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YP Comment: Local leadership and Industrial Strategy are linked

THERESA May and her Cabinet can’t be blamed for launching the Government’s new Industrial Strategy in the North West – Ministers are clearly exasperated by this region’s inability to strike a devolution deal and Yorkshire can expect further snubs if the deadlock persists.

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Boxing day flooding in Hebden Bridge

Ministers accused of ‘ignoring’ calls for radical overhaul of flood defences

The Government been accused of letting down thousands of families and business left vulnerable to flooding, after “ignoring” cross-party calls for a radical overhaul of the way the country responds to risks.

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Sheffield MP and former deputy PM Nick Clegg

May warned against becoming ‘unwitting tool of aggressive nationalism’ ahead of Trump meeting

Theresa May will face warnings today not to become an “unwitting tool” in the advance of “aggressive nationalism”, as she prepares for her first meeting with the new US President Donald Trump later this week.

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Trident submarine

Government accused of ‘stonewalling MPs’ over Trident as US officials confirm ‘failure’

The Government has been accused of “stonewalling” MPs over reports of a faulty Trident missile launch carried out just weeks before the vote to renew the deterrent, as officials in the US claimed the exercise had “ended in failure”.

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View overlooking Page Hall, Sheffield. Photo by Dan Hobson.

One in six Roma students excluded from school in Sheffield

A former headteacher has warned Roma-Slovak children in Sheffield are being subjected to ‘unjust’ school exclusions, similar to black communities in the past. Chris Burn reports.

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Will the Government's Industrial Strategy work for Sheffield?

Louise Haigh and Danny Dorling: Theresa May’s Industrial Strategy must work Sheffield, the city of low pay

THE Prime Minister has launched her much-vaunted industrial strategy. The measure of its success has to be whether it works for cities like Sheffield and the rest of the North.

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There's much greater awareness of mental health issues now.

YP Letters: Teachers must be equipped to be resilient for pupils’ sake

From: Julian Stanley, CEO, Education Support Partnership, Drayton Park, London.

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Brexit continues to polarise opinion.

YP Letters: EU farming police may be wiser than some say

From: John G Davies, Alma Terrace, East Morton, Keighley.

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Can the cost of prescribed medicines be reduced to ease the pressure on the NHS?

YP Letters: No long term future for ‘free’ NHS service

From: Don Burslam, Elm Road, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury.

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Trump victory costs Paddy Power Betfair £40m

Trump victory costs Paddy Power Betfair £40m

Donald Trump’s shock election victory and unfavourable sporting results dented takings at bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair to the tune of £40 million in the fourth quarter.

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Andrew Percy, the Government's Northern Powerhouse Minister and the MP for Brigg and Goole

Minister rejects elected mayor for whole of Yorkshire - and he’s ready to ditch Sheffield deal

NORTHERN POWERHOUSE Minister Andrew Percy has warned council leaders the Government will not agree to plans for a Yorkshire elected mayor which he branded a “distraction”.

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What now for Yorkshire devolution?

YP Comment: Deadlock over Yorkshire devolution deal

DEVOLVED powers for Yorkshire, which hold out the prospect of such bright hopes for the region’s future, are rapidly turning into an acrimonious political wrangle which can only cause harm.

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Yorkshire Bank is under fire over the latest raft of branch closures.

Jayne Dowle: Weighing up statements on the future of banking

THE bosses at Yorkshire Bank say that a sharp increase in digital and mobile engagement is behind the decision to close 39 branches across the North of England.

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Nick Baines is the Bishop of Leeds.

Nick Baines: Why words matter more than ever in a post-truth world

POPULISM is clearly more than a movement of people who listen only to the facts that support the prejudices that they have already nurtured, but it can exploit assertive language in such a way as to obscure truth.

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MPs want a national strategy for the steel industry

Saving steel ‘needs national plan’

MAINTAINING ACCESS to the European single market for steel is one of the keys to giving the industry a long term future in the UK, according to a group of MPs.

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Houses of Parliament

The week ahead in Westminster

After much anticipation, this week will finally see the long-awaited Supreme Court ruling on whether or not MPs should be given a vote on triggering Article 50.
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Theresa May

Prime Minister May set to unveil £556m boost for the North

THERESA MAY will announce a £556m boost for the so-called “northern powerhouse” as she launches the Government’s industrial strategy at her first regional Cabinet meeting tomorrow.

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The Royal Navy's 16,000 ton Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard

Come clean on Trident failure, MPs tell May

THERESA MAY is facing calls to come clean over a failed test of the Trident nuclear deterrent, amid claims the Government acted like North Korea in covering up the news.

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Poll: How do you feel NOW about President Trump?

Poll: How do you feel NOW about President Trump?

BASED on his acceptance speech, are you more or less optimistic about his next four years in office?

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From ‘Yes, we can’ to No, you can’t’: 5 things President Trump has done since taking office

From ‘Yes, we can’ to No, you can’t’: 5 things President Trump has done since taking office

Donald Trump may have been President of the USA for just 24 hours but he has already signed his first orders in office.

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