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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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.

MP Jo Cox, who was murdered on June 16 this year.

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.

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.

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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Tracy Brabin: The Batley and Spen MP will open up the new activist centre on Saturday.

Old Labour HQ to re-open as learning centre

The former Labour party headquarters in Cleckheaton town centre is being transformed into a new centre offering a range of courses for adults.

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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Paula Sherriff speaks in Huddersfield St. Peters Parish Church, for a service held in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s murder changed our democracy forever, says Yorkshire MP

A Yorkshire MP in the neighbouring constituency to Jo Cox’s has told how the murder of her friend has permanently altered the face of Britain’s Parliamentary democracy.

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Jo Cox, who became an MP in May 2015.

Jo Cox verdict: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says MP murder was “attack on democracy”

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn described Jo Cox as an “ambassador of kindness and compassion” following news that Thomas Mair has been found guilty of her murder.

After many months of bitter campaigning, the US election results are imminent.

Clinton or Trump? An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

Tracy Brabin MP.

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin praises police for bravery

New Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has praised police for their actions on the day her predecessor was attacked and died in Birstall.

7 May 2015.....Huddersfield election count 2015. Paula Sherriff wins Dewsbury.. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1008/36

PAULA SHERRIFF MP COLUMN: I promise to campaign for greater equality

I am delighted to have accepted a new role as part of Labour’s frontbench team.

MP: The seat was held by Jo Cox, who died in June.

MP by election gets underway

Voters are taking to the polls today to elect a new MP to represent the Batley and Spen constituency.

Tracy Brabin on the campaign trail at the Salvation Army Community Centre in Heckmondwike. Picture Tony Johnson

A ‘bit of a blur’ as Tracy Brabin seeks to contest Batley and Spen seat

Almost a month has passed since the former soap star Tracy Brabin was chosen to contend the Batley and Spen seat once held by her friend Jo Cox.

Paula Sherriff.

MP says Virgin Care has launched smear campaign against her

Virgin Care has launched a smear campaign against an MP who shamed the company for artificially increasing its income from the NHS, it has been claimed.

Corbyn defends Russia comments during Batley visit

Corbyn defends Russia comments during Batley visit

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted there is “no equivocation” over his attitude to Russia’s actions in Syria after criticism from the husband of former Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox.

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