Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate
A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.
Budget 2017: Hammond and May put on united front on visit to Leeds College of Building
Chancellor Philip Hammond today threw down the gauntlet to Yorkshire’s cities to show him plans for high value transport schemes after his Budget was criticised in the region for focusing on areas with metro mayors.
‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.
‘Sensitivity and understanding needed to encourage families who may report extremism fears’
Greater levels of sensitivity and understanding must be shown towards people who are considering telling the authorities of their fears that a friend or family member has been radicalised, according to a landmark study by Yorkshire academics.
PFI debts ‘an albatross around the necks of Yorkshire hospital bosses’
The ex-chairman of an influential Parliamentary health watchdog has condemned the cost of a controversial PFI contract signed by Yorkshire hospital bosses as “nothing short of scandalous” after it emerged the region’s trusts are paying out £112m a year on similar funding deals.
£13bn bill for Yorkshire councils’ ‘buy now, pay later’ PFI schemes
Taxpayers have been left with a £13bn bill for contracts signed by Yorkshire councils to construct and maintain new schools, homes and waste facilities paid for under the controversial Public Finance Initiative, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.