The North South Divide

Not long ago, the differences that existed between England's north and south were only too clear, in accent, landscape, work, food and drink, and even the weather.

Nowadays the contrasts are less clear-cut.

Southern-based northerner Jim White explores the ways in which increasing mobility, and changes in economics, climate and fashion seem to be making the country much more homogeneous.

But old rivalries and assumptions remain.

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Not long ago, the differences that existed between England's north and south were only too clear, in accent, landscape, work, food and drink, and even the weather.

Nowadays the contrasts are less clear-cut.

Southern-based northerner Jim White explores the ways in which increasing mobility, and changes in economics, climate and fashion seem to be making the country much more homogeneous.

But old rivalries and assumptions remain.