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Revealed: £1.1 MILLION resurfacing programme on four major Harrogate roads

Four key commuter routes in Harrogate are set for major repairs as part of a £1.1 million scheme starting next month.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

The Yorkshire Post says: ‘I don’t run the railways’. Chris Grayling’s abdication of responsibility

THE contemptuous Chris Grayling is effectively condemned by the Department for Transport’s own website with his inexplicable claim that “I don’t run the railways”.

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Grayling says "I don't run railsways" as he distances himself from train misery

Chris Grayling has insisted he is not to blame for the "timetable chaos" which has caused misery for train passengers.

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Should a third runway be built at Heathrow Airport?

Baroness Sugg: Heathrow expansion will benefit all of UK

MPs will today face a landmark decision – whether to vote in favour of expansion at Heathrow or oppose it. This is a scheme which would bring more flights, more jobs and greater economic growth to the UK. And while this remarkable infrastructure project would take place in the South East of England, its benefits would be felt right across the country.

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Dan Jarvis is mayor of Sheffield City Region.

The Yorkshire Post says: Yorkshire’s future. Dan Jarvis leading from front on devolution

GIVEN the extent to which Chris Grayling, and his Cabinet colleagues, have totally mishandled transport policy in the North, it’s little surprise that 81 per cent of Yorkshire taxpayers now feel that they have little or no control over Government decision-making.

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Virgin Trains East Coast has returned to public control after the franchise collapsed.

Services on East Coast route return to public control after franchise collapse – all the latest developments

SERVICES on the East Coast Main Line have been brought back under public control following the failure of the Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) franchise.

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Many trains have been cancelled or delayed recently.

YP Letters: Busy station needs extra platforms

From: Graham Coult, Dunhill Road, Goole.

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Graeme Bandeira's latest cartoon.

Tom Richmond: Tories could pay dearly for their attitude to the North

THE extent to which MPs are whipped into line was evident this week when Parliament debated a vote of no confidence over Chris Grayling’s mishandling and mismanagement of the railways.

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Chris Grayling has been frequently described as Macavity for his no-shows.

The Yorkshire Post says: Grayling no show. Macavity Minister to miss rail summit

CHRIS GRAYLING can be excused, in part, for now excusing himself from the Northern Transport Summit on Monday – the Transport Secretary is now due to lead a potentially contentious Commons debate and vote on Heathrow Airport’s expansion.

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Should a third runway be built at Heathrow Airport?

YP Letters: Heathrow third runway won’t benefit North

From: Cait Hewitt, Deputy director, Aviation Environment Federation.

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Theresa May is under renewed pressure over the state of the region's railways.

The Yorkshire Post says: Why won’t you act, Mrs May? Damning verdict of rail users

GIVEN Theresa May’s reluctance to heed the North’s political and business leaders over the state of the region’s railways, perhaps she’ll listen to public opinion.

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What can be done to improve rail services in the region?

Henri Murison: Give the North full powers to get transport on track

THE continuing chaos on our railways in the North has had a major impact on businesses, commuters and families – an unprecedented number of hours of lost productivity, job seekers unable to get to interviews and parents unable to get home to see their children or put them to bed.

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Plans are being drawn up for a Clean Air Zone in Leeds.

Dr Therese Coffey: Everyone has a part to play to clean up our air

AIR pollution is the fourth biggest risk to public health after cancer, obesity and heart disease. It affects people’s wellbeing and cuts lives short on average by about six months.

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Disruption continues on rail services across the North.

YP Letters: Northern’s unfair policy on rail fines

From: P Armstrong, Bingley.

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UPDATED: Two car smash causing rush hour delays on major route in and out of Leeds

A collision on a main route into Leeds is causing major travel disruption for morning commuters.
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Smash causing rush hour delays on major route in and out of Leeds

A collision on a main route into Leeds is causing major travel disruption for morning commuters.

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Political pressure is growing on Theresa May and Chris Grayling over rail services.

Diana Johnson: Grayling’s rail farce isn’t funny, he must quit now

ONE thing that Chris Grayling has managed to do is to unite people on both sides of the Pennines – which is actually quite remarkable – in our view that it is time for him to go.

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Cartoonist Graeme Bandeira's portrayal of Chris Grayling.

The Yorkshire Post says: Emails at PMQs about North’s ‘valueless’ railways reveal Government’s contempt

SIX WEEKS after The Yorkshire Post’s revelations about broken rail promises first prompted calls at Prime Minister’s Questions for Chris Grayling to resign, the explosive emails disclosed to Theresa May by Labour MP Lisa Nandy make the Transport Secretary’s tenuous position even more untenable.

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YP Letters: Roadworks leave trail of potholes

From: Peter Haddington, Eccleshill, Bradford.

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The 'flying circus' tragedy: When two children were killed by a plane in a Leeds park

The 'flying circus' tragedy: When two children were killed by a plane in a Leeds park

A park in Leeds was the site of an aviation disaster 80 years ago when two young boys were killed during an air display.
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