South of the border, Britain’s media is missing the devolution story

By: SA Mathieson
Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 09:14 GMT

With the possible exception of the BBC, much of the UK’s national media does a poor job of reporting on devolution and politics in England’s regions, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Stop when you recognise this part of Britain: a long narrow area with two, world famous, central cities but mostly rural to the south and north. Once reliant on heavy industry, it was damaged by its decline but parts have recovered by moving to services.

Many of its people suffer from poor health, and it relies heavily on public services. It is embroiled…

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