The North

The Government's Equivocation On The Northern Powerhouse Must End

Jai Jethwa | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Politics
Jai Jethwa

Until the government stops patronizing the idea of a Northern Powerhouse and continues to kick it into the long grass, the UK will remain divided. Give the North the funding it deserves, and it may not just seem a novel concept any longer. Neither might the accents.

12 Must-See Documentaries About Current World Politics

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Politics
Lisa Francesca Nand

World politics have taken some unexpected and, arguably, unwelcome turns in recent times and the world of film and TV is beginning to reflect this with a must-see range of current affairs-focused films about to be released at both film festivals and in the cinemas.

It's Green Up North

Julian Dobson | Posted 28.08.2017 | UK
Julian Dobson

If that action includes bringing people together around food, supporting local food-based businesses and helping people to learn how to grow, cook and share food in ways that preserve resources for future generations, it can open up the conversations we need to have about land: who owns it, who can use it, how it can be used sustainably and who benefits from its use.

Let's Make the North of England Centre of an Innovation Revolution

Tom Follett | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK
Tom Follett

Innovation - or the invention of new products and ideas - is the most important factor in long-term prosperity. The North of England was once the country's innovation heartland, building and dispatching pioneering ships, trains, and machinery by the thousand to all corners of the world.

Metro Mayors Should Shake Up Their Cities

Luke Raikes | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Politics
Luke Raikes

The race is on to lead the North's major cities. This May it is Londoners who will elect their mayor. But on May 4 2017 it will finally be the turn of citizens in Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, the North East and other areas to elect 'metro mayors' to govern their city regions.

Is the Northern Powerhouse Off the Rails?

Geraint Johnes | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK Politics
Geraint Johnes

After the general election, it was announced that the trans-Pennine high speed rail route would be paused. This delays, perhaps indefinitely, the creation of the Northern Powerhouse. Such an announcement, within weeks of a Queen's speech in which the Powerhouse received some prominence, is, at best, unfortunate.

Is There a Future for the North's Public Services?

Julian Dobson | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK
Julian Dobson

Look at the maps of England and many of the towns that once produced the nation's wealth now have the highest rates of unemployment and reliance on public services.

The Great Divide

Meredith Berman | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Meredith Berman

Today a work colleague made a rather funny comment when talking about the location of London. "I mean we are basically in the centre of the UK". Theo...

Kelvin MacKenzie Calls For 'Home Rule' In London And South East

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

Kelvin MacKenzie's not very popular in the North - and his latest broadside is unlikely to change that. The former Sun editor has penned a polemi...