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‘Half-hearted’ Boxing Day trains avoid the crowds

The long-awaited introduction of Boxing Day trains in Yorkshire, after an absence of three decades, will be limited to just two routes and bypass the county’s main cities, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

Mainline stations in Leeds, Sheffield, York and Hull will remain closed, with

yesterday 17:32
End the dither and delay over flood protection in Leeds, MP Rachel Reeves urges Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers

A senior MP has urged the new Environment Secretary to prioritise the flood alleviation scheme protecting Yorkshire's biggest city in the next spending review after what she describes as "three-and-a-half years of delay and dither".

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves said in a letter to Theresa

yesterday 12:17
Government must 'wake up' to widening economic woe of coastal communities, Yorkshire leaders warn

Boris Johnson’s government has been urged to “wake up” to deeply entrenched issues that mean many coastal communities are worse off than a decade ago.

Political and business leaders in Yorkshire have backed the findings of a new think-tank report which calls for “a

yesterday 07:02
'I haven't got the privilege of toning it down': Magid Magid on lessons learned from council to European Parliament

Not so, according to Yorkshire's maverick MEP 'Magic' Magid Magid.

Much has been written about the backwards-cap wearing, rap-squatting, Somalia-born renegade's approach to the frequently stodgy atmosphere of local and national politics.

However, during a whirlwind meet-and-greet

2019-08-22 20:26
Arsonist jailed after starting catastrophic Ilkley Moor fire 'because he was cold'

A man deliberately set fire to Ilkley Moor with 'catastrophic consequences' because he was cold, a court heard.

Mohammed Zulkifl, of Rufford Street, Bradford, was seen by council wardens setting fire to the grass with a cigarette at around 8pm on April 20.

He claimed he had done so

2019-08-22 14:08
Flood-hit Arkengarthdale struggling to raise funds to pay for recovery

A remote flood-hit community in the Yorkshire Dales is facing a five-figure funding shortfall for emergency action to protect homes and businesses from further flooding, parish councillors have warned.

Arkengarthdale in the upper Dales suffered widespread damage as a result of the

2019-08-22 08:53
Growing numbers of callers to Loan Charge Action Group helpline are feeling suicidal, say campaigners

The new helpline is manned by volunteers who oppose the loan charge, a controversial Government policy which has left workers with modest incomes facing large, unexpected tax bills. According to data collected by campaigners, 27 callers to the helpline referenced suicidal thoughts between

2019-08-21 19:14
HS2 review will look at "whether and how" it should proceed, says Transport Secretary Grant Shapps

A Government review into the controversial HS2 rail project will consider "whether and how [it] should proceed", Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has revealed.

Mr Grant Shapps today published the terms of reference and timetable for the Government-commissioned independent review of the

2019-08-21 13:59
Northern leaders launch £700m funding bid to upgrade region's neglected roads

Transport for the North wants a £700m government investment in the region’s roads over the next five years, claiming the economy has been held back by slow journeys and poor reliability for too long.

A bid for a share of the National Roads Fund is aimed at unlocking economic

2019-08-21 08:44
Yorkshire mothers launch start-up to keep babies snug on car journeys

A Yorkshire-based baby accessories startup, Kura Organics, has launched a sustainably designed car seat wrap for babies.

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>Big four supermarkets suffer sales hit >The benefits of fibre broadband explained The entrepreneurs behind The Wrap say it is a fashionable,

2019-08-21 07:41
Sister's emotional plea to find brother who disappeared after visiting Yorkshire beauty spot

A sister has made an emotional plea to find her brother who mysteriously vanished after visiting a Yorkshire beauty spot.

Simon Hodgson-Greaves was reported missing back in December 2013 after a member of the public became worried after finding his camper van parked at Bempton Cliffs in

2019-08-20 20:08
21-year-old sleepwalker found not guilty of sex attack on friend's girlfriend due to his 'sleep disorder'

A 21-year-old man with a history of sleepwalking has been told he may need treatment after a jury found he was asleep when he sexually assaulted his friend's girlfriend.

Dale Kelly was found not guilty by reason of insanity of sexual assault by penetration after he sleepwalked into the

2019-08-20 19:05
'I wish I had never set foot in that water park' - Yorkshire woman severed artery after horror water slide accident in Bulgaria

A Yorkshire woman severed an artery and suffered severe blood loss after a horror water slide accident in Bulgaria.

Jade Graves was holidaying in Nessebar with her family last year when she visited Aqua Paradise Water Park on July 25, 2018.

