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North-South divide in spending cuts effect


Middlesbrough is the area of England least resilient to economic shocks, according to BBC-commissioned research.

The study, carried out by Experian, looks at the ability of each local authority area to withstand and respond to sudden changes in the economy.

Home editor Mark Easton reports on the results of the research.

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