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Sheffield MP Jared O’Mara quits Labour days after being re-instated

Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara last night quit Labour just nine days after being re-instated to the party following his suspension for posting offensive online comments.

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Metro mayor Dan Jarvis was among the Yorkshire leaders who met in York today.

‘United to deliver the will of Yorkshire’: Region’s leaders’ message to Government over devolution saga

Yorkshire’s political leaders today hit back at the Government in the ongoing row over a region-wide devolution deal as they called for Ministers to offer “a constructive approach and rapid progress in the coming weeks and months”.

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The emergency timetable on Northern services is ending on July 29

Only Chris Grayling has power to halt return of Northern timetable after summer chaos, says Yorkshire leader

A Yorkshire council leader has questioned whether the rail industry fully understands the reasons for the Northern timetable chaos after saying she was “dismayed” by the response from senior officials.

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Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry speaks in Newcastle today

Northern business voices ‘to be brought together for first time since 1472 Council of the North’

The heads of 11 northern bodies representing business and local authorities are to form a new government-funded board to help support the Northern Powerhouse project.

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Short-changed by short trains: More than 3,000 Northern services run with missing carriages in just four weeks

The number of ‘short-formed’ trains run by under-fire operator Northern with fewer carriages than promised has doubled since last year, according to figures seen by The Yorkshire Post.

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A Northern train pulls into Harrogate station

Short-changed by short trains: More than 3,000 Northern services run with missing carriages in just four weeks

The number of ‘short-formed’ trains run by under-fire operator Northern with fewer carriages than promised has doubled since last year, according to figures seen by The Yorkshire Post.

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HS2 train depot in Leeds 'will help make Yorkshire a global centre for rail technology'

HS2 train depot in Leeds 'will help make Yorkshire a global centre for rail technology'

A depot to maintain and service trains for the planned HS2 route is to be built at a logistic and manufacturing park on the edge of Leeds, the Government confirmed today.
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Rail Minister faces Commons challenge amid fears for future of trans-Pennine electrification

The Government faces a Commons challenge today over the future of the trans-Pennine rail link amid growing fears the planned electrification of the route could be scrapped to save money.

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Lord Porter, the chairman of the Local Government Association.

Local services on the brink of collapse ahead of make-or-break spending review, warn council leaders

Local services are on the brink of collapse and will be damaged beyond recognition if the Government fails to plug an £8bn funding gap, council leaders warned today.

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Anand Menon, who is from Wakefield and is director of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative. He is also Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King's College London. 26th June 2018.

Anand Menon interview: ‘I want to give the evidence on Brexit to our divided nation’

Two years on from the vote to the leave the European Union, arguments about the merits of the decision still polarise the country. Rob Parsons met the ex-Yorkshire academic hoping to shed light on the most divisive of subjects.

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TransPennine Express has apologised to customers.

Rail firm TransPennine Express says sorry to customers after spike in delayed and cancelled trains

Train operator TransPennine Express has apologised to customers after what it described as "external factors" led to more than a third of its trains being cancelled or running very late in one day.
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Northern timetable chaos: Yorkshire season ticket holders to get one week's compensation

Northern timetable chaos: Yorkshire season ticket holders to get one week's compensation

A compensation package for the rail passengers in the aftermath of the Northern timetable chaos has been agreed by the region's transport bosses - with Yorkshire season ticket holders to get a week's worth of travel.
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North still being short-changed on rail spending by Government, says damning report by MPs

The Government’s intention to tackle the North-South divide is being undermined by the flawed methods it use to decide which schemes to fund, a critical report by MPs has claimed today.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was described as being "less than candid" in his announcements about rail electrification

North still being short-changed on rail spending by Government, says damning report by MPs

The Government’s intention to tackle the North-South divide is being undermined by the flawed methods it use to decide which schemes to fund, a critical report by MPs has claimed today.

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If it’s not his job to step in, who’s is it? Chris Grayling under fire again over Northern rail chaos

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been urged to grant a “strong democratic and passenger voice” when future decisions on rail timetables are made as he faced criticism for claiming he did not have overall responsibility for the railways.

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling.

If it’s not his job to step in, who’s is it? Chris Grayling under fire again over Northern rail chaos

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been urged to grant a “strong democratic and passenger voice” when future decisions on rail timetables are made as he faced criticism for claiming he did not have overall responsibility for the railways.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Chris Grayling accused of ‘running scared’ as he pulls out of northern transport conference

Under-fire Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has pulled out of a regional summit to be held next week in the North where local leaders will discuss the future of vital infrastructure projects.

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30 May 2018......  Members of the Leeds City Region team bidding for the new HQ for Channel 4. Sally Joynson (Screen Yorkshire) Suman Hanif (film maker), Roger marsh (chair Leeds City Region), Dave-O (musical artist), Andrew Sheldon (True North). Picture Tony Johnson.

Yorkshire leaders unite in bid to bring Channel 4 HQ to Leeds City Region

Civic leaders from across Yorkshire have today given their backing to a bid to bring Channel 4’s new national headquarters to the Leeds City Region.

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Leeds Bradford Airport chief joins criticism of Heathrow ‘scaremongering’ as he backs expansion plan

The chief executive of Leeds Bradford Airport has joined criticism of “reckless and dangerous scaremongering” about the impact of the expansion of Heathrow ahead of a vote by MPs on the controversial scheme.

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Northern Rail chaos: PM 'will always consider' bids to give local transport bosses more powers

The Prime Minister has left the door open for northern leaders to have more control over the region's rail infrastructure after her spokesman said she would "always consider" any bid by Transport for the North for more powers.
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