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.

Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg believes farmers could be hit by huge tariffs for exports in the event of a 'hard Brexit'.

Hard Brexit ‘would spell disaster for many farms’

New trade tariffs for British produce post-Brexit could spell disaster for many farms, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said.

Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams

North Yorkshire MP calls for crack-down on online ticket touts

A North Yorkshire MP has urged the Prime Minister to support a crack down on online ticket touts.


POLITICALLY SPEAKING: Pontefract, Castleford and Normanton MP Yvette Cooper on recent errors in the tax credits payment system

It’s hard to believe that in 21st century Britain, parents are having to skip meals so they can afford to feed their children.

The Great Yorkshire Way has been held up as an example of how investing in infrastructure can impact on the economy

Investment plan shows way to thousands of new Yorkshire jobs

THE POTENTIAL for Yorkshire to create thousands of jobs and businesses will be underlined by a new plan unveiled today as pressure grows on the Chancellor to herald an era of major investment in the North.

View of the Baltimore skyline in Maryland, USA.

Yorkshire businesses ‘can benefit massively’ from American infrastructure projects, leading US lawyers

Businesses in Yorkshire and the North of England are well placed to capitalise on plans from both US presidential candidates to massive infrastructure spending if elected, a leading US lawyer has said.

There could be extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow if a third runway is built at London's main airport.

Tom Richmond: Trains or planes, we need links that mean business

THE promise of extra flights between Leeds Bradford Airport and Heathrow needs to be placed in a wider political context.

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Ed Balls dances with partner Katya Jones on Saturday. Pic: BBC

Barn-storming ex-MP Ed Balls wins over Strictly doubters

It was a barn-storming performance that even earned him the support of his former political arch-rival.

Yvette Cooper MP.

Cooper tells Corbyn: Confront these online Labour trolls

Yvette Cooper has called on Jeremy Corbyn to use his social media accounts to personally confront people hurling abuse at his critics.

Fracking plans attracted protests in North Yorkshire

Yorkshire campaigners celebrate as Labour joins anti-fracking camp

YORKSHIRE ANTI-FRACKING campaigners were celebrating last night after a second major political party pledged to ban the controversial mining method.

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Wakefield Council children’s services needs improvement, says report

Wakefield Council children’s services needs improvement, says report

Children’s services at Wakefield Council need to be better, a watchdog has said.

Brexit voters don’t regret their decision

Brexit voters don’t regret their decision

In the hours and days after the EU Referendum vote, much was made of the supposedly huge “Bregret” vote – people who had voted to Leave and then either saw the error of their ways or were shocked that it actually won.

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Coun Ryan Case.

City raises flag in support of bi-sexual residents

Wakefield Council is flying a flag in support of Bi-Visibility Day – which promotes tolerance and understanding towards people who are bi-sexual.

Tracy Brabin.

Former Coronation street actress shortlisted to replace Jo Cox

Former Coronation Street actress Tracy Brabin has been confirmed as one of two possible candidates Labour will field in the Batley and Spen by-election.

Yvette Cooper MP.

MP urges Prime Minister to meet refugee pledge

Pontefract, Castleford and Normanton MP Yvette Cooper has urged Theresa May to meet the Government’s pledge to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees two years early in 2018 and then offer more help to those fleeing the war.

Welcome to Barnsley: Bid to merge Hemsworth MP’s seat with nearby South Yorkshire

Welcome to Barnsley: Bid to merge Hemsworth MP’s seat with nearby South Yorkshire

Hemsworth’s parliamentary constituency could be abolished under plans to tear up the country’s political map.

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Yvette Cooper MP.

Boundary Commission plan will rip up political map

Sweeping changes to the district’s political map could be made under government plans to cut the number of MPs in parliament.

Nick Clegg to talk about his new book Between the Extremes

WIN: Nick Clegg tickets for Sheffield's Off The Shelf this Friday

Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, is a guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival on Friday and we have TEN tickets to be won.

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The Haltemprice and Howden constituency represented by Brexit Secretary David Davies is among those to disappear

Four fewer MPs for Yorkshire: The new constituencies in full

YORKSHIRE IS set to lose four MPs as part of a major shake-up of the way the region is represented at Westminster.

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