Category Archives: The North

For three metro mayors, it’s going to be all about the economy

Black circles show relative populations of each metro mayor city region; turnout and party of winner shown by coloured circle (added when result available)   New metro mayor Turnout Population West Midlands Andy Street, Conservative  26.3% 2.83m Greater Manchester Andy … Continue reading

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Six new metro mayors’ economies worth just 57% of London’s

Relative economic outputs (coloured circles) and populations (black circles) of six metro mayor city regions, as well as Greater London Today, people in six metropolitan areas with a total population of 9.53m are voting for  new metro mayors, more than … Continue reading

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Central Manchester tames clinical waste with tiger bags

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has diverted 40% of its clinical waste into a cheaper-to-treat category, by introducing special ‘tiger’ bags. The distinctive yellow and black striped bags are for clinical waste such as dressings and incontinence pads … Continue reading

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The north-west’s suburban good food desert

In the first series of The Trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon visited Good Food Guide-recommended restaurants in the north of England. More specifically, they visited restaurants in the rural north of England, avoiding cities. They needn’t have done. Based … Continue reading

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Dev-Olympics Rio 2016 medal table: East of England triumphs

Team GB’s medal-winners from Rio 2016 come from all over the country and beyond, as this interactive map of those winning individual medals shows. (Click on a pointer for data on each medal-winner.)

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