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Yorkshire devolution: Calls for Government to act as council leaders reach agreement on interim mayor

The Government was coming under pressure today to agree to proposals for a two-year mayoral term in South Yorkshire, a major stepping stone on the path to a full region-wide devolution deal, after a significant concession on the issue by the leader of Sheffield City Council.

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Richard Williams

Shop robber from Castleford used machete and fake gun in Pontefract and Ferrybridge store raids

AN ARMED robber  from Castleford who threatened  staff at  stores in Ferrybridge and Pontefract with a machete and an imitation gun has been jailed for six years.

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Should there be a bigger tax on second homes in the Yorkshire Dales?

YP Letters: Homes tax could flood Dales market

From: Richard Lewis, Pontefract.

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Akshar Ali and Yasmin Ahmed

Two handed life sentences with minimum 22-year terms  for Leeds mother Sinead Wooding's murder

A MAN and his friend have each been jailed for life with  minimum 22 year terms after being found guilty of murdering his wife before dumping her body in woodland in Leeds and setting it alight.
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VIDEO: Watch gritters battling to keep North Yorkshire's highest road open in heavy snow

VIDEO: Watch gritters battling to keep North Yorkshire's highest road open in heavy snow

It's North Yorkshire's highest hill - and Fleet Moss certainly presented gritters with a challenge this morning.

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Jake Elliott, 20, went on trial at Sheffield Crown Court today

Man goes on trial accused of assaulting girl, 15, in South Yorkshire woodlands

A man has gone on trial, accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in an incident alleged to have taken place in South Yorkshire woodlands almost two years ago.
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Guilty of murder: Akshar Ali and Yasmin Ahmed

Police release photographs of pair who murdered Leeds mother-of-four Sinead Wooding

THESE are the first photographs of  a man and his friend who face life sentences for  murdering  his wife before dumping her body in woodland in Leeds and setting it alight.
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Coun  John Blackie pictured in Gunnerside in Upper Swaledale.

Dales councillor quits role over ‘misguided’ council tax hike plan

A veteran Yorkshire Dales politician has resigned from a senior chairmanship role in opposition to plans to charge second home owners five times’ the rate of council tax - claiming he “cannot stand idly by” as the “unwelcome and unproductive exercise in social engineering” destroys the local economy.

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Dramatic photos show attempted rescue of stranded porpoise on Yorkshire beach

Dramatic photos show attempted rescue of stranded porpoise on Yorkshire beach

A marine life charity desperately tried to save an injured porpoise washed up on the Yorkshire coast.

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Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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Travelling ticket inspector Bert Blower on the North Yorkshire Moors railway. Picture: Keith Simpson.

All aboard for another TV slice of Yorkshire life

First it was vets, then shop­keepers and even bus drivers. Now it is the turn of steam train crews to entertain the nation as TV leaves no stone unturned in its search for idiosyncratic slices of Yorkshire life.

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Ofsted inspectors visited the school in November last year

'Ineffective' safeguarding flagged by Ofsted at Kids Club in Harrogate

The new owner of an after school group in Harrogate has been left 'disappointed' after Ofsted inspectors told them safeguarding measures were 'ineffective' while issuing them an inadequate rating.

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What will HS2 mean for Yorkshire?

The Yorkshire Post says: Carillion, HS2 and Leeds - what next?

FOLLOWING the financial collapse of overstretched construction giant Carillion after the HS2 and public sector contractor announced half-year losses of £1.15bn, the Government remains steadfast in its commitment to high-speed rail.

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The scene of the 'lockdown'

East Yorkshire crossbow suspect Anthony Lawrence - what we know so far

Police launched a search for Anthony Lawrence after a man was found dead and his pregnant girlfriend suffered injuries in an attack at their home near Driffield.

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Photo: PA/PA Wire

Leeds driving test centre one of toughest to pass in country

LEEDS driving test centre is one of the hardest places to pass in the country, according to the latest data.

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Blue Monday: Leeds residents are generally happy with their lot

OFFICIAL statistics show Leeds residents are slightly happier with their lot than the rest of the UK as the city faces what is supposedly the most depressing day of the year today on what has been dubbed ‘Blue Monday.’

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A new report lays out the jobs that could be created in the Leeds City Region by HS2.

Fast track to jobs: Strategy to help Yorkshire take full advantage of HS2

An extra 41,000 jobs could be created in West Yorkshire and its surrounding districts in the next three decades if civic and business leaders take full advantage of HS2, according to a new report.

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Jayne Dowle is still waiting for a smart meter to be fitted.

Jayne Dowle: So much for a smart plan for energy meters

I’VE heard of not having the “right” type of accent or even failing to wear the “right” kind of shoes, but until recently I had no idea that both my house and my gas and electricity arrangements are not fit for purpose.

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170118  Olympic Triathlete Lucy Hall takes on  Sophie Chapman, 10, in the triathlon challenge at Trinity Leeds on saturday .

Tri something new: Olympian Lucy Hall introduces Leeds shoppers to triathlon

With a series of major victories and an appearance at the 2012 Olympics under her belt, Lucy Hall knows what it takes to make it to the top of the triathlon world.

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A major search continues today for a man named as Anthony Lawrence who police want to talk to in connection with the incident.

Manhunt continues for suspected 'crossbow killer' in quiet Driffield village

A major manhunt for a suspected 'crossbow killer' in a quiet East Yorkshire village continues this afternoon as police renew calls not to approach a man named as Anthony Lawrence.
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