General Election

General Election

Caroline Flint: How our town learned to believe the sky’s the limit

Doncaster is a changing place. Like many coalfield communities it has seen its share of hard times.

Is Putin a threat to the West? (AP).

Bernard Ingham: Putin might not get just deserts – but Labour will if it keeps Corbyn

Any conversation I have these days invariably ends with a two word query: whatever next?

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Council tax bills are going up by around five per cent across Yorkshire.

Jayne Dowle: Stop squeezing councils and look for alternatives

TOMORROW’S Spring Statement from the Chancellor is timed to coincide spookily with the arrival of new council tax bills on our doorsteps.

Fairtrade Fortnight is taking place.

Tim Aldred: Fairtrade – how to start a revolution in your coffee break

WHEN you buy your morning coffee, do you ever stop and think about where that coffee came from, or the people who grew it? Or that banana you grab for an afternoon snack? As you bite into it, do you consider whether the farmer who produced it got a fair deal for his or her labours?

Brexit Secretary David Davis wants to lead a "global race to the top." (PA).

The Yorkshire Post says: Long, arduous road to Brexit - Time for action not just rhetoric

Addressing business leaders in Vienna, Brexit Secretary David Davis drew on dystopian fiction insisting that Britain would not be thrown into a “Mad Max-style” world after it leaves the EU.

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J. B. Priestley inspired the inception of CND 60 years ago.

Dave Webb: World ticks closer to nuclear midnight

SIXTY years ago this weekend, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) met for the first time in London, inspired by a November 1957 New Statesman article by Yorkshire’s J.B. Priestley, entitled Britain and the Nuclear Bombs.

Should the House of Lords be reformed?

YP Letters: The battle for Press freedom against the unelected Lords

From: Mike Smith, Birkby, Huddersfield.

Suffragettes during a mass meeting at the Royal Albert Hall in 1913. Now the centenary of the Representation of People Act will see the launch of a new campaign for electoral reform.

Natalie Bennett: Equal rights for women should also mean equal votes

ONE hundred years ago today, a law was enacted giving some women the vote. It had taken 67 years from the founding of the first women’s suffrage society in Britain, in Sheffield, to achieving that breakthrough.


Yorkshire devolution: Government warned that 'clock is ticking' to agree region-wide deal

The Government was tonight warned that the "clock is ticking" for an agreement to be reached that could pave the way for a wider Yorkshire devolution deal.

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What is devolution, how will it help us... and why has it taken so long for Yorkshire to reach a deal?

The arguments over Yorkshire devolution have been raging for years, but what does the issue really mean for the people of the White Rose County?

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Theresa May arrives at last month's EU summit, but will 2018 be the year when Brexit is thwarted?

GP Taylor: Democracy will count for little as Brexit sabotaged

IT may not be the New Year’s Resolution that 17.5 million people wanted, but I have a sneaking fear that many of our elected representatives will be vowing to thwart Brexit in the year ahead.

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The leadership of West Yorkshire Combined Authority managing director Ben Still (centre) is in the spotlight following an investigation into his organisation's financial management.

YP Letters: Ethos of public service lost with the greed of managers

From: Andrew Fisher, Goodrick Close, Harrogate.

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The late MP Jo Cox's sister Lim Leadbeater is flanked by MPs Seema Kennedy (left) and Rachel Reeves (right) as the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness launched its manifesto last Friday in Batley. The issue was raised at Prime Minister's Questions.

The Yorkshire Post says: No longer alone – the best of PMQs as Theresa May backs loneliness campaign

THERE was very little Christmas cheer at Prime Minister’s Questions – Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn traded statistics on the NHS rather than coming up with practical and pragmatic solutions – while Speaker John Bercow was at his pompous worst.

Christmas Turkey Dash TV fundraiser for Leeds hospice charity

Christmas Turkey Dash TV fundraiser for Leeds hospice charity

A TURKEY Dash is set to raise cash for the charity that runs Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds.

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Everything you wanted to know about Brexit... but were afraid to ask

Theresa May's Brexit strategy is facing one of its toughest challenges as the EU (Withdrawal) Bill goes through the committee stage in the House of Commons.

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BusinessEurope president Emma Marcegagia (front) and CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn (right) leaving 10 Downing Street, London, after a meeting between business leaders from Europe and Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss the future of UK-EU trade post-Brexit. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Urgent progress required in Brexit talks 'or UK jobs will be lost'

European business leaders have told Theresa May that progress is urgently needed in Brexit talks or UK jobs and investment could be lost.
Sammy Woodhouse

Sammy’s getting closer to goal of justice for abuse victims

A single mother from Rotherham, she became the face of Yorkshire’s battle against child sexual exploitation.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Jayne Dowle: Don’t let politicians wreck your faith in democracy

WHO would be a politician today? Every news bulletin seems to bring a fresh scandal or accusation, dragging yet more elected representatives into the swirling mire.

Has Parliament betrayed voters over Universal Credit?

YP Letters: MPs have shown a total lack of compassion for the poorest

From: David Howram, Mirfield.

Can the Government deliver Brexit?

YP Letters: Tories need to find a winning team who can pull together

From: John Redfearn, Whitby Road, Pickering.

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