Northwest and Northeast: Pennine Way
Leeds and Manchester may only be 43 miles apart, but the historical rivalry between the two has seeped into the cities' law firms. For national firms with offices in both places, getting Leeds and Manchester working together has been a challenge, with mixed results. Sophie Evans reports
The construction of the UK’s highest motorway, the M62, is recognised as a major engineering achievement, notably the section between Leeds and Manchester. Linking the two cities meant hacking through Saddleworth Moor and damming a reservoir to forge a route across the Pennine tops – a physical barrier that has well served those seeking to perpetuate the psychological Lancashire-Yorkshire divide.
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