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West Yorkshire transport bosses call for ‘urgent overhaul’ of rail infrastructure planning system

The way much-needed improvements to the rail network are planned and delivered needs an urgent overhaul, according to Yorkshire transport bosses.

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MP Jeremy Hunt.

Council’s call to ‘Give our NHS more funding’

Wakefield Council is calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to sack the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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Pugneys Park

Watersports under threat at Pugneys Park as Wakefield Council looks to save cash

Watersports in Wakefield could be under threat as the council considers a move to hand over control of boating in Pugneys Park to a ‘third party’.

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A major anti-Brexit march will be held in Leeds in March.

Leeds to host ‘biggest anti-Brexit march in North’

An event described as the “largest anti-Brexit march ever seen in the North” will be held in Leeds next month.

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Thousands of homes to be built at six Yorkshire sites with help of £5bn infrastructure fund

Around 4,000 new homes could be built at six development sites around Yorkshire after the Government revealed the projects in the region to benefit from a £5bn infrastructure fund.

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Communities Secretary Sajid Javid arriving in Downing Street. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Yorkshire devolution: Minister finally agrees to meet council leaders over region-wide deal

Yorkshire council leaders will present their plan for a region-wide devolution deal to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid at a long-awaited meeting this month.

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Andrea Jenkyns: Government confirms funding to transform transport in the north

Andrea Jenkyns: Government confirms funding to transform transport in the north

Business, innovation, infrastructure and community prosperity are things I am deeply passionate about and I was delighted to see that Transport for the North (TfN) has released its draft Strategic Transport Plan for our area and opened a public consultation.

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IPPR North have published analysis showing the continuing disparity between spending on transport infrastructure in the English regions.

‘Stop arguing over the figures and give the North a fair deal on transport’

Ministers must finally commit to “big, transformative” transport projects in the North instead of disputing claims about the decades of under-funding for infrastructure in the region, a leading think-tank said today.

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Now 18 of Yorkshire's 20 councils have agreed to back the 'One Yorkshire' devolution deal.

Yorkshire devolution: United front as Wakefield council leader Peter Box now backs region-wide deal

Yorkshire was presenting a united front on devolution today after an 18th council leader came out in support of a region-wide deal.

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Ossett dog kennel plan gets the go-ahead

Ossett dog kennel plan gets the go-ahead

Plans to expand a dog walking area at a kennels in Ossett have been given the green light by Wakefield Council.

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Yvette Cooper MP

MPs’ worries on immigrant stats

Anxiety about illegal immigration has been allowed to “grow unchecked” because of a shortage of official information on the scale of the problem, a Commons committee chaired by MP Yvette Cooper has warned.

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Tracey Crouch, who has been appointed minister for loneliness. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Minister for Loneliness is testament to Jo Cox, says the MP who now sits in her constituency

THE APPOINTMENT of a Minister for Loneliness is testament to the “tenacity and determination” of the late Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, the politician who now represents her constituency said.

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Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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Unions are wanting answers after the collapse of Carillion.

We hadn’t signed ring road deal with Carillion, say Leeds council bosses

A Yorkshire council today insisted it had not signed off a contract for a vital £115m ring road with Carillion after the stricken construction firm went into liquidation.

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A new report lays out the jobs that could be created in the Leeds City Region by HS2.

Fast track to jobs: Strategy to help Yorkshire take full advantage of HS2

An extra 41,000 jobs could be created in West Yorkshire and its surrounding districts in the next three decades if civic and business leaders take full advantage of HS2, according to a new report.

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Mary Creagh: There’s an NHS winter crisis every year under the Tories

Mary Creagh: There’s an NHS winter crisis every year under the Tories

It’s a sad fact that under the Tories there’s an NHS winter crisis every year.

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Could there finally be an end in sight to the great Yorkshire devolution debate?

Yorkshire devolution: Appointed mayor could end deadlock and save £2m on election

An unelected mayor for South Yorkshire could be appointed for two years in a bid to end the long-running devolution stalemate in the county, it was claimed last night.

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Wakefield Labour MP Mary Creagh

Microbead ban to ‘turn the tide’ on plastic polluting our oceans

A YORKSHIRE MP has hailed today as a “landmark for turning back the plastic tide” as a long-awaited ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads comes into force.

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