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‘Sensitivity and understanding needed to encourage families who may report extremism fears’

Greater levels of sensitivity and understanding must be shown towards people who are considering telling the authorities of their fears that a friend or family member has been radicalised, according to a landmark study by Yorkshire academics.

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19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mark Burns-Williamson: We all have part to play in tackling modern slavery

WITHIN the last few days, modern slavery and the trauma suffered by victims has quite rightly made headlines.

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Education Secretary Justine Greening

Ministers 'incompetent' over Wakefield academies collapse - MPs

YORKSHIRE MPs have accused the Government of "incompetence" over the collapse of an academy chain leaving questions over the future management of 21 schools.
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Peter Box

Councillors told major road scheme could go more than £5m over budget

WAKEFIELD COUNCIL leader Peter Box has defended a major road scheme after it emerged the project could go over budget by more than £5m.

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Six thousand civil service jobs to be relocated to Leeds

Six thousand civil service jobs to be relocated to Leeds

A total of 6,000 civil servants are to be relocated to a new Government Hub in Leeds in what is the biggest ever commercial property letting deal in the city’s history.

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Councils back ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution plan

Councils back ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution plan

Council leaders are calling for urgent talks with the government on an elected mayor and Yorkshire devolution.

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Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today.

A-levels 2017: One in four expected to achieve top A-level grades

Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

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Dewsbury Town Hall.

Thousands of fines handed out since littering enforcement outsourced to private company

Thousands of fines have been handed out for littering in Kirklees over the last few months as the council outsources litter enforcement responsibilities to a private firm.

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Pinderfields Hospital, which was officially opened in 2011

PFI debts ‘an albatross around the necks of Yorkshire hospital bosses’

The ex-chairman of an influential Parliamentary health watchdog has condemned the cost of a controversial PFI contract signed by Yorkshire hospital bosses as “nothing short of scandalous” after it emerged the region’s trusts are paying out £112m a year on similar funding deals.

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Princess Anne visits Pinderfields hospital, Wakefield.
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Picture: Andrew Bellis.

‘I wanted a new hospital for Wakefield, but its cost is a scandal’

Looking back to the 1950s and 60s, David Hinchliffe can recall visiting the old Pinderfields hospital in Wakefield, where his father was being treated in huts built for World War Two casualties.

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Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett

County mayor plan confirmed on Yorkshire Day

PLANS to push ahead with a single Yorkshire devolution deal will include the region agreeing to have an elected mayor, it was confirmed today.

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Leeds officials celebrate the opening of the new PFI Lawnswood School building in 2003.

£13bn bill for Yorkshire councils’ ‘buy now, pay later’ PFI schemes

Taxpayers have been left with a £13bn bill for contracts signed by Yorkshire councils to construct and maintain new schools, homes and waste facilities paid for under the controversial Public Finance Initiative, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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Olivia Rowley

Council says it is time to give our 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote

Wakefield Council will call on the government to give youngsters aged 16 and 17 the right to vote in UK elections.

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Wakefield Council leader Peter Box

Box stands down with call for better connections to the public

PETER BOX has brought down the curtain on his three-year tenure at the head of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority with a call for the organisation to do more to connect with the public.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh

Wakefield MP to challenge ministers over future of ‘outstanding’ arts school

A West Yorkshire MP will tomorrow urge ministers to save an “outstanding” performing arts school from the threat of closure amid warnings it could “damage the life chances” of dozens of young people.

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HS2 will travel through the Dearne Valley.

Wakefield Council leader Peter Box slams government over HS2

HS2 will not benefit the Wakefield district after little was done to address the concerns of people living near the high-speed rail line.

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Wakefield Council leader Peter Box to chair Key Cities Group

Wakefield Council leader Peter Box to chair Key Cities Group

The leader of Wakefield Council has been appointed as the new chairman of a lobbying group of 21 local authorities.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
Health
The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than 7,000 to 155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.

Yorkshire house prices on the rise - but not as fast as the national average

The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than £7,000 to £155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.
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General election count in Wakefield 2017.

All Wakefield MPs hang on to their seats

All of Wakefield district's MPs have successfully defended their seats.

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