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Disconnected Britain
28 minutes Posted Jun 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm.
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    New infrastructure such as major transport projects promises huge benefits. London and the South East are currently looking forward to Crossrail, the start of HS2 and much more besides. But how does all this look from further north? Chris Bowlby heads for his home territory in the north east of England to discover a region full of new ideas about future connections, but worried that current national plans risk leaving it lagging behind. And what, he asks, might this mean for the whole country's future?
    Producer: Chris Bowlby
    Editor: Hugh Levinson.