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Think tank calls for North Yorkshire’s district councils to be abolished or merged

Local councils responsible for services including waste collection and local planning in rural parts of Yorkshire should be abolished or merged with a larger county council to save money, a leading think tank has claimed today.

The Yorkshire Post says: How can we best serve the people of

today 10:29
"Chancellor must find the cash for north's transport improvements"

This week the Chancellor of the Exchequer is busy preparing the final details of his Budget which will be delivered next Wednesday.

‘The North is ready to speak with a united voice on slow and unreliable transport links’

With all eyes on Brexit and most analysts reporting his

today 09:27
"Chancellor must find the cash for north's transport"

With all eyes on Brexit and most analysts reporting his lack of room for manoeuvre, few people are getting too excited about what Philip Hammond’s red briefcase will hold. But if it doesn’t contain any new investment for northern transport priorities there should be one unholy

today 07:23
Ann Maguire inquest: Stab wounds 'were worst' paramedic had seen
A paramedic called to a teacher who was stabbed to death by a pupil said her injuries "were the worst" he had ever seen, an inquest heard.
yesterday 19:49
Thousands greet the Queen as she arrives in Hull today

The Queen got a rapturous welcome when she arrived at Hull's Paragon Station this morning.

More than 400 City of Culture volunteers were there to greet Her Royal Majesty as stepped off the Royal Train on her visit to mark the city's year in the spotlight.

She was presented a posie of

yesterday 12:34
Tom Richmond: How long must North wait for answers, Mr Grayling?

FOUR months ago, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was sent a polite letter by 10 MPs from the North East calling for new investment in the Tyne and Wear Metro which serves Newcastle and the surrounding area. Exactly four months later, they are still waiting for the courtesy of an

yesterday 09:27
Tom Richmond: How long must North wait for answers, Mr Grayling?

FOUR months ago, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was sent a polite letter by 10 MPs from the North East calling for new investment in the Tyne and Wear Metro which serves Newcastle and the surrounding area. Exactly four months later, they are still waiting for the courtesy of an

yesterday 07:23
Robert Mugabe: Is this the end of the line for ruthless tyrant who presided over bloodshed and persecution?

Robert Mugabe's legacy as one of the most ruthless tyrants of modern times will remain long after his days as notorious statesman of Zimbabwe are over.

Zimbabwe army says it has Mugabe and wife in custody after night of unrest What could turn out to be the 93-year-old leader's final night

2017-11-15 15:37
Big beasts did for Maggie, but May faces small fry

If you believe all you read, our Tory government is uniquely in trouble.

This proves memories are short. Let’s go back to 1989, an annus horribilis – one of several – in Margaret Thatcher’s 11 years in No 10. I know because I was at the heart of it.

The economy was

2017-11-15 10:27
Photos show actress arrive at Wakefield prison to marry notorious Charles Bronson

Violent prisoner Charles Bronson has married a soap actress in a ceremony at HMP Wakefield.

Paula Williamson, who has appeared in Emmerdale and Coronation Street, was seen arriving at the jail to marry twice-divorced Bronson, 64, who proposed to the 36-year-old after a five-month

2017-11-15 09:25
Photos show actress arrive at Wakefield prison to marry notorious Charles Bronson

Violent prisoner Charles Bronson has married a soap actress in a ceremony at HMP Wakefield.

Paula Williamson, who has appeared in Emmerdale and Coronation Street, was seen arriving at the jail to marry twice-divorced Bronson, 64, who proposed to the 36-year-old after a five-month

2017-11-14 17:45
Scientists issue major warning to humanity

A prophetic “Warning to Humanity” giving notice of perils facing the Earth has been issued by more than 15,000 scientists from around the world.

The message, posted online, updates an original Warning from the Union of Concerned Scientists and around 1,700 signatories delivered

2017-11-14 16:43
Scientists issue major warning to humanity

A prophetic “Warning to Humanity” giving notice of perils facing the Earth has been issued by more than 15,000 scientists from around the world.

