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Yorkshire leaders unite in bid to bring Channel 4 HQ to Leeds City Region

Civic leaders from across Yorkshire have today given their backing to a bid to bring Channel 4’s new national headquarters to the Leeds City Region.

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Leeds Bradford Airport chief joins criticism of Heathrow ‘scaremongering’ as he backs expansion plan

The chief executive of Leeds Bradford Airport has joined criticism of “reckless and dangerous scaremongering” about the impact of the expansion of Heathrow ahead of a vote by MPs on the controversial scheme.

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Rishi Sunak, MP for Richmond, at his office in Northallerton.

Mobile coverage scheme ‘must benefit hard-to-reach areas of North Yorkshire’

A North Yorkshire MP has urged the Government to make sure the hardest-to-reach areas of the county benefit from a £500m programme to improve mobile coverage by installing new telecommunications masts.

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Ben Houchen with five other metro mayors in Liverpool.

Metro mayors want Whitehall to hand over control of education funds

Metro mayors have urged the Government to devolve the budget for the education of 16 to 18-years-olds to English regions to help them develop home-grown talent.

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Northern Rail chaos: PM 'will always consider' bids to give local transport bosses more powers

The Prime Minister has left the door open for northern leaders to have more control over the region's rail infrastructure after her spokesman said she would "always consider" any bid by Transport for the North for more powers.
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High speed rail is due to arrive in Leeds in the next two decades. Stock image.

Next stop for plan to bring ‘world-class’ high speed rail testing base to Leeds

Plans for the UK’s first dedicated hub for high-speed rail technology to be built in Leeds have moved a step closer.

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John Cridland, chairman of Transport for the North

Northern Rail chaos: Firms could be compensated for lost business

Transport leaders in the North said today that “something should be done” to make up for the “real hardship” suffered by passengers and firms across the region as a result of the Northern rail company timetable chaos.

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An anti-Brexit demonstrator looks pensive during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament on June 11, 2018 . The EU withdrawal bill returns to the House of Commons tomorrow for the first of two sessions in which MP's will consider amendments imposed by the Lords, and another set of fresh amendments.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Keep UK in a customs union, urges coalition of Yorkshire business and civic leaders

A coalition of influential Yorkshire business and political leaders have piled more pressure on Theresa May on the eve of two days of crunch Brexit votes by calling on the Government to seek a customs union deal with the European Union.

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Ian Gillies, leader of City of York Council.

Yorkshire devolution: Politician can’t be too precious about their own areas, says Conservative council leader

Politicians in Yorkshire shouldn’t be “too precious about their own areas” in the ongoing dispute over the future of devolution in the region, according to a Conservative council leader.

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Date: 5th June 2018.'Picture James hardisty.'A Northern Rail train arriving at Leeds Station.

Rail chaos: The week the North bared its teeth over Northern timetable fiasco

Days of delays and cancellations on Northern rail services prompted a furious response that stung the Government this week. Rob Parsons reports.

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Ian Gillies, leader of York City Council.

Ian Gillies interview: ‘York used to be all about railways and chocolate but now it’s digital and arts’

He has taken over the leadership of York’s council at a pivotal time for the future of the historic city. And with an electon looming next year, former policeman Ian Gillies is a “man in a hurry” to get things moving. Rob Parsons reports.

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Shipley MP Philip Davies.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Commons should debate how out of touch it is with public opinion, says Yorkshire MP

MPs should debate how out of touch they are with public opinion, according to a senior minister.

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Rail chaos: Yorkshire commuter offered just £20 compensation after days of delays and cancellations

Rail chaos: Yorkshire commuter offered just £20 compensation after days of delays and cancellations

A Yorkshire worker forced to take annual leave due to the rail chaos has been offered £20 compensation, MPs heard as calls for an urgent debate emerged.

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Sunrise at the Aire and Calder Navigation, ay Stanley Ferry, Wakefield Leeds..(SH100/58b).12th December 2013.Picture by Simon Hulme

‘Inland port’ could bring vital freight into Leeds by canal and take 200,000 tonnes of traffic off the roads

Vital freight materials needed for flagship projects such as the Leeds South Bank and High Speed 2 could be delivered into the city by water rather than road if a £3.4m “inland port” scheme gets the go-ahead.

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22 May 2018......  Stewart Arnold, leader of the Yorkshire Party.  Pic: Tony Johnson.

Stewart Arnold interview: ‘Debate is no longer yes or no over a devolved Yorkshire, it’s how’

Stewart Arnold interview: Debate is no longer “yes or no” over a devolved Yorkshire, it’s how it will work

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Bridlington, one of the fishing communities in Yorkshire likely to be affected by Brexit

Fishing communities ‘must feel the economic benefits of leaving the EU’

Any economic benefits that come from leaving the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) under Brexit must be felt in the communities that depend on the sector, according to a report.

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Railway station at Doncaster Sheffield Airport would be “truly game-changing” for the North, says Dan Jarvis

Railway station at Doncaster Sheffield Airport would be “truly game-changing” for the North, says Dan Jarvis

A railway station connecting Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the East Coast Main Line would be “truly game-changing” for the North of England, according to the country’s newest metro-mayor.
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Leeds and Sheffield make shortlist to host new Channel 4 base - but Hull fails to make the cut

Leeds and Sheffield make shortlist to host new Channel 4 base - but Hull fails to make the cut

Leeds and Sheffield have today been shortlisted to host one of three new Channel 4 bases - but Hull has missed out.
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22 May 2018......  Stewart Arnold, leader of the Yorkshire Party.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Rotherham council leader urged to reconsider approach to One Yorkshire devolution

The leader of Rotherham council has been urged to reconsider his “apparent reluctance” to join a wider Yorkshire devolution deal.

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Chris Grayling has come under fresh fire for his management of the railways.

We’re sorry: Grayling and Northern rail boss apologise for train delays chaos across region

Embattled Chris Grayling today apologised for the chaos the introduction of new train timetables had caused across the North as a metro mayor claimed passengers in the region were “invisible” to the Transport Secretary.

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