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Road safety ‘still important for West Yorkshire Police despite lack of specialist officers’

West Yorkshire Police has defended the way it tackles criminality on the county’s road network after figures showed a dramatic fall in the number of specialist roads officers it employs.

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Pit Images: Paintings and Drawings from the Coalfields, on display at Unity+Works in Wakefield. Yorkshire NUM'sChris Skidmore views the drawings by Maltby artist  Peter Price. 3rd February 2017. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

On show: The snapshots of Yorkshire mining village life that lay in a basement for two decades

A series of drawings showing life in a South Yorkshire mining village during the 1984-5 strike are going on public display after being found in the basement of a union office.

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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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Protests have been staged around the world

Women take to Yorkshire streets and march in worldwide protest against President Trump

Hundreds of women protesting against Donald Trump have marched in Yorkshire and across the country today (Saturday) on the first day of his US presidency.

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ANDREA JENKYNS MP COLUMN: Special relationship with US will continue

ANDREA JENKYNS MP COLUMN: Special relationship with US will continue

My colleague Michael Gove’s interview with Donald Trump shows why we should be ambitious as we approach the Article 50 timeline.

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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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File picture of Pinderfields Hospital. Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, which runs the site, has come under fire for its use of consultancy firms.

Yorkshire NHS trust which paid £15m to ‘big four’ consultants hands out another seven-figure contract

A Yorkshire hospital trust which came under fire for handing £15m to a ‘big four’ accountancy firm for cost-cutting advice over four years has paid a further seven-figure sum to a rival company in its latest attempt to save money.

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17 May 2015 .......    Andrea Jenkyns, new Tory MP who ousted Ed Balls from his seat in Morley. TJ100849h Picture Tony Johnson

ANDREA JENKYNS MP COLUMN: 2017 is shaping up to be another exciting year

First of all, let me start by wishing you all a happy New Year.

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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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Sandra Major.

Staff of late MP recognised as ‘unsung heroes’

A senior figure in the Labour Party has paid tribute to the dedicated constituency staff of the late MP Jo Cox after they carried on her work in the wake of her murder.

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17 May 2015 .......    Andrea Jenkyns, new Tory MP who ousted Ed Balls from his seat in Morley. TJ100849m  Picture Tony Johnson

MP COLUMN: Andrea Jenkyns reflects on the past 12 months

It is a pleasure for me to have this opportunity to wish every reader a very Happy Christmas.

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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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Andrea Jenkyns is MP for Morley and Outwood.

ANDREA JENKYNS MP COLUMN: Important that we secure a prosperous Brexit Britain

The Supreme Court hearing is a landmark in British history.

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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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Coun Judith Blake.

Authority announces council tax hike BOMBSHELL weeks before Christmas

Families face a council tax hike of almost four per cent as cash-strapped Leeds City Council scrambles to make huge budget savings.

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A new railway station serving Leeds Bradford Airport is among the proposals outlined today by Leeds city council. Pic: Tony Johnson

New stations at airport and White Rose in Leeds’ £270m transport shake-up

Landmark plans to build a new station serving Leeds Bradford Airport have been revealed as part of a £270m transport investment by city leaders.

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HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

A prominent Yorkshire businessman has claimed that new technologies will render the need for high-speed rail projects obsolete by the time they are completed.

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