Handing powers and funding to a One Yorkshire mayor could add as much as £30bn a year to the region’s economy by boosting its low level of exports and creating more businesses, a landmark report reveals today.
Getting the Government to approve a high speed rail scheme connecting the biggest cities of the North is the key to giving the region’s growth a “turbo charge”, according to a leading northern transport official.
Northern ports are “ready to take up the challenge” of ensuring goods can still flow in and out of the UK if Brexit results in severe delays for trade routes via the south coast, a senior industry official said today.
After a summer of disruption for train passengers across the North, staff at the region’s rail operations control centre face a challenging task keeping services on track. Rob Parsons went to meet them.
Passengers on trains run by under-fire TransPennine Express have become so frustrated at the widespread delays and disruption on their services that the rail operator’s staff are fearing for their safety, a Yorkshire MP claimed today.
A former housing officer who won his first council seat by 40 votes, Shabir Pandor is now Yorkshire’s newest council leader with the task of tackling stark inequality and saving local NHS services. Rob Parsons went to meet him.
The North needs the powers to "to be its own Brexit task force" and no longer dependent on central government to step in and solve its problems, according to the leader of one of its biggest city councils.
A new policy to cut the number of late-running trains on the flagship East Coast Main Line route has had the knock-on effect of causing further disruption and delays for other rail users in Yorkshire, it is claimed.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for more powers for be handed to local and regional transport bodies in the North as he pledged to improve services for northern commuters during a rail tour of the region.
Fewer than 40 per cent of teachers in high priority subjects such as maths and physics in parts of Yorkshire have a relevant degree, according to a report setting out the recruitment and retention crisis gripping the profession.
A good devolution deal for Yorkshire that helps the region grow “is worth taking that extra bit of time (over) to make sure it is done correctly”, according to Conservative party chairman Brandon Lewis.