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Wakefield council leader’s bid to de-rail HS2

The fight against a proposed high speed rail link which campaigners say will “carve up” Wakefield district’s towns, village and countryside will go on tonight.

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Leeds bin rounds to be axed in cost-cutting ‘review’ of routes

Leeds council is slashing the number of bin rounds across the city as it looks to streamline the service and shave millions off its waste management budget.

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Prime Minister May set to unveil £556m boost for the North

THERESA MAY will announce a £556m boost for the so-called “northern powerhouse” as she launches the Government’s industrial strategy at her first regional Cabinet meeting tomorrow.

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Protests have been staged around the world

Women take to Yorkshire streets and march in worldwide protest against President Trump

Hundreds of women protesting against Donald Trump have marched in Yorkshire and across the country today (Saturday) on the first day of his US presidency.

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A workman cutting the grass in a Leeds park.

‘Relaxed mowing’ of Leeds parks could save the public purse £500,000...but what does it mean for our prized beauty spots?

Leeds City Council is certainly not letting the grass grow under its feet when it comes to its austerity drive for next year.

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Jo Cox appeal fund approaches £2m

A CHARITY set up following the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox has raised almost £2m.

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Leeds school fields campaign victory ‘could set a benchmark for refusing other unwanted developments’

Leeds school fields campaign victory ‘could set a benchmark for refusing other unwanted developments’

A successful community campaign to halt a major student flat development on former school fields in Leeds could now be used as the benchmark for stopping other unwanted developments - and helping restore “balance” the city’s neighbourhoods.

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Leeds council pledges new crackdown on rogue private landlords as sector booms - and so do the problems

Leeds City Council is stepping up its efforts to crack down on rogue private landlords - but says better resources are needed to help tackle the growing issue.

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POLL: Will Donald Trump as President be good for Yorkshire?

The day is finally upon us - Donald Trump will be President of America for at least four years.
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‘Deja vu’ fears over Leeds trolleybus successor

A transport expert has told an inquiry into Leeds’s failed trolleybus and Supertram projects that he fears a “deja vu” situation as the city draws up plans for an alternative mass transit scheme.

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Anti-Trump protests to take place on inauguration day in Leeds

Anti-Trump protests to take place on inauguration day in Leeds

Two protests against Donald Trump assuming the US presidency will take place tomorrow.

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Blake’s concern over Powerhouse “shift”

LEEDS CITY Council leader Judith Blake has claimed the arrival of Theresa May in Downing Street has led to “shift away” from the Government’s Northern Powerhouse drive.

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Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.

Tom Richmond: Devolution – Reward Archbishop’s faith and unite behind region

LET me say what Yorkshire’s distinguished business leaders were too polite to highlight in their open letter on devolution published by this newspaper last Saturday – political parochialism is preventing this great county from becoming an even greater success story.

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Yorkshire’s Brexit resistance: ‘The endgame is to call an end to this nonsense’

Pro-Europe campaigners across Yorkshire are joining forces in a last-ditch attempt to stop Brexit taking place. Chris Burn reports on a movement desperate to turn back the clock.

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Leeds’s ‘rainy day’ cash pot is at half the ideal level

A Leeds council finance chief says the authority’s ‘rainy day’ fund is at half the levels he would like - and dipping into it to plug any budget gaps would leave the authority in a “less than ideal” situation.

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Video: Good deal or no deal, May warns Europe on Brexit

Theresa May has issued a stark warning to her critics on the continent not to use Brexit talks to score “political points” against the UK, as she made it clear she would rather walk away empty-handed than accept a “punitive” deal.

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Mary Creagh blasts Gove over ‘thumbs up’ Trump Tower interview

Mary Creagh blasts Gove over ‘thumbs up’ Trump Tower interview

Mary Creagh MP blasted Tory Michael Gove on live TV over an interview he carried out with US president-elect Donald Trump.

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Leeds landmark goes from blot to hot after revamp

It was once dubbed an eyesore, and became the focus of a long-running and very public wrangle between its charismatic owner and Leeds City Council.

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Prime Minister Theresa May leaving Downing Street in London, ahead of her speech on Brexit.

PM’s 12 terms for Brexit - and the speech in full

Theresa May has spelled out her 12 objectives for Britain’s Brexit negotiations, in today’s keynote speech.

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POLL: Is Theresa May right to leave the single market?

POLL: Is Theresa May right to leave the single market?

After prime minister Theresa May announced today that she will seek to leave the single market when Britain exits the EU, we want to know what you think.
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