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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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HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

A prominent Yorkshire businessman has claimed that new technologies will render the need for high-speed rail projects obsolete by the time they are completed.

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Cabinet on Tour meeting cancelled

Cabinet on Tour meeting cancelled

Wakefield Council’s Cabinet on Tour meeting, scheduled to be at South Elmsall next Tuesday (November 29), has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Jo Cox, who became an MP in May 2015.

Jo Cox verdict: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says MP murder was “attack on democracy”

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn described Jo Cox as an “ambassador of kindness and compassion” following news that Thomas Mair has been found guilty of her murder.

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HS2 is due to call at a new-look Leeds Station

HS2 plans pave way for high speed trans-Pennine services

HIGH SPEED rail services connecting the North’s major cities have moved a step closer after the Government published its latest plans for HS2.

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Paul Nuttall MEP

MEPs to speak at UKIP conference in Pontefract

Members of the UK Independence Party will hold their regional conference in Pontefract tomorrow.

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POLITICALLY SPEAKING: Outwood MP Andrea Jenkyns on Remembrance Day and the EU

POLITICALLY SPEAKING: Outwood MP Andrea Jenkyns on Remembrance Day and the EU

First of all, let me take the opportunity as Remembrance Day approaches to pay tribute to everyone who has lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America.

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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After many months of bitter campaigning, the US election results are imminent.

Clinton or Trump? An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Wakefield selected for electoral canvass pilot

Wakefield selected for electoral canvass pilot

Wakefield has successfully been chosen to take part in a pilot scheme that could help radically reduce the cost of the annual canvass.

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Cleaning staff at Kinsley Primary School on first day of indefinite strike action over pay cuts and changes to their contracts.

Workers were given pay cut after council mistake

Striking cleaners at Kinsley Academy had a pay cut after a mistake by the council when it transferred their jobs to a private company, it has emerged.

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POLITICALLY SPEAKING: Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett is outraged there will be no enquiry into the Battle of Orgreave

I was outraged by the Government’s announcement on Monday that they had ruled out an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave.

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May can’t trigger Brexit unless MPs approve, judges rule

CAMPAIGNERS have won their High Court battle over Theresa May’s decision to use the royal prerogative in her Brexit strategy.

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The Battle of Orgreave.

Government rules out inquiry into policing at Battle of Orgreave

The government has refused to hold an inquiry into the infamous Battle of Orgreave during the miners’ strike of 1984-5.

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A Christmas evening with Michael Portillo

A Christmas evening with Michael Portillo

michael portillo will speak at a Christmas charity event to help pay for specialist dementia nurses.

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New Labour Candidate for Spen Tracy Brabin, pictured at Cleckheaton..24th September 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh on student debt and Syria

Congratulations to Tracy Brabin, Batley and Spen’s newly elected Labour MP.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister ‘totally committed’ to Yorkshire devolution

The Prime Minister has given one of the clearest indications yet that wide-ranging powers could be handed to regions like Yorkshire, as she heralded the successes of the nation’s initial devolution deals.

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MP Mary Creagh.

MPs demand Brexit cash for NHS

Wakefield’s MP has joined dozens of cross-party colleagues in demanding an extra £350 million a week in post-Brexit funding for the NHS.

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