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Media monitor: Issue 520 31 May 2009

North East’s road and rail funds slashed

The government was last night accused of slashing funds for North East roads and rail links as figures show the South gets nearly four times more transport cash.

As the Department for Transport defended its spending record, the region’s business leaders slammed as “shocking” the latest funding blow to the North East.

Treasury figures show that only £206 is spent per person on transport in this region compared with £783 in London...


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