The north-east of England: Britain’s Detroit?

Once a New Labour heartland, Tory cuts have left the north-east teetering on the brink. Can it avoid becoming Britain’s Detroit? As the era of shiny new galleries and economic swagger recedes, Andy Beckett finds out

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/may/10/north-east-avoid-becoming-britains-detroit