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1. the point of the compass or direction midway between north and west, clockwise 315? from north
2. any area lying in or towards this direction
3. of or denoting the northwestern part of a specified country, area, etc.
4. in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northwest


1. the northwestern part of England, esp Lancashire and the Lake District
2. the northwestern part of the US, consisting of the states of Washington, Oregon, and sometimes Idaho
3. (in Canada) the region north and west of the Great Lakes
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More than 30 of the most strategically important suppliers in the North-West have joined the ASCE1 programme.
A survey of 3,000 adults and children across the UK shows that people in the North-West are among the most clued-up people in the country.
According to the logic of his predecessor, Beverley Hughes, we are supposed to be grateful that the bulk of public sector investment goes to Manchester because the North-West as a whole benefits, conveniently ignoring the fact that Merseyside was a separate region in its own right before it was absorbed into the North-West.
Putting it into power would spell disaster for the North-West.
Chris Farrow of the WDA, Ann Jones AM (Vale of Clwyd) and Michael Gallagher, regional planning manager of the North-West Regional Assembly, at the official launch of the Framework for Joint Action at Theatr Clwyd, Mold
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has observed that the mammoth crowd of supporters that received PDP's Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the North-West Presidential zonal rally in Sokoto, Sokoto State, on Monday 'is a clear demonstration that Nigerians, across the board, have reached a consensus to vote Atiku in as the next president of our country.'

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