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The Northern Powerhouse is the former Chancellor, George Osborne's, grand plan to redress the UK's economic imbalance through greater investment, interconnectivity and autonomy for the North's big cities.

But what's really being done? And how committed is the government to this master plan for Northern economic regeneration? These are the questions on everyone's lips in the North at the moment.

So if you're looking for all the latest Northern Powerhouse developments in the North East, North West and Yorkshire, look no further.

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Virgin Atlantic’s Manchester expansion takes off with inaugural flight to San Francisco

Virgin Atlantic has kicked off “significant growth” this week at Manchester Airport with the launch of the first in a hat trick of long-haul services to the US. This morning (March…

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Latest Northern Powerhouse Articles

Destination Beverley Chair Sally Iggulden with launch event keynote speakers, Sir Gary Verity from W
Businesses called on to support making Beverley ‘even better’

Nick Hill

Residents, businesses and organisations in Beverley have been urged to show their support a new drive to promote the East Yorkshire town. The call came at the launch of ‘Destination Beverley’…

Michael Watson, Barclays with Chris Moody, MD Advanced Handling and Storage Ltd
Durham storage firm secures future with land acquisition

Jamie Hardesty

Durham-based Advanced Handling and Storage Ltd has bought an additional 1.8 acres of land in the region to fuel its growth plans. Established in 1996 by entrepreneur Chris Moody, the company…

County Councillor Jennifer Mein and Peel Ports’ Warren Marshall at the Port of Heysham
Multi-million pound infrastructure improvements herald ‘time of transformation’ for Lancashire

Richard Bell

The new Bay Gateway in Lancashire and port investments at Heysham and Liverpool signal a new era of improved economic opportunity for the county, according to several business and community…

The campaign, ‘Next Stop Bradford’, has been launched.
Newly launched campaign calls for Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre

Nick Hill

A campaign has been launched to bring a Northern Powerhouse Rail station to Bradford city centre. The campaign, ‘Next Stop Bradford’, is aiming to highlight the benefits a Northern Powerhouse Rail…

Enterprise Ventures’ NPIF teams will be led by fund managers, Paul Taberner and Julian Viggars (pict
Northern Powerhouse: 1,800 new jobs to be created from NPIF investments

Nick Hill

Since its launch just over four weeks ago, the £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has seen a plethora of companies submit applications from across the Northern Powerhouse region. Enterprise Ventures…

CEO and chairman of Team Humber Marine Alliance, Mark O’Reilly, second right, and John Hulmes, chair
Team Humber Marine Alliance and Mersey Maritime form partnership to boost Northern Powerhouse maritime industry

Nick Hill

Team Humber Marine Alliance and Mersey Maritime have joined forces to boost growth in the marine, ports and energy business in the North. The maritime organisations have signed a Memorandum of…

L to R: TTE Managing Director, Steve Grant and Andrew Battarbee from BEIS meet apprentice Arslaan Ma
TTE event continues Teesside’s collaboration with government on Industrial Strategy

Jamie Hardesty

Teesside’s determination to play a key role in the government’s industrial strategy has continued this week, as one its specialist firms hosted a discussion event with the Department of Business. Hosted…

L-R: Sean Anstee, Jane Brophy and Andy Burnham
Media and digital spotlight for Greater Manchester’s Mayoral candidates

Richard Bell

Three candidates in the race to become Greater Manchester’s first-ever mayor will meet next month to discuss the impact the election will have on the area’s thriving media and digital scene. At…

An artist’s impression of how Crewe Station could look
Crewe on the cusp of ‘landmark’ change with masterplan to create 40,000 jobs

Richard Bell

The leader of Cheshire East Council has revealed a new masterplan for Crewe that could create thousands of new jobs. Speaking at the MIPIM property festival held this week in Cannes…

ElringKlinger (GB) managing director Ian Malcolm
ElringKlinger growth set to bring 30 new jobs to Redcar

Jamie Hardesty

Automotive parts manufacturer ElringKlinger (GB) has revealed plans to create 30 new jobs at its Redcar base this year. Reporting £21m in product sales total for 2016, the business is aiming…

FM Coatings director Mick Ford with Durham County Council Leader Councillor Simon Henig and Business
FM Coatings commits to Durham with new plant and plans for 75 new jobs

Jamie Hardesty

Automotive components business FM Coatings has announced plans to create 75 new jobs in County Durham over the next few years. Outgrowing its base in Boldon, the firm has taken on…