and Wales ‘worse than first thought’
Study of years of life lost attributable to pandemic shows hugely uneven geographical and socioeconomic impact

Andrew Gregory Health editor

15, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Renaissance Florence is a ludicrous model for levelling up | Letters
Letters: Lauro Martines gives us a history lesson on the reality of life in Renaissance Florence. Plus letters from Michael Sanders, Sylvia Dunkley and Yvonne Williams


07, Feb, 2022 @5:20 PM

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‘Levelling up’ has been tried before – so where did we go wrong? | Michael Heseltine
Michael Gove’s strategy faces myriad obstacles, says former environment secretary Michael Heseltine

Michael Heseltine

03, Feb, 2022 @2:58 PM

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What does the levelling up white paper say?
From lengthy diagnosis of UK’s inequalities to 12 ‘missions’ for poorer regions, Michael Gove’s proposals are richly detailed yet occasionally vague

Peter Walker Political correspondent

02, Feb, 2022 @7:40 PM

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The Guardian view on the levelling up white paper: anaemic and inadequate to the task | Editorial
Editorial: Resources as well as pious intentions are needed to drive an economic renaissance in the north and Midlands


02, Feb, 2022 @7:14 PM

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Gove’s levelling up targets ‘highly unlikely to be met’, experts say
Resources for plan to ‘turbocharge’ growth in parts of UK questioned by IFS as Labour asks: ‘Is this it?’

Heather Stewart and Andrew Gregory

02, Feb, 2022 @3:51 PM

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Most of UK’s levelling up taskforce based in London, figures reveal
Whitehall-centric approach to regional equality project is ‘frankly insulting’, says Labour

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

23, Jan, 2022 @5:49 PM

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England’s north-south divide is deepening, says new report
Despite Boris Johnson’s persistent levelling-up rhetoric, the figures show government has not put its money where its mouth is

Julian Coman

17, Jan, 2022 @10:20 AM

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