YP Letters: Rail ‘improvements’ between Leeds and Manchester are a sham

From: Simon Barber, Digley Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth.

Would towns like Doncaster benefit if there was Yorkshire-wide devolution?

YP Letters: Doncaster’s unhappy choice over devolution

From: David Horncastle, Birkdale Close, Bessacarr, Doncaster.

People should shop local - and keep the faith - this Christmas, advises columnist Jayne Dowle. Do you agree?

Jayne Dowle: Our empty high streets are heading for an all-time low this Christmas

ARE you still running around doing your Christmas shopping? Spare a thought for the great British high street. It’s having a terrible season so far, and retailers are hoping for a last-minute boost to bring a better outlook for the New Year.

Sarah Horsbrough

The Yorkshire Post says: Inspirational teachers give pupils a chance to shine

As numerous teachers will attest, it is a sad reality that too many children believe their background holds them back from achieving their ambitions in life and affects the way they approach their time in school.

Pressure is growing on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over scrapped rail electrification plans.

The Yorkshire Post says: Environmental case should be tipping point for Government U-turn on Yorkshire rail scheme

Much has already been made of the damage to commuters from the Government’s decision to scrap a £500m upgrade of a key railway line between Yorkshire and London; now the environmental cost of the cancellation is becoming clear.

Music goers at Leeds Festival but do outside leisure events provide sufficient facilities for the disabled. Picture: Mark Bickerdike Photography.

Rishi Sunak: Changes must be made to help disabled at public events

EVERY weekend, across the country, thousands of young children living with severe disabilities are deprived of the opportunity to enjoy a day out with their families.

RBS is under fire for its branch closure programme.

Caroline Flint: Small town Britain suffers as bank branch closures continue

LAST week, residents and businesses in two Doncaster market towns, Bawtry and Thorne, got that early Christmas present they never wanted. RBS let them know their local NatWest Branches would close in 2018.

The Yorkshire Post says: It’s grand up North - Harrogate penthouses sell for £10m

The Yorkshire Post says: It’s grand up North - Harrogate penthouses sell for £10m

It’s grand up North; certainly for those with a few million to spare. News that two penthouse flats in Harrogate’s Crescent Gardens development have been sold for more than £10m ahead of it opening in 2020 is sure to elicit reactions from excitement to consternation.

readers still have fond memories of Billy Bremner who is pictured after the 1972 FA Cup final.

YP Letters: ‘God Rest Ye Two Great Gentlemen’

From: Peter J Teal, Union Road, Thorne, Doncaster.

What now for Brexit?

YP Letters: EU may be surprised further at people’s freedom choices

From: Ian Oglesby, High Catton Road, Stamford Bridge, York.

Waste has become endemic in society.

YP Letters: Another of the ‘great evils’ should be waste...

From: Brian Sheridan, Lodge Moor, Sheffield.

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Ben Still, West Yorkshire Combined Authority

‘West Yorkshire Combined Authority is in public interest and does offer value’

THE Yorkshire Post campaigns for a bright future for this region where better transport links, higher skill levels and increased international investment contribute to more families in the Leeds City Region enjoying a much higher standard of living.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling during a visit to Yorkshire.

Tom Richmond: The museum pieces that derail Chris Grayling’s rail claims

WHEN the 19th century premier Benjamin Disraeli asserted that there were three types of political untruths – “lies, damned lies and statistics” – he could not have been more prescient.

What is the correct etiquette for Christmas cards and presents?

Sarah Todd: Ready for Christmas? If you are, your smugness just leaves me cold. Here’s why...

IF ONE more person boasts about having all their Christmas presents wrapped and placed under a tree decorated to department store standard, this correspondent will not be responsible for her actions.

Uber had its licence suspended in York

David Behrens: Uber hits the brakes, but cabs have a long road to redemption

IT’S a mark of how low the bar has been set when the minicab licensing departments of our local authorities can seek to occupy the moral high ground.

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Trains in Yorkshire. Will the new proposals actually get built?

The Yorkshire Post says: Transport for North's plan is welcome - but how many of the proposals will actually get built?

The ambition behind Transport for the North’s draft plan is the first milestone in a very long journey – the question is how many of the proposed road and rail improvements will actually be built.

Peter Box, former West Yorkshire Combined Authority Chairman.

The Yorkshire Post says: Exposé into West Yorkshire Combined Authority reveals an opportunity for transformation

TODAY’S exposé into the mismanagement of West Yorkshire Combined Authority following a protracted investigation matters for three very sound reasons.

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Should motorists be penalised for failures in transport policy in Leeds?

YP Letters: Transport failures cast cloud over Leeds

From: Peter Haddington, Prospect Place, Eccleshill, Bradford.

Sheffield's tree-felling programme continues to cause controversy.

YP Letters: Last trees in polluted city centre are now facing the axe

From: Graham Wroe, Glencoe Road, Sheffield.

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President Donald Trump wants Jerusalem recognised as the capital of Israel.

YP Letters: Make Jerusalem international city for peace

From: J Soper, Eastbrook Court, Bramham, Wetherby.

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