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Call to action for Government over social mobility as just half of people in Yorkshire think their opportunities are good

Three quarters of people in Yorkshire think there are massive differences in the opportunities on offer for people depending on where they live in the country, according to a new report which paints a stark picture of social mobility across the UK.

A study by the Social Mobility Commission

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West Yorkshire Police officer and 15 men appear at crown court charged with child sexual exploitation in Halifax

A West Yorkshire Police officer and 15 men from Halifax have appeared in court today accused of offences relating to alleged historic child sexual exploitation in the town.

Amjad Hussain, 35, who also uses the surname Ditta, wore a dark navy sit as he appeared at Bradford Crown Court on

yesterday 15:02
Man found dead on Yorkshire beach named by police

A man who was found dead near to the East Pier on Whitby beach earlier this month has been named by police as Christopher Batty.

The body of Mr Batty, 64, from the Whitby area, was discovered on Saturday, January 11.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, however North

yesterday 12:56
Concerns grow for man who disappeared after night out at Hull nightclub

Concerns are growing for a Hull man who has disappeared after a night out at a city centre nightclub.

Charlie Allan, 21, was last seen on Saturday after a night at the Spiders nightclub in Cleveland Street.

The last sighting of him was in the Grafton Street area, close to Newland

yesterday 10:50
HS2 could cost £106 billion, says leaked review

HS2 could cost up to £106 billion, according to a widely leaked Government review.

An inquiry led by former HS2 Ltd chairman Doug Oakervee reportedly found there is "considerable risk" that the high-speed rail project's cost will rise by up to 20% beyond the £81 billion to £88

yesterday 09:47
Yorkshire’s profit warnings down by a third, bucking UK trend

Profit warnings issued by listed businesses in Yorkshire and the North East, decreased by a third last year, bucking the UK trend, according to a new report.

Twenty-six warnings were recorded in the region by EY last year, a 33 per cent year-on-year decrease, compared to 2018 (39

yesterday 06:38
Man and boy, 15, charged with murder of Robert Wilson

An 18-year-old man and 15-year-old boy have been charged with the murder of 53-year-old Robert Wilson in Linthwaite near Huddersfield.

Mr Wilson, described by his family as a "loving and committed husband and father", died from multiple stab wounds following an incident in Manchester Road,

2020-01-19 22:08
Why the House of Lords could be moved to Yorkshire say senior Tories

Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly said the idea was an option being considered by ministers.

It has been suggested that the upper house of parliament could be transferred from Westminster to York.

Mr Cleverly told Sky News: "What we are looking at is a whole range of options

2020-01-19 14:47
How Anne Brontë is being reinvented in Haworth on her 200th birthday

The author of perhaps the first feminist novel in the English language would have enjoyed letting her hair down at her birthday party yesterday, its organisers thought.

Anne Brontë would have been 200, and at the parsonage on the Yorkshire moors that was her family home, they

2020-01-18 19:53
HS2 could be scrapped for Leeds and Yorkshire in bid to save money

There are fears the Government is preparing to scrap part of the northern link of its High Speed Rail project to cut costs, according to a report in the i.

The eastern link of the route that will travel through the East Midlands into Yorkshire, known as phase 2b, could be

2020-01-18 11:29
Labour leadership hopeful Keir Starmer says access to all staff needed in watchdog's anti-Semitism probe during Batley visit

During an appearance in Batley today, the Holborn and St Pancras MP also backed an "element" of independent decision-making in regard to investigations into racism in the party.

-> Sir Keir Starmer reveals lack of ‘big beasts’ in Labour leadership race – Sir Bernard

2020-01-17 20:47
Tour de Yorkshire 2020 set to begin in Beverley and finish in Leeds

The 2020 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire this spring will begin in Beverley on Thursday April 30 and finish in Leeds on Sunday May 3 in Leeds.

The men’s race starts with a 176.5km coastal route from Beverley to Redcar, which is making it’s first appearance as a finish town.

Day

2020-01-17 15:32
Increasing number of parents told sex offenders have access to their children in Yorkshire

An increasing number of parents have been told by police that an individual with access to their child is a sex offender – but some believe the current law does not do enough to protect children.

Sarah’s Law, officially known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, was

2020-01-17 09:14
West Yorkshire Police investigating after video shows officer 'punch' and 'grab man by throat'

David Baldwin had been filming a police scene in Leeds on Saturday morning when he was pushed and restrained by officers.

