Transport bosses are to hand out £3.5m in free tickets and discounted fares to compensate rail passengers across the North who suffered during last year’s timetable chaos, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.
Plans for a One Yorkshire deal handing powers and funding to a region-wide mayor have suffered a major setback after the Government told local leaders the proposals "do not meet our devolution criteria".
High speed rail plans described as the biggest single transport intervention for the North since the Industrial Revolution are to be submitted to the Government after securing the backing of political and business leaders.
Councils in Yorkshire are failing to use the extensive range of powers they possess to root out criminal landlords who cause misery for tenants and bring their law-abiding peers into disrepute, it is claimed.
The prospects of a One Yorkshire devolution deal have been given a boost after the detailed submission setting out the £30bn-a-year benefits of the arrangement was handed to Treasury officials to analyse its economic arguments.
Plans for a high speed rail network serving the great cities of the North are yet to be submitted to the Government because of fears the leg connecting Manchester and Liverpool could be prioritised over the trans-Pennine section, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.