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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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PCC Julia Mulligan.

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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Brexit breakthrough: UK business leaders 'breathing huge sigh of relief'

The announcement that Brexit talks are set to move on to issues of trade and transition was welcomed by UK business leaders.

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Breaking: Brexit talks 'breakthrough' for Theresa May in EU negotiations

A crunch breakthrough has been made in the Brexit negotiations, it has been announced this morning.

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Gilberto Hernandez, one of the Chilean exiles who worked on the artwork, pictured with the mural. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Forgotten Leeds mural tells enduring story of solidarity

For decades a giant mural painted by a group of Chilean students and refugees had been forgotten about, hidden from view behind a wall in the foyer at Leeds University Union.

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Marshall's Mill, Leeds

Temple of Holbeck’s regeneration vision

Getting the re-development of Temple Works right will be the thing that changes everything for Holbeck.

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Call for cabinet of four mayors in Yorkshire

A CABINET of four mayors serving each of the corners of Yorkshire could be the solution to solving the region’s deadlock over devolution, a former Treasury Minister has claimed.

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Gathering in Leeds this weekend to celebrate Nobel Peace Prize award for international campaign to 'abolish nuclear weapons'

Gathering in Leeds this weekend to celebrate Nobel Peace Prize award for international campaign to 'abolish nuclear weapons'

Politicians and peace demonstrators will gather in Leeds this weekend to celebrate the success of an international campaign that aims to ban nuclear weapons.
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Prime Minister Theresa May

Brexit: Delays on talks to cost jobs in 2018, say business leaders

Jobs will be moved out of Britain unless Theresa May secures progress in Brexit negotiations at next week’s summit of European Union leaders, a leading business lobbying group warned last night.

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Christmas Turkey Dash TV fundraiser for Leeds hospice charity

Christmas Turkey Dash TV fundraiser for Leeds hospice charity

A TURKEY Dash is set to raise cash for the charity that runs Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds.

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Jo Cox

Award in memory of Batley MP Jo Cox: Leeds recognises unsung heroes

THE family of murdered Batley MP Jo Cox are set to present an award in her honour at the first Compassionate City Awards ceremony in Leeds.

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The People's Powerhouse project was founded by Jo Miller and Tracy Fishwick

Citizens assembly could put people at the heart of Northern Powerhouse concept, says report

A ‘CITIZENS assembly’ for the North similar to those in Canada and Ireland could help involve people in the democratic process in a devolved Yorkshire, according to a report published today.

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041017    Emma  Howard Boyd Chairman of the Environment Agency  (left) and Cllr Judith Blake L, eader of Leeds City Council who jointly  opened  of the first phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation scheme near to the Royal Armouries,   yesterday(wed).

Life in Politics column by Coun Judith Blake: Working together for common goal

A few weeks ago I had one of the more unusual moments in my time as a councillor.

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Aisha Iqbal: Why do other cities do public transport so much better than Leeds?

Aisha Iqbal: Why do other cities do public transport so much better than Leeds?

I think I’m suffering from a serious bout of connectivity envy.

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HIGH COSTS: High rise blocks require investment to cover possible new rules.

Leeds City Council faces £52m bill for new fire laws

Leeds City Council expects it will need to spend £52m on high rise blocks of flats should the government make new legislation in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

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SWITCHED ON: The Christmas lights in City Square.

Andrew Cooper: And so this is Christmas... in Leeds

twenty one sleeps to go I am reliably informed by my daughter and we see a city that is switched on for Christmas.

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