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Coun Peter Box: “Hard choices for seventh year of budget cuts”

“Many of you will now be aware of our very difficult budget proposals for 2017/18”, writes Coun Peter Box this week’s Follow the Leader column.

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Mary Creagh

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh votes against Brexit bill but article 50 could be triggered within weeks after parliament passes it through

Formal talks to leave the EU could start within a matter of weeks after MPs voted through the government’s Brexit Bill.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh

Creagh votes against EU exit plan after the city said ‘leave’

Mary Creagh voted against triggering the UK’s exit from the European Union - despite a huge majority of people in her own constituency being in favour of Brexit.

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Coun Peter Box.

Council will meet to agree next budget

Wakefield Council’s cabinet will meet later this month to set the budget for the next financial year.

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Mary Creagh to “vote against” Brexit bill

Mary Creagh to “vote against” Brexit bill

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh is planning to vote against the government’s plan for leaving the European Union in parliament tonight.

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Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

A petition has revealed which areas of Yorkshire are most opposed to Donald Trump visiting the UK.

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‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

The solicitor behind a petition protesting at plans to welcome American president Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain says the surge of support for the campaign is “absolutely crazy”.

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Mary Creagh blasts Gove over ‘thumbs up’ Trump Tower interview

Mary Creagh blasts Gove over ‘thumbs up’ Trump Tower interview

Mary Creagh MP blasted Tory Michael Gove on live TV over an interview he carried out with US president-elect Donald Trump.

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Could Yorkshire elect its own mayor in 2018? Voters in London last year chose Sadiq Khan to be the city's third elected mayor.

Could Yorkshire voters be choosing a mayor in 2018?

Voters could be asked to choose a Yorkshire mayor in elections next year under a devolution plan.

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Construction of Wakefield Eastern Relief Road with new road and rail bridge.

COLUMN: Coun Peter Box - “What does the council want to achieve in 2017?”

Happy New Year to you all and I hope you had a good Christmas too.

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Environment at risk of ‘zombie’ laws, MPs warn

Environment at risk of ‘zombie’ laws, MPs warn

A watchdog group of MPs wants new UK laws to be introduced as Britain leaves the European Union so that the nation’s strong environmental standards are not eroded.

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The right-wing English Defence League mounts a protest in West Yorkshire. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

How a white Yorkshire schoolboy with anti-Muslim views was lured away from far-right extremism

THE PAINSTAKING efforts over several months to deter a 14-year-old West Yorkshire boy from far-right extremism after he started expressing vocal anti-Muslim views at school have been set out by the region’s counter-terrorism officials.

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Neo-Nazi Thomas Mair murdered Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox in June.

Threat from far-right a growing concern, says Yorkshire counter-terror chief

A senior Yorkshire counter-terrorism official has revealed the “growing concern” at the danger posed by far-right groups in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox by a neo-Nazi fanatic.

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FEE? Schools and academies would have to pay if they want the service.

Anger at school crossing patrol payment plan

Angry readers have hit out at a plan to make schools pay for their own crossing patrols, fearing children’s lives could be put at risk.

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The late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox

More in common as Mick Jagger and bookies waive profits and Jo Cox single heads to No1

Sir Mick Jagger and bookmakers William Hill have declared the Jo Cox charity single, which is said to be on course to be the Christmas number one record, a no-profit zone.

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MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers

MPs set for 1.4% pay rise - higher than cap for public sector workers

MPs are set for a 1.4% pay rise - well above the 1% cap imposed on public sector workers.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh said Brexit changes put the countryside, farming and wildlife at risk.

Wakefield MP demands flood spending answers

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh is demanding urgent clarity over exactly how much the Government is planning to spend on improving the country’s resilience to flooding.

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Flytippers will be hit with £400 fine

Flytippers will be hit with £400 fine

Wakefield Council is clamping down on flytipping in the district by introducing fines of £400.

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Possible changes on the way for council tax support

Possible changes on the way for council tax support

Wakefield Council will be meeting to review and possibly change the city’s Local Council Tax Support scheme

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The Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin told her story to the House of Commons.

MP tells how man attacked and attempted to rape her

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin recounted how a man attempted to rape her when she was at university and that she slept with a knife afterwards.

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