Yorkshire Post

IAG reports surge in profits

British Airways owner IAG has reported a surge in profits, despite taking a hit from a major IT failure that caused travel chaos for tens of thousands of passengers in May.

International Airlines Group (IAG) said operating profit before exceptional items rose 37 per cent to 975 ...

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BT’s profits tumble

Profits at BT have taken a hit after the telecoms giant took a £225 million charge linked to its Italian accounting scandal.

The group said it will shell out the cash to Deutsche Telekom and Orange in a bid to avoid legal action after its share price collapsed in the wake of the ...

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Barclays sets aside another £700m for PPI claims

Barclays today said it would have to fork out an extra £700 million to meet compensation claims for mis-selling payment protection insurance (PPI).

Group pre-tax profits jumped 13 per cent to £2.34 billion for the six months ending in June, as the lender signalled the end of ...

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‘Coalition’ bid to end devolution deadlock for Yorkshire

EFFORTS are under way to end the deadlock over Yorkshire devolution with an attempt to build a “coalition of the willing”, The Yorkshire Post has learned.

A document sent to council leaders ahead of a meeting today is the latest attempt to generate support for the idea of a ...

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Great Scot! Rare 1900 Yorkshire cricket card could fetch £2,000

IT was an achievement so impressive that even the cricket-neutral Scots had to sit up and applaud.

Yorkshire’s victory in the 1900 county championships, their third in five years, was marked by the issue of the only known colour cigarette card of its type, by the Glasgow tobacco ...

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Sheffield Wednesday star Kieran Lee on verge of return to first team

CARLOS CARVALHAL has confirmed that key Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Kieran Lee could make his first appearance of pre-season in Sunday’s home encounter against Rangers at Hillsborough.

The 29-year-old has missed the Owls’ friendly schedule so far with an ongoing hip issue, but ...

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Preview - York outing offers chance for Karl Burke to continue good run with Aim To Please

KARL BURKE is looking to his new recruit Aim To Please to continue a profitable few days in the British Stallion Studs EBF Lyric Fillies’ Stakes at York this evening.

The Leyburn handler won the Prix Robert Papin with Unfortunately last Sunday and also had another winner in France on ...

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Birmingham Bears v Yorkshire Vikings: Adil Rashid stays pragmatic over his stop-start England career

ADIL RASHID has said that being overlooked by England is only inspiring him to work harder.

The Yorkshire leg-spinner insisted it is making him roll up his sleeves and battle to get back into the team.

Rashid took 30 wickets in the seven Tests against Bangladesh and India during the ...

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Delays over new stadium give Wakefield Trinity chairman Carter cause for concern over Super League status

CONCERNED Wakefield Trinity chairman Michael Carter fears the Rugby Football League could ask them to resign from Super League on Monday.

That is the deadline for the West Yorkshire club to deliver plans to the governing body regarding where they will play in 2018.

Trinity have said ...

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Leeds Rhinos possess deep desire to seal place in Challenge Cup Final

Ryan Hall says Leeds Rhinos want to reach the Challenge Cup final “like never before.”

Considering since their 1999 victory, they lost in all six appearances before at last regaining their winning touch in 2014, it says plenty about their desire.

Leeds, who also prospered ...

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Barnsley double act Ganaye and Heckingbottom mined from the same seam

YOUNG in their respective fields, but driven and possessing the same shared values of resilence, tenacity and industriousness.

Gauthier Ganaye and Paul Heckingbottom may hail from opposite sides of the English Channel and have different mother tongues, but in many ways, they speak a ...

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Post haste: How Britain planned to deliver letters by rocket

IT MAY be snail mail today, but with its own underground railway and a plan to send letters to the Scottish islands by rocket, the British postal service was the information superhighway of its time.

The railway, 70ft below London’s streets, closed 14 years ago but is about to come back ...

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Value of North York Moors ‘on the rise’ as country gets busier

Boosting the economy of the North York Moors has been set as a priority for the coming years as the national park’s authority looks to build on its public profile.

Chief executive Andy Wilson, setting out the authority’s focus in its annual report, highlighted three key aims – ...

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New 2035 strategy to tackle 'economic challenges' in Harrogate District

Cabinet members of Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) have last night recommended a report defining its aims for economic growth across the district over the next two decades.

The Economic Growth Strategy (2017 - 2035) and the Economic Growth Action Plan (2017 - 2022) for the Harrogate ...

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Jenni Murray joins Parky in battle to restore Barnsley Civic

THE broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray has lent her voice to the campaign to the £5m campaign to add a new auditorium to the Victorian Civic Theatre in her home town of Barnsley.

The Civic was partly refurbished in 2009 but a third of its Grade Two listed premises are currently unfinished ...

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The Yorkshire Post says: Chris Grayling must provide a definitive plan and timetable

Ministers have not only been accused of backtracking over broken pledges to electrify a key rail route between Yorkshire and London, they stand accused of failing to provide the infrastructure spending crucial to the future success of the North’s economy, in favour of a new £30bn ...

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Football Today: Barnsley hold on to star ... for now | Former Manchester United youngster chooses Middlesbrough | Leeds to unveil away strip | Transfer gossip & more

HELLO and welcome to our latest instalment of Football Today, bringing you all the football news from Barnsley, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday and beyond.

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Transfer Talk: Leeds United target former star striker | Hull close in on Chelsea defender | Middlesbrough win race for West Ham forward

HULL CITY are set to secure their second central defensive capture in the space of 24 hours with the addition of Chelsea centre-half Michael Hector on loan.

The Jamaican international is expected to join on a season-long loan, hot on the heels of the signing of Sparta Prague's Ondrej ...

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New 2035 strategy to tackle 'economic challenges' in Harrogate District

Cabinet members of Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) have last night recommended a report defining its aims for economic growth across the district over the next two decades.

The Economic Growth Strategy (2017 - 2035) and the Economic Growth Action Plan (2017 - 2022) for the Harrogate ...

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The man who toured Britain on the 94 bus routes

A lifelong fan of buses, author David McKie decided to explore the nation by picking routes numbered 94. He tells Eleanor Doughty what he learnt.

When David McKie was a little boy, his mother would test him on the bus routes. She’d ask him, ‘Where does No 5 go?’ and he would reel ...

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Leeds mum: “I won’t hide my scars, what message would that give my daughter?”

Stacey Clarkin’s body is covered in scars from a chronic condition, yet she refuses to let them define her. Catherine Scott meets the inspirational mum,

But since the age of 14, Stacey has been battling a debilitating condition which means her body is a mass of scars.

“I have ...

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