The Economist calls Burnley "decaying"

The Economist magazine has described some northern towns including Burnley as 'decaying' and says the government should not try to rescue them.

It says the government should help people move from there to find jobs.

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Burnley dismissed as a 'decaying' town

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.

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