Northern Powerhouse

Northern Powerhouse

Sheffield ‘won’t bury its head in sand’

The city of Sheffield must embrace its ‘uniqueness’ in order to attract global business and boost its economy, according to an annual report setting out its strengths and weaknesses.

Hull has a programme of events to mark its year as UK City of Culture

Northern centres rise in ‘vitality’ rankings, but south dominates

SEVEN Yorkshire centres have improved their rankings in a key measure of economic prosperity.


May poised to unveil £556m boost for North

THERESA MAY will announce a £556m boost for the so-called Northern Powerhouse as she launches the Government’s industrial strategy at her first regional Cabinet meeting.

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Roundtable event with Andrew Percy, Northern Powerhouse Minister at Barclays offices, Park Row, Leeds. 2nd December 2016.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Our ‘responsibility as Northerners’ to agree on devolution, by Powerhouse minister

Yorkshire needs to “get its act together” to deliver a devolution settlement for the region, the Northern Powerhouse Minister has warned.

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George Osborne at William Cook Holdings Ltd, during his visit to their Leeds plant today (Thursday) in support of the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

Exclusive: Yorkshire’s failure to agree on devolution leaves ‘empty space’ in Northern Powerhouse says Osborne

The failure of the majority of Yorkshire to reach a devolution settlement leaves “an empty space” in the Northern Powerhouse, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has claimed.

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Bradford Council leaders launch their bid for the exhibition last May

Bradford and Sheffield lose out as Gary Verity’s team hands Great Exhibition to Newcastle

BRADFORD and Sheffield have lost out in their bids to host a so-called Great Exhibition of the North - which will be held instead in Newcastle and Gateshead.

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Theresa May’s Northern Powerhouse wobble - by George Osborne

Former chancellor George Osborne has said that Theresa May had a “wobble” over his Northern Powerhouse project after becoming Prime Minister.

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All of York-based Fruity Kitchens products are hand-filled and hand-made using trditional methods.

Spreading the good news: Why is Yorkshire such a hot-bed for producing jam?

The sweet aroma of chilli blended jam wafts down a street in Leeds. Friends of Simon Barrett catch this scent and outside his house in Leeds he ends up with a queue wanting to pinch a jar of his special spice blended home-made jam.

Director of butchery Andrew Carrington takes the strain at Ripon-based Farmison and Co

Heritage to get your teeth into

There’s no danger of too many cooks spoiling the broth at Farmison & Co. In fact, John Pallagi can’t welcome enough top-quality chefs to his base in Ripon, because he wants them to spread the word about the quality of Yorkshire’s meat.

Luke Raven, director of Ilkley Brewery.

Roll out the craft barrel: Yorkshire’s proud history of brewing beer takes edgy turn

No conversation about Yorkshire cuisine can last more than a minute before beer is brought up. The region is one of the undisputed brewing capitals of Europe, having given the world the likes of Sam Smiths, Black Sheep, Theakstons, Tetley and Timothy Taylor.

A lobster bound for foreign shores at Baron Shellfish, the only Bridlington-based wholesaler to export. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Why Bridlington is the lobster capital of Europe

Think of Yorkshire’s east coast and you might think of seaside resorts like Scarborough, or fishing boats at Whitby. Or maybe wind farms off Spurn Point. What you probably won’t think of is lobsters in Bridlington – but you should.

Kevin Brennan watching Quorn cocktail sausages being manufactured

Imitation game: Quorn grows its reputation

When Quorn was first introduced to supermarket shelves in 1993, it was met with delight from vegetarians, suspicion from meat-eaters and nobody outside the UK had ever heard of it.

Ollie Sears, roastery assistant at North Star coffee in Leeds.

How they make coffee in a climate like this

From bread to beef, strawberries to salmon, wine to wheat, the fields, waters and farms of Yorkshire can produce just about anything to a top-notch level. But for coffee, we quite simply just do not have the climate. However, across the Broad Acres the aroma of freshly-roasted coffee is becoming more common, and not just from the usual mass-produced suspects.

Hendersons business administrator Debbie Raynes with plans for the old factory site

Iconic merchants flying the Yorkshire flag

An iconic Yorkshire brand is crunching its way across the Middle East after securing a landmark deal. Mention Seabrook to anyone from the region and you’ll get a knowing glance. But the knowing glance is now set to be shared across the globe.

Matt Bretherwick, of Riverford Organic Farms, at the Malton Food Lovers Festival with his stall of fresh vegetables.

Food festivals: Getting a slice of the action

When Tom Naylor-Leyland was tasked with reinvigorating his family’s estate in a sleepy North Yorkshire market town it led to the creation of one of the biggest food festivals in the region.

Wensleydale Creamery managing director David Hartley sampling a cheese iron of Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.

Wensleydale: Wedge with an edge

With its more than 200 staff and export markets in the four corners of the globe it is easy to forget how close we came to losing Wensleydale Creamery. While it is a roaring success today, in 1992 it nearly disappeared for good after then owner Dairy Crest closed the factory and shifted production to neighbouring Lancashire.

Executive director Simon Theakston at the brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire.

Theakston brews for a new generation

THESE are peculiar times for exporters. Britain voted to leave the European Union over two months ago, but a new trading arrangement with the world’s biggest economic bloc still seems light years away.

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Andy Burnham calls on Prime Minister to honour ‘Northern Powerhouse’ pledge

Andy Burnham has demanded the prime minister honours the Conservatives’ promises to the north of England at the last general election.

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David Skelton: Is Theresa May the PM to heal Britain’s great divide?

I REMEMBER being with my parents in Consett during the 1992 election campaign. We saw the Tory candidate campaigning in what can only be described as a hostile environment. My dad turned to me and said “she’s brave”.

Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham urged Theresa May to guarantee that plans for the Northern Powerhouse remain alive

‘Betrayal of the north’ as Powerhouse is extended to rest of UK

Theresa May is set to extend the Northern Powerhouse strategy developed by George Osborne into other parts of the UK, in what Downing Street aides called a British Powerhouse scheme.

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