North of England

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Senior UK police officer backs pioneering synthetic heroin clinics
Chief constable Richard Lewis says ‘fundamental change of approach’ needed to tackle drug deaths crisis

Helen Pidd North of England editor

22, Oct, 2021 @3:34 PM

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‘Self-obsessed and not bright’: what Middlesbrough’s mayor thinks of his councillors
Andy Preston intervenes after formal complaints by councillors against colleagues reach record

Kevin Rawlinson

21, Oct, 2021 @11:49 AM

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Police commissioner accused of victim blaming after Everard case resigns
Tory Philip Allott caused outrage in wake of the murder by saying women ‘need to be streetwise’

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

14, Oct, 2021 @3:28 PM

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The Tories’ plan to ‘level up’ Britain can’t be taken seriously. Here’s why | Aditya Chakrabortty
The party’s newfound distaste for regional inequality hardly feels sincere, given all they’ve said and done before, says Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty

14, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Levelling up isn’t about north or south, or city or town. It’s about restoring local pride | Neil O'Brien
Parts of the country have suffered for decades, now we have an opportunity to unite the country, says Neil O’Brien, parliamentary undersecretary of state for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Neil O'Brien

06, Oct, 2021 @4:25 PM

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Boris Johnson now has the chance to make ‘levelling up’ mean something | Andy Burnham
The pandemic has shone a brutal spotlight on where the places of real need are – and they are largely in the north, says Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK weather: rainstorms to turn to dry conditions by Wednesday
Met Office says Scotland and Northern Ireland could still be hit by storms before the weekend

Tom Ambrose

05, Oct, 2021 @6:52 PM

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On Teesside, we have seen how ‘levelling up’ works in practice | Ben Houchen
As mayor of Tees Valley I know that Whitehall needs to stop micromanaging and let local people tackle local problems, says the Conservative mayor of Tees Valley Ben Houchen

Ben Houchen

05, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Rogue’ paddleboarders and kayakers threaten seabird sanctuary
Activity disturbs nesting of puffins and rare roseate terns at Coquet Island in Northumberland

Jessica Murray

03, Oct, 2021 @12:44 PM

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Need support levelling up, prime minister? Let Manchester help you | Andy Burnham
Levelling up must be a unifying force so the right towns receive the right resources to help narrow the north-south divide

Andy Burnham

02, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Fuel shortage ‘getting worse’ in London and south-east England
Petrol Retailers Association says situation improving in Scotland, north of England and parts of Midlands

Jane Clinton

02, Oct, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Stop making councils plead for ‘levelling up’ cash, ministers urged
Exclusive: Infrastructure adviser says town halls in England should be given £30bn to spend on transport projects

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

01, Oct, 2021 @10:13 AM

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