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Reach out to victims of London attacks, urge family of Jo Cox

The family of murdered MP Jo Cox today urged the nation to “reach out and support” the victims of yesterday’s Westminster terror attack to “let them know they are not alone”.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh shuts down tube station after terror attack

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh shuts down tube station after terror attack

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh says she got staff at Westminster tube station ‘to shut it down’ seconds after gun shots were fired during the London terror attack.

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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I, Daniel Blake is directed by Ken Loach

Free screening of Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake in Wakefield

A free screening of a BAFTA-winning movie about life on benefits will be held in Wakefield on Tuesday.

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Applications open for apprenticeships at Wakefield Council

Applications open for apprenticeships at Wakefield Council

Wakefield Council is opening applications this week for its nationally recognised apprenticeship programme.

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Wakefield Council takes Calderdale chief executive Merran McRae

Wakefield Council takes Calderdale chief executive Merran McRae

Merran McRae is set to join Wakefield Council as chief executive.

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Follow news of today's Budget Live on our blog.

Budget 2017: As it happened... Reaction, analysis and the numbers you need to know

Welcome to The Yorkshire Post's LIVE blog of today's Prime Minister's Questions and the Chancellor's 2017 Budget. Press F5 to refresh the feed.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is studying tax-raising moves.

£3bn tax hike will pay for Budget giveaways

Taxes will need to increase by up to £3bn if Philip Hammond’s Wednesday Budget is to meet spending commitments, according to economic experts.

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Spirit of mining celebrated at With Banners Held High festival

Spirit of mining celebrated at With Banners Held High festival

A festival celebrating the spirit of mining communities drew hundreds of people to Wakefield’s Unity Works.

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Kim Leadbeater, sister of Jo Cox, speaks about her efforts to keep her sister's values alive and raise money for charity. 
2nd March 2016.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

My life with Jo Cox: Sister’s memories of murdered MP

Kim Leadbeater has a clear memory of one of the last times she saw her sister Jo Cox, and it’s one that paints a picture of the kind of life the Batley and Spen MP had before her death.

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Kim Leadbeater, sister of Jo Cox, speaks about her efforts to keep her sister's values alive and raise money for charity. 
2nd March 2016.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Jo Cox’s sister: My ‘moral obligation’ to carry on her work

Separated by two years, Kim Leadbeater and her older sister Jo took different paths after growing up together in Heckmondwike, but always had a shared goal of making a difference in others’ lives.

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Coun Peter Box.

Families will feel the worst of budget cuts

Families will bear the brunt of Wakefield Council cuts after plans to increase council tax by five per cent were approved this week.

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Incomes frozen and child poverty to rise warns IFS

Incomes frozen and child poverty to rise warns IFS

Families face a continued squeeze on living standards with average incomes frozen for the next two years, according to a respected thinktank.

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Coun Peter Box.

Is funding HS2 more important than care for the elderly asks Wakefield Council leader

Wakefield’s council leader has criticised ministers for spending millions on the HS2 rail line when local authorities are struggling to meet the rising cost of caring for the elderly.

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Yvette Cooper is among MPs affected

Boundary Commission publishes comments on political shake-up

The results of a public consultation on controversial changes to political boundaries have been published.

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Plan to plug £1bn funding gap for West Yorkshire NHS ‘unworkable’

Plan to plug £1bn funding gap for West Yorkshire NHS ‘unworkable’

A five-year plan to plug a £1bn gap in health funding has been branded “unworkable” after it emerged that vast sums of money will be needed.

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Coun Peter Box.

Coun Peter Box: “Hard choices for seventh year of budget cuts”

“Many of you will now be aware of our very difficult budget proposals for 2017/18”, writes Coun Peter Box this week’s Follow the Leader column.

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Mary Creagh

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh votes against Brexit bill but article 50 could be triggered within weeks after parliament passes it through

Formal talks to leave the EU could start within a matter of weeks after MPs voted through the government’s Brexit Bill.

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Road safety ‘still important for West Yorkshire Police despite lack of specialist officers’

West Yorkshire Police has defended the way it tackles criminality on the county’s road network after figures showed a dramatic fall in the number of specialist roads officers it employs.

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Pit Images: Paintings and Drawings from the Coalfields, on display at Unity+Works in Wakefield. Yorkshire NUM'sChris Skidmore views the drawings by Maltby artist  Peter Price. 3rd February 2017. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

On show: The snapshots of Yorkshire mining village life that lay in a basement for two decades

A series of drawings showing life in a South Yorkshire mining village during the 1984-5 strike are going on public display after being found in the basement of a union office.

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