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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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Picture by Allan McKenzie/YPN - 08/06/17 - Press - General Election Results - Wakefield, England - Ballot counting gets under way at Wakefield.

Wakefield seat expected to be close contest

It could be a very close result in the race to win the Wakefield seat.

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General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

Yorkshire has voted for its next government - and it has proven to be a most dramatic last 24 hours.

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Sue Flynn's dogs Amy and Dylan outside a polling station in Roundhay, north Leeds

Dogs at polling stations: Our round-up of the best

Every election day, the voters of Britain and their dogs are out in force.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, on his campaign trail in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. (James Hardisty)

Labour support could be on the rise in Yorkshire ahead of election day, according to exclusive survey

Labour's backing in Yorkshire and the Humber may be on the rise to give them a bigger lead over the Conservatives, according to an exclusive nationwide survey of voting intentions.
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110,000 events on anniversary of MP Jo Cox’s murder

THE husband of murdered MP Jo Cox has revealed there are more than 110,00 events aimed at uniting communities planned as the anniversary of her death approaches.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Halifax employee’s ‘year of hell’ after she was sacked for being pregnant

Halifax employee’s ‘year of hell’ after she was sacked for being pregnant

A job agency gave an employee “a year of hell” after she was sacked for being PREGNANT, an employment tribunal heard.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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General election 2017 - battle lines for target seats

General election 2017 - battle lines for target seats

There is less than a week to go before voters decide who will lead the country for the next five years.

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Morley and Outwood candidates have their say

Morley and Outwood candidates have their say

The general election candidates for Morley and Outwood.

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Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford candidates have their say

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford candidates have their say

The general election candidates for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford.

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Wakefield candidates have their say

Wakefield candidates have their say

The general election candidates for Wakefield.

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Hemsworth candidates have their say

The Hemsworth general election candidates

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Election count at Thornes Park Wakefield

Follow the leader: ‘Use your vote wisely and make your voice heard’

Next week the country goes to the polls in the 2017 General Election, writes Wakefield Council leader Peter Box.cal election

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Theresa May, campaigning in Moorthorpe on Thursday.

Theresa May denies asking Yorkshire voters to take a big leap of faith, as she visits Moorthorpe factory

Theresa May has denied that she is asking Yorkshire voters to take a leap of faith in voting for her in next week’s snap poll, as she faced mounting criticism about the lack of detailed policies and funding commitments in the Conservative campaign.

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Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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