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Over 70 bus routes set to run in West Yorkshire on Boxing Day

A raft of special Boxing Day bus services will be running throughout Kirklees and wider West Yorkshire again this year.

Transport
The People's Powerhouse project was founded by Jo Miller and Tracy Fishwick

Citizens assembly could put people at the heart of Northern Powerhouse concept, says report

A ‘CITIZENS assembly’ for the North similar to those in Canada and Ireland could help involve people in the democratic process in a devolved Yorkshire, according to a report published today.

Politics
Six months of disruption: M621 in Leeds to be shut overnight for upgrades

Six months of disruption: M621 in Leeds to be shut overnight for upgrades

Motorists in Leeds will face disruption on a major commuter route as work is carried out to upgrade part of the M621 motorway.

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Paul Matthews from First, Alex Hornby from Transdev, Dave Pearson from the WYCA and Jonathan Woodhouse from Arriva.

Multi-million pound bus investment bids to keep Leeds and West Yorkshire on move

West Yorkshire’s three biggest bus operators today revealed the eye-watering cost of their efforts to keep the county on the move.

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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.

Politics
May King Tsang a trainer at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield

Google confirms it will extend ‘digital bus tour’ in Yorkshire

Search engine giant Google is extending its Digital Garage ‘bus tour’ in Yorkshire to offer people of all ages digital training and advice through free workshops and face-to-face coaching.

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The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

Politics
Train strikes in West Yorkshire

The train services still running across Yorkshire as railways hit by 'worst strike in decades'

Rail workers are said to be "solidly supporting" a series of strikes which are causing the biggest disruption to train services in decades
Transport
Farmer, Paul Thorp who has worked at the farm since 1992 and lived at the farm with his wife Jill and son John since 2008.

What is life really like down on the farm in the middle of the M62?

It sits in the middle of the M62 and is the motorway’s most famous landmark, but Sarah Freeman  discovers how Stott Hall Farm is becoming a haven for Yorkshire wildlife.
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Aubrey Robinson, owner of Harmony Music School in Sheffield, with marketing manager Abby Abrames, on board Google's Digital Garage Bus in Rotherham town centre.
October 2017

Google bus is spreading the digital news

IT’S a Friday morning in Rotherham town centre and the training staff aboard Google’s Digital Garage bus are doing a brisk trade.

Business
Travelodge.

Travelodge moots Kirklees hotel plan

Budget hotel chain Travelodge is proposing a partnership with Kirklees Council, with a view to opening a new hotel in the area.

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Revealed: All the winners at the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards 2017

Around 1,000 guests gathered in Leeds last night for the White Rose Awards 2017.

Business

Yorkshire's thriving tourism industry comes together in Leeds to celebrate success

Leading lights from Yorkshire’s thriving tourism industry rubbed shoulders with VIP guests when the White Rose Awards were held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds last night.

Business
May King Tsang, digital coach at Sheffield's Google Garage.

Digital Garage can change lives

Today, most of us are spending hours online, and nearly a third of this time is spent on social media.

Business
Sheffield inventor goes mobile to raise digital skills

Sheffield inventor goes mobile to raise digital skills

WHEN Sheffield inventor Richard O’Neill began to read with increasing concern data showing how lacking British workers were when it came to digital skills, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

Business
Chain Bar roundabout.

Government halts M62 Chain Bar slip road plan

MORE THAN a dozen road improvement projects in England have been delayed or face cancellation including a project on the M62 and M606 in West Yorkshire.

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Northern Rail shared this image as it confirmed there had been a landslip at Hipperholme.

Travel update: Trees on line and landslip disrupt West Yorkshire train services

Rail passengers in West Yorkshire are continuing to experience disruption to services after Storm Ophelia battered the region.
Transport
A Highways England camera shows the scene on the M62 westbound this morning. Copyright: Crown 2017.

Crash causes major delays on M62 between Leeds and Wakefield

Drivers are being warned about delays of more than hour on the M62 this morning following a crash.
Transport

Northern rail strike day: How to get home tonight

The second of two strike days affecting Northern rail services has begun today.

Transport
British Transport Police to recruit new officers in Leeds

British Transport Police to recruit new officers in Leeds

Fancy policing Yorkshire's trains?

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