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If it’s not his job to step in, who’s is it? Chris Grayling under fire again over Northern rail chaos

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been urged to grant a “strong democratic and passenger voice” when future decisions on rail timetables are made as he faced criticism for claiming he did not have overall responsibility for the railways.

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling.

If it’s not his job to step in, who’s is it? Chris Grayling under fire again over Northern rail chaos

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been urged to grant a “strong democratic and passenger voice” when future decisions on rail timetables are made as he faced criticism for claiming he did not have overall responsibility for the railways.

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Mary Wilson, widow of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, dies aged 102

Jeremy Corbyn has led tributes to Mary Wilson, widow of former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson, after her death aged 102.

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Passengers have suffered unprecedented delays and cancellations on Northern services since new timetables were introduced last week.

'Truly sorry' Northern rail warns it will take weeks to improve services following delays and cancellation chaos across the North

Northern rail has warned it will take weeks to turn around unprecedented delays and cancellations which are causing chaos for millions of commuters.
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Should junk food ads be banned before 9pm?

Call for watershed on junk food ads to tackle childhood obesity

The Government must change the narrative around childhood obesity to make it clear that this is everyone’s business, say the Health and Social Care Committee in their report into childhood obesity.

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The local elections are on May 3.

North Kirklees - local council election results

Labour has gained overall control of Kirklees Council.

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Local Election 2018: Your full guide to all the results across Yorkshire

Results are coming in across the county after yesterday's Local Elections.

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Local Election 2018: Who will you vote for? Every candidate listed for every area of Yorkshire

Yorkshire goes to the polls today with local council elections taking place across the county.

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Where will you be casting your vote in the Leeds City Council election?

8 of the weirdest polling stations you can vote at in Leeds in tomorrow's election

As the local election polls prepare to open for polling day on Thursday 3 May, the majority of us will be heading out to local schools, churches or village halls to cast our vote.

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Projects which help to battle knife crime in West Yorkshire are to get funding

COMMENT: How community projects can help to battle knife and gang crime at its roots

By Mark Burns-Williamson, police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire

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Council leaders in Yorkshire have submitted a document seting out the powers a Yorkshire mayor could have.

Vision for the future: What powers could a ‘One Yorkshire’ mayor have?

For many months, it has been the subject of intense discussion and debate in the region’s town halls as well as the corridors of power in Whitehall and Westminster.

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Richard Flint, chief executive of Yorkshire Water, and Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

It’s a wake-up call: Yorkshire Water boss responds to Gove’s stinging criticism of industry

The chief executive of Yorkshire Water has admitted his industry must “show new standards of public accountability” after a senior Minister warned major utilities firms that they must clean up their act or face tougher regulation.

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Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Leaders of 18 Yorkshire councils have written to Theresa May urging her to commit to a region-wide mayoral election in 2020, ahead of a crunch meeting with the Communities Secretary tomorrow.

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Suspended Mayor of Mirfield Paul Blakeley.

Mayor of Mirfield suspended

The Mayor of Mirfield has been suspended by the Conservative party.

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority has called for a change to the way rail improvements are planned.

West Yorkshire transport bosses call for ‘urgent overhaul’ of rail infrastructure planning system

The way much-needed improvements to the rail network are planned and delivered needs an urgent overhaul, according to Yorkshire transport bosses.

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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Braving the elements:  Some of the campaigners at Dewsbury

Campaigners make their NHS case at Dewsbury Hospital

Campaigners braved rain and sleet to make their voice heard as part of a National Day of Protest outside Dewsbury Hospital last Saturday.

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Dewsbury Matters: Denis Ripley, right, at the Patrick Bronte 200 event

A busy life - remembering Denis Ripley’s work for Dewsbury, and beyond

Tributes have been paid to long-serving former Dewsbury councillor Denis Ripley, a passionate supporter of education and the arts, whose death at 85 we reported last week.

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Years of service: Denis Ripley had a passion for education

Long serving Dewsbury councillor dies at 85 - education and arts were Denis Ripley’s passion

A man who carried his passion for education into politics and played an important role in supporting the arts across the county, former Kirklees Councillor Denis Ripley has died at the age of 85.

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One way traffic: Graeme Raisbeck of Cleckheaton Action Group at one of the areas of concern

Cleckheaton planning battle campaigners: ‘Lessons can be learned’

Residents’ concerns about a controversial planning development remain now it is under way - but they also hope other groups opposing similar planning projects will benefit from their experience.

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