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Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

Politics

Over 70 bus routes set to run in West Yorkshire on Boxing Day

A raft of special Boxing Day bus services will be running throughout Kirklees and wider West Yorkshire again this year.

Transport
The People's Powerhouse project was founded by Jo Miller and Tracy Fishwick

Citizens assembly could put people at the heart of Northern Powerhouse concept, says report

A ‘CITIZENS assembly’ for the North similar to those in Canada and Ireland could help involve people in the democratic process in a devolved Yorkshire, according to a report published today.

Politics
Drunk driver turns up to collect uninsured friend from police stop near Leeds

Drunk driver turns up to collect uninsured friend from police stop near Leeds

A dim-witted driver surprised police when he called a friend to pick him up from a traffic stop - only for his pal to turn up DRUNK.
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Green’s in Wakefield powers its way to increased turnover

Green’s in Wakefield powers its way to increased turnover

This week’s winning team is Green’s, which manufactures systems that help industrial, power generating and marine companies to reduce emissions, improve efficiency and save money.

News

The full list of NatWest branch closures in Yorkshire

Banking giant RBS has announced it is to close 259 high street branches across the UK - including several in Yorkshire.
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Normanton firm Bidfood employs a winning team

Normanton firm Bidfood employs a winning team

This week’s winning team is Bidfood, one of the UK’s leading foodservice providers for the UK’s catering industry.

News
Six months of disruption: M621 in Leeds to be shut overnight for upgrades

Six months of disruption: M621 in Leeds to be shut overnight for upgrades

Motorists in Leeds will face disruption on a major commuter route as work is carried out to upgrade part of the M621 motorway.

News

Yorkshire Water to use drones to target leaks

Utilities provider Yorkshire Water is to take to the skies to try and prevent leaks and blockages before they happen by using drones and even satellites to identify problem areas.

Business
Paul Matthews from First, Alex Hornby from Transdev, Dave Pearson from the WYCA and Jonathan Woodhouse from Arriva.

Multi-million pound bus investment bids to keep Leeds and West Yorkshire on move

West Yorkshire’s three biggest bus operators today revealed the eye-watering cost of their efforts to keep the county on the move.

News

VIDEO: Charity begins at Home as Kate Rusby donates Meadowhall TV song sales to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Charity really does begin at Home for Yorkshire songbird Kate Rusby.

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Budget 2017: Hammond and May put on united front on visit to Leeds College of Building

Chancellor Philip Hammond today threw down the gauntlet to Yorkshire’s cities to show him plans for high value transport schemes after his Budget was criticised in the region for focusing on areas with metro mayors.

Politics
Oh baby, look at this for a first Christmas surprise - families can get up close to meet the reindeer puppets paraded daily at Sheffield's Meadowhall

VIDEO: Santa's Puppet Reindeer Parade at Meadowhall - FIRST LOOK

THERE are no strings attached to a new world exclusive free attraction wowing families this Christmas at Sheffield's Meadowhall - say hello to Santa's Puppet Reindeer Parade.

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VIDEO: Santa's reindeers to parade with War Horse puppet magic at Sheffield's Meadowhall

Santa's reindeers are about to magically come to life for daily parades at Sheffield's Meadowhall - thanks to the puppet wizardry of the experts behind West End smash hit War Horse.

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May King Tsang a trainer at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield

Google confirms it will extend ‘digital bus tour’ in Yorkshire

Search engine giant Google is extending its Digital Garage ‘bus tour’ in Yorkshire to offer people of all ages digital training and advice through free workshops and face-to-face coaching.

Business
The average UK property is now worth 226,367.

UK house price trends: How your town compares with the rest of the country

The general trend of rising house prices is continuing, with the average UK property reaching £226,367 in September, an increase of 5.4% annually.
Business
The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

Politics

VIDEO: Xmas 'rapped' as Craig David wows 15,000 at sold out Meadowhall Christmas Live

Christmas rapping of a different kind saw comeback king Craig David herald the start of the festive shopping season at Sheffield's Meadowhall.
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Executive Director Katie Town at the new Centre for Creativity , the extension to Theatre Royal Wakefield which is currently under construction. Picture Scott Merrylees

Theatre’s expansion is three decades in the making

It has been three decades in the making, but in a short few months, a derelict piece of land next to Wakefield’s historic Frank Matcham theatre will be transformed into a state of the art studio space - proof, the theatre’s director says, that the city’s art scene is both ambitious and here to stay.

Theatre and Comedy
Train strikes in West Yorkshire

The train services still running across Yorkshire as railways hit by 'worst strike in decades'

Rail workers are said to be "solidly supporting" a series of strikes which are causing the biggest disruption to train services in decades
Transport
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