The moment was captured on CCTV, and West Yorkshire Police has confirmed it is investigating whether unnecessary force was used.

Officers were cordoning off a

2020-01-16 19:35
My challenge to TransPennine Express MD Leo Goodwin to meet passengers on Leeds Station and endure his poor services – Ajaz Ahmed

“LET’S get people off the roads and onto public transport” – that was the message over the last decade.

So what is it like travelling on public transport, especially trains?

TransPennine Express ordered to improve by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and

2020-01-16 09:05
Inspirational Leeds dad-of-one fighting brain cancer to ride charity cycling event

An inspirational Leeds dad who has bravely fought brain cancer for more than seven years is due to take to the wheel for his fifth annual 'On Yer Bike' charity event for Brain Tumour Research.

Rory Burke, 48, blacked out on the way to work in Leeds in 2012 before losing consciousness when

2020-01-15 19:26
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Changing Leeds - When you could take afternoon tea at Bettys in the city centre
'Bettys bid for a brighter Leeds' read the headline in the Leeds Mercury back in November 1930.
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Progress has been made to stabilise Carclo, says chairman

Plastics firm Carclo has made clear progress to stabilise the business, the company's chairman said today,

Carclo plc is a public company whose shares are quoted on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

The group is a provider of value-adding engineered services for the

today 08:53
Harworth Group delivers 'solid' operational performance

The regeneration company Harworth Group today said it had delivered a good operational performance over the last year.

Harworth Group has provided a trading update for the financial year ended December 31 2019.

The statement said: "The group has delivered a solid operational

today 08:53
This is why Aldi offers one of highest rates of pay in the grocery sector

Aldi has announced plans to increase its pay for staff in stores by just over 3 per cent, making it one of the best-paying supermarkets in the UK.

The discounter said minimum hourly rates will rise from £9.10 an hour to £9.40, with workers inside the M25 getting £10.90 an hour instead

today 08:53
Police launch appeal to find three knife wielding teens who robbed West Yorkshire shop to steal cigarettes
Police have launched an appeal to find three teenagers who robbed a West Yorkshire shop armed with knives before making off with cigarettes.
today 07:56
Woman arrested after 12-year-old boy shot in Yorkshire
Police have made a further arrest as part of an investigation into the shooting of a 12-year-old boy in Yorkshire.
today 07:56
Good Samaritan knocked unconscious at Leeds Station after trying to stop abusive men in KFC
Police have released these CCTV images after a man was knocked unconscious at Leeds Station - after intervening in an altercation.
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TalkTalk secures deal to sell FibreNation for £200m

TalkTalk has announced that it is selling FibreNation for £200m.

The agreement will establish a Northern Centre of Excellence and help to deliver the next generation of digital infrastructure throughout the North of England, TalkTalk said today.

