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Tom Richmond: After polling day, will the North be forgotten again?

UNLIKE 2005 when Michael Howard stated – erroneously – that the Tories did not need to win the North in order to be returned to the power, today’s Conservative Party does, at least, acknowledge Yorkshire’s electoral existence. They’re not that complacent.

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Sheffield's riverside areas are much improved since Orwell's day.

Matthew Flinders: Sheffield’s heartbeat and soul that forge an identity

There are some sounds in life that simply cannot be put into words. One of them is the sound I heard this morning as I ran along the canal in that very special part of Sheffield known as Attercliffe.

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Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is the only party leader with a background in the North and his party will hold the Tories to account over the impact of the Brexit deal on the region. (PA).

William Wallace: We will stand up for north in brexit deal

We don’t need a re-run of last year’s referendum in this election campaign. The Prime Minister’s triggering of Article 50 of the EU Treaties, four weeks ago, shifted the British debate from whether to leave the EU on to what future relationship Britain seeks with our nearest neighbours, and how that will shape our future economy and society.

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There are concerns that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is putting the party into the hands of the hard left. (PA).

David Behrens: History repeats itself as farce for Labour in grip of the hard left

I’M SURE I can’t be alone in watching You’ve Been Framed in the hope that one day someone will be hit in the face with a pie, slip on a banana skin and fall down a hole, all at the same time.

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Theresa May, pictured in Leeds, was careful about promising too much. (JP).

YP Comment: May’s cautious words to region - PM careful on commitments

Theresa May chooses her words carefully when pressed on what her commitments to Yorkshire will be if the Conservatives win the election, which is both cause for concern and a matter of cautious optimism.

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Ripon is a delightful place, except for the traffic say some. (YPN).

YP Letters: Cathedral city a delight except for the traffic

Fom: Edward Grainger, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

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There is a world of opportunity outside the EU. (PA).

YP Letters: A world of opportunity outside EU

From: Don Wood, Howden.

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Theres a limit to what speed cameras can achieve on roads.

YP Letters: There’s a limit to what speed cameras can achieve on roads

From: JG Riseley, Harrogate.

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Yp Comment: Halifax cloth hall is to reopen

Yp Comment: Halifax cloth hall is to reopen

IN lavishing praise on Halifax the poet Sir John Betjeman once said that the Piece Hall was symbolic of the town’s “great worth” and hidden beauty.

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YP Comment: Help for families of the missing

The passing of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Bill yesterday was not only a landmark moment for long-suffering families, it was also a victory for commonsense and fairness.

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Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure in Line of Duty

Tony Earnshaw: Thank you Line of Duty you’ve made TV watchable again

Most of the people I know are glued to their telly boxes for Line of Duty. Even TV presenters are at it: on BBC Breakfast this week presenters Dan Walker and Louise Minchin were vibrating on the sofa at the prospect of meeting actor Adrian Dunbar alias Superintendent Ted Hastings.

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US President Donald Trump has had a colourful first 100 days in office. (AP).

Georgia Hudson: Trump’s 100 days of policy failures and easy wins

The concept of judging a president by their first 100 days in office began with Franklin Roosevelt, who was elected at the height of the Great Depression amid a shattered economy. Despite unfavourable conditions, in just 100 days, Roosevelt passed 15 bills through Congress which led to a stabilisation of the banks, reduced the numbers of Americans queuing on a breadline and introduced the reforms which eventually ended the troublesome Prohibition era.

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Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer makes a speech outlining Labour's approach to Brexit this week. (PA).

Bill Carmichael: Labour sinks deeper in mire on Brexit

It is not often that I find myself in full agreement with Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Lord Mandelson, but this week he managed to bang the nail on the head.

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Onwards and upwards: The Tour de Yorkshire is fast becoming a Yorkshire institution, highlighting the best of the regions drive and determination. (Picture: PA).

Andrew Mawson: We can lead the way with healthy spirit of enterprise

The May bank holiday weekend offers yet another chance to see world-class sport right on our doorstep. The Tour De Yorkshire will whizz through the county from the coast to the Dales and many parts in between. It’s a testament to Sir Gary Verity and his team that this fantastic event was not as many predicted “just a one-off”. Far from it – it’s becoming a Yorkshire institution.

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Prime Minister Theresa May at The Yorkshire Post's offices in Leeds during a visit on Thursday. (YPN).

YP Comment: PM’s pitch to Labour voters - May targets Yorkshire support

Prime Minister Theresa May hit the campaign trail in Yorkshire for the first time yesterday, making The Yorkshire Post offices a priority call to meet our editor, James Mitchinson, and political editor, James Reed, to discuss the election and the region’s importance in helping to create a stronger Britain.

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Scientists are concerned about the impact of climate change. (PA).

YP Letters: Feedback loop threatens as permafrost thaws

From: A Davies, Augusta Park, Grimsby.

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Brexit negotiations are expected to be long and drawn out.

YP Letters: Warning sign of economic weakness

From: John Cole, Oakroyd Terrace, Baildon.

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Leeds Bradford Airport has no direct rail link to the city centre.

YP Letters: Our shoddy welcome to visitors is national embarrassment

From: Paul Kirby, Wetherby.

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YP Comment: Yorkshire set for a bumper year

The weather might be unseasonably chilly but tourism bosses will be warmed by the news 
that 2017 could be a bumper year for Britain.

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David Davis

YP Comment: Brexit realities

For all the talk of a ‘hard’ Brexit in recent months the word ‘compromise’ is the one most likely to be the guiding principle when it comes to the complex task of extricating ourselves from the EU.

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