The North

Metro Mayors Should Shake Up Their Cities

Luke Raikes | Posted 11.03.2016 | 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 13.08.2015 | 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...