Damning verdict on Home Office’s Windrush victims’ hotline from Yorkshire MP Gill Furniss

Home Secretary Amber Rudd was facing further pressure over her handling of the Windrush scandal tonight after the hotline her office set up to deal with victims was strongly criticised by a Yorkshire MP.

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Tanya Simms and her nine-year-old daughter Talia

Sheffield grand-daughter of Windrush generation migrants ‘a citizen of nowhere’ after passport bid is rejected

The grand-daughter of two members of the Windrush generation says she feels like “a victim punished for something I have no control over” after being told by a government agency she does not qualify as British.

Ports like those in Hull contribute billions to the UK economy

Better transport links needed to help our ports cope with huge rise in demand

More capacity is needed on the road and rail networks that serve the nation’s ports if they are to cope with the “considerable challenge” caused by a predicted growth in demand, according to a Government report.

4 April 2018......   Baroness Sayeeda Warsi  at her family's bed manufacturers in Ravensthorpoe near Dewsbury.  Pictures: Tony Johnson.

Windrush scandal: Yorkshire ex-Minister Baroness Warsi blasts Government’s “unhealthy obsession with numbers”

A Yorkshire peer and Tory former Minister has accused the Government of having an “unhealthy obsession with numbers” as criticism continued to mount over its approach to immigration.

20 April 2018 .....     Candidates at the Sheffield city region mayoral hustings, organised by the Centre for Cities, held at The Source Skills Academy in Meadowhall. Mick Bower, (Yorkshire Party), Naveen Judah, (South Yorkshire Save our NHS Party), Ian Walker (Conservatives), Hannah Kitching (Liberal Democrats), Rob Murphy (Green Party), Dan Jarvis (Labour). Picture Tony Johnson.

Yorkshire local elections: Sheffield City Region mayoral candidates reveal how they’d fix devolution deadlock

Six candidates vying to be South Yorkshire’s first directly-elected mayor have faced off at a hustings in Sheffield. Rob Parsons watched the debate unfold.

I'm very bitter about it: Leeds West Indian Carnival founder's anger at treatment of Windrush generation

I'm very bitter about it: Leeds West Indian Carnival founder's anger at treatment of Windrush generation

The founder of the Leeds West Indian Carnival says he is "very bitter" about the problems faced by long-term British residents from the Windrush generation over their immigration status.
Pictured, Darren Capes of City of York Council and Coun Peter Dew, executive member for transport

Connected city: Sensors take data from cars and drivers in York to help traffic run smoothly

Sensors tracking the movements of vehicles around a Yorkshire city from this month will help make it the first in the UK that is “truly ready for the coming revolution” in the way urban transport is monitored and controlled.

Shipley MP Philip Davies

Tory MP to call for referendum on Shipley and Keighley breaking away from Bradford

A Conservative MP is set to spark a political row by calling for a referendum on whether two constituencies on the edge of a Yorkshire city should break away and form their own local council.

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Shipley MP Philip Davies.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Philip Davies interview: I don’t care if morons on social media want to hate me

After a brush with electoral mortality last summer, Conservative MP Philip Davies is showing no sign of holding back with his outspoken views. Rob Parsons reports.

North Yorkshire is likely to become the next front in the battle between fracking firms and campaigners.

Ban on fracking near North Yorkshire homes moves closer after inspector’s ruling

A proposal that would stop nearly all fracking within 500 metres of homes in North Yorkshire moved a step closer today after a government-appointed planning inspector indicated she was likely to approve it.

Frances O'Grady pictured in Leeds.

Bad deal on Brexit puts 250,000 Yorkshire jobs at risk, says union leader

Hundreds of thousands of jobs in Yorkshire are at risk if the UK gets the wrong deal in its Brexit negotiations, an influential union leader said today.

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NERVES OF STEEL: Whoever wins the mayoral election next month will be chair of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.

Sheffield City Region mayoral hopefuls pitch for votes

It has been 30 long months since then-Chancellor George Osborne appeared before the cameras at South Yorkshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and signed the historic deal handing powers and funding over to the county.

The Stray in Harrogate during cherry blossom season, one of the attractions that makes the spa town a desirable place to live.

Yorkshire local elections 2018: Spa town’s growing pains put housing shortfall in spotlight

In the fourth of the Post’s features on the upcoming local elections, Rob Parsons reports on the challenges facing political leaders in leafy Harrogate.

National politics is likely to play a major role in this year's local elections across Yorkshire.

Yorkshire local elections 2018: Trees could be key in Sheffield as voters return to ballot box

Ten of the region’s town halls will elect new councillors next month, but how important will national party politics be to the final result? Rob Parsons reports.

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TransPennine Express publishes its new timetable today.

TransPennine rail timetable change ‘one of the biggest the North has seen’

The boss of one of the region’s main rail operators has described the timetable change being introduced next month as “one of the biggest the North has seen”.

Labour climbdown as Dan Jarvis told he can remain MP if elected South Yorkshire mayor

Labour climbdown as Dan Jarvis told he can remain MP if elected South Yorkshire mayor

Dan Jarvis will not have to stand down as Barnsley MP if he becomes South Yorkshire's first directly-elected mayor, it was announced today.
Clive Betts MP

Government must improve the way it helps local councils prepare for Brexit, says Sheffield MP

A senior Yorkshire MP has criticised the “ad hoc, infrequent and uneven” way Ministers have helped local councils prepare for Brexit.

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Andrew Percy

Why aren’t there more Yorkshire folk in the House of Lords, asks Tory ex-Minister

A Conservative former Minister has questioned why there aren’t more “Yorkshire folk” in the House of Lords.

Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton, has criticised the NHS.

NHS says keeping North Yorkshire ex-hospital building for community use ‘unaffordable’

A North Yorkshire MP has criticised the NHS for pressing ahead with the sale of a former hospital building “despite being presented with two community and health based options”.

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File photo dated 25/06/07 of motorists driving through deep flood water on the A63 road into Hull. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Government commits £12m to boost flood defences in Hull

The Government says nearly 500 homes in Hull will be better protected from flooding in the coming years after a multi-million pound funding package was announced.

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