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PAULA SHERRIFF MP COLUMN: ‘Cuts to education are an appalling betrayal’

I’ve been disgusted lately by the lack of Government support for our public services.

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POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

POLL: If the EU referendum was held again today, how would you vote?

With Theresa May due to trigger Article 50 and formally commence Brexit negotiations tomorrow, take part in our online poll and let us know how you would vote in an EU referendum nine months on.

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The scene at Westminster in the minutes after the terrorist attack.

Reach out to victims of London attacks, urge family of Jo Cox

The family of murdered MP Jo Cox today urged the nation to “reach out and support” the victims of yesterday’s Westminster terror attack to “let them know they are not alone”.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh shuts down tube station after terror attack

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh shuts down tube station after terror attack

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh says she got staff at Westminster tube station ‘to shut it down’ seconds after gun shots were fired during the London terror attack.

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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I, Daniel Blake is directed by Ken Loach

Free screening of Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake in Wakefield

A free screening of a BAFTA-winning movie about life on benefits will be held in Wakefield on Tuesday.

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Follow news of today's Budget Live on our blog.

Budget 2017: As it happened... Reaction, analysis and the numbers you need to know

Welcome to The Yorkshire Post's LIVE blog of today's Prime Minister's Questions and the Chancellor's 2017 Budget. Press F5 to refresh the feed.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is studying tax-raising moves.

£3bn tax hike will pay for Budget giveaways

Taxes will need to increase by up to £3bn if Philip Hammond’s Wednesday Budget is to meet spending commitments, according to economic experts.

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Kim Leadbeater, sister of Jo Cox, speaks about her efforts to keep her sister's values alive and raise money for charity. 
2nd March 2016.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

My life with Jo Cox: Sister’s memories of murdered MP

Kim Leadbeater has a clear memory of one of the last times she saw her sister Jo Cox, and it’s one that paints a picture of the kind of life the Batley and Spen MP had before her death.

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Kim Leadbeater, sister of Jo Cox, speaks about her efforts to keep her sister's values alive and raise money for charity. 
2nd March 2016.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Jo Cox’s sister: My ‘moral obligation’ to carry on her work

Separated by two years, Kim Leadbeater and her older sister Jo took different paths after growing up together in Heckmondwike, but always had a shared goal of making a difference in others’ lives.

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Incomes frozen and child poverty to rise warns IFS

Incomes frozen and child poverty to rise warns IFS

Families face a continued squeeze on living standards with average incomes frozen for the next two years, according to a respected thinktank.

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Yvette Cooper is among MPs affected

Boundary Commission publishes comments on political shake-up

The results of a public consultation on controversial changes to political boundaries have been published.

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A West Yorkshire Drama Academy Play  which was performed at Heckmondwike Library last year. The Friends of Heckmondwike Library successfully campaigned to prevent budget cuts last year.

Meeting to show support for Heckmondwike Library

After successfully dodging the recent round of library cuts, the Friends of Heckmondwike Library are holding a meeting for people to show their support for the library.

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Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen, Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth and Paula Sherriff MP

Politically Speaking: I will keep fighting for our local NHS services

Sure as night follows day, I will keep fighting for our local NHS services. So I was pleased to welcome Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth to Dewsbury District Hospital recently to see how the service is coping and to meet with local NHS campaigners.

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Tracy Brabin MP.

Tracy Brabin: From actor to MP

Tracy Brabin was an actress and scriptwriter before becoming the Batley & Spen MP following Jo Cox’s murder. Chris Bond talks to her about her new life as a politician.

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Police

Road safety ‘still important for West Yorkshire Police despite lack of specialist officers’

West Yorkshire Police has defended the way it tackles criminality on the county’s road network after figures showed a dramatic fall in the number of specialist roads officers it employs.

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Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

A petition has revealed which areas of Yorkshire are most opposed to Donald Trump visiting the UK.

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‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

‘Ban trump’ campaign goes viral’: Solicitor’s petition soars past 1,000,000

The solicitor behind a petition protesting at plans to welcome American president Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain says the surge of support for the campaign is “absolutely crazy”.

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Protests have been staged around the world

Women take to Yorkshire streets and march in worldwide protest against President Trump

Hundreds of women protesting against Donald Trump have marched in Yorkshire and across the country today (Saturday) on the first day of his US presidency.

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