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Tom Richmond: Amid the Brexit chaos, there is one way for Theresa May to save the day – here’s how

AN embattled and exhausted prime minister leading a minority government into a winter of discontent. Sound familiar? Forty years ago, James Callaghan faced a similar predicament to Theresa May after the Lib-Lab pact dissolved. Then, industrial strife...

today, 02:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Patrick Mercer: A leader must lead, and Theresa May cannot

I SPENT last week on a bricklaying course. There were half a dozen men of a certain age from South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. No one came from Zone One; there wasn’t a snowflake in sight and “privilege” was a stranger. But one political...

today, 02:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Bernard Ingham: ‘Softer feel’ will make Question Time hard going when Fiona Bruce replaces David Dimbleby

WHO would have thought that nearly 80 years after hearing Richard Dimbleby reporting from the front line in the Second World War we should be about to witness his eminent son retiring from broadcasting? David Dimbleby’s last “performance” as presenter...

today, 02:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Yorkshire Post says: Brexit and the North’s future after Philip Hammond’s new insult over infrastructure

AS THE Government and Opposition continue their bitter Parliamentary stand-off over Brexit in the aftermath of Theresa May’s humiliating retreat over the supposed vote on her Brexit blueprint, they would be advised to reflect on why there was a...

today, 00:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Yorkshire Post says: A lack of faith – Tories have lost the trust of the young

IT is paradoxical that Theresa May’s political predicament comes at a time when record numbers of people are in work and average earnings are at their highest level for a decade according to new figures. Performance indicators would normally enhance a...

today, 00:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Yorkshire Post says: Dales dilemma – home truths on housing policy for National Park

THE CONTEXT is critical to the four separate barn conversion schemes for the Upper Dales which have been considered by National Park leaders. They had to be considered on the individual merits – much of North Yorkshire’s charm is due to the careful...

today, 00:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire MEP in Strasbourg 'safe' with staff as shooting at Christmas market leaves two dead in suspected...

Two people have been killed and several more injured in a shooting near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg today (Tuesday). Local authorities said the gunman had been identified and had a criminal record but did not give a motive....

yesterday, 23:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

Footballer, 14, dies after ‘freak accident’ collision with player

An “extremely popular” 14-year-old footballer has died after colliding with another player in a “freak accident” during a youth match. Goalkeeper Luca Campanaro, who played for Bedgrove Dynamos FC, was seriously injured in an under-15s away match...

yesterday, 19:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Staff threatened during robbery at Cleckheaton post office

Staff were threatened during a robbery at a post office in Cleckheaton today (Tuesday). Police were called to the post office, in Greenside, at about 4.50pm. The offenders entered the premises and threatened staff inside. No-one is believed to have...

yesterday, 18:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thousands of fake cigarettes seized in raid at Dinnington home

Trading Standards officers found thousands of fake cigarettes in a raid at a house in Rotherham. Staff teamed up with officers from the Rotherham South neighbourhood policing team to carry out a raid at a property in Dinnington today (Tuesday). READ...

yesterday, 17:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Couple jailed for having sex with 14-year-old girl together in Yorkshire hotel room

A COUPLE who invited a 14-year-old girl to have a "sexual encounter" with them in a West Yorkshire hotel room have been sent to prison. Matthew Fox and Katherine Slym were both sentenced to 20 months in jail after a court heard how the pair...

yesterday, 16:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

York Christmas market 'hell' leads to overcrowding fears

York risks becoming a “victim of its own success” because of its busy Christmas market councillors have said– amid fears overcrowding could also pose a safety risk. Some residents commenting online said the packed attraction in Parliament Street was...

yesterday, 16:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Why a mystery finance company could be one step closer to Leeds

Plans to entice a mystery finance company to Leeds could take a major step forward this week. Work to help bring an unnamed company to the Leeds City Region, dubbed “Project Lapwing”, is expected to cost the authority £1m, and was discussed in private...

yesterday, 16:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds rough sleeper battled with drugs before dying of heart infection, say family in emotional tributes

The family of a rough sleeper who died in Leeds have paid tribute to the man and spoken about his battle with drugs. Lee, aged 43, has a daughter aged in her 20s and two grandchildren, a grandson and a granddaughter. -> Lee Jenkinson death:...

yesterday, 15:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Schizophrenic man who attacked cancer patient was denied anti-psychotic drugs, inquest told

THE STEPDAUGHTER of a schizophrenic man who attacked two Leeds hospital patients who later died has told  an inquest he had been stable for more than 50 years but was denied his anti-psychotic medication in hospital. Alzheimer's sufferer Ken Godward,...

yesterday, 15:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

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