Activists around the UK staged actions against the construction of High Speed 2 on October 9. Activists blocked the Chiltern
INTERVIEW: ‘Six out of 10’… Manchester Mayor Burnham unsure about Tory budget’s benefits for North West
Giving new Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget “six out of ten”, GM Mayor Andy Burnham has expressed concerns that the budget was “a little high on rhetoric and a little bit low on delivery”.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak launched Britain’s biggest spending spree in 65 years – while repeating the phrase ‘get it done’ what seemed like 65 times – as he spoke for just over 65 minutes in a far-reaching budget on Wednesday.
Analysis: Why history proves HS2 is the key in turning the Northern Powerhouse from dream to reality
Eagle-eyed history buffs from the North West may already be aware of an important anniversary that occurred on September 15: when in 1830 two of Britain’s true Northern powerhouses were forever linked when the first journey on the Liverpool to Manchester railway line took place.
Manchester interim mayor Tony Lloyd says the approval of HS2’s first phase from London to Birmingham must be the catalyst for the speedy progression of phase two to Manchester.
Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin believes improved transport links across the north of England will help proved economic benefit to the region.
Manchester MPs think Transport for the North (TfN) will be good for business, but have said it needs to be beneficial for everyone else as well.
North England’s population in relation the rest of the country’s hits a 200 year low, statistics released by the Office for National Statistics reveal
The concept of TechNorth was proposed by the Deputy Prime Minister as part of his Northern Futures proposals, and intends to bring together the digital technology industries from across the north of England.
South Manchester MP John Leech believes plans for a high-speed rail network in the North West will be ‘good news’ for the city’s economy – and is urging the government to implement the report alongside the current HS2.
Burnham organised face-to-face talks with the head of HS2 rail network plan David Higgins, in an attempt to prevent construction of a major depot that would affect residents living around Lowton and Golborne