North West

  • The NW economy ranked third, the region tops house price growth, and competition concerns on the West Coast mainline November, 2019

    Ministers have called a halt to fracking following a report from the Oil and Gas Authority. The authority raised concerns about the ability to predict fracking-linked earthquakes.Cuadrilla had already suspended work at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire after a series of tremors.The effective moratorium will be maintained until new evidence is provided which addresses the concerns around the prediction and management of induced seismicity.An assessment by the British Geological Survey in 2013 suggested there were enough resources in the Bowland resource across northern England to potentially provide up to 50 years of current gas demand.On transport, West Coast...