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Yorkshire’s Brexit resistance: Why campaigners in Leeds, York and Sheffield think EU departure can be stopped

Hundreds of people across Yorkshire have joined ‘Brexit resistance’ groups - and are becoming increasingly hopeful that Britain may remain in the EU. Chris Burn reports.

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ON THE MARCH: People from Leeds joined a march against Brexit in Manchester earlier this year.

Hundreds in Leeds join ‘Brexit Resistance’ movement

Hundreds of people in Leeds have joined the ‘Brexit Resistance’ to keep the UK in the EU.

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‘Gap between haves and have-nots in Leeds is city’s big challenge’, says MP Hilary Benn

Leeds MP Hilary Benn says the city’s leaders cannot rest until the prosperity it has created in recent years is “shared more equally among its citizens”.

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Revealed: West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £4m cash splurge on French jaunts and ‘executive coaching’

ONE of the region’s most influential public bodies is facing a scrutiny probe after a Yorkshire Evening Post investigation raised a series of significant questions about its spending and management.

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Scarborough fish and chips restaurant owner prosecuted for food hygiene related offences

The co-owner of a Scarborough fish and chips restaurant has been found guilty at Scarborough Magistrates Court this week of four food hygiene related offences linked to selling unsafe food, poor cleanliness and upkeep of the premises and poor food safety management.

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15 December 2017......     Jo Cox's siter Kim Leadbeater, centre, with MPs Rachel Reeves and Seema Kennedy, launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission at a special event in Batley. Picture Tony Johnson.

‘Let’s turn the words on ending loneliness into action’ says sister of murdered West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox

The “social epidemic” of loneliness needs to be tackled by a combination of government intervention and “every single one of us” playing our part, according to the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox.

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The Public Accounts Committee has criticised the lack of spending controls on the Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train project and at HS2 Ltd.

Wasted millions: Watchdog hits out at lack of spending controls on Yorkshire transport schemes

The Government was told today to review the way it manages major infrastructure projects after an influential committee revealed how two major Yorkshire schemes had been blighted by a lack of controls on spending.

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Smart travel and a Trans-Pennine tunnel: Transport chiefs to outline 30-year vision

A 30-year transport plan for the North to be published early next year will “revolutionise” the way people in the region travel and improve how it does business, according to the head of a new strategic body.

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Harrogate's Draft Local Plan voted through but challenges continue

While the blueprint for Harrogate's future housing and employment needs was green-lit last night campaigners and councillors pledged to continue the fight.
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Joe Taylor and Dreda Blow previewing Northern Ballets  production of Casanova at a launch event to Leeds business leaders backing the doomed Leeds 2023 City of Culture bid. Picture Tony Johnson.

‘Year of Culture’ idea after 2023 disappointment

Councillors have called for Leeds to have its own “Year of Culture” after major doubt was cast over the city’s ability to become European Capital of Culture 2023.

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Calls for Labour party figure in Leeds to step down after "offensive" tweet about suicide

A Labour party figure has issued an apology after making an "offensive tweet" about suicide.
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Susan Banka with Mohammed Yousuf, Community Comapanions Development Worker, at her home in Batley. Picture Scott Merrylees

Effort is needed on challenge to defeat loneliness

A GOVERNMENT-led national strategy is needed to tackle loneliness, which has a “profoundly damaging” impact on the nation’s health, wellbeing and economy, a major report released today will say.

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Royal Navy pilot lands helicopter in grounds of his old school in Yorkshire

It was a careers talk with a difference.

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Brexit rebels inflict defeat on May despite late concession

Theresa May suffered a humiliating House of Commons defeat tonight in a critical Brexit vote at the hands of her own MPs.

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Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry about Yorkshire devolution.

Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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BREXIT:  PM Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker can now move on to phase two of the the Brexit negotiations.

Leeds MP Andrea Jenkyns: Deal needs focus on growth potential

After months of the EU dragging its heels and refusing to discuss trade, I am delighted that we are finally moving on to phase II of the Brexit negotiations.

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Commissioner warns of £4.3million black hole for North Yorkshire Police

Harrogate residents are being asked whether they would rather see an increase to their council tax or a cut to the budget of the local police force.

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MP Rachel Reeves.

Leeds MP warns loneliness is ‘structured into society’

LONELINESS has become “structured into society” and fresh thinking on health and social care with “a new kind” of welfare system is needed if we are to make a concerted attack on the crisis, a Yorkshire MP will say today.

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Campaigners outside Mill Hill Chapel today.

Leeds peace advocates celebrate as campaign wins Nobel Peace Prize

Peace advocates gathered in Leeds to celebrate the success of a global campaign which aims to ban nuclear weapons.
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POLL: UK agrees first stage of Brexit agreement with £39billion bill - but is it a good deal?

The UK will pay a financial settlement estimated at £35-£39 billion (40-45 billion euro) as it leaves the EU, a senior British source has revealed.

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