The message, posted online, updates an original Warning from the Union of Concerned Scientists and around 1,700 signatories delivered

2017-11-14 15:41
'Why antibiotic resistance is now our planet's biggest health issue'

SOME global problems can seem insurmountable to us as individuals. What can we do about hunger, poverty, war, the destruction of the environment?

But, as Nelson Mandela once famously remarked, “one person can change the world” and never was that more the case than when it comes to

2017-11-14 13:37
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.

In a letter to Parliamentary representatives, Mark Burns-Williamson urges them to make the case

2017-11-14 09:35
'It's time Chris Grayling was held accountable - and forced to give the North a fair deal'

IN his article for The Yorkshire Post on August 22, the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling made bold claims about Northern transport investment, writes MP Diana Johnson.

The ‘Northern Powerhouse’, he argued, is getting “unprecedented investment” in transport of £13bn over this

2017-11-04 12:39
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Sinead Wooding death: Husband 'texted wife after killing her'
A husband accused of murdering his wife tried to fool police by sending a text to her phone after she was already dead, a court has heard.
today 16:43
Hull City boss Slutsky confident he can arrest Tigers’ slide

LEONID SLUTSKY insists he has the answers to Hull City’s troubles.

The Tigers sit just above the relegation zone after a hugely disappointing return to the Championship.

Just two places separate City from the bottom three and Slutsky badly needs a victory tomorrow at home to

today 16:41
The Queen and Prince Philip: Platinum Anniversary tribute in your weekend The Yorkshire Post

Make sure to pick up this weekend's edition of The Yorkshire Post for a four-page pictorial tribute to the Royal couple.

As young newlyweds, they led the country as it recovered from the devastation inflicted by the Second World War.

Their stoicism was a reassuring presence in the

today 16:41
Murder accused in court over body found in Bradford house
A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a man was found dead at a house in Bradford.
today 15:41
Huddersfield Lego theft ruins children's Christmas gifts
A charity that distributes Lego to children's hospitals and hospices has had 2,000 building brick sets stolen.
today 15:41
Ann Maguire inquest: Pupil 'winked' before stabbing teacher
A teenager winked and smiled at a fellow pupil before he stabbed a teacher to death in her classroom in Leeds, an inquest has heard.
today 15:41
Recovering Ding Junhui in race to clear the way to join York elite group

DING JUNHUI is battling to be fit in his attempt to break into snooker’s “legends club” at this month’s Betway UK Championship.

Since winning the World Open in September, he has suffered early exits at the English Open in Barnsley and the International Championship,

today 15:39
Dubai World Championship: Fitzpatrick sneaking under radar as Rose falters late on

Defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick claimed the halfway lead at the DP World Tour Championship after Tommy Fleetwood ensured the Race to Dubai battle would go down to the wire.

Sheffield’s Fitzpatrick carded a second consecutive 67 at Jumeirah Golf Estates to reach 10 under par, a shot

