There's controversy over claims that regeneration projects in Burnley in Lancashire are 'pointless'.
The Economist magazine lists it among a number of northern towns described as 'decaying'.
The article claims the government should help people commute or move away from places like Burnley to Manchester and Liverpool where there are jobs.
A magazine article has described some northern towns and cities as 'decaying', and says the government should not try to rescue them.
Burnley is among the places named in the leader column in the Economist.
It says the Government should be trying to help people commute or move to places where there are jobs.
Daniel Knowles is from the Economist.