George Osborne tweets 'Northern Powerhouse' plans

Chancellor George Osborne has tweeted his plans to create a 'Northern Powerhouse' to rival London as he gives keynote speech in Manchester.

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We'll back the science & universities & creative clusters in the North and offer the local power & control the #NorthernPowerhouse needs

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We'll build the #NorthernPowerhouse by making sure cities here are radically more connected. Means better roads & new high speed rail link

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Osborne: New rail link would create Northern 'powerhouse'

A new high-speed rail connection and better roads could create an economic "powerhouse" in the north of England to rival the success of London, George Osborne has said.