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London 'draining life' from rest of UK economy

London 'draining life' from rest of UK economy

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Fashion designer Sam Leutton originally from Stockport northern England, poses for a portrait at her booth in Somerset House, the main centre for London Fashion Week, where she is showing her designs in London, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. A tale of two Britain's has emerged after the Great Recession on this economically hobbled island. While politicians trumpet the country’s recovery from the financial crisis and its status as the world’s fastest growing developed economy, the figures point to a growing divide, one that pits London’s growing boom against the malaise in once-affluent cities such as Manchester that are struggling to remain vibrant in the 21st century.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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