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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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What can be done to improve rail services in the region?

Henri Murison: Give the North full powers to get transport on track

THE continuing chaos on our railways in the North has had a major impact on businesses, commuters and families – an unprecedented number of hours of lost productivity, job seekers unable to get to interviews and parents unable to get home to see their children or put them to bed.

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Plans are being drawn up for a Clean Air Zone in Leeds.

Dr Therese Coffey: Everyone has a part to play to clean up our air

AIR pollution is the fourth biggest risk to public health after cancer, obesity and heart disease. It affects people’s wellbeing and cuts lives short on average by about six months.

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15-year plan for 50,000 new Leeds homes moving a step closer

A 15-year plan to build more than 50,000 new homes in Leeds is one step closer after council decision-makers met this week.

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Rail passengers ‘standing in loos’

Rail Passengers are being forced to cram into toilets on packed services while others face the threat of losing their jobs as delays and cancellations continue in the North, an MP has said.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Grayling survives no confidence vote over rail chaos

Northern leaders could be given extra powers over the railways in times of crisis under proposals being taken “very seriously” by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, who has survived a vote of no confidence vote in the House of Commons.

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The former Natwest building in Yeadon. Photo: Google

Natwest building in Yeadon will become a bar despite residents' concerns

Decision-makers in Leeds have agreed to grant a bar licence, despite concerns from local people.

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Plan for over 100 homes submitted to Leeds City Council

A developer has submitted plans for more than 100 homes to be built in Leeds.

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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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Passengers have faced weeks of disruption on the region's rail services.

Anthony Smith: Rail passengers share woes and demand answers

THE current timetable chaos is deeply frustrating for passengers in the North. They need a train service they can rely on to get them to work, exams, shops and airports.

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The city centre site which is set to get re-developed with new plans for a boutique hotel.

Apartments scheme dropped in favour of boutique hotel plan in Leeds city centre

A proposed residential scheme in the city centre has been shelved and could pave the way for a boutique hotel instead.

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What will Brexit mean for Yorkshire?

Anti-Brexit group’s Leeds city centre meeting

Campaigners will set out their plan for stopping Brexit and set out what local volunteers can do to help at a Leeds city centre event on May 20.

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House of Lords: Ministers 'feel less pressure from the north'

House of Lords: Ministers 'feel less pressure from the north'

The lack of northern peers in the House of Lords means the region’s voice is lost as London members shout loudest in arguing for money and focus from Ministers in the corridors of power. Arj Singh reports.

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The House of Lords is made up of 780 unelected peers, including 665 appointed life peers, 89 hereditary peers who inherited their position, and 26 bishops.

London-centric House of Lords fails to represent Yorkshire and North, exclusive analysis shows

The North and Yorkshire are massively under-represented in the London-centric House of Lords, new analysis of official data shows.

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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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High speed rail is due to arrive in Leeds in the next two decades. Stock image.

Next stop for plan to bring ‘world-class’ high speed rail testing base to Leeds

Plans for the UK’s first dedicated hub for high-speed rail technology to be built in Leeds have moved a step closer.

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John Cridland, chairman of Transport for the North

Northern Rail chaos: Firms could be compensated for lost business

Transport leaders in the North said today that “something should be done” to make up for the “real hardship” suffered by passengers and firms across the region as a result of the Northern rail company timetable chaos.

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‘Deliverable’ plans to build homes next to Leeds pub are axed

“Deliverable” Plans to build a string of homes next to a pub in Morley have been axed, new documents reveal.

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An anti-Brexit demonstrator looks pensive during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament on June 11, 2018 . The EU withdrawal bill returns to the House of Commons tomorrow for the first of two sessions in which MP's will consider amendments imposed by the Lords, and another set of fresh amendments.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Keep UK in a customs union, urges coalition of Yorkshire business and civic leaders

A coalition of influential Yorkshire business and political leaders have piled more pressure on Theresa May on the eve of two days of crunch Brexit votes by calling on the Government to seek a customs union deal with the European Union.

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