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Caroline Flint: come to where the rich life is

The part of Britain whose best days lie ahead

A train crosses a bridge in the Dales

I'd rather be in Yorkshire

The north is known for industry, but we are equally proud of its cultural heritage: the Brontës, Lowry and the Beatles. Our sporting heritage is equally rich. A worldwide fan-base follows the north’s Premier League football teams; Rugby league was born in Huddersfield; and the Great North Run remains the world’s most friendly half-marathon.

But the UK economy is over-dependent on London—the north has lagged behind for too long. Four years ago, the Northern Powerhouse brought…

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