Regional News Sites to Live Stream the Northern Agenda Conference

The regional news titles should broadcast live a conference organized in the offices of two sister daily newspapers.

Reach plc newsletter title the Northern Agenda is hosting its first-ever conference this Friday to review the government’s upgrade agenda for the UK’s regions.

The conference, which will take place at the Newcastle offices of Reach daily newspapers The Chronicle and The Journal, features keynote speakers including Leveling Up Minister Neil O’Brien, Shadow Leveling Up Secretary Lisa Nandy and Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.

The five-hour event will be streamed live on the websites of “a number of major Northern news titles”, including The Chronicle’s Chronicle Live site, although other sites involved have not not yet been confirmed.

The Chronicle, Journal and Northern Agenda are among a number of northern dailies to highlight the issue of investment in their region in recent years.

Last Monday, The Journal splattered Deputy Labor leader Angela Rayner’s criticism of the government on the issue, pictured above.

Northern Agenda editor Rob Parsons told HTFP: “I am delighted with the positive response The Northern Agenda has received since its launch last year. As well as the daily Northern Politics newsletter, we also run a weekly podcast and have run two very impactful campaigns with titles such as the Manchester Evening News on issues that affect our region.

“Northern Agenda Live is part of our strategy to bring the brand to a wider audience and make it a major part of the conversation about the future of the North.

“We’ve assembled a great team of heavyweight politicians and expert panelists to try and answer the question: what will the North look like in 2030 (the date set by Michael Gove for the Leveling Up program to be judged).

“It should be a fascinating and insightful event on the future of Northern politics ahead of the next general election, when the so-called ‘Red Wall’ of the North will once again hold the key to entering Downing Street.”

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