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Politically Speaking with Jon Trickett MP: Victory for Crofton on HS2 depot location

Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett believes we need to fight every inch of the way against the proposed HS2 route...

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Coun Nadeem Ahmed claims Andrea Jenkyns is blatantly showboating after she backed a no-confidence vote in Theresa May.

Tory group leader threatens to challenge party MP Andrea Jenkyns

The leader of Wakefield’s Conservative group has threatened to challenge his party’s MP Andrea Jenkyns over her “immature” behaviour.

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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP

Shadow Chancellor calls on Government to address North South divide

SHADOW Chancellor John McDonnell has said the Government should consider rebalancing the economy away from London and towards Yorkshire and the north of England in a bid to address the North South divide.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh.

Mary Creagh MP: Fighting for our right to breathe clean air

Air pollution is a silent killer.

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Council writes off more than £3m in unpaid council tax

Council writes off more than £3m in unpaid council tax

Wakefield Council has written off almost £3.3million in unpaid council tax during the past five years.

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Coun Richard Taylor.

Suspended Labour councillor ‘regrets’ language to describe Tory politicians

A suspended Labour councillor has said he regrets using foul language in his online attacks on senior Tory politicians.

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Yvette Cooper MP

Politically speaking with MP Yvette Cooper: “Money promised to the NHS is not enough”

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper calls for more investment and support for our NHS and social care.

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Civic Quarter in Wakefield

Masterplan still in place to transform Wakefield’s Civic Quarter into hotels

“Considerable interest” remains in converting part of Wakefield’s Civic Quarter into hotels, nearly three years after the idea was first mooted.

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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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Transport secretary Chris Grayling.

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 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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NATO: Madeleine Moon MP, Mary Creagh MP and John Spellar MP.

Politically Speaking with Mary Creagh MP: Europe and NATO confronting new challenges

I spent the Whitsun bank holiday weekend, as I have for the last three years, at a NATO meeting.

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Wakefield Council leader Coun Peter Box

COLUMN:‘Passengers should not have to pay for this,’ says council leader, Peter Box

Like far too many of you, I, and lots of my colleagues and family, have been affected by the ongoing fiasco on our railways.

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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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Nick Farmer.

Councillor reinstated by Conservative Party

A Tory councillor has had his party membership reinstated after an investigation into his conduct.

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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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Should junk food ads be banned before 9pm?

Call for watershed on junk food ads to tackle childhood obesity

The Government must change the narrative around childhood obesity to make it clear that this is everyone’s business, say the Health and Social Care Committee in their report into childhood obesity.

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Peter Box

Faces old and new in changes proposed for council’s cabinet

Wakefield Council has proposed changes to its cabinet member positions for 2018/19.

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Coun 'Stuart Heptinstall is the new Mayor of Wakefield.

Former miner appointed city’s new mayor

Stuart Heptinstall has been appointed the new mayor of Wakefield.

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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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