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If it’s not his job to step in, who’s is it? Chris Grayling under fire again over Northern rail chaos

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been urged to grant a “strong democratic and passenger voice” when future decisions on rail timetables are made as he faced criticism for claiming he did not have overall responsibility for the railways.

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Wakefield city centre.

Should businesses offering low wages be discouraged from moving to Wakefield?

Big-name businesses who only pay low wages should be discouraged from moving to Wakefield, a senior councillor has suggested.

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REVEALED: Full list of planned roadworks in Yorkshire over the coming week

REVEALED: Full list of planned roadworks in Yorkshire over the coming week

Knowing about planned roadworks in advance of a journey can be a great time saver.

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Have you found your dream role yet?

8 dream jobs currently up for grabs in Yorkshire

Fancy a career change?
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PRESENTATIONS: Engineering firm Group Rhodes has honoured 24 long-serving employees.

Firm honours long-serving staff

A Wakefield engineering firm is celebrating the dedication of its staff - including one employee with 50 years of service.

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Have you found your dream role yet?

7 dream jobs up for grabs in Leeds

On the hunt for a new challenge?

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First jobs axed at Poundworld

First jobs axed at Poundworld

Almost 100 jobs have been axed at Poundworld’s Normanton headquarters, it was announced just days after the company was plunged into administration.

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Yorkshire Bank in Wakefield city centre.

Yorkshire Bank could vanish from High Street as group agrees £1.7bn takeover of Virgin Money

The owner of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, CYBG, has agreed to buy Virgin Money for £1.7bn, which is likely to lead to more than 1,500 job losses.

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Wakefield Town Hall.

Businesses will soon face charges for Wakefield Council’s advice

Businesses in Wakefield will soon have to pay for professional advice provided by the council.

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Morrisons launch GIANT steak - and just in time for Father's Day

Yorkshire supermarket Morrisons is providing the nation with the perfect treat to make this year's Father's Day extra special.

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Jet2 announce new flight to Italian city from Leeds Bradford Airport

Jet2 announce new flight to Italian city from Leeds Bradford Airport

Budget airline Jet2 has added a new destination to its Leeds Bradford flight roster.
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Traffic halted on M62 near Leeds as children spotted running across motorway

Traffic halted on M62 near Leeds as children spotted running across motorway

Traffic was halted on the M62 near Leeds last night after children were spotted running in front of vehicles on the motorway.

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M62 near Brighouse. Pic: Google.

M62 lane blocked due to 'broken down van' at Brighouse

Congestion is building on the M62 during this morning's rush hour.

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Full list of planned roadworks in Yorkshire over the coming week

Motorists know that roadworks and diversions can cause a nuisance when travelling on the roads.

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What do you think of the HS2? Should the money be spent elsewhere?

HS2 teams on tour to talk about scheme

Teams from HS2 Ltd will be visiting locations this month, to talk to residents about how the design of Britain’s new high speed railway is progressing.

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Coun Denise Jeffery and Coun Keith Wakefield with one of the new buses.

New fleet for relaunched service

Wakefield’s popular free City Bus - used by four million people since its introduction in 2007 - has been relaunched with a fleet of new vehicles.

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Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 07/06/18 - Press - Kirkgate Development, Wakefield, England - A general view over the area to be redeveloped.

New city gateway could bring jobs and investment

A £42m scheme to create a ‘South East Gateway’ to Wakefield city centre has been described as a “fantastic scheme” that will “make a real difference”.

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Commuters at Wakefield Westgate railway station as Northern Rail introduce a new timetable. Picture Scott Merrylees

Raw deal for Five Towns in rail fiasco

Northern rail timetable changes that caused misery for passengers have been branded a ‘joke’ and have left the Five Towns worse off, an MP said.

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Retail giant House of Fraser announces Yorkshire closures as part of 31 store cutback

Retailer House of Fraser has announced plans to shut 31 of its 59 stores across the UK and Ireland as part of a rescue deal, impacting around 6,000 jobs.

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Heinz Salad Cream could be about to become Sandwich Cream

Food giant Heinz is considering changing the name of its Salad Cream for the first time in 104 years to Sandwich Cream because few customers actually use it on salads.
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