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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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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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Jo Cox

New campaign in memory of Jo

The husband of murdered Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox has launched an appeal in her memory aimed at helping to combat loneliness at Christmas.

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Budget 2017: Hammond and May put on united front on visit to Leeds College of Building

Chancellor Philip Hammond today threw down the gauntlet to Yorkshire’s cities to show him plans for high value transport schemes after his Budget was criticised in the region for focusing on areas with metro mayors.

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Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin

‘Step in, pause, and fix Universal Credit’, Batley and Spen MP urges Prime Minister

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin raised the case at Prime Minister’s Questions of two constituents whose application for universal credit has been delayed.

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Chris Grayling boards a train in York on his way to Horsforth. Picture: Gary Longbottom

‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

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The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

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West Yorkshire Police is set to use up most of its reserves by 2022.

West Yorkshire Police will have used up most of its reserves by 2022

West Yorkshire Police’s reserves will be mostly used up within five years because of the funding crisis facing the force, the county’s police and crime commissioner has warned MPs.

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Venue: Cabinet meetings are usually held at Huddersfield Town Hall

Upcoming decisions will enable councillors to shape Kirklees’ future

Key decisions affecting residents are set to be made by Kirklees Council over the coming weeks.

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Habiban Zaman who will receive an British Empire Medal.  (d610b425)

Labour takes Batley seat in by-election

Labour has regained a council seat in Batley seat in a byelection sparked after the previous member was expelled.

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Council leaders backed the One Yorkshire proposal earlier this year.

We want meeting with Minister over One Yorkshire deal, say Yorkshire council leaders

Council bosses in Yorkshire tonight increased pressure on Communities Secretary Sajid Javid to attend face-to-face talks to bring an end to the long-running devolution deadlock.

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Batley and Spen MP tackles Government of police funding cuts

Batley and Spen MP tackles Government of police funding cuts

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has quizzed ministers over Government cuts to local policing.

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The Archbishop of York

Sentamu asked to help end Yorkshire devolution deadlock

THE ARCHBISHOP of York has been asked to intervene to help end the deadlock over efforts to give Yorkshire more control over its own affairs.

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19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mark Burns-Williamson: We all have part to play in tackling modern slavery

WITHIN the last few days, modern slavery and the trauma suffered by victims has quite rightly made headlines.

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There were serious failings with children's services in Kirklees.

Lack of 'leadership and management' in Kirklees led to children's services partnership with Leeds City Council

A lack of “leadership and management capability” at Kirklees Council led to a formal partnership with Leeds City Council to improve children’s social care, it has been revealed.

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Council: Kirklees Council centre Dewsbury Town Hall

Aim is to reduce cost of support

Kirklees Council is carrying out a consultation into their council tax reduction scheme.

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Councils back ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution plan

Councils back ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution plan

Council leaders are calling for urgent talks with the government on an elected mayor and Yorkshire devolution.

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Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today.

A-levels 2017: One in four expected to achieve top A-level grades

Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

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Dewsbury Town Hall.

Thousands of fines handed out since littering enforcement outsourced to private company

Thousands of fines have been handed out for littering in Kirklees over the last few months as the council outsources litter enforcement responsibilities to a private firm.

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Pinderfields Hospital, which was officially opened in 2011

PFI debts ‘an albatross around the necks of Yorkshire hospital bosses’

The ex-chairman of an influential Parliamentary health watchdog has condemned the cost of a controversial PFI contract signed by Yorkshire hospital bosses as “nothing short of scandalous” after it emerged the region’s trusts are paying out £112m a year on similar funding deals.

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