A mother-of-two with a wealth of life experience before entering local politics, Leeds councillor Kim Groves now has a key role in making the county’s transport system fit for the 21st century. Rob Parsons went to meet her.
A Yorkshire council leader has described the levels of overcrowding on peak time trains in the North as "frightening", amid warnings that rail services in the region could get even worse over the autumn months.
School pupils in Leeds have suggested that Pacers could be used as a soft play area for children on the autistic spectrum as a contest was officially launched to find new uses for the much-maligned train carriages.
Regional leaders in Yorkshire and other parts of northern England have written to Elizabeth Truss to ask for the Government’s clear commitment to fully deliver the second phase of high-speed rail plans.