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High-speed spinning jenny needed to boost north, claims Osborne

A high-speed spinning jenny shared between Manchester and Leeds could help create a ‘global northern powerhouse’, George Osborne has said. The chancellor said that modern technology meant that a cotton mill hand could work over 120 spindles at once on his proposed high-speed spinning jenny. ‘That’s a lot of yarn,’ he said.

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Posted: Jun 25th, 2014
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Alan Bleasdale pens ‘gritty southern drama’ about public sector strikes

Osborne. Detention!Bleasdale’s film features striking teachers in grim Southern town Richmond-Upon-Thames who join a brass band as the hardships start to bite.

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Posted: Dec 2nd, 2011
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