She decided to go on the 'Space Jam' - a

2019-08-20 14:53
Special educational needs children "forced out of mainstream education" across Yorkshire

The number of children with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream education has fallen in the county since 2012, while the number attending special schools has risen by almost a third, analysis by JPIMedia shows.

In 2012, the proportion of children with SEN in Yorkshire’s

2019-08-20 10:41
Special educational needs children "forced out of mainstream education" across Yorkshire

The number of children with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream education has fallen in the county since 2012, while the number attending special schools has risen by almost a third, analysis by JPIMedia shows.

In 2012, the proportion of children with SEN in Yorkshire’s

2019-08-20 08:35
Yorkshire father's hidden battle as he reached depth's of despair after heart attack

He had a heart attack at the age of 28, developing an abnormal heart rhythm as a result. The hidden toll it has taken on his mental health has haunted him for over three decades.

Speaking out today as he backs a campaign for support, the father-of-two says there are so many people facing

2019-08-19 19:59
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Anthony Thackeray happy to swap Marbella family holiday for Sheffield Eagles’ Cup final day at Wembley

IT has cost him a family holiday in Marbella but that will be the last thing on Anthony Thackeray’s mind as he leads Sheffield Eagles out at Wembley this evening.

Now approaching his 34th birthday and having not played in the top-flight for more than a decade, the well-travelled

today 23:50
Five-wicket Jack Shutt gives Yorkshire Vikings a T20 lifeline at Durham

Jack Shutt claimed career-best figures to keep Yorkshire Vikings’ hopes of reaching the Vitality Blast quarter-finals alive after beating Durham by 14 runs at Emirates Riverside.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore top scored for the visitors with an innings of 52 guiding them to a competitive total

today 22:47
England’s Ashes bid in tatters as Headingley batting collapse puts Australia on top

‘THE PARTICIPATION Test’ is the official theme of this match between England and Australia, a partnership between Sky television and the England and Wales Cricket Board designed to boost the sport’s profile.

When it comes to the respective team’s batting, however,

today 22:47
Stoke City v Leeds United – Marcelo Bielsa insists no point in looking from top to bottom yet

AS top plays bottom today in the Championship, Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa insists too much should not be read into the table ahead of the clash with Stoke City.

The Argentinian’s side returned to the summit on Wednesday by beating Brentford - just 24 hours after being deposed

yesterday 21:44
Greg Wright: Licensing scheme for car washes could liberate modern slavery victims

FOR many of us, August is a month for rest and relaxation; a time to escape the daily grind.

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>UK tech companies secure investment >Why Boris Johnson must honour his pledges to the North But, hidden away in our neighbourhoods, there are people who lack the most basic

yesterday 19:38
Nunthorpe Stakes win proves York is no problem for Jim Crowley and Battaash

JIM CROWLEY and superstar sprinter Battaash finally ended their York jinx by winning the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes in a new course record on the Knavesmire.

The winning time of 55.90 seconds, eclipsing the time set by Willie Carson on the legendary Dayjur as long ago as 1990, saw Battaash

yesterday 18:35
England’s Headingley collapse hands Australia golden opportunity to retain The Ashes

England were swept aside for a calamitous 67 all out on day two of the third Ashes Test at Headingley, a sorry performance that goes a long way to ensuring the urn will remain in Australia.

Arriving on Friday morning buoyant after Jofra Archer’s six for 45 toppled the tourists for 179,

yesterday 18:35
Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday: Lee Bullen calls for patience from fringe players

LEE BULLEN is urging Sheffield Wednesday’s supporting cast to bide their time in their pursuit of first-team action.

Changes have been pretty minimal during the Owls’ impressive start to the season, with the postponement of the recent Carabao Cup first-round tie with Bury ensuring

