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Yorkshire university defends 'jet set lifestyle' of its chancellor who spent £49,000 on hotels and flights

A Yorkshire university has defended its vice chancellor’s jetset lifestyle after a new report revealed he had spent almost £50,000 on business class flights and hotels.

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Immigration minister Robert Goodwill

Government under fire from backbenches over decision to close Dubs scheme

Ministers claim they made the controversial decision to close a resettlement scheme for child refugees because they feared it is luring vulnerable youngsters to a “watery grave”.

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Sharon's last few moments with her son Marc. (Photo: SWNS).

Distraught Doncaster mum shares heartbreaking last photo of son as he dies from meningitis as warning to other parents

This heartbreaking photo captures the final moments a Doncaster mum shared with her six-year-old son before he died of meningitis - just two DAYS after he developed symptoms.

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The IPPR has urged the Government to act now to avoid disruption to business

Fall in migration sparks fears of post-Brexit labour shortage

New figures revealing the first drop in net migration in two years have sparked fresh concerns about the knock-on effects of Brexit on the country’s economy.

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Artist Sean Durkin (left) with Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Gerry Harper and the painting.  Picture Tony Johnson

Leeds mayor in underpants painting is for charity

A PAINTING in the style of LS Lowry featuring Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Gerry Harper in his underpants is set to cause quite a stir for a charity fundraiser.

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New period drama starring Kit Harington begins filming near Leeds

New period drama starring Kit Harington begins filming near Leeds

A new period drama starring Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has begun filming in West Yorkshire.

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Heather Jakubiak with a Kodak vest pocket camera from WWI  at the National Media Museum in Bradford. Picture: Tony Johnson

Shot in a second, remembered forever: Images that showed Britain to itself

THEY ARE mere moments frozen in time, but their impact is indelible.

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The crash took place on the A165 in Speeton, near Filey.

Police seek witnesses to Filey crash after driver dies from injuries

A driver has died from his injuries after being involved in a crash on the North Yorkshire coast.

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Masked robbers told playing children to stay quiet before holding knife to mother's throat

Masked robbers told playing children to stay quiet before holding knife to mother's throat

Robbers broke into a family home in Leeds and held a knife to a woman's throat as her children played downstairs.

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Railway delays

Train delays and motorway closures due to Storm Doris hit Yorkshire commuters

Customers travelling on the Storm Doris-battered West Coast and North West main lines were today advised by train companies and Network Rail to postpone travel until tomorrow if possible.
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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Yorkshire MPs among top contenders for Labour leadership, poll reveals

Yorkshire heavyweights are among the top contenders to replace Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour leader, according to a new poll.

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Updated: Murder detectives make more arrests over Sheffield shooting

Updated: Murder detectives make more arrests over Sheffield shooting

Detectives are questioning a 57-year-old woman after a man was gunned down on a Sheffield street.
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Video: CCTV footage shows missing man who vanished a month ago

Video: CCTV footage shows missing man who vanished a month ago

Detectives have released CCTV footage of a missing man on the last day he was seen.

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Police investigate after two horses kept in field ate poisonous substance

Police investigate after two horses kept in field ate poisonous substance

Police in South Yorkshire are investigating reports that two horses were potentially given a poisonous substance to eat.

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Dog owner enters burning house to try save pets - but both die in blaze

Dog owner enters burning house to try save pets - but both die in blaze

A MAN who escaped from a house blaze went back in to rescue his two dogs but was forced to escape through a window and the pet spaniels both died in the fire.

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Louise Haigh

Sheffield MP reveals region is stuck in broadband slow lane

YORKSHIRE iS stuck in the slow lane on broadband speeds, according to research by a Sheffield MP.

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Craig Thorpe, 28, Pitmaster at Reds True Barbecue, will join Reds co-founders James Douglas and Scott Munro and three other kitchen colleagues, to battle it out against 250 teams in the Worlds Championship Bar-B-Que competition held in Houston, Texas, 3rd - 5th March.

Professional barbecue master from Leeds to compete at world BBQ championships

A professional barbecuer from Leeds has been selected to compete in an international barbecue championships next week.

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The anti-fracking protest camp at Kirby Misperton.

YP Letters: Fracking is not ordinary gas extraction

From: Christopher Pickles, Gilling East, York.

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HS2 Ltd is being asked to make sure its plans include junctions to connect it to the future Northern Powerhouse Rail network

‘Make HS2 line ready for HS3’

THE planned HS2 rail line through Yorkshire should be built ready to connect to future trans-Pennine high speed rail services, the company developing the scheme will be told.

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Gail Broadbent's car was destroyed by a tree

Storm Doris: Tree is ripped from ground and smashes through car in Halifax

Storm Doris is hurling through West Yorkshire this afternoon and has claimed a Halifax mum’s car as one of her casualties.

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