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A Mayor asks: What has the northern powerhouse ever done for us?

Trying to turn around one hundred years of decline isn't going to be easy

By Ben Houchen   September 2018
The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North: are efforts to regenerate the region at risk of being defined by its detractors?

The Northern Powerhouse is at risk of being defined by its detractors. For the publicity-hungry politician, there are column inches in playing up the north-south divide. They forget that it’s up to us, as northern leaders, to turn our fortunes around. Home to more than 15m people, 1m businesses, seven international airports and some of the world’s top universities, we should not passively accept the story…

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