NW leads the way in manufacturing says ONS

THE North West is the number one region in the UK for manufacturing, is a leader in renewable energy and businesses based here are among the highest spenders on research and development in the country.

This is according to the Portrait of the North West report from the Office for National Statistics.

Gathering data from the last three years, the study gives a fascinating insight into the economic and social state of the region.

While there are undoubted positives - such as the £63.3bn in revenues gene... For the full story register now for free or login below...