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Bond and the bagel effect

As construction begins on HS2, can we still make an economic case for it?
The "bagel" or "polo mint" effect - suburbs vs cities.
And will Bond and Tenet get bums on cinema seats?

As construction finally starts on HS2 after years of arguments and cost rises, Danni Hewson looks into whether the economic argument still stands. If so many of us are now working remotely, do we still need HS2?

It's being called the "polo mint" or "bagel" effect. City centres hollowed out, while our smaller towns and suburbs flourish. So what is the reality? Danni's been to meet small business owners in a Huddersfield suburb, and the man in charge of a huge office space company tells her what the future holds for his firm.

And this year's Blackpool Illuminations are turned on tonight, remotely and without the usual crowds. But how important are they to the economy of post-lockdown Blackpool?

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Fri 4 Sep 2020 05:00


  • Fri 4 Sep 2020 05:00