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International students in the North West boost economy by £970 million

Data released by Universities UK shows 35,000 foreign students in the North West of England contribute nearly £1 billion to local economy

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‘Hover train’ cuts Manchester to Liverpool journey to seven minutes

New North-West transport plans include ‘MagLev’ or ‘hover trains’ that can cut Manchester to Liverpool train times from an hour to just seven minutes

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It’s called street art for a reason

Uproar as yet another Banksy original is removed in Liverpool

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Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse – a myth?

A recent report has shown that London’s economy is growing faster than that of any of the northern cities despite plans to create a ‘Northern Powerhouse’

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Cottonopolis: Manchester’s fashionable history

Contributer Kathryn Murray gives us a history lesson on the cotton industry in Manchester

Who will come out on top in the first North-West Varsity?

Liveblog: North-West Varsity

Follow all the action live from the 2014 North-West Varsity 2014.

Drunken students

Manchester well above average in alcohol-related deaths and hospital trips

But students “not responsible for increasing cost of alcohol misuse”

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North West exports slump in second quarter

North West’s biggest export industries experience demand slump from key export partners

BNP Rally

At home with the BNP

This June British National Party leader Nick Griffin is standing for the North West region in the European Parliament elections. Nick Renaud-Komiya investigates the history of this divisive political party and why many are drawn to their controversial policies.