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Yorkshire soldier's survivor's guilt over twin brother's meningitis fight

But he has lived in its shadow all his life, stricken by survivor's guilt and the knowledge that it could have been the both of them.

The illness changed the course of the twins' lives. Jordan was left with irreversible brain damage, resulting in severe learning and physical disabilities. ...

yesterday 17:59 open_in_new
North Yorkshire Conservatives choose public relations expert Philip Allott as their candidate to be police and crime commissioner

Conservatives in North Yorkshire have selected a public relations expert as their candidate to replace Julia Mulligan as the county's police, fire and crime commissioner.

Philip Allott, the director of Knaresborough-based Allott and Associates, will campaign to be elected in 2020 following ...

yesterday 12:44 open_in_new
Why John Bercow’s replacement as Speaker must be in the best Betty Boothroyd tradition – Jayne Dowle

IF there is one constant required as a cornerstone of the UK’s democratic system – apart from the presence of a monarch – it is the role of the Speaker of the House of Commons.

It might look like an arcane and slightly-ridiculous bit part that has no place in modern ...

yesterday 07:29 open_in_new
Why TransPennine Express must be stripped of franchise after shambles on York to Scarborough route – Yorkshire Post letters

From: Nigel Boddy, Fife Road, Darlington.

I HAVE taken the train from York to Scarborough on a number of occasions this summer. I am a great believer in railways. Unfortunately the service provided by the current company, TransPennine Express, is full of problems (Tom Richmond, The ...

2019-09-15 18:47 open_in_new
The curtain set to come down on Yorkshire’s agricultural show season

It’s nearly curtain down time again on another magnificent Yorkshire agricultural show season.

Today sees Penistone Show take centre stage in South Yorkshire, but next Saturday it is the turn of Stokesley Show in North Yorkshire before Nidderdale Show brings it to a close two days ...

2019-09-15 13:32 open_in_new
Why Michael Heseltine’s pro-EU views on Brexit smack of double standards – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Donald Wood, Roundacre, Barnsley.

I WAS interested to read your report of Michael Heseltine’s visit to Leeds last Saturday (The Yorkshire Post, September 9).

I have a lot of time for Lord Heseltine, but I can’t understand his views on Europe. I’ll tell you why I think ...

2019-09-14 19:41 open_in_new
How Downton Abbey's use of Wentworth Woodhouse and North Yorkshire Moors Railway boosts region's film credentials

Downton Abbey will "reinforce the compelling offer" Yorkshire has for film producers as the movie is released to audiences across the UK, said a regional screen industry leader.

The movie off-shoot of the ITV series hits cinemas today after filming took place at locations such as North ...

2019-09-14 14:26 open_in_new
Revealed: the 10 Yorkshire high streets to win share of £95m fund

New Briggate in Leeds is among 10 Yorkshire high streets that will benefit from a £95 million fund to revive historic shopping areas.

Ministers said towns and cities including Barnsley, Skipton and Wakefield, will now be able to start spending the cash, which had previously been ...

2019-09-14 10:14 open_in_new
I'll open up devolution talks with Leeds and West Yorkshire, Boris Johnson tells northern leaders

Boris Johnson has promised to open up negotiations with Leeds and West Yorkshire to finally end the long-running devolution deadlock, while leaving the door open for a transfer of powers to cover the entire region.

Promising to "do devolution properly" in his speech in Rotherham today, the ...

2019-09-13 20:35 open_in_new
Now Boris Johnson must get on and Power Up The North – The Yorkshire Post says

EVEN though the national media will focus on the Brexit heckler who interrupted Boris Johnson’s latest policy speech on the Northern Powerhouse, it must not detract from the substance of his message.

Here was the Prime Minister – just a week after visiting The Yorkshire Post – ...

2019-09-13 19:32 open_in_new
LIVE BLOG: Boris Johnson speaks at Convention of the North in Rotherham

Boris Johnson is due to speak today in front of northern business and political leaders at the Convention of the North event in Rotherham.

The Prime Minister has already been challenged to show his commitment to the North through "deeds, not words" ahead of his appearance at the Magna ...

2019-09-13 14:17 open_in_new
Boris Johnson urged to commit to HS2 or risk a "lost opportunity" for generations ahead of major speech in Rotherham

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is today urged by business leaders to commit in full to the controversial HS2 project or risk a "lost opportunity" for Yorkshire which will be felt for generations to come.

Ahead of Mr Johnson delivering a major speech in Yorkshire today, Gerald Jennings, the ...

2019-09-13 11:08 open_in_new
Boris Johnson urged to commit to HS2 or risk a "lost opportunity" for generations ahead of major speech in Rotherham

Ahead of Mr Johnson delivering a major speech in Yorkshire today, Gerald Jennings, the boss of the North and West Yorkshire Chambers of Commerce claimed backing HS2 would significantly boost not only the North but the UK as a whole.

The Prime Minister is due to speak today in front of ...

2019-09-13 09:02 open_in_new
Boris Johnson to give major speech in Yorkshire - but northern leaders want 'deeds not words'

The Prime Minister is due to speak in front of northern political and business leaders at the the Convention of the North with NP11 conference being held at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.

It is the second time in little more than a week that the PM - who hopes to win over ...

2019-09-12 20:26 open_in_new
Rural homelessness rises 85 per cent in a year

Rural homelessness has risen 85 per cent in the last year after a “long-term failure” to provide suitable housing by successive governments.

Nationally, homelessness has seen a significant increase over the past year, rising by 45 per cent from 79,715 homeless households in ...

2019-09-12 19:23 open_in_new
Road blocks, armed officers and airspace restrictions as police reveal anti terrorism strategy for UCI championships in Harrogate

Police are set to erect large gates to block streets, introduce armed officers and enforce new airspace restrictions in Harrogate to ensure the safety of spectators during the forthcoming UCI Road World Championships.

Inspector Jeff McKeown of North Yorkshire Police, who has been closed ...

2019-09-12 13:05 open_in_new
Andrew Flintoff involved in 124mph crash near York on same track as Richard Hammond near-fatal accident

Top Gear host Andrew Flintoff said he is "absolutely fine" after being involved in an incident on the same track where Richard Hammond had a near-fatal accident.

Flintoff, 41, was reportedly driving a specialised three-wheel vehicle that can reach high speeds when he veered off ...

2019-09-12 09:56 open_in_new
Yorkshire's universities slip in global league table as competition rises

Universities in Yorkshire are being bumped down an international league table due to increasing competition from institutions around the world.

Oxford University has topped the latest Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings for the fourth year in a row.

And overall, ...

2019-09-12 08:53 open_in_new
Controversial Loan Charge policy could be scrapped after Treasury review launched

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jesse Norman has announced the review into the controversial policy and as to whether it is an appropriate way of dealing with disguised remuneration loan schemes used by individuals who entered directly into these schemes to avoid paying ...

2019-09-11 19:14 open_in_new
Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful, Scottish court rules

A group of around 70 parliamentarians had appealed against a ruling by a judge at the court that Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament is lawful. Judge Lord Doherty originally dismissed a challenge against the suspension at the Court of Session last Wednesday, saying it is for ...

2019-09-11 15:02 open_in_new
Brothers tell of killer father’s abusive control

Luke and Ryan Hart’s mother, Claire, and sister, Charlotte, 19, were shot by Lance Hart in a car park in Spalding in Lincolnshire in 2016. He then killed himself.

The shootings came five days after they had rented a new home for their mother and sister – an “escape ...

2019-09-11 08:44 open_in_new