North of England

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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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'Transformational': Yorkshire firm cleans up donated laptops for pupils at home
Pudsey Computers in west Yorkshire aims to level playing field so every pupil has access to individual device

Molly Blackall

04, Mar, 2021 @8:59 AM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak's budget: Britain will go backwards with tax rises and spending cuts | Editorial
The chancellor would like Britain’s relief response to be seen like Joe Biden’s in the US. But President Biden believes in the power of government, Mr Sunak does not


03, Mar, 2021 @7:59 PM

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Rishi Sunak to create new economic hubs in Darlington and Leeds
Budget speech announcement seen as Conservative attempt to strengthen non-traditional support

Aubrey Allegretti

03, Mar, 2021 @3:39 PM

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‘He's a sharp cookie’: new owner ready to reopen world's oldest sweet shop
24-year-old Ben Howie yet to serve his first customers in Pateley Bridge attraction owing to lockdown

Robyn Vinter

02, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'Red wall' Tory MPs urge Sunak to cut business rates for shops
Northern MPs tell chancellor his budget should protect high street and tax online retailers such as Amazon

Rajeev Syal and Phillip Inman

28, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Geordie shore: the river Tyne's 'soft, gentle' kittiwakes fly into trouble
The gull that ‘won’t eat your fish and chips’ is about to make its annual return to the UK – but a favourite nesting spot is under threat

Jessica Brown

27, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Government under pressure to stop Leeds Bradford airport expansion
Critics say plan would wreck efforts to tackle climate crisis and undermine UK credibility ahead of Cop26

Matthew Taylor

25, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Max the Miracle Dog is first pet to receive 'animal OBE'
Therapy dog from Cumbria awarded PDSA order of merit, previously bestowed only on service animals

Helen Pidd North of England editor

19, Feb, 2021 @12:18 PM

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North of England leaders fear region faces 'cheap and nasty' rail alternative
Mayors sound alarm over government intentions for Northern Powerhouse Rail

Helen Pidd North of England editor

18, Feb, 2021 @4:54 PM

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Mountain rescuer who fell helping lockdown breakers may never walk again
Chris Lewis sustained spinal injuries when called out to help people camping in Lake District in breach of lockdown

Helen Pidd North of England editor

16, Feb, 2021 @1:21 PM

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Johnson should repay north of England voters with private investment – report
Research argues ministers should create economic ‘big bang’ for area that turned Tory in last election

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

15, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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