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Labour tells Rishi Sunak to check his 'ego' after Chancellor accuses Keir Starmer of misleading Commons over Yorkshire wedding business

In a letter seen by The Yorkshire Post, Mr Sunak accused Sir Keir of having “inadvertently misled” the Commons after an exchange with Boris Johnson during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

During the weekly standoff, Sir Keir referenced a wedding business in the Chancellor’s ...

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Risk of North being 'levelled down' by combined health and economic coronavirus crisis, Labour leaders tell Keir Starmer

In a call with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer on Thursday, Labour council leaders and metro mayors from across areas under coronavirus restrictions, including in West Yorkshire, expressed their views on the communications with the Government.

Following new areas being added to the local ...

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Don’t let cheap imports put farm and food standards at risk – Yorkshire Post Letters

AGRICULTURE is a major part of the economy in the rural Thirsk and Malton constituency represented in Parliament by Kevin Hollinrake. So too is food, with Malton the self-styled food capital of Yorkshire.

Our farmers and growers are rightly concerned about the future of their businesses ...

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Karlan Grant and Terence Kongolo won't be involved for Huddersfield Town against Rotherham United

The pair have been subject to interest from other clubs, although no deals for a move away from Huddersfield have been struck for either player.

Fulham and Sheffield United have both reportedly shown an interest in Kongolo while West Bromwich Albion are believed to be keen on securing ...

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Dick Taylor on The Pretty Things’ final chapter

Last year they finally changed their minds and set to work on a collection of 12 songs, not knowing at the time it would be pair’s final chapter together. In spring 2020, singer May died following complications from surgery for injuries he sustained in a cycling accident.

Bare As Bone, ...

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Sheffield Wednesday's Garry Monk says a Football League bailout 'needs to happen as quickly as possible'

All professional football clubs in England are facing continued huge reductions in income after the Government's decision last week not to allow the limited return of supporters because of rising coronavirus infection rates.

The Football League have called for a £250m bailout.

The ...

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Universities and their role in pandemic – Yorkshire Post Letters

IN March, it was suggested that the delayed start to lockdown may in part have been due to scientific advice relating to ‘herd immunity’, that in the absence of a vaccine treatment, building up a widespread tolerance to Covid-19 across the general population would reduce the risk to those ...

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Region’s flood victims hung out to dry by Environment Minister George Eustice - The Yorkshire Post says

After all, he’d been appointed Environment Secretary in February, replacing the ineffectual Theresa Villiers, just hours before Storm Ciara wreaked devastation across this region and the country.

He did, in fairness, travel to flood-hit York and backed The Yorkshire Post’s front-page ...

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Jenni Murray bids farewell to Woman’s Hour with fond memories of Barnsley

Dame Jenni Murray, who once recalled sitting on the pouffe at home in Barnsley listening to Woman’s Hour in its earliest incarnation, chose extracts from interviews she had conducted with Margaret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton for her final broadcast – though she said her encounter with the ...

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The Northern School of Contemporary Dance - a Yorkshire success story

But with these profiles, I like to think I keep finding them. This week’s theatrical lockdown profile from the region is a definite ray of sunshine.

Yorkshire, as we know, is a cultural leader. Our plays transfer to the West End and travel internationally. Our artists shape the ...

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Time to move Selby out of North Yorkshire - here’s why: Yorkshire Post Letters

THE battle for supremacy between North Yorkshire County Council and its constituent boroughs is not a new one. To those of us on the outer fringes of the county it may seem like we have a choice between Balkanisation and remote control.

A third suggestion, to split the county in two along ...

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Black History Month: Ex-Leeds United footballer Chris Kamara and Steph McGovern in tears after talking about racism on Channel 4 show

The football personality today appeared on Steph’s Packed Lunch, which is filmed at Leeds Dock, to mark the start of Black History Month.

Presenter Steph McGovern spoke to the Sky Sports star about his experiences of growing up in Middlesbrough, which is also her home town.

Talking ...

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Yorkshire MP challenges Matt Hancock to 'act like a Conservative' over 'nanny state' coronavirus rules

Tory Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, called on the Health Secretary to “start acting like a Conservative” in the Commons today.

After making the point Bradford had been under local lockdown rules for weeks, and saying that cases were rising, Mr Davies said: “Is the Secretary of State ...

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Mosque leaders in Wakefield were among critics of Nanning City and Xiangyang friendships

Wakefield Council abandoned its sister city agreements with Nanning City and Xiangyang this week amid international criticism of China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims.

It's thought that the local authority may be the first in the UK to abandon ties with China over the issue.

The ...

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I have never taken cocaine in my life, says champion jockey Oisin Murphy as ban looms

Murphy was tested by France Galop at Chantilly on July 19, where he partnered The Lir Jet to finish second in the Group Two Prix Robert Papin.

The rider was informed in August of his positive result and subsequently organised a hair sample test, which returned a negative result, according ...

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Government urged by RSPB to make good on promise to end peatland burning as season starts

The call by conservation charity the RSPB and backed by city mayors, councils and environmental groups comes as the season when peatland can be legally burned to manage the land to support grouse starts on October 1.

Conservationists say healthy wet blanket peat bogs are home to spagnum ...

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A new chapter on Bookshop Day; here’s why – The Yorkshire Post says

Yet, while time has caught up with many such stores in recent years, it’s heartening that this year has witnessed the opening of a new emporium, Kemps Books, in Malton and that so many events are planned across this region to coincide with Bookshop Day this Saturday.

And with the best ...

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Skin from Skunk Anansie: ‘When I hear people going on about Britpop our history just gets thrown away’

Six months on, she enthusiastically recalls the songwriting masterclass. “I really like doing that kind of thing,” she says via Zoom from her home in Ibiza. “It was really fun, the students were all really amazing. I guess I’m a bit of an elder statesman now after 25 years.”

The ...

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Beatles icon John Lennon would have been 80 this month, we look at his legacy

What if JFK hadn’t been slain by an assassin, would he be as revered as he is today? And what kind of president would his brother, Robert Kennedy, have made?

Similarly, we will never know what John Lennon would have gone to achieve had he, too, not been killed, shot dead outside his New ...

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Fit-again Hull City striker Tom Eaves 'in a better place' than when he came back for pre-season

The 28-year-old targetman picked up an ankle injury during last month's Carabao Cup clash at Sunderland and has missed the Tigers' last six games.

But, Eaves has now been passed fit for selection against Argyle, with City head coach Grant McCann revealing that the former Gillingham man has ...

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Put Leeds Bradford Airport expansion plan in this context – Yorkshire Post Letters

LAST year just four million passengers used Leeds Bradford Airport, making it one of the smallest airports serving a large UK conurbation.

Manchester Airport handled 29 million passengers, making it the busiest outside of London. So what is going on here? Is LBA so small because people in ...

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