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Mary Wilson, widow of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, dies aged 102

Jeremy Corbyn has led tributes to Mary Wilson, widow of former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson, after her death aged 102.

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Passengers have suffered unprecedented delays and cancellations on Northern services since new timetables were introduced last week.

'Truly sorry' Northern rail warns it will take weeks to improve services following delays and cancellation chaos across the North

Northern rail has warned it will take weeks to turn around unprecedented delays and cancellations which are causing chaos for millions of commuters.
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Tadcaster MP given new housing role

Tadcaster MP given new housing role

Downing Street this week announced that Selby and Ainsty MP, Nigel Adams has been appointed a Government Minister at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and local Government (MHCLG).

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4 May 2018. Local election vote count for Leeds at First Direct Arena. Newly elected Harewood Councillors, from the left, Ryan Stephenson, Matthew Robinson and Sam Firth.

Leeds council elections here

Wetherby’s newly elected ward councillors have said they have difficult issues to face in education and planning.

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Results IN FULL: Harrogate Borough Council Elections 2018

More than 150 councillors bid for just 40 seats on Harrogate Borough Council ahead of the local elections on Friday, May 4.
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VIDEO: Harrogate Conservatives increase majority by 9% in council elections

The Conservative Party have held power at Harrogate Borough Council in the local District Elections 2018.

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Local Election 2018: Your full guide to all the results across Yorkshire

Results are coming in across the county after yesterday's Local Elections.

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Local Election 2018: Who will you vote for? Every candidate listed for every area of Yorkshire

Yorkshire goes to the polls today with local council elections taking place across the county.

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Your Leeds local election 2018 A to Z: Wetherby

THE CANDIDATES

Egan, Jan - Labour Party

Harrington, Norma Agnes - Conservative Party

Hopps, David Kenneth - Liberal Democrats

Lamb, Alan James - Conservative Party

Lynch, John - Labour Party

Pearce, Martin - Green Party

Ratcliffe, Paul David - Labour Party

Wilkinson, Gerald - Conservative Party

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Where will you be casting your vote in the Leeds City Council election?

8 of the weirdest polling stations you can vote at in Leeds in tomorrow's election

As the local election polls prepare to open for polling day on Thursday 3 May, the majority of us will be heading out to local schools, churches or village halls to cast our vote.

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More than 60% of Harrogate residents would vote to remain in Europe again

More than three-fifths of people in Harrogate think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

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An EU flag flies in the face of Parliament

Brexit negotiations are two-way

While discussing Brexit negotiations recently, a colleague commented to me that a good deal is one that neither side considers to be a great one. There is a lot of sense to this statement, writes Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke.

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Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Devolution: Yorkshire leaders urge Prime Minister to commit to mayoral election in 2020

Leaders of 18 Yorkshire councils have written to Theresa May urging her to commit to a region-wide mayoral election in 2020, ahead of a crunch meeting with the Communities Secretary tomorrow.

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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Andrew Jones MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Harrogate MP Andrew Jones on new business role within government

The Harrogate and Knaresborough MP has dismissed claims that he was demoted in the latest government reshuffle and said he would ‘throw himself’ into his new role.
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Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones.

Reshuffle: Harrogate MP Andrew Jones announced as party's new Vice Chair

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has been appointed as a Vice Chairman at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters during the Cabinet reshuffle today (January 8).

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BT Openreach engineer Danny Bilton in North Yorkshire, where the contract for phase three of a major contract has been awarded to the firm.

Fourteen thousand more North Yorkshire homes to get superfast broadband after council hands out new contract

Thousands of homes across North Yorkshire are in line for dramatically-improved broadband connections after a new contract was awarded to continue the roll-out of faster internet services across the county.

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Royal Navy pilot lands helicopter in grounds of his old school in Yorkshire

It was a careers talk with a difference.

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Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry about Yorkshire devolution.

Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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