Tom Richmond: A rags-to-riches tale that shames uninspiring Yorkshire leaders

YORKSHIRE’S business leaders could not have been clearer when they threw down the gauntlet to the county’s politicians – 2017 must be the year of devolution.

Permian and jockey William Buick.

Johnston anger at Permian critics

TOP TRAINER Mark Johnston has hit out at social media critics who believe the over-racing of his Dante Stakes and Royal Ascot hero Permian was to blame for the stable star tragic death.

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Permian ridden by Jockey William Buick wins the King Edward VII Stakes during day four of Royal Ascot in June.

Buick injured in Permian tragedy

JOCKEY William Buick is reported to be in “good spirits” after fracturing a vertebrae in his lower back when Yorkshire challenger Permian suffered a “catastrophic” fatal injury in North America.

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Theresa May - who will succeed the Prime Minister?

Tom Richmond: There is no alternative… May’s job is safe for now

THE latest survey of Tory activists made encouraging reading this week for Theresa May as her walking holiday in
 the Alps comes to an end – no clear successor has emerged who could do a better job.

Shattered and exhausterd firefighters at the scene of the Grenfell Tower blaze.

Tom Richmond: Let’s honour Britain’s real heroes after Grenfell blaze and terror attacks

FIFTY days ago, Britain was, once again, in awe of the heroic work of the emergency services as the nation came to terms with the Grenfell Tower disaster – and the catastrophic loss of life.

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Take Cover, left, ridden by jockey David Allen, left, on the way to winning the Qatar King George Stakes during day four of The Qatar Goodwood Festival last July.

Griffiths hopeful of a Glorious hat-trick

DAVID GRIFFITHS has genuine grounds for concern as the history-seeking Take Cover bids to become the first horse to win three renewals of Goodwood’s Qatar King George Stakes.

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Here Comes When ridden by jockey Jim Crowley (centre) on his way to winning the Qatar Sussex Stakes from Ribchester and William Buick, right, at Goodwood on Wednesday. Picture: John Walton/PA.

Going proves too tough as Ribchester falters at Goodwood

AT least Richard Fahey’s stable star Ribchester made it to the start for the Qatar Sussex Stakes – the heavy conditions at a rain-sodden Goodwood meant chief rival Churchill was a late absentee.

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Tom Richmond: Minister’s backtracking on rail link is deplorable

LET me be generous to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and give him the benefit of the doubt on the future of the Leeds to Manchester railway.

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If Winston Churchill could bury his differences in the national interest, surely Theresa May and her Cabinet can do the same? (PA).

Tom Richmond: Politicians should bridge party divide over Brexit

GIVEN how politicians came together at a time of war when Britain’s liberty was at stake, why are they incapable of doing so when it comes to one of the most significant peacetime challenges of all?

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Should business leaders take over the devolution debate and shame Yorkshire politicians into action?

Tom Richmond: Time for business to break deadlock over Yorkshire devolution

SIX months ago yesterday, The Yorkshire Post published an open letter from many of the region’s most senior – and respected – business leaders in which they urged political leaders to end this county’s devolution deadlock.

Theresa May became PM a year ago.

Tom Richmond: May has chance to build a legacy, if she gambles again

THERESA May has answered one critical question about her political future – it is, she says, her intention to soldier on as Prime Minister after her general election gamble misfired.

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Jim Crowley on board Ulysses (far side) wins ahead of James Doyle on board Barney Roy in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Picture: Daniel Hambury/PA

Delight for Jim Crowley after Ulysses’s Eclipse triumph at Sandown

CHAMPION jockey Jim Crowley’s photo-finish win aboard Ulysses in the prestigious Coral-Eclipse Stakes is the perfect illustration of horse racing’s fickleness.

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Jockey James Doyle celebrates winning the St James's Palace Stakes with Barney Roy during day one of Royal Ascot last month.

James Doyle confident Barney Roy can Eclipse his Sandown rivals

JAMES DOYLE is the first to admit that he did not have the highest of hopes at the start of the Flat season.

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Theresa May is approaching her first anniversary as Prime Minister.

Tom Richmond: Why May’s effortless victory sowed the seeds of her election folly

HOW times change. Exactly 12 months ago, Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom were preparing to go head to head in the race to become Tory leader and Prime Minister.

Jockey Richard Johnson is helping to promote mental health campaign.

Jockeys get on board for mental health campaign

ON the racecourse, there is no jockey as competitive as Richard Johnson. Off the track, no one takes their wider responsibilities to the sport as seriously as the two-time champion.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling when he was on the election campaign trail in Yorkshire.

Tom Richmond: Yorkshire stuck in sidings as DUP reap their rewards – what are our Tory MPs doing?

IT’S nearly two months since I wrote The Yorkshire Post editorial – published on May 9 – which challenged Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to provide a definitive timetable for promised rail improvements in this region.

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Archbishop of York joins growing list calling for cross-party Brexit commission

Archbishop of York joins growing list calling for cross-party Brexit commission

The Archbishop of York has become the latest high-profile public figure to back calls for a cross-party commission to oversee the Government’s Brexit negotiations.

Could Brexit Secretary David Davis become Prime Minister?

Tom Richmond: Rivals to Tory throne show why Theresa May should stay – for now

DAVID Davis could not have been clearer. It would be, he agreed, catastrophic if the Tory party held a leadership contest at this moment in time.

Winner: Out Do ridden by jockey Daniel Tudhope wins the Wokingham Stakes.

Tim Easterby misses out on being there for shock Royal Ascot winner

IN the last two runs before Royal Ascot, Tim Easterby’s Snoano beat just three rivals.

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family matters: Mary Reveley, left, pictured in 2009 with National contender Rambling Minster, her son Keith and grandson James.

On this day: Mrs Mary Reveley reaches landmark – but wasn’t there to see it

HOW apt that Mary Reveley should have saddled her 1,000th winner on the very day – June 24, 1995 – that a Nelson Mandela-inspired South Africa defeated New Zealand to win rugby union’s World Cup.

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