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Yorkshire CCC stars go into battle on army exercise

They’re used to battling it out for wickets - but Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Headingley heroes were tested to their limits when they trained with soldiers at Catterick Garrison.

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YP Comment: Betty Boothroyd on the warpath

YP Comment: Betty Boothroyd on the warpath

TALK about telling it like it is.

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YP Comment: Distasteful Brexit sloganising

YP Comment: Distasteful Brexit sloganising

there WILL be many who concur with Theresa May’s patriotic call for a ‘red, white and blue Brexit’ while others will lament the nationalist undertones to the Prime Minster’s clarion call during a trade mission to the Gulf. For a leader who promised ‘no running commentary’ on Britain’s negotiations with the EU, Mrs May appears to be doing her level best to contradict herself as every shade of Brexit is floated in the hope of unifying her party. What next? ‘Star-spangled Brexit’ in deference to President-elect Donald Trump?

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Bravery of young RAF Leeming serviceman with terminal cancer

A courageous RAF serviceman who is dying of cancer at the age of just 27 has been recognised for his commitment to the armed forces.

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Chris Grayling

Anger as Oxbridge rail link gets priority over Yorkshire schemes

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Chris Grayling has come under fire for setting out ambitious railway plans while the Government struggles to deliver on existing commitments to Yorkshire.

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Amber Rudd visited the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, which runs the National Stalking Helpline

Rudd sets out stalking order plans

VICTIMS of stalkers will be offered stronger protection through new protection orders in plans to be set out by Home Secretary Amber Rudd today.

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Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer

Analysis: Labour faces Brexit boomerang

I HAVE not seen the original document carrying Labour’s Brexit opposition motion to be debated today but I would not be surprised if it was boomerang-shaped.

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The scale of poverty in Yorkshire is revealed in a new report

Poverty affects 1.1m in Yorkshire - report

MORE THAN one million people in Yorkshire are living in poverty, a new report reveals.

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall listen to a rehearsal by King's College Choir during a visit to the college chapel at King's College Cambridge.

Bernard Ingham: Prince Charles may be difficult to live with but Diana was impossible

EIGHTY years ago come Sunday, Edward VIII abdicated. He preferred the company of the divorced American socialite, Wallis Simpson, who had two husbands still alive, to the throne.

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Dame Louse Casey's report on integration forcused on the challenges in multi-cultural communities like Rotherham.

GP Taylor: Speaking English is the only way to bridge our divides

IMAGINE a school hall filled with children waiting for an assembly from a bumbling vicar. This is what greeted me in a fenland school a few years
ago.

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The Queen at the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords  - are there too many peers?

Philip Norton: A smaller Lords is vital for public trust

THE House of Lords adds value and, contrary to what some have said, is justifiable in democratic terms.

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Network Rail could be broken up to reduce delays.

YP Comment: Rail network’s new direction? Minister’s admission of failure

TWO DECADES after John Major privatised the railways, a policy too controversial for his more radical predecessor Margaret Thatcher, long-suffering passengers continue to pay the price.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May moves to stave off Commons revolt over Brexit

The Prime Minister has tonight sought to stave off a rebellion in the Commons as she agreed to allow MPs to scrutinise her Brexit plans in exchange for a commitment to triggering Article 50.

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Changing times: Polly Toynbee says 2016 has been a tumultuous year in politics.

Polly Toynbee - on Corybn, Trump and the state of politics

Political commentator Polly Toynbee is known for her forthright views and tonight she’s in Huddersfield for a public lecture. Chris Bond talked to her.

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Will the Brexit vote be respected?

YP Letters: Never mind the wreckers – Brexit means get on with it

From: David E Fletcher, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge.

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HS2 continues to divide opinion.

YP Letters: HS2 is about rail capacity, not speed

From: Dr Alex Strickland, Childwall Road, Liverpool.

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Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid

Javid admits MPs have failed to tackle segregation but ducks call to ban councils printing foreign leaflets

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced the Government will bring forward plans to tackle rising levels of social segregation in the spring as he warned that MPs have ducked the issue for too long for fear of being called racist.

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Amber Rudd

Home Secretary tells police to “strike the right balance” after Sheffield tree arrests

HOME SECRETARY Amber Rudd has reminded police forces of the need to respect peaceful protest following the controversy surrounding a Sheffield Council tree-cutting operation.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May calls for unity on Brexit as pressure mounts to reveal plans

The Prime Minister has hit out at Brexit opponents for attempting to “tie her hands” in EU negotiations, as she sent lawyers to defend her right to begin the process without Parliament’s consent.

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Former Sheffield United footballer Andy Woodward has blown the whistle on the football abuse scandal.

Tom Richmond: Let this be final whistle for sport’s sex predators

LIKE all those political controversies involving malpractice – and then compounded by the subsequent cover-up – the principle of ‘who knew what and when?’ is equally applicable to the sexual abuse scandal which has rocked football to its foundations.

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