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Bernard Ingham: Who in Labour will have sense to stand against hard-Left tide?

DO you think the penny is at last dropping in the Labour Party? I only ask because some moderate Labour MPs have started to wonder – anonymously, of course – about the party’s future.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

The Yorkshire Post says: Lack of trust in Chris Grayling – Transport Secretary and the North

IRRESPECTIVE OF how the IPPR North or Department for Transport calculate spending figures, the conclusion is the same – infrastructure investment in Yorkshire remains woefully inadequate.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves for Tuesday's Cabinet meeting.

The Yorkshire Post says: Boris goes rogue. May exposed by NHS cash call

GIVEN the scale of the daily pressures facing the NHS, there is a political case to be made for extra funding. The issue, however, is the modus operandi of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who tried to bounce the Cabinet into making an extra £100m a week available.

An example of properties in the pipeline for Harrogate as part of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East.

Revealed Number of new houses for Kingsley Drive in Harrogate

In what the company itself describes as a "major boost to the Yorkshire economy", five star housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East , has announced plans to open eight new sites this year - including Harrogate.
The Local Plan opens up for formal consultation this week

Formal consultation set to open for Harrogate's Local Plan

Formal consultation is set to open on the blueprint for future housing and employment across the district
How the replacement might look

Demolition of Peasholm boathouse approved

The landmark boathouse and landing deck on Peasholm Lake is to be demolished.
What now for Brexit?

YP Letters: Making the case to leave corrupt and dysfunctional EU

From: Nick Martinek, Briarlyn Road, Huddersfield.

What now for Yorkshire devolution?

YP Letters: Get behind campaign for devolved Yorkshire

From: R Spreadbury, Liversedge.

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Leeds Bradford Airport's new CEO, David Laws.   Picture Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Bradford boss pledges to target more business traffic as it reveals rebrand to become “Yorkshire’s Airport”

The boss of Leeds Bradford Airport has pledged to make the hub more business focused and help attract new routes to commercial epicentres around the world.

Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, ahead of UK-France summit talks last week.

Andrew Vine: It wasn’t EU law that opened the door to migrants

IMMIGRATION was the central issue that persuaded a majority of British people to vote for Brexit, but how hollow the promises to “take back control” of the borders ring now.

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Do the Tories need to be more assertive over Brexit?

Chris Moncrieff: Tories’ defeatist attitude will spell doom

IS the Conservative Party sleepwalking towards defeat at the next general election? There is a growing fear that the party is not being assertive enough in Government, notably in its Brexit dealings with the hard-faced EU negotiators.

What should be Britain's defence policy?

The Yorkshire Post says: Britain and its defence needs. Army’s new battle over funding

THE warnings from General Sir Nick Carter, the head of the British Army, about the defence threats facing the nation do need to be studied in a wider political context.

Date: 20th January 2018.
Picture James Hardisty.
East Meets West at the Royal Armouries Leeds. Pictured Royal Armouries interpreters David Perry, as a Samurai Warrior, with Andrew Balmforth, as a Knight.

Armouries’ commercial wing snapped up in deal

The government is to take over the commercial catering and events arm of the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds after a £11.2m deal.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

Mark Stuart: Only a Nigel Farage comeback can save Ukip from abyss

THE current furore over Henry Bolton, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, is just the latest crisis to befall the party since the earthquake it helped create in June 2016 when Britain voted to leave the European Union. What has gone wrong and what are the party’s future prospects?

Ukip leader henry Bolton has been embroiled in scandal.

The Yorkshire Post says: The party’s over? Hubris of Ukip leader Henry Bolton

EVEN though Ukip’s rise to prominence culminated with Britain voting to leave the European Union, the party was always going to struggle to make a political impact in the aftermath of the June 2016 referendum.

Will Britain be better off after Brexit? (PA).

YP Letters: Brexit must be proven one way or the other

From: D Wood, Howden

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Does the region's rail network need an overhaul?

YP Letters: Our public transport is an expensive joke

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.


VIDEO: Evil spirits, possessions and black magic - welcome to the Sheffield mosque providing Islamic exorcisms

A woman writhes around in uncontrollable pain on the floor while screaming for an evil spirit to leave her soul.

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Loneliness can affect people of all ages. (PA).

Jayne Dowle: Home truths on ending the scourge of loneliness

Long after this winter’s flu outbreak has subsided, another epidemic will continue to blight millions of lives. Loneliness, which one study found to be as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, is the nation’s hidden disease. It’s partly because loneliness is a difficult condition to quantify; one person’s proud self-sufficiency is another’s silent cry for help.

Better connectivity and faster broadband is crucial to the country's future prosperity. (PA).

Tim Breitmeyer: Rural broadband is vital to help us rise to challenges

After tense negotiations – sometimes verging on the farcical – between our political leaders and their counterparts in Brussels, 2017 closed with a much-needed breakthrough in talks over the Brexit deal.

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