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    1. June 7, 2016

      Heseltine lays out plans to revive Teesside

      Lord Heseltine has laid out his plans to rejuvenate Teesside, once at the heart of the industrial revolution, but now...

    2. May 19, 2016

      Why the Boris Johnson v Michael Heseltine EU fight matters

      If you want an insight into the state of the Conservative party, look no further than the blond-on-blond action between...

    1. April 6, 2016

      Heseltine looks to Canary Wharf for estuary inspiration

      An ambitious plan to revive a sprawling swath of the Thames estuary draws inspiration from Britain’s first office...

    2. February 22, 2016

      Big business backs Cameron’s push to keep Britain in the EU

      The bosses of about half of Britain’s 100 biggest companies are to sign a letter backing David Cameron in his fight to...

    3. December 22, 2015

      EU referendum: The cabinet members for and against a Brexit

      David Cameron has been warned by former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine there would be a “civil war” if he allowed...

    4. December 21, 2015

      Free vote on EU risks Tory civil war, warns Michael Heseltine

      David Cameron has been warned by former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine of “civil war” in the Conservative party...

    5. October 30, 2015

      Build decent infrastructure and end Britain’s transport misery

      For too long British people have had to suffer — from train delays, road chaos, excessive electricity bills and other...

    6. October 30, 2015

      Osborne tries to allay fears of infrastructure spending cuts

      George Osborne is to pledge today that infrastructure will be “at the heart” of November’s spending review in an...

    7. May 17, 2015

      David Cameron faces pressure to hold EU referendum next year

      David Cameron is under pressure to bring forward the date of his EU referendum to 2016 to limit business uncertainty...

    8. April 27, 2015

      Heseltine tells Conservative party faithful to ‘hold nerve’

      The Conservative party should “hold its nerve” and remain focused on its economic message, according to Lord Heseltine,...

    9. August 28, 2014

      EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

      David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a...

    10. August 25, 2014

      Clegg calls for relaxation of visa rules in battle for skilled workers

      Nick Clegg has called for a relaxation of visa rules for students and IT workers from India and other non-EU countries,...

    11. July 7, 2014

      £6bn fund announced for English regions

      Ministers are setting out plans for £6bn of investment in new homes, transport links and training across England as the...

    12. June 25, 2014

      Doubts grow over Davies report on Heathrow

      Lord Heseltine and Lord Adonis have warned that the disagreement over whether to expand Heathrow is unlikely to be...

    13. June 9, 2014

      Cameron sees devolution to England’s cities as ‘the future’

      David Cameron gave his strongest commitment yet to devolving power from London to England’s cities as he said local...

    14. May 16, 2014

      Coalition’s attempts to boost regional growth criticised

      Billions of pounds set aside to boost economic growth in the English regions remain unspent while progress in creating...

    15. May 6, 2014

      UK cities need devolution of powers and links to London to succeed

      Devolution of powers and proximity to London are the two main success factors for UK cities, according to new research....

    16. May 2, 2014

      Cameron green flag for Pfizer’s proposed AstraZeneca purchase

      David Cameron on Friday effectively raised a green flag for Pfizer’s proposed purchase of AstraZeneca, in a sign to his...

    17. April 21, 2014

      Antipathy towards London feeds interest in devolution

      Most voters want to see more powers devolved regionally and locally across England, a national opinion poll has found....

    18. April 8, 2014

      Whitehall should set UK’s cities free

      It is hard these days to find a British politician who disagrees with the idea of devolution. A steady stream of...

    19. April 7, 2014

      Labour vows to spread wealth away from London

      Ed Miliband will today promise the “biggest devolution of power to England’s great towns and cities in a hundred...

    20. November 12, 2013

      ‘Champion of big projects’ defends high-speed rail link

      Lord Heseltine will on Tuesday make an impassioned defence of the High-Speed 2 rail project, citing critics in the...

    21. June 26, 2013

      Government devolves smaller than expected sums to regions

      Lord Heseltine said Britain’s regions had a “historic opportunity” to win more powers and revive their economies after...

    22. June 26, 2013

      Spending review: Holdouts get best deal

      If George Osborne ever conducts another spending review, his cabinet colleagues have learnt one thing from Wednesday's...

    23. June 25, 2013

      Osborne to unveil growth fund that falls short of Heseltine hopes

      Ministers have been warned that their effort to unlock the potential of local economies risks failure as George Osborne...

    24. June 20, 2013

      MPs call on Osborne to announce new funding mechanism for regional development

      A cross-party group of MPs is calling on George Osborne to use next week’s spending review to announce a new funding...

    25. June 3, 2013

      Manufacturers’ lobby urges cuts to NHS to save investment in jobs

      Manufacturers are urging the coalition to end ringfencing of health in order to protect growth-related areas such as...

    26. April 18, 2013

      Heseltine urges action on business support

      Lord Heseltine has urged regional development leaders to lobby MPs and ministers as the Whitehall battle over devolving...

    27. April 17, 2013

      Cameron treads fine line with Thatcher

      David Cameron declared “we are all Thatcherites now” but then used the day of the former premier’s funeral to attempt...

    28. March 25, 2013

      Heseltine questions UK drive to succeed

      Lord Heseltine has questioned whether the British people have the “national will” to get the economy back on track,...

    29. March 18, 2013

      Heseltine bites back at Pickles

      Ministers are being a bit disingenuous in saying they have accepted 81 of Lord Heseltine’s 89 recommendations on...

    30. March 18, 2013

      Birmingham poised to ‘scoop the pool’

      The leader of Birmingham council predicts that the city will “scoop the pool” in any competition among regions for...

    31. March 18, 2013

      Chancellor backs Heseltine growth plans

      George Osborne will on Monday back Lord Heseltine’s call to overhaul support for business, heralding the transfer of...

    32. March 4, 2013

      London mayor rebuked Osborne over funds

      Boris Johnson wrote to George Osborne to berate the government over the lack of regional growth funding for London, it...

    33. February 24, 2013

      Liverpool festival is UK global showcase

      Plans will be launched on Monday for a government-backed International Festival for Business in Liverpool, billed as...

    34. February 22, 2013

      Birmingham seeks to revive business

      Birmingham, the city that brought industrial steam power to the world, has had a tough time over the past decade. On...

    35. February 17, 2013

      IPO a leading option for Royal Mail sell-off

      A stock market float of Royal Mail is a leading option as the government finalises its plan to privatise the...

    36. February 15, 2013

      Shortage brings demand for overseas engineers

      Ministers have not done enough to tackle the skills gaps in the UK labour market, leading to growing demand for...

    37. Westminster Blog

      February 14, 2013

      The grand launch of the Tories' pro-European group

      By Beth Rigby Pro-European Conservatives have set up a group to press the case for Britain’s place in Europe in an...

    38. February 14, 2013

      Pro-Europe Tories break cover

      Pro-European Conservatives have set up a group to press the case for Britain’s place in Europe in an attempt to redress...

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