yesterday 18:35
Latest news from Leeds
today 23:50 Anthony Thackeray happy to swap Marbella family holiday for Sheffield Eagles’ Cup final day at Wembley
today 22:47 Five-wicket Jack Shutt gives Yorkshire Vikings a T20 lifeline at Durham
today 22:47 England’s Ashes bid in tatters as Headingley batting collapse puts Australia on top
yesterday 21:44 Stoke City v Leeds United – Marcelo Bielsa insists no point in looking from top to bottom yet
yesterday 19:38 Greg Wright: Licensing scheme for car washes could liberate modern slavery victims
yesterday 18:35 Nunthorpe Stakes win proves York is no problem for Jim Crowley and Battaash
yesterday 18:35 England’s Headingley collapse hands Australia golden opportunity to retain The Ashes
yesterday 18:35 Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday: Lee Bullen calls for patience from fringe players
yesterday 18:08 Marcelo Bielsa warns table can be misleading as Leeds United head to Stoke City
yesterday 17:32 Yorkshire police force in talks to train more frontline officers in using Tasers
yesterday 17:32 Style at The Shambles as York brand Copper and White looks out for the perfect customer (who’s called Lynnie)
yesterday 17:32 Distortion, untruths and immorality of democracy as Brexit crisis deepens - Yorkshire Post letters
yesterday 17:32 Why Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander have been told to fix their PPI procedures
yesterday 17:32 Grieving father from Yorkshire's campaign after son's suicide to be debated in Parliament
yesterday 17:32 Eyes of the world on Yorkshire transport on this sporting weekend – The Yorkshire Post says
yesterday 17:32 Political leaders across the North urged to lobby Boris Johnson over Northern Forest plan
yesterday 17:32 How army veteran turned South Yorkshire Police officer is helping others to make the leap
yesterday 17:32 ‘Half-hearted’ Boxing Day trains avoid the crowds
yesterday 16:02 Marcelo Bielsa reveals two Leeds United injury doubts ahead of Stoke City clash
yesterday 14:23 West Yorkshire transport bosses appeal to experts for suggestions on vital mass transit system
yesterday 14:23 YP Power Rankings - See who is Yorkshire's top team with Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United all riding high
yesterday 13:56 Stoke City v Leeds United - press conference recap: Marcelo Bielsa reveals two injury doubts for Potters clash
yesterday 12:53 Stoke City v Leeds United - press conference LIVE: Marcelo Bielsa to give injury update ahead of Potters clash
yesterday 12:17 How the maker of Monopoly swooped on Peppa Pig's owner in a £3.3bn deal
yesterday 12:17 The Government’s commitment to boost mental health services in Yorkshire - Nadine Dorries
yesterday 12:17 Total disregard of patients by GP surgeries as wait for help goes on and on - Yorkshire Post letters
yesterday 12:17 Train operators and Network Rail must step up for Yorkshire’s big weekend - The Yorkshire Post says
yesterday 12:17 Tributes paid to 'kind, funny and caring' grandfather from Yorkshire who died in tractor collision
yesterday 12:17 'Honour your pledge Prime Minister:' Loan charge campaigners to march on Westminster
yesterday 12:17 End the dither and delay over flood protection in Leeds, MP Rachel Reeves urges Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers
yesterday 09:44 Adam Forshaw talks new role, Marcelo Bielsa and answering a thousand people - when will you score for Leeds United?
yesterday 09:08 Yorkshire paedophile sexually abused eight-year-old girl after being spared prison sentence for child porn
yesterday 08:05 Yorkshire paedophile sexually abused eight-year-old girl after being spared prison sentence for child porn
yesterday 08:05 Lee Bullen’s early results give Sheffield Wednesday time to make decisions
yesterday 08:05 Jamie Vardy is ‘great inspiration’ but Chris Wilder aims to keep Sheffield Wednesday fan quiet
yesterday 07:02 Swtich off traffic lights to cut congestion in Harrogate - Yorkshire Post letters
yesterday 07:02 West Yorkshire Police officers can now display their tattoos under U-turn on uniform policy
yesterday 07:02 Coastal towns need support in face of economic storm - The Yorkshire Post says
yesterday 07:02 Anthony Clavane: James Bond, Boris Johnson and the silly season
yesterday 07:02 Search to find family of pioneering Yorkshire female police officer
yesterday 07:02 More than 42,000 EU citizens living in Yorkshire and the Humber apply to stay after Brexit
yesterday 07:02 Why high-speed rail in North must take precedence over HS2 - Bill Carmichael
yesterday 07:02 Government must 'wake up' to widening economic woe of coastal communities, Yorkshire leaders warn
yesterday 23:41 Jacob Butterfield hopes to impress on Barnsley return
yesterday 23:41 Eddie Nketiah is “great addition” to Leeds United
yesterday 23:41 VIDEO – Frankie Dettori lets the tears flow after Enable’s stunning Yorkshire Oaks triumph
yesterday 23:41 Jofra Archer embraced as Headingley hero with ‘world-class bowling at its best’
yesterday 22:38 Ford Fiesta ST review – hot hatch harnesses the power of three
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