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Bill Carmichael: Time the ‘despite Brexit’ crowd shut up

Perhaps the two most over-used words in the English language so far in 2017 are “despite Brexit”.

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There are inequalities in Britains labour market. (PA).

Mohammed Ali: Investing in BME talent can only benefit the UK

Another week, another report. This time it’s the turn of the CMI and British Academy of Management, which are asking businesses to do more to create ethnically diverse workforces.

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Political pressure: Hopes of electrifying the trans-Pennine rail route between Leeds and Manchester now hinge on a determined cross-party campaign. (Picture: James Hardisty).

Chris Burn: From crisis to opportunity for North’s electric dream

In every crisis, there is an opportunity. And from a week of bad news for Yorkshire’s transport infrastructure comes a golden chance for the region to flex its political muscles rather than bowing to the seemingly inevitable.

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Is the economy of the North being put in a siding? (PA).

YP Letters: Northern economy has been put in a siding

From: Councillor Neil Dawson, Morley South (Lab).

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Michael Gove says Brexit gives scope for Britain to be a global leader in environmental issues. (PA).

YP Letters: Gove is wrong to criticise over subsidies

From: Dick Lindley, Birkwood Farm, Altofts, Normanton.

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Is Whitehall obsessed with turning every service into a digital one? (PA).

YP Letters: Paper is more efficient and reliable than digital system

From: Nigel Boddy, Fife Road, Darlington.

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Part of the gorgeous Waterside at Knaresborough.

Dear Reader: Knaresborough's rich history + houses damn houses!

A regular column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers

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Many children face going hungry over the long six-week break from school. (JPress).

Jayne Dowle: Shame on this nation over our children’s hunger

Are you preparing excitedly for your annual summer holiday, flying your family off to the sun perhaps? Or are you looking at the pennies in your purse and despairing of even buying your children an ice cream?

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Is the Government investing enough in frontline NHS staff, such as midwives? (PA)

Melody Redman: Help the NHS to help babies like James

The birth of a baby is an occasion which a family remembers forever. The immense mix of emotions is palpable and audible when you walk in the room. Being present for these moments is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job as a junior doctor in children’s medicine.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says the Government wont let the North down.

The Yorkshire Post says: Chris Grayling must provide a definitive plan and timetable

Ministers have not only been accused of backtracking over broken pledges to electrify a key rail route between Yorkshire and London, they stand accused of failing to provide the infrastructure spending crucial to the future success of the North’s economy, in favour of a new £30bn Crossrail scheme in the capital.

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The Government is providing a �255m fund to help councils tackle emissions.

YP Comment: Air quality - More action is still needed

On the face of it the Government’s announcement that new diesel and petrol vehicles will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution is good news.

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Skipton's POW camp during the Great War.

YP Comment: Vagaries of time - Poignant discovery in shoebox

For a century they lay unnoticed, lost to the vagaries of time, but the discovery of a book of memoirs in a shoebox in the town library in Skipton has opened a window onto local life during the Great War.

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One of the Crossrail tunnels under construction 35 metres below the streets of Whitechapel, east London. But is the North getting its fair share of Government spending? (PA).

Chris Grayling: I want to reassure The Yorkshire Post and its readers over transport funding

On Monday, The Yorkshire Post questioned the Government’s commitment to improving transport in the North. The paper also suggested that investment has been dropped in favour of a new Crossrail 2 project for London.

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Fionn Whitehead as Tommy in the film Dunkirk. (PA/Warner Bros).

YP Letters: Miracle of Dunkirk stands as a testament to British bravery

From: David Quarrie, Holgate, York.

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Some people feel there are too many managers in the NHS. (JPress).

YP Letters: Ditch bosses to sort out NHS deficit

Jarvis Browning, Main Street, Fadmoor, York.

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Many people feel BBC 'stars' get paid too much. (PA).

YP Letters: Pretty simple way to solve women’s beef with BBC

From: Richard Godley, Meadowfields, Whitby.

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The Yorkshire Post says: People across Britain should watch with concern as Sheffield City Council drags protestors through court

The Yorkshire Post says: People across Britain should watch with concern as Sheffield City Council drags protestors through court

The ongoing saga surrounding tree-felling in Sheffield will enter its latest chapter in Leeds today as a three-day court case with potential national ramifications for local democracy begins.

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YP Comment: Nation’s favourites celebrated

While the honour of creating the nation’s favourite artwork has been bestowed upon mysterious Bristolian graffiti artist Banksy, it is heartening to see the influence Yorkshire has had on Britain’s creative tastes.

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YP Comment: No olive branches

The ongoing saga surrounding tree-felling in Sheffield will enter its latest chapter in Leeds today as a three-day court case with potential national ramifications for local democracy begins.

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Tory Remainers need to support Theresa May, seen here greeting European Council president Donald Tusk, says Sir Bernard Ingham. (PA).

Bernard Ingham: Army of dead souls who can’t see truth of the EU

Sir Walter Scott once wrote: Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land.

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