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Women take to Yorkshire streets and march in worldwide protest against President Trump

Hundreds of women protesting against Donald Trump have marched in Yorkshire and across the country today (Saturday) on the first day of his US presidency.

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Michael Gove

Creagh blasts Gove for Trump trip

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh blasted Tory Michael Gove on live TV over an interview he carried out with US president-elect Donald Trump.

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Mary Creagh blasts Gove over ‘thumbs up’ Trump Tower interview

Mary Creagh blasts Gove over ‘thumbs up’ Trump Tower interview

Mary Creagh MP blasted Tory Michael Gove on live TV over an interview he carried out with US president-elect Donald Trump.

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Could Yorkshire elect its own mayor in 2018? Voters in London last year chose Sadiq Khan to be the city's third elected mayor.

Could Yorkshire voters be choosing a mayor in 2018?

Voters could be asked to choose a Yorkshire mayor in elections next year under a devolution plan.

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File picture of Pinderfields Hospital. Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, which runs the site, has come under fire for its use of consultancy firms.

Yorkshire NHS trust which paid £15m to ‘big four’ consultants hands out another seven-figure contract

A Yorkshire hospital trust which came under fire for handing £15m to a ‘big four’ accountancy firm for cost-cutting advice over four years has paid a further seven-figure sum to a rival company in its latest attempt to save money.

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Construction of Wakefield Eastern Relief Road with new road and rail bridge.

COLUMN: Coun Peter Box - “What does the council want to achieve in 2017?”

Happy New Year to you all and I hope you had a good Christmas too.

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Environment at risk of ‘zombie’ laws, MPs warn

Environment at risk of ‘zombie’ laws, MPs warn

A watchdog group of MPs wants new UK laws to be introduced as Britain leaves the European Union so that the nation’s strong environmental standards are not eroded.

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The right-wing English Defence League mounts a protest in West Yorkshire. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

How a white Yorkshire schoolboy with anti-Muslim views was lured away from far-right extremism

THE PAINSTAKING efforts over several months to deter a 14-year-old West Yorkshire boy from far-right extremism after he started expressing vocal anti-Muslim views at school have been set out by the region’s counter-terrorism officials.

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Neo-Nazi Thomas Mair murdered Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox in June.

Threat from far-right a growing concern, says Yorkshire counter-terror chief

A senior Yorkshire counter-terrorism official has revealed the “growing concern” at the danger posed by far-right groups in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox by a neo-Nazi fanatic.

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Date: 10th November 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
Leeds Christmas Lights Switch On.

Leeds’ Christmas lights cash is protected from cuts

LEEDS has not lost its sparkle this Christmas despite economic cuts as the council has protected spending on festive decorations.

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FEE? Schools and academies would have to pay if they want the service.

Anger at school crossing patrol payment plan

Angry readers have hit out at a plan to make schools pay for their own crossing patrols, fearing children’s lives could be put at risk.

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MP Jo Cox, who was murdered on June 16 this year.

More in common as Mick Jagger and bookies waive profits and Jo Cox single heads to No1

Sir Mick Jagger and bookmakers William Hill have declared the Jo Cox charity single, which is said to be on course to be the Christmas number one record, a no-profit zone.

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MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers

MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers

MPs are set for a 1.4% pay rise - well above the 1% cap imposed on public sector workers.

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POLITICALLY SPEAKING: Outwood MP Andrea Jenkyns looks back at the year behind us

POLITICALLY SPEAKING: Outwood MP Andrea Jenkyns looks back at the year behind us

First of all, I would like to start by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh said Brexit changes put the countryside, farming and wildlife at risk.

Wakefield MP demands flood spending answers

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh is demanding urgent clarity over exactly how much the Government is planning to spend on improving the country’s resilience to flooding.

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Flytippers will be hit with £400 fine

Flytippers will be hit with £400 fine

Wakefield Council is clamping down on flytipping in the district by introducing fines of £400.

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Possible changes on the way for council tax support

Possible changes on the way for council tax support

Wakefield Council will be meeting to review and possibly change the city’s Local Council Tax Support scheme

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The Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin told her story to the House of Commons.

MP tells how man attacked and attempted to rape her

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin recounted how a man attempted to rape her when she was at university and that she slept with a knife afterwards.

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A new railway station serving Leeds Bradford Airport is among the proposals outlined today by Leeds city council. Pic: Tony Johnson

New stations at airport and White Rose in Leeds’ £270m transport shake-up

Landmark plans to build a new station serving Leeds Bradford Airport have been revealed as part of a £270m transport investment by city leaders.

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Alan Johnson is one member of the panel

BBC Question Time comes to Wakefield

One of the nation’s biggest topical debate programmes is coming to Wakefield today.

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