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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.

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Jayne Dowle: Six months on, Grenfell stands witness to failure

I DROVE through London a few days ago while on our way home from visiting family in Surrey. We could have gone round the M25, but the traffic – as always – was horrendous. And every so often I have the urge to remind myself of what I left behind when I moved from the capital back to Yorkshire 14 years ago.

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Clinton Stothard, 31

Yorkshire paedophile went on holiday with 15-year-old girl after tricking family about his age

A paedophile who went on holiday with a 15-year-old girl and her family after convincing them he was a teenager has been jailed for six years, police said.
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Conservatives have cancelled a fundraising event at the National Coal Mining Museum.

Jayne Dowle: Northern Powerhouse in need of Cabinet Minister

IF our region is to thrive under the “Northern Powerhouse” where do you think the impetus needs to come from? A £450-a-head conference in Manchester, labelled as an “embarrassment” last year by metro-mayor Andy Burnham because there wasn’t a single woman among the 15 main speakers?

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, greets British Prime Minister Theresa May prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold a power lunch on Monday.

Jayne Dowle: As Theresa May blunders, Labour still fail to lead on Brexit

IRELAND and Europe have not been kind to British Prime Ministers. History tells us that leaders have been undone by one or the other. Only the beleaguered Theresa May could fall victim to both.

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Archive manager Paul Stebbing with the Military Medal awarded to Lance Corporal Thomas Hardcastle.

Medals from trenches come home to Barnsley after auction hunt

A collection of medals from the First World War were brought home to Barnsley yesterday after two councillors scoured auction houses and websites for items that would stand as a memorial to the town’s Pals battalions.

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Kate Raynor, a volunteer at the project, says the charity is facing an uncertain future.

Barnsley homeless charity facing fight for survival as funding dries up

A charity which has been helping to transform the lives of homeless, addicted and vulnerable people for two decades now desperately needs assistance itself. Chris Burn reports.
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Alan Milburn has resigned as chairman of the Social Mobility Commission.

The Yorkshire Post says: Leadership test for Yorkshire after social mobility wake-up call

THE context to Alan Milburn’s resignation as Social Mobility Commission chairman is important. The former Labour minister’s term of office was due to come to an end and he clearly hopes the abrupt manner of his departure, and that of others, will galvanise the Government.

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Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom says his side were wasteful at one end and naive at the other in defeat at Bolton.

Bolton 3 Barnsley 1: We either change mentality or players, warns Paul Heckingbottom

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom bemoaned his side’s defensive display after they crashed at fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers.

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Dan Jarvis advocates a One Yorkshire devolution deal.

Dan Jarvis: One Yorkshire - Together we can, and will, be a force for change

IT is make your mind up time for the residents of Barnsley and Doncaster. From today, they will be receiving ballot papers for a community poll on the future of devolution for Yorkshire.

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Yorkshire-wide devolution would see more powers handed over than Sheffield City Region deal, say Doncaster leaders

Yorkshire-wide devolution would see more powers handed over than Sheffield City Region deal, say Doncaster leaders

A devolution deal for wider Yorkshire would mean greater powers being transferred from the Government than the proposed Sheffield City Region scheme, civic leaders in a South Yorkshire district said today.

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Paul Heckingbottom.

Continuity now the preferred option for Barnsley after barren run

BARNSLEY’s manager Paul Heckingbottom has revealed that he is likely to put continuity in terms of team selection above development during the busy weeks ahead.

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Video: Heckingbottom considers his options ahead of Barnsley’s visit to strugglers Bolton

BARNSLEY head coach Paul Heckingbottom admits he has plenty of food for thought in terms of his selections for this weekend’s Roses game at Bolton Wanderers - after feeling that certain players let themselves down in Tuesday’s disappointing 3-0 loss at Reading.

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A protest against the HS2 'M18 route' in South Yorkshire

Changing tracks on HS2: How David Higgins hopes economic case will change opposition in Yorkshire

HS2’s chairman believes new research claiming high-speed rail will help tackle Yorkshire’s productivity crisis can change minds about the divisive scheme. Chris Burn reports.
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The Kaiser Chiefs epitomise the vibrancy of Yorkshire culture.  Photo: Cuffe and Taylor

Only One Yorkshire will lead to whole county singing the same tune

THIS month saw the release of the eagerly anticipated Instant Pleasures by Shed Seven. This stunning record, by York’s finest, was their first in 16 years. It immediately hit the top 10 in the album charts, number one in the independent charts and number one on vinyl.

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Dan Jarvis MP.

YP Letters: South Yorkshire deal would be step in the right direction

From: Garreth Bruff, Victoria Street, Barnsley.

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Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom pictured at Oakwell on Tuesday night.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Barnsley keen to give youngsters deserved timeout

PAUL HECKINGBOTTOM has revealed that he is planning on giving busy Barnsley loan duo Harvey Barnes and Ike Ugbo a breather to enable them to freshen up mentally.

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Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom (Picture: Jon Buckle/PA Wire).

Barnsley boss Heckingbottom turns deaf ear to ‘white noise’ of speculation

IF last year taught Barnsley anything, it was surely the need to be proactive and take preventative measures.

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Jayne Dowle: Why sky will be the limit if we do vote for One Yorkshire

Jayne Dowle: Why sky will be the limit if we do vote for One Yorkshire

IS this what we want for our children? A North of England which finds itself “rich in assets, but poor in opportunity”? I certainly don’t want that for my own son and daughter, both of whom will leave school and face adulthood within the next five years.

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Barnsley councillors.

Barnsley and Doncaster to vote on devolution deal next month after councils back poll plan

A public vote on whether Barnsley and Doncaster should support the One Yorkshire or Sheffield City Region devolution deals will take place next month after councillors unanimously backed the plan.
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