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Reece Parker: What role should academia play?

A constant feature of the British cultural conscience since the turn of the millennium has been the notion of higher education as a revered force for social good.

Alex Sobel MP: Revolution begins at local takeaway

Alex Sobel MP: Revolution begins at local takeaway

THE plastic bottles and coffee cups inquiry was my first large-scale inquiry as a member of the Environmental Audit Committee. We have influenced the House of Commons and soon, I hope, we will influence Government policy.

Why not take your mum for afternoon tea?

Caroline Verdon: I’m not the only one who does stuff just for show

Why, when people come round, do we pretend we’re posher than we are?

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is facing fresh questions this week over his decision-making.

Tom Richmond: New questions for Chris Grayling on Carillion HS2 connection to add to his woes

THE tricky questions keep mounting for Chris Grayling who is enduring another torrid week as Transport Secretary when, frankly, he should have resigned – or been sacked – long ago.

Ernest Carr, who has deid this week, was reputed to be Britain's oldest poppy seller.

The Yorkshire Post says: A modest hero. 103-year-old poppy seller’s lifetime of service

THERE WILL be countless war veterans who owe a debt of gratitude to Ernest Carr, Britain’s oldest poppy seller, who has died at the venerable age of 103. Born during the Great War, he was a modest hero who was honoured with the French Légion d’Honneur for his role in the D-Day landings.

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff has demanded the resignation of Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Paula Sherriff: Why ‘failing’ Chris Grayling must resign over chaos on the railways

TODAY, I called on Chris Grayling to stand down.

Chris Grayling has come under fresh fire for his management of the railways.

The Yorkshire Post says: Incoherence of Chris Grayling. He must quit as railways facing ‘perfect storm’

IT’S only fair to point out that Chris Grayling was present for the start of the latest Commons debate into his mismanagement of the Department for Transport – and that he was not stuck on a late-running train. However little else can be said in defence of the Transport Secretary.

FOND MEMORIES: Blaise looks back on his Club 18-30 getaway.

Blaise Tapp: Club 18-30 - best week of my young life

We all adapt to growing older in different ways.

Life in Politics with Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP for Leeds North East: Police cuts putting city communities at risk

Life in Politics with Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP for Leeds North East: Police cuts putting city communities at risk

The Government is putting communities in Leeds at risk after a series of cuts to local government budgets has forced council tax up and police numbers down.

Josh Warrington v Lee Selby World title fight at Elland Road, Leeds sat 19th may 2018'Josh won on points'Pictured with wife Natasha after his win

Hats off to team Warrington, the world champions

That is has taken so long for this great city to produce a world champion boxer tells you all you need to know about the scale of Josh Warrington’s achievement on Saturday night.

IMPROVEMENT NEEDED: Leeds United have endured another forgettable season in the second tier of English football.

My Leeds United: Football in Yorkshire is in poor health

The frenzied scenes of celebration among Huddersfield fans, as their club narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League, served mainly to put into focus all that is wrong with Yorkshire football.

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Andrew Cooper column: Painting city pink for international festival

Andrew Cooper column: Painting city pink for international festival

“Painting the town red” usually infers a reckless night out.

Richard Flint is chief executive of Sky Betting & Gaming.

Richard Flint: Don’t gamble with tech sector over betting reforms

THE Government has published its response to the long anticipated Gambling Review and the headline measure was a reduction in the maximum stake on FOBTs – fixed odds betting terminals – to £2.

Theresa May and Angela Merkel at yesterday's gathering of EU leaders.

Nick Baines: The power of language – and how it can help the world to rise to its challenges

DOES Theresa May speak French? Or German? Or any other foreign European language?

Grant, all of 57, said this week in the Radio Times that he will no longer be taking on romcom roles. 'That bird has flown,' he said. Picture: Ian West/PA.

Stephanie Smith: Hugh Grant says he’s too old and ugly for romcoms? Er, we’ll be the judge of that ...

Hugh Grant is a very silly little man. I’m not being disrespectful, I’m referencing possibly my all-time favourite HG moment when, as Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones’s Diary, he demonstrates the art of laughing a woman into bed: “Now these are very 
silly little boots, Jones. And this is a very silly little dress. And, um, these are, *bleep* me, absolutely enormous pants.”

Rail Minister Jo Johnson has issued reassurances afetr the East Coast Main Line was taken back into public control.

Jo Johnson: What the East Coast Main Line shake-up means for passengers and staff

YORKSHIRE needs, and deserves, a strong and reliable rail network.

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Caroline Verdon: Mental health awareness is a subject close to my heart

Caroline Verdon: Mental health awareness is a subject close to my heart

It’s mental Health Awareness week and it’s subject close to my heart.

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Column: ‘Without our readers we are nothing’

For as long as I can remember I have been a fully blown news addict, having got my regular fix from newspapers, radio, television, Ceefax and nowadays also via my laptop and smartphone.

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Will Channel 4 relocate to Leeds City Region?

Roger Marsh: Why Channel 4 should make the switch to Leeds

CHANNEL 4 is about to make a decision that its own executives have described as marking the biggest change in its 35-year history.

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STUDENTS: University applications made by black students more likely to be investigated for fraud, according to new findings. PIC: PA

Reece Parker: Tackling racism in higher education

Black students seeking a university place through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) are 21 times more likely to have their applications investigated regarding suspected false or missing information than white potential students.

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