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Yorkshire seats on leaked list of key marginals where Labour will select candidates before Christmas

Four Yorkshire seats have been named in a leaked list of key marginals where the Labour Party is reportedly preparing to select candidates before Christmas.

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Theresa May will make her Brexit speech today.

Theresa May aiming to placate party factions ahead of Brexit speech

The Prime Minister will seek to allay concerns that Britain is heading for a ‘cliff-edge’ as she sets out a plan for a transition period to give business more time to adapt to life outside the EU.

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Show of unity: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arriving in Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting where Theresa May briefed her ministers yesterday on her plans for Brexit.

May to warn Europe it has much to lose if talks fail

THERESA MAY will tell European leaders they have as much to lose as Britain if the Brexit talks fail as she sets out proposals for a transition period as the country’s EU membership comes to an end.
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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Transport Secretary defends decision to curb electrification schemes as he unveils plans for ‘digital railway’

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will today defend the Government’s decision to scale back electrification schemes in the region as he unveils plans to turn the trans-Pennine route into Britain’s first digitally-controlled intercity railway.

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Recruits at Yorkshire army training base deny 'ordering soldiers to eat manure'

Recruits at Yorkshire army training base deny 'ordering soldiers to eat manure'

Ten army instructors have denied a string of charges related to the alleged abuse of teenage recruits.
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Part of the Cinder Track between Scarborough and Whitby.

YP Letters: Cycle track’s potential is going to waste

From: Colin Foster, Scalby Beck Road, Scarborough.

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Boris Johnson with the controversial battlebus poster that promised more money for the NHS if Britain voted for Brexit.

YP Letters: NHS and its staff deserve to benefit when we leave the EU

From: Ray Marshall, Holmdene Drive, Mirfield.

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Will lessons be learned from the Leeds trolleybus fiasco?

YP Letters: Leeds Council gave in without fight on trams

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

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A demonstrator is restrained by police in Kirby Misperton on Tuesday.

More arrests as anti-fracking protests continue in North Yorkshire

Four more people have been arrested this afternoon as anti-fracking protests continue in a North Yorkshire village.

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May uses UN speech to reprimand Trump on climate change

Theresa May has used her key note speech at the UN to reprimand the US President Donald Trump over his demands to renegotiate the international Paris climate change agreement,

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Loose cannon: Boris Johnson with Theresa May. The Prime Minister must demand her Cabinet back the position on Brexit - or any dissenters should resign forthwith.

Tom Richmond: As Boris goes rogue, May must ‘take back control’

IF Theresa May had won June’s election by the margin she envisaged, the larger than life Boris Johnson would not be Foreign Secretary by now.

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Local tax powers will unleash enterprise

Local tax powers will unleash enterprise

SINCE taking over as chief executive at the Centre for Social Justice, I have been driven by a mission to open up the corridors of power to the grassroots, giving a voice to those on the front line of the fight against poverty in Britain. This week we made a massive step towards achieving that goal and released our report on UK productivity – The Great British Breakthrough.

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Chris Grayling.

The Yorkshire Post says: We make no apology for holding Chris Grayling to account over Northern transport

THIS newspaper welcomes the fact that Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will be in the region on Friday to address a conference being organised by the IPPR North think-tank and to undertake fact-finding talks.

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Theresa May

Theresa May under pressure to unify party ahead of major Brexit speech

Theresa May is under pressure to set out a unifying vision for the next stages in the Brexit process as she presents ministers with the details of her highly-anticipated Florence speech today.

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Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

May uses UN speech to reprimand Trump on climate change

Theresa May has used her key note speech at the UN to reprimand the US President Donald Trump over his demands to renegotiate the international Paris climate change agreement,

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Coun Andrew Carter

£30m plan to upgrade three ‘congestion hotspot’ Leeds road junctions

SENIOR councillors have agreed to have detailed plans drawn up as £30m proposals to try and ease traffic flow at three “congestion hotspot” junctions across Leeds move to the next stage.

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Donna Johnson with her partner Jonathan Cummin, 28, from Gipton.

Leeds man with two severe conditions is forced to find job despite doctor’s letter

A Leeds man who suffers from two chronic and severe medical conditions is being forced to look for a job despite having a doctor’s letter which confirms he is not fit to work.

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There needs to be greater awareness that speed limits exist for reasons of road safety.

YP Letters: Road safety course better than slap on wrist

From: Canon Michael Storey, Healey Wood Road, Brighouse.

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Should Britain invest more money in the road network?

YP Letters: No devolution plan so far is equal to challenge North faces

From: Keith Johnston, Church Street, Carlton, Barnsley.

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How would post-war history have differed if Winston Churchill had won the 1945 election?

YP Letters: What if Churchill had shaped post-war world?

From: Arthur Quarmby, Mill Moor Road, Meltham.

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