Region misses out on broadband 'pot'

Ten cities have been allocated a share of a £114 million broadband pot to transform them into "digital leaders", the Government has announced.

But none of the region's cities are set to benefit from the cash.

London is to receive £25 million, while Leeds and Bradford will get £14.4 million, Belfast £13.7 million and Manchester £12 million.

Other cities to share the funding are Bristol (£11.3 million), Cardiff (£11 million), Edinburgh (£10.7 million), Birmingham (£10 million) and Newcastle (£6 million).

Culture Secretary and Basingstoke MP Maria Miller said the investment would help provide businesses with ultra-fast broadband of at least 80 to 100Mbps.