today 15:39
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today 16:43 Sinead Wooding death: Husband 'texted wife after killing her'
today 16:41 Hull City boss Slutsky confident he can arrest Tigers’ slide
today 16:41 The Queen and Prince Philip: Platinum Anniversary tribute in your weekend The Yorkshire Post
today 15:41 Murder accused in court over body found in Bradford house
today 15:41 Huddersfield Lego theft ruins children's Christmas gifts
today 15:41 Ann Maguire inquest: Pupil 'winked' before stabbing teacher
today 15:39 Recovering Ding Junhui in race to clear the way to join York elite group
today 15:39 Dubai World Championship: Fitzpatrick sneaking under radar as Rose falters late on
today 15:39 Cost of MPs security rises by £2m following murder of Yorkshire's Jo Cox
today 15:39 Bradley Lowery's family want to buy holiday home for sick children in Scarborough
today 15:39 Probation for former football coach from Sheffield who sent sex messages to boys
today 15:39 Pupil winked and smiled before stabbing Yorkshire teacher to death, inquest hears
today 14:39 Suspected car thief hid in pundit Chris Kamara's garden
today 13:35 Video: Sheffield Steelers preparing to tread European path one step at a time
today 13:35 Castleford Tigers’ dismay at World Club Challenge snub
today 13:29 Leeds United v Middlesbrough: Press Conference LIVE
today 12:33 Castleford Tigers’ dismay at World Club snub
today 10:31 Sky Bet extends English Football League sponsorship deal
today 10:29 Jenni Murray: When Europe meant hope
today 10:29 Think tank calls for North Yorkshire’s district councils to be abolished or merged
today 09:27 Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government
today 09:27 "Chancellor must find the cash for north's transport improvements"
today 08:25 Video: Sheffield Steelers preparing to tread European path one step at a time
today 08:25 Yorkshire Carnegie v Bristol: Mayhew strives to find weakness in leaders’ defences
today 08:25 World Cup: Segeyaro leaves door open for possible return to Leeds Rhinos
today 08:25 Carvalhal waiting to assess how Sheffield Wednesday are shaping up
today 08:25 Barnsley boss Heckingbottom turns deaf ear to ‘white noise’ of speculation
today 08:25 Feel-good factor from World Cup can help Huddersfield Town, says Wagner
today 08:25 YP Power Rankings: Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday and Guiseley continue their rise but can anyone catch Sheffield United?
today 08:25 Everything you need to know about Children in Need 2017
today 08:19 David Prutton Column: A blend of ‘nice’ and ‘nasty’ can lift Leeds United
today 07:23 How much the tooth fairy pays out in Yorkshire... and why she's giving children here a raw deal
today 07:23 "Chancellor must find the cash for north's transport"
yesterday 19:49 Ann Maguire inquest: Stab wounds 'were worst' paramedic had seen
yesterday 18:47 Former Lord Mayor of Bradford resigns before trial
yesterday 17:45 Jo Cox police given bravery medals for tackling killer
yesterday 17:43 'He stabbed me in the neck, I'm dying': Chaos after Ann Maguire was attacked by pupil
yesterday 16:41 Asda reports second successive quarter of growth
yesterday 16:41 Icy blast heading toward Yorkshire as experts warn to prepare for long spell of freezing temperatures
yesterday 16:41 Icy blast heading toward Yorkshire as experts warn to prepare for long spell of freezing temperatures
yesterday 16:41 Skinny lattes, prosecco, Piece Hall - and affordable homes: Why Halifax is booming
yesterday 16:41 Courageous police officers who rugby-tackled Jo Cox's killer 'never thought' they would get medals
yesterday 15:39 Owner of Jet2.com remains confident in face of Brexit uncertainty
yesterday 15:39 Icy blast heading toward Yorkshire as experts warn to prepare for long spell of freezing temperatures
yesterday 13:37 Bradford City's female football fans featured in exhibition
yesterday 13:37 BME communities face 'cultural taboo' over mental health
yesterday 13:35 Leeds United v Middlesbrough composite XI: Is this the best combined dream team?
yesterday 13:35 Leeds United v Middlesbrough composite XI: Is this the best combined dream team?
yesterday 13:35 Football Today: Barnsley boss on Sunderland link | Leeds board back Christiansen | Blades ace on new deal | Gossip, news and more
yesterday 13:35 Barnsley boss Heckingbottom - no contact with Sunderland
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today 17:25 Spectacular fireworks and light display - Hull will kick off Christmas in style
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today 17:11 Teenager, 16, stabbed in broad daylight at Westminster college
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today 16:59 Chilling last words of teacher stabbed to DEATH by pupil in classroom REVEALED
today 16:59 Is this the world's HOTTEST cosplay star? Model’s sexy snaps send comic fans WILD
today 16:59 'How dare you' Liverpool fan's fury at Hillsborough memorial 'promotion'
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