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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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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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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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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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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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14 December 2017 .......    Political interview with John Cridland, independent chair of TfN, Picture Tony Johnson

John Cridland interview: I refuse to accept that North has to be poor relation

Later this month, the North’s new strategic transport body will unveil its 30-year plan to revitalise the region’s economy. Rob Parsons met the organisation’s independent chairman to find out more about its vision.

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A Northern Rail train.

Could Boxing Day rail services return to Yorkshire in 2018?

It’s a time of year when rail services are traditionally very thin on the ground, with most operators offering no services at all over the Christmas season.

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Ossett post office showing queue.

Mary Creagh: Brexit deal has more fudge than a Christmas stocking

Last week the UK government finally reached an agreement with the EU to move onto the next phase of Brexit negotiations.

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Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry about Yorkshire devolution.

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.

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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.

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Labour Party holds Wakefield West seat after council by-election

Labour Party holds Wakefield West seat after council by-election

Labour have held the Wakefield West council seat after a by-election was held.

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MP Jon Trickett.

MP’s bid to halt boundary change

MP Jon Trickett has launched a petition to try and halt plans that would carve up his constituency and move it into Barnsley.

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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.

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