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‘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.

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The cost of residential parking permits is to increase in North Yorkshire for the first time in a decade.

Cost of parking permits to go up

The cost of parking permits in residential areas across North Yorkshire is to increase for the first time in a decade in an effort to “make life easier for residents” by funding other crucial schemes in the county.

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Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith has been appointed Chief Whip.

LATEST: Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith appointed Chief Whip

Skipton and Ripon MP Julian Smith has been promoted to Chief Whip for the Conservative Party, and appointed to the Privy Council.
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Andrew Grinter with fellow traders on Castlegate. (1503034AM)

Knaresborough to get first-ever referendum?

Forget Brexit, residents in a North Yorkshire town may get the chance to vote in their first-ever referendum on a subject closer to home.
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Julian Smith MP column

Julian Smith MP column

Last week I met with local representatives of the hospitality industry, a sector vital to the economy of our area and the country as a whole.

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The Archbishop of York

Sentamu asked to help end Yorkshire devolution deadlock

THE ARCHBISHOP of York has been asked to intervene to help end the deadlock over efforts to give Yorkshire more control over its own affairs.

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Newby Wiske Hall, the Grade II listed HQ of North Yorkshire Police.
16th March 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Sale of North Yorkshire police HQ puts village life in jeopardy, says campaign group

A group opposing the sale of North Yorkshire’s Grade II listed former police headquarters to an outdoor education firm says the plans risk destroying village life in the Conservation Area near the site.

Crime
Battling to reduce traffic congestion - Coun Rebecca Burnett, right, pictured promoting Harrogate Council's Car Share scheme.

Harrogate Council: More housing vital to help district

Harrogate Borough Council has hit back as controversy heats up over plans for new housing across the district as part of its latest Local Plan.
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Steve Howley, secretary of the FBU in North Yorkshire, supports Julia Mulligan's proposal to replace the existing North Yorkshire fire service watchdog.

Union backs plans for North Yorkshire crime tsar to take over fire authority

The North Yorkshire branch of the Fire Brigades Union has given a cautious backing to plans that would see the county’s police commissioner take over the governance of its fire service.

Crime
Julian Smith column: Preserving our rural way of life

Julian Smith column: Preserving our rural way of life

In recent weeks, it has been good to have more time away from Westminster to engage with a wide range of constituency issues, particularly relating to our rural way of life.

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Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today.

A-levels 2017: One in four expected to achieve top A-level grades

Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

Education
Incredible cockpit photo shows Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales

Incredible cockpit photo shows Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales

Did you spot the Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales yesterday?
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Army Foundation College instructors to face court martial over assault charges

Army Foundation College instructors to face court martial over assault charges

Seventeen former army instructors are due before a court martial next month charged with assaults on recruits.

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Newby Wiske Hall, the Grade II listed HQ of North Yorkshire Police. From left, North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dave Jones, North Yorkshire Police Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan, Perry Sladen and Richard Sanders from PGL.
16th March 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Opposition mounts to ‘outlandish’ plans for former North Yorkshire Police HQ

North Yorkshire’s crime commissioner is facing growing anger over the sale of the county’s Grade II-listed police headquarters to an outdoor education firm after hundreds of residents complained about the “outlandish development”.

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Businesses were consulted on how to redefine economic growth across the Harrogate District.

New 2035 strategy to tackle 'economic challenges' in Harrogate District

Cabinet members of Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) have last night recommended a report defining its aims for economic growth across the district over the next two decades.
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The plans will see M&S return to Ripon after eight years.

£10m Ripon retail park approved by planning committee

A £10m retail park for Ripon has been approved today by Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee.

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New party role for town MP

New party role for town MP

Wetherby’s MP Alec Shelbrooke has been appointed Vice-Chairman (International) of the Conservative Party.

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Gary Simmonds, the main organiser of Happygate Festival. (1706121AM2)

Security & red tape put Harrogate community events under pressure

Organisers of community events in Harrogate say they are feeling the strain of increased security demands, bureaucracy and red tape in the aftermath of recent terror attacks in the UK.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
Health
The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than 7,000 to 155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.

Yorkshire house prices on the rise - but not as fast as the national average

The price of the average house in Yorkshire has increased by more than £7,000 to £155,357 in the last year, according to an official index.
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