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Is Manchester leaving Liverpool behind?

Cities need to reinvent themselves, but some do it better than others. A new report explains why

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

Manchester is having its moment; will the rest of the country follow suit?

Last summer, I spent a few days in Manchester researching a piece about the city’s economic revival and its increasing prominence in national debates about the merits of dispersing power to Britain’s cities and regions. When I talked to significant political figures in the north-west, including the chief executive of Manchester City Council, Howard Bernstein, and Richard Leese, the Council leader, there was one question I kept asking: how has Manchester…

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