TalkTalk Telecom Group

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Latest news from Leeds
today 08:59 Changing Leeds - When you could take afternoon tea at Bettys in the city centre
today 08:53 Progress has been made to stabilise Carclo, says chairman
today 08:53 Harworth Group delivers 'solid' operational performance
today 08:53 This is why Aldi offers one of highest rates of pay in the grocery sector
today 07:56 Police launch appeal to find three knife wielding teens who robbed West Yorkshire shop to steal cigarettes
today 07:56 Woman arrested after 12-year-old boy shot in Yorkshire
today 07:56 Good Samaritan knocked unconscious at Leeds Station after trying to stop abusive men in KFC
today 07:50 TalkTalk secures deal to sell FibreNation for £200m
today 06:53 Flood-hit businesses welcome vital work on River Aire defences
today 06:53 Crooked mechanic who handled BMW stolen in Leeds house burglary is jailed
today 06:47 Super League's Ins and Outs for 2020
today 06:47 Colchester United v Bradford City: Manager Gary Bowyer resists temptation to hand recall to fit-again striker
today 06:47 Middlesbrough v Birmingham City: Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate aiming to give Birmingham City the blues
today 06:47 Huddersfield Town winger Adama Diakhaby set to join Championship rivals Nottingham Forest for loan spell
today 06:47 Newcastle United ‘unwilling’ to meet Hull City’s valuation of in-demand winger Jarrod Bowen
today 06:47 Barnsley v Preston North End: Head coach Gerhard Struber is pleased with improvements Barnsley are making under him
today 06:47 Sheffield United v Manchester City – How Kevin de Bruyne’s class showed the respect his Blades team are rightly earning
today 06:47 Yorkshire is facing a looming skills crisis, according to study from the Prince’s Trust
today 06:47 The Ward Hadaway Yorkshire Fastest 50 awards are returning for 2020
today 06:47 Why the fight to rid our streets of cannabis has gone to pot - Andrew Vine
today 06:47 Prime Minister Boris Johnson must tackle Yorkshire skills crisis and regional inequality in opportunities - The Yorkshire Post says
today 06:47 Government can’t argue HS2 is right for Birmingham but not the North - The Yorkshire Post says
today 06:47 Call to action for Government over social mobility as just half of people in Yorkshire think their opportunities are good
today 04:41 Marcelo Bielsa urged to recall Leeds United man, Birmingham City star responds to Manchester United speculation, Wigan Athletic's astonishing statistic - Championship winners and losers
today 00:29 Marcelo Bielsa urged to recall Leeds United man, Birmingham City star responds to Manchester United speculation, Wigan Athletic's astonishing statistic - Championship winners and losers
yesterday 21:20 Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder confident of one or two new arrivals as Jack Robinson closes in on move
yesterday 20:23 Woman and son verbally abused by group of three men while sat in car
yesterday 19:20 Woman and son forced to flee own car after being verbally abused by group of three men
yesterday 19:14 Championship transfers RECAP: Leeds United consider European winger; Ex-England manager addresses Sheffield Wednesday interest
yesterday 19:14 Anglo American bid for Yorkshire mine will help narrow the North-South divide - Ros Snowdon
yesterday 18:17 11 photos of therapy dogs bringing smiles to Leeds Station commuters
yesterday 18:17 West Yorkshire named as second worst county over protecting countryside
yesterday 18:11 Championship transfers RECAP: Leeds United consider European winger; Ex-England manager addresses Sheffield Wednesday interest
yesterday 18:11 Anglo American bid for Yorkshire mine will help narrow the North-South divide - Ros Snowdon
yesterday 18:11 Meet the Yorkshire inventor looking to make coffee cup lids safe
yesterday 18:11 Henry Boot makes strong progress despite economic uncertainty
yesterday 18:11 Up to 150 jobs are set to be created at major industrial development in Leeds
yesterday 18:11 Leeds and Sheffield predicted to create thousands of jobs in 2020 but Yorkshire lags behind rest of UK
yesterday 18:11 Dan Evans shows resilience to progress in Australia Open
yesterday 18:11 Joe Root has no regrets as England complete victory over South Africa
yesterday 17:14 Sam Zajac hails Leeds Chiefs win over NIHL National leaders Telford Tigers
yesterday 17:14 Up to 150 jobs are set to be created at major industrial development in Leeds
yesterday 17:14 This is how many jobs are expected to be created in Leeds during 2020
yesterday 17:14 Who is Emil Bohinen? The Norwegian prospect who has caught Leeds United's eye
yesterday 17:14 Olly Murs, Meghan Trainor and will.i.am praise singing of Leeds shop worker Oli Ross on ITV's The Voice
yesterday 17:14 Leeds to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 with civic commemoration
yesterday 17:14 Leeds man appears in court over cash in transit robbery at McColl's in Horsforth
yesterday 17:14 Man killed after being hit by vehicle on M1
