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Caroline Flint: As winter bills bite, why Theresa May must take on the Big Six energy giants

SOME THINGS are to be expected during Britain’s winter weather. Darker nights, storm warnings, freezing fog, trains delayed, gas and electricity bills going up. Another British winter on the way.

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Debt is still a major issue in the UK.

Fewer payday loan customers hit by extra charges after clampdown

The proportion of payday loan customers being hit with extra charges on their debt has fallen since a clampdown was launched, research commissioned by members of the industry suggests.

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney  Photo: Dylan Martinez/PA Wire

Carney wants Brexit transition period for UK firms, says report

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney wants British businesses to retain access to the European Union’s single market for two years after the country leaves the bloc, according to the Sunday Times.

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After Britain leaves the EU, the Government can create Free Ports across the North. (PA).

Rishi Sunak: Free Ports could help restore UK’s trading spirit

When in 1770, after a perilous two year journey around Cape Horn, a small ship became the first European vessel in history to drop anchor on the Australian continent its captain was, naturally, a Yorkshireman.

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Director-general of the CBI, Carolyn Fairbairn, said Leeds is attracting tech talent from London

Leeds a role model for cities to follow

LEEDS HAS been identified as a key city to lead the charge for the regions and unlock growth outside of London, business leaders were told at the CBI conference in London.

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YP Comment: Free to trade

YP Comment: Free to trade

BRITAIN’S prosperity after leaving the European Union will depend to a degree on innovative thinking, and the proposal to create free ports is one such idea worthy of serious attention.

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What will be Donald Trump's foreign policy?

Paul Rogers: What will be Donald Trump’s foreign policy?

GIVEN that Donald Trump has little experience in foreign policy and has few advisors in this area, trying to separate out some of his bombastic statements during the campaign from likely policy stances is tricky. Even so, there are some clues, leading quickly to the conclusion that if the Republican-dominated Congress agrees with him, there will be substantial changes.

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Library photo of a branch of mortgage lender Bradford & Bingley in Chelmsford, Essex. UK Asset Resolution - the taxpayer owned company formed from the merger of Bradford & Bingley (B&B) and Northern Rock Asset Management  has posted its half year results Photo:  Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

UKAR balance sheet is cut by a further £6.4bn

UK Asset Resolution (UKAR) today revealed that it had reduced its balance sheet by a further £6.4bn over the last six months.

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Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin

Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin

First it was an all new £5 note, and now Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin.

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney  Photo: Justin Tallis/PA Wire

Carney to stay in post until end of June 2019

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has pledged to extend his term in office by one year, defying pro-Brexit campaigners demanding his resignation.

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Senior figures from High Speed 2 (HS2) have today released a report that claims the controversial service will play a big part in Yorks regeneration plans.

Criticism for HS2’s ‘phantom Yorkshire figures’

CAMPAIGNERS HAVE accused the Government of creating “phantom figures for a zombie project” as they hit back at claims that high-speed rail will boost Yorkshire’s economy with thousands of jobs and millions of pounds of investment.

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Is enough being done to tackle famine and food poverty in Africa?

YP Letters: An agricultural revolution has helped the world’s poorest

From: Michael Breheny, Greenhope Mount, Leeds.

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The official opening of Victoria Gate in Leeds.

YP Letters: Victoria Gate is legacy of decades of forward planning in Leeds

From: Peter Spawforth, Past President of British Council of Shopping Centres and Yorkshire and the Humber Association of Civic Societies.

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Nuisance calls to the elderly must be a criminal offence, says Greg Wright. Do you agree?

Greg Wright: Cold calling the elderly is not a ‘nuisance’ but a nightmare. What are MPs going to do?

EVIL can assume many forms.

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James Sproule, chief economist at the Institute of Directors

It will be a slog but Britain will get through Brexit, says top economist

Britain will get through Brexit but it will be a slog, according to one of Britain’s leading economists.

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Leeds Building Society boosts flexible mortgage options

Leeds Building Society boosts flexible mortgage options

Mortgage hunters will be able to access a flexible loan term after the Leeds Building Society introduced a new dea

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Leeds West Labour MP Rachel Reeves.

Shock new savings stats “absolutely” show North-South divide, Leeds MP says

A Leeds MP has said that new figures which reveal that half of Yorkshire’s workers have less than £100 in savings “absolutely” show a North-South divide.

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England manager Sam Allerdyce.

Five things you need to know in Yorkshire’s news today

If you didn’t read the paper this morning - we’ve got you covered. Here are today’s top stories.

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Michael O'Leary, chief executive of Ryan Air

City chiefs criticise PM’s Brexit stance

Some of the City’s biggest hitters have delivered a withering critique of Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations ahead of the 100 day anniversary of Britain’s decision to quit the European Union.

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