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Leeds primary school land row will go to a public inquiry

A long running land row over a Leeds primary school’s playing fields - which has split the local community - is to be the subject of a public inquiry.

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Police

Arrests made after drugs raids

Three houses were raided by police today after the properties were linked with drug dealing in Grimsby.

Crime
Tom Rawson said he is disappointed that producers have not enjoyed greater dividends.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Dairy processors accused of holding back recovery

Four successive months of rising farm gate milk prices are proving too little to ease the cashflow crisis plaguing the sector, according to a prominent Yorkshire dairy farmer.

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The NFU has held face-to-face talks with Minister Andrea Leadsom.  Picture: James Hardisty

Farming leader holds ‘robust’ talks with Minister

Agriculture’s key priorities for post-Brexit Britain have been set out in face to face talks held between the country’s farming union leader and the Environment Secretary.

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‘When, not if’: Tour de France will return to Yorkshire, promises director

TOUR DE France director Christian Prudhomme says it is a case of ‘when, not if’ the greatest cycling spectacle in the world returns to Yorkshire.

Walks and Cycling
A safeguarding newsletter issued to parents of pupils at Driffield School mentioned anti-fracking in the same breath as far right extremism.

Driffield headmaster sorry for linking anti-fracking to Islamic State in school newsletter

Campaigners are demanding answers from an East Yorkshire school for its “appalling” reference to ‘anti-fracking’ in the same breath as Islamic State in a safeguarding newsletter to parents.

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SHOCKING VIDEO: CCTV shows axe man smashing bottles in Sheffield shop minutes after brutal attack on cop

This dramatic CCTV footage shows the moments after Nathan Sumner attacked PC Lisa Bates with an axe on a Sheffield estate.

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Should Parliament be relocated to the North?

Tom Richmond: Let London keep Parliament – and give North fairer funding in return

THE unelected London-bashing Lib Dem peers were in full voice in the House of Lords this week as they wasted valuable time calling for Parliament to be relocated to the North.

Opinion
A Christmas tree made by a woman in York, paying tribute to all the celebrities who died in 2016.

Twitter loves these Christmas tree angels representing stars we lost in 2016

A woman in York has caused a minor sensation on social media by using the angel decorations on her Christmas tree to pay tribute to celebrities who have died in 2016.

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Train fares will go up by an average of 2.3% next year, the rail industry has announced.

Rail price rises ‘a kick in the teeth’ for Yorkshire passengers

Rail fare price rises are to ignite a “winter of discontent”, campaigners have warned, as it emerges costs are to increase by an average of 2.3 per cent next month.

Transport
Investigation into sexual assault on bus

Investigation into sexual assault on bus

A teenage girl was sexually assaulted on a public bus which was travelling in Halifax.

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Hospital pays £50,000 over failure to spot grandmother’s tumour

A Hospital Trust has paid damages of £50,000 to a grandmother after delays in diagnosing a tumour which left her needing an emergency operation.

Health
Hilary Benn and Jeremy Corbyn sit stony-faced in the Commons when the Leeds Central MP was Shadow Foreign Secretary.

Peter Edwards: Plotting against Hilary Benn will undermine Labour

I AM “a Benn, not a Bennite”, Hilary Benn famously declared when he fought the Leeds Central by-election that brought him to the Commons in 1999. He is, and he isn’t, as we soon learnt, with the son of Tony Benn going on to serve in the cabinets of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Opinion
The YP Advent Calendar

YP Advent Calendar: Which Yorkshire sports star is behind the door on December 2

It has been a another magical year for Yorkshire sport and we are toasting the year's fine achievements with festive feature on the run-up to Christmas.

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Leeds grandmother’s Majorca holiday road death tragedy

A GRANDMOTHER from Leeds was killed while crossing a road in Majorca just hours after arriving for a family holiday on the island, an inquest heard.

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FILE PICTURE - Nathan Sumner, 35, arrives at Sheffield Magistrates Court under heavy police guard on April 15 2016.  A man accused of attempting to murder a Sheffield police officer with an axe will stand trial at Sheffield Crown Court today, October 12, 2016. Sumner, aged 35, of Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, is alleged to have carried out the attack on Pc Lisa Bates on Wednesday, April 13 this year.

15 years for Sheffield axeman who left woman Pc with fractured skull and severed finger

A 35-year-old man who attacked a Sheffield policewoman with an axe, leaving her with a fractured skull and a finger hanging off, has been jailed for 15 years.

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Should any elected mayors for Yorkshire be political or not?

James Reed: No, you can’t take the politics out of Yorkshire devolution

FOR former US president Ronald Reagan, the nine most terrifying words in the English language were “I’m from the Government and I’m here to help”.

Opinion
Thebody of James Nicholls was discovered by workmen in water near to the college's campus in High Meltonat around 2.45pm on Tuesday, November29.

Doncaster College: 'Huge amount of sadness' over passing of student found dead on campus

The deputy principal at Doncaster College has expressed her 'sadness' over the death of a 29-year-old student whose body was found on the college's campus earlier this week.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

UK must not cower away from ‘the cult of the strongman’, warns Foreign Secretary

A post-Brexit Britain must become a “leading agitator” for free trade and commit itself to promoting to the peace and prosperity of the world, the Foreign Secretary has declared, as he warns of a future in which Western institutions and values “fade away into irrelevance”.

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Can the country still afford concessionary bus fares?

YP Letters: Bus users will pay up to keep them on road

From: Kate Empsall, Moor Road, Askrigg, Leyburn.

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