Tories will back me in Europe says Alex Story

ALEX STORY has insisted he is confident the Conservatives will back his nomination to take Yorkshire’s vacant seat in the European Parliament despite opposition from within the party.

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In September, former Chancellor George Osborne shared a platform with Sir Richard Leese  Leader of Manchester City Council, Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, Dame Nancy Rothwell of Manchester University, and James Cooper, Chief Executive ABP

With Osborne gone, could Yorkshire broker a single devolution deal?

THE debate over how Yorkshire should take more control over its own affairs could take a fresh twist today.

Migrants line-up to register at a processing centre in "the jungle" near Calais

As hundreds queue in the darkness, an exodus of biblical proportions begins in Calais

THE mass exodus of refugees and migrants from the Calais “Jungle” camp has begun.

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Ambulance services are in the spotlight.

YP Letters: Driving down 999 costs as ambulance service faces shake-up

THE DILEMMA which Yorkshire Ambulance Service is trying to resolve will be an all too familiar one to health trusts across the country.

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Teenagers (centre) arrive at Lunar House in Croydon, south London, from the "Jungle" camp in Calais.

Jayne Dowle: Jungle migrants - Extend hand of welcome but scrutiny is required

IT comes to something when a Member of Parliament has to take to Twitter to speak his mind, but that’s modern democracy for you. David Davies, chairman of the Commons Welsh Affairs Select Committee, has come in for huge approbation for his public comments about child refugees.

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Michael Heseltine.

Michael Heseltine: Regional devolution and the untapped opportunities

I WELCOME the enormous strides the Conservative Government has made devolving powers to places in recent years. Aside from Northern Ireland Scotland and Wales, about half of England’s population will soon have some form of devolved agreement from Whitehall.

Theresa Mat at her first EU summit, but what will be the consequences of Brexit?

William Wallace: Peace and security in Europe still vital

PEACE and stability is one of those issues that was hardly raised in the referendum campaign.

Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg believes farmers could be hit by huge tariffs for exports in the event of a 'hard Brexit'.

YP Letters: ‘Remoaners’ must accept democracy

From: Bryan Burgess, Birch Drive, Willerby, Hull.

Brexiteers like Boris Johnson have been accused of exploiting the scale of their June 23 mandate.

YP Letters: Brexit campaigners are being arrogant over slim victory

Brexit campaigners are being arrogant over slim victory

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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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£500,000 fines for nuisance call directors

£500,000 fines for nuisance call directors

Rogue company bosses could face fines of up to £500,000 if their firm is behind nuisance calls under a Government move to clamp down on the problem.

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Heathrow Airport

Heathrow decision will be a challenge, says Grayling

A DECISION on airport expansion will result in “challenge and opposition” whatever option is chosen, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has acknowledged.

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Actress Carey Mulligan leaves a teddy bear outside the gates of  Downing Street in central London during a protest to highlight the high numbers of children killed in bombings in Syria and to demand the Government intervene over Russian and Syrian bombing campaigns.

‘Britain must lead way to help Syrian children’

Britain can lead the way in efforts to address the plight of children caught up in the Syrian conflict, actress Carey Mulligan has said.

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Theresa Mat at her first EU summit, but what will be the consequences of Brexit?

Frantic efforts to save EU-Canada trade deal

Frantic diplomatic efforts to save the proposed EU-Canada trade pact continued with the president of the European Parliament attempting to prevent the collapse of the deal

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The compassion of Maureen Greaves, after her husband Alan was murdered as he walked to church to play the organ at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, is highlighted in a new book by the Archbishop of York.

John Sentamu: A love supreme that weathers all storms

THERE was one particular moment I’ll never forget on my six-month pilgrimage across the Diocese of York. During that time I covered a lot of ground, saw a lot of wonderful things, prayed many prayers and met many incredible people.

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Theresa May arrives for the second day of the EU summit.

YP Comment: Theresa May – now for the hard Brexit graft

AS ASSESSMENTS are made of Theresa May’s first 100 days as premier, she certainly deserves credit for stabilising the country following the manner of David Cameron’s resignation and for her business-like style of government.

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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New Labour Candidate for Spen Tracy Brabin, pictured at Cleckheaton.

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin hopes to be an inspiration to her daughters

IT HAS been an emotional summer for the newly elected Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin.

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Jungle migrant camp will be cleared on Monday

Jungle migrant camp will be cleared on Monday

Work to clear the Jungle migrant camp in Calais will commence on Monday, the French authorities have announced.

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Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty, Nigel Adams

Yorkshire Tory MP says he ‘deeply regrets’ voting against gay marriage law

A CONSERVATIVE MP has apologised for voting against gay marriage, telling the House of Commons: “I deeply regret that decision.”

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