It’s partnered with a Blackburn-based educational trust responsible for the running of 30 free schools and academies.
Marr puts the argument to the Brexit Secretary that the project’s costs are running out of control.
In a balanced economy, the north would produce around £70 billion more. Here is one way to help close that gap.
His new book, ‘The Marches’, is a fascinating exploration of a land and people caught between Scotland and England.
Here are three areas where the next leader can fulfil a desire to have a country that works for everybody.
Migration from London is an opportunity to rebalance the British economy
As a Conservative candidate, I found a number of chapters in Cowley and Ford’s new book encouraging.
Our plan for an elected Mayor for Manchester and a Northern Powerhouse is part of a continuing story of progressive civic Conservatism.
Is it really “the economy, stupid”, now that the growth figures have decoupled from the polls?
The North East is growing and innovating – only a Conservative government next year will allow that to continue.
Why making the rest of Britain more like London might not be a vote winner
Reshaping England’s political and economic geography won’t happen unless the champions of the North are driving the Government’s agenda.
Instead of enforcing a Southern-minded uniformity, our party must be a coalition.
Given the global demand for London, it’s a shame that we can’t have another one
Labour politicians still hark back to the fate of British industry in the 1980s, but they conveniently forget about the damage done by Gordon Brown’s boom-and-bust