Caroline Flint: Small town Britain suffers as bank branch closures continue
LAST week, residents and businesses in two Doncaster market towns, Bawtry and Thorne, got that early Christmas present they never wanted. RBS let them know their local NatWest Branches would close in 2018.
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.
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.