North-south divide

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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

Letters

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

Letters

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

Letters

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

Letters

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

Letters

14, Dec, 2020 @6:16 PM

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To level up, we have to deflate London’s bubble | Letters
Letters: Our economy is distorted by a centre-periphery divide that draws the best jobs and salaries to the capital, writes Andrew Cameron. Plus letters from Tony Greaves, John Bourn, Michael Cunningham and Gerard Cavalier

Letters

10, Dec, 2020 @5:55 PM

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Times are a changin’ for Bob Dylan fans | Brief letters
Brief letters: Public-facing jobs | Bob Dylan | Cheated north | Millwall fans

Letters

08, Dec, 2020 @5:35 PM

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The myth of a reactionary 'red wall' obscures the causes of the north-south divide | Lynsey Hanley
It’s easier to identify cultural reasons for England’s divisions than address the inequalities that drive them, says Lynsey Hanley, author of Respectable: Crossing the Class Divide

Lynsey Hanley

08, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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