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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.

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Dewsbury Town Hall.

Thousands of fines handed out since littering enforcement outsourced to private company

Thousands of fines have been handed out for littering in Kirklees over the last few months as the council outsources litter enforcement responsibilities to a private firm.

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Pinderfields Hospital, which was officially opened in 2011

PFI debts ‘an albatross around the necks of Yorkshire hospital bosses’

The ex-chairman of an influential Parliamentary health watchdog has condemned the cost of a controversial PFI contract signed by Yorkshire hospital bosses as “nothing short of scandalous” after it emerged the region’s trusts are paying out £112m a year on similar funding deals.

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Princess Anne visits Pinderfields hospital, Wakefield.
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Picture: Andrew Bellis.

‘I wanted a new hospital for Wakefield, but its cost is a scandal’

Looking back to the 1950s and 60s, David Hinchliffe can recall visiting the old Pinderfields hospital in Wakefield, where his father was being treated in huts built for World War Two casualties.

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Leeds officials celebrate the opening of the new PFI Lawnswood School building in 2003.

£13bn bill for Yorkshire councils’ ‘buy now, pay later’ PFI schemes

Taxpayers have been left with a £13bn bill for contracts signed by Yorkshire councils to construct and maintain new schools, homes and waste facilities paid for under the controversial Public Finance Initiative, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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TRACY BRABIN COLUMN: ‘I will be by your side, every step of the way’

TRACY BRABIN COLUMN: ‘I will be by your side, every step of the way’

Thank you for re-electing me as the MP for Batley and Spen.

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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.
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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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Labour's Tracy Brabin celebrates her re-election as MP for Batley and Spen. Picture: Andrew Bellis

General Election 2017: Huddersfield count report and results after Labour sweeps the board

There were jubilant scenes in Huddersfield as Labour held on to three seats and claimed a fourth from the Conservatives to turn Kirklees red.
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General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

General Election 2017: Live news & reaction in Yorkshire and across UK

Yorkshire has voted for its next government - and it has proven to be a most dramatic last 24 hours.

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Sue Flynn's dogs Amy and Dylan outside a polling station in Roundhay, north Leeds

Dogs at polling stations: Our round-up of the best

Every election day, the voters of Britain and their dogs are out in force.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, on his campaign trail in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. (James Hardisty)

Labour support could be on the rise in Yorkshire ahead of election day, according to exclusive survey

Labour's backing in Yorkshire and the Humber may be on the rise to give them a bigger lead over the Conservatives, according to an exclusive nationwide survey of voting intentions.
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110,000 events on anniversary of MP Jo Cox’s murder

THE husband of murdered MP Jo Cox has revealed there are more than 110,00 events aimed at uniting communities planned as the anniversary of her death approaches.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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The consultