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The race is on the win votes after election called

Politicians have been launching their general election campaigns ahead of a snap vote on June 8 called by the Prime Minister.

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MP Mary Creagh.

MP Mary Creagh: “Westminster attack showed best and worst of humanity”

The horrific events of March 22 have cast a dark shadow over Parliament.

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Theresa May in Downing Street today

Yorkshire MPs react to May's snap General Election call

HERE'S what Yorkshire MPs are saying about Theresa May's surprise decision to seek an early General Election.

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Theresa May delivered a statement in Downing Street this morning.

Theresa May announces snap General Election on June 8

Theresa May today called on MPs to agree to a snap General Election to be held on June 8.

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Hundreds of jobs to be created on site of former Kellingley Colliery

Hundreds of jobs to be created on site of former Kellingley Colliery

Hundreds of new jobs could be created on the site of the former Kellingley Colliery after consent was granted to create a development which is expected to bring £200m of economic benefit to the region.

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

A relic hunter has launched an extraordinary appeal to reunite the families of over 14,000 Second World War heroes with their dog tags - after he found them buried in a field.
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Michael Carter and Chris Brereton

Wakefield Council hits back in rugby league stadium dispute

THE row between Wakefield District Community Trust and the city council over the lack of progress in building a community stadium has escalated.
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Coun Peter Box.

COLUMN: Coun Peter Box talks of funding for the district’s roads

I HAVE said before that each resident’s life has a different story, with a different set of needs from the council. But, there is one service we provide that we all rely on, in one way or another - the roads.

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The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

Schools across Yorkshire are to receive a £159m cash injection for extra school places and building repairs.

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The old dark blue passport

POLL: Would you like to see the return of dark blue UK passports?

The UK passport could turn dark blue again after Brexit under a £490 million contract to redesign and produce a new version of the document.

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TRIGGERED: Prime Minister Theresa May.

Brexit begins... your views on leaving the EU

Brexit negotiations have begun after the Prime Minister launched the official process for Britain to leave the European Union.

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POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

With Theresa May due to trigger Article 50 and formally commence Brexit negotiations tomorrow, take part in our online poll and let us know how you would vote in an EU referendum nine months on.

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The scene at Westminster in the minutes after the terrorist attack.

Reach out to victims of London attacks, urge family of Jo Cox

The family of murdered MP Jo Cox today urged the nation to “reach out and support” the victims of yesterday’s Westminster terror attack to “let them know they are not alone”.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh shuts down tube station after terror attack

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh shuts down tube station after terror attack

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh says she got staff at Westminster tube station ‘to shut it down’ seconds after gun shots were fired during the London terror attack.

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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I, Daniel Blake is directed by Ken Loach

Free screening of Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake in Wakefield

A free screening of a BAFTA-winning movie about life on benefits will be held in Wakefield on Tuesday.

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Applications open for apprenticeships at Wakefield Council

Applications open for apprenticeships at Wakefield Council

Wakefield Council is opening applications this week for its nationally recognised apprenticeship programme.

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Wakefield Council takes Calderdale chief executive Merran McRae

Wakefield Council takes Calderdale chief executive Merran McRae

Merran McRae is set to join Wakefield Council as chief executive.

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Follow news of today's Budget Live on our blog.

Budget 2017: As it happened... Reaction, analysis and the numbers you need to know

Welcome to The Yorkshire Post's LIVE blog of today's Prime Minister's Questions and the Chancellor's 2017 Budget. Press F5 to refresh the feed.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is studying tax-raising moves.

£3bn tax hike will pay for Budget giveaways

Taxes will need to increase by up to £3bn if Philip Hammond’s Wednesday Budget is to meet spending commitments, according to economic experts.

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