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Leeds Bradford Airport boosts New York flights roster

Leeds Bradford Airport will increase its service to New York this year after announcing seven charter flights.

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Westminster is shrouded in fog, as the weather causes travel disruption across England

Leeds flights hit as blanket of fog covers England

FOG IS causing travel disruption across England, with air passengers - including many in Leeds - facing delays.

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The M1 near Sheffield

M1 ‘pollution’ speed cut is a Mickey Mouse idea says MP

AN MP has labelled plans to to cut air pollution on a busy stretch of the M1 near Sheffield including using piles of pollution-absorbing substances as “Mickey Mouse schemes which are bound to fail.”

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White revealed as most popular colour for new cars in 2016

White was the most popular new car colour in 2016, figures show.

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The sinkhole. Picture: Barrie McAllen

Large sinkhole opens up near Sheffield city centre

A large sinkhole has opened up outside the Decathlon store in Sheffield.

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Rush hour delays after crash on M621 motorway in Leeds

Rush hour delays after crash on M621 motorway in Leeds

Motorists could face delays as rush hour approaches after a crash on the motorway in Leeds.
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Leeds Bradford Airport to run therapy course for frightened passengers

Leeds Bradford Airport to run therapy course for frightened passengers

Scared of flying?

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A car driving around a pothole, as councils have warned that 2017 could be a "tipping point" for tackling potholes

YP Comment: Time to reinvent cones hotline?

MOCKED when he launched his derided ‘cones hotline’, John Major’s initiative did, in time, lead to motorway roadworks being better planned in order to keep tailbacks to a minimum. Fast forward 25 years, perhaps the same principle should be applied to potholes, the current source of irritation, as the state of the nation’s roads deteriorates at a rapid rate.

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When will potholes be repaired?

YP Letters: Blame game over potholes

From: Edward Grainger, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

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Pupils on patrol as traffic wardens outside a Bradford school in a bid to halt irresponsible parking.

Tom Richmond: With the NHS in crisis, Whitehall does not – and must not – have a monopoly on good ideas

ONE of the problems with this country’s governance – or lack of – is that politicians and civil servants believe that they have a monopoly when it comes to the best ideas. They shouldn’t.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Bill Carmichael: Labour’s sinking feeling under Jeremy Corbyn

FACED with disastrously bad polling figures, Jeremy Corbyn’s advisers let it be known there would be a major “relaunch” of the Labour leader this week – and the details trailed in advance were absolutely mouth-watering.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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Travel alert: Broken down train causes disruption between Ilkley and Guiseley

Travel alert: Broken down train causes disruption between Ilkley and Guiseley

Passengers faced delays and cancellations after a train broken down on the line between Ikley and Guiseley this morning.
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Drivers are being warned to expect delays on the M1 following a collision.

Travel alert: Emergency services at scene of M1 pile-up

Three lanes of the M1 motorway were closed in South Yorkshire this morning after a pile-up.
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Should more money be spent repairing potholes?

YP Letters: Why must the motorist pay for potholes?

From: Karl Sheridan, Selby Road, Holme on Spalding Moor.

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Travel alert: Trains delayed between Leeds and Bradford as lines blocked

Travel alert: Trains delayed between Leeds and Bradford as lines blocked

Train services between Leeds and Bradford are being delayed this morning due to overhead wire problems.
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A business debate, held at the Sheffield City Region quarterly economic survey breakfast event in Barnsley,about the plans for a Trans-Pennine tunnel.  It was chaired by Greg Wright, the deputy business editor of The Yorkshire Post   Picture Scott Merrylees

Yorkshire must display ‘unity of purpose’ to get vital investment, says chamber boss

Businesses and politicians across Yorkshire must display more “unity of purpose” in order to secure major infrastructure investments such as a proposed Trans Pennine Tunnel, according to Dr Adam Marshall, the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce.

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YP Comment: Time for joined up transport

YP Comment: Time for joined up transport

AS they come to terms with the latest increases in ticket prices, there’s better news for some commuters in this region – the promise of additional parking spaces at several stations in West Yorkshire, including Shipley, Hebden Bridge and Normanton.

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The M1 near Sheffield

M1 closure after body is discovered on road

A body found on the M1 motorway appears to have been run over several times, police said.

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File photo dated 22/09/15 of a Volkswagen badge, as thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against Volkswagen which could cost the car manufacturer billions of pounds in the wake of the emissions scandal. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 9, 2017. Volkswagen Group admitted in September 2015 that 482,000 of its diesel vehicles in the US were fitted with defeat device software to switch engines to a cleaner mode when they were being tested for emissions. See PA story TRANSPORT Volkswagen. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

UK motorists join world-wide lawsuit against VW over car emissions scandal

Thousands of motorists have joined a lawsuit against one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers - which could cost it billions of pounds.

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