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04
Aug

Yorkshire Day: where’s the devolution?

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The first Yorkshire Day was held over 40 years ago, as a protest against reforms to local government. Since then, 1 August has evolved into a day of celebration; an opportunity to showcase all that Yorkshire has to offer. For this year’s occasion, for example, a model of York Minster has been sculpted from 75kg […]

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04
Dec

Manchester Devolution: Mark II

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This week, a six-week consultation on the proposed devolution deal for the Sheffield City Region has started. Greater Manchester, however, determined to stay ahead of the pack, is already looking at the next step on its devolution path. The Spending Review included an announcement from George Osborne that the Greater Manchester Combined Authority will have […]

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12
Nov

Manchester to Sheffield: Is there hope for a £6bn tunnel?

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The drive from Manchester to Sheffield through the Peak District is breathtaking, but it can also be a frustrating experience – particularly for those regularly undertaking the sluggish commute. Our meetings certainly take us over the Pennines enough that we’d be keen on anything that could make the journey a little faster! Plans which have […]

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