yesterday 17:14 Leeds Council staff take 47,000 days off for mental health illness
yesterday 17:08 Gerhard Struber on why Barnsley's window shopping has been helped by recent results
Latest news from Great Britain
today 09:29 Posthumous sperm donation should be allowed, say UK experts
today 09:23 Hull Chamber boss opposes Stephen Parnaby as new Humber LEP chair
today 09:23 Hull Chamber boss opposes Stephen Parnaby as new Humber LEP chair
today 09:23 Terrorists could be forced to take Jeremy Kyle-style lie detector tests
today 09:23 Terrorists could be forced to take Jeremy Kyle-style lie detector tests
today 09:23 'Typical Hull lad', 95, saw D-Day and concentration camp horrors
today 09:23 'Typical Hull lad', 95, saw D-Day and concentration camp horrors
today 09:23 From Joshua King to Martin Samuelsen - Hull City's five Norwegians of past and present
today 09:23 From Joshua King to Martin Samuelsen - Hull City's five Norwegians of past and present
today 09:23 Tony Hall's successor as BBC director general faces a radically changed media landscape
today 09:23 Inside the Museum of Neoliberalism
today 09:05 Businesses say they are still in the dark about post-Brexit trade with the EU More than half of businesses say they cannot plan until they know more about the UK's future relationship with the EU.
today 09:05 Harry and Meghan: The duke has landed but the Sussexes' future is still up in the air Where Harry and Meghan go from here is the subject of much speculation, but for now their small family is reunited.
today 09:05 Men should be allowed to donate their sperm after death, experts suggest
today 09:05 Social media contributed to my daughter’s death – now I’m fighting for accountability
today 09:05 Asteroid approach: NASA tracks a large rock heading past Earth at 37,000MPH - Will it hit?
today 09:05 Rafael Nadal struggles to pinpoint Australian Open issue after 11-year title drought
today 09:05 Tory MP calls for new Iran nuclear deal: 'We don't want Iran to have nuclear weapons!'
today 09:05 Type 2 diabetes: Feeling a ‘burning sensation’ here may signal the condition
today 09:05 Billie Eilish gives update on NEXT album after huge James Bond news: 'It's coming'
today 09:05 Jennifer Aniston shares behind-the-scenes pictures of ‘night I will never forget’
today 09:05 Winds of Winter: George RR Martin says Game of Thrones had 'an end, not THE end' of ASOIAF
today 09:05 NASA news: Astronauts complete critical battery upgrade on the International Space Station
today 09:05 Elvis Presley's ex Linda Thompson on why she really left him: 'It was EXHAUSTING'
today 09:05 How Piers Morgan clashed with Angela Rayner over ‘baloney’ Labour policy
today 09:05 Meghan Markle latest: The sweet way Meghan and Archie wiled away hours waiting for Harry
today 09:05 Brexit LIVE: Furious Briton claims 'peers taking orders from Verhofstadt' in Brexit defeat
today 09:05 Donald Trump ready to move ‘heaven and earth’ to seal trade deal with Boris THIS SUMMER
today 09:05 Emily Thornberry put on the spot as Susanna Reid asks 'why is Jeremy Corbyn still here?'
today 08:26 Prince Harry arrives in Canada
today 08:11 Law and District AAC take silver in 3000m Indoor National Championships
today 08:11 Boozed-up driver had one-year-old passenger in vehicle
today 08:02 ‘No white lights or angels’, THIS is what happens when you die
today 08:02 Has the mystery of the Baltic Sea Anomaly finally been solved?
today 08:02 BT offers customers new Google tech and huge speed boost with latest broadband deals
today 08:02 Rafael Nadal shuts down Roger Federer thoughts at Australian Open
today 08:02 Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling under pressure - should you wait to buy euros?
today 08:02 The devastating confession Emiliano Sala made moments before tragic plane crash death
today 08:02 Royal shock: Queen’s eldest grandson cashes in on ‘Megxit’ with bizarre milk advert
today 08:02 Prince Harry warning: Duke told future plans with Meghan to backfire - 'You've jacked it'
today 08:02 Virgin Media offers customers a FREE Xbox One - Here's how to get yours
today 08:02 Prince Harry arrives in Canada as Duke and Meghan began new life in Vancouver
today 08:02 BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns dangerous fog patches to spark travel chaos on roads
today 08:02 Ian ‘H’ Watkins: Dancing on Ice star reveals cryptic message from BBC after same-sex snub
today 08:02 Queen’s most senior adviser exposes ‘unsatisfactory’ move Meghan and Harry could make next
today 07:17 Hull Live: Breaking news, traffic and travel from Hull and East Yorkshire on January 21
today 06:59 Titanic wreckage to get extra protection in UK-US agreement The doomed passenger cruise ship struck an iceberg and sank just five days after its maiden voyage began.
today 06:59 Dramatic rescue after Thames dolphins get stuck in the mud at low tide
today 06:59 Hunt for serial slasher who cut 10-year-old boy’s throat in front of his mother
today 06:59 Amazon slashes prices of digital movies and TV in blockbuster sale for Mega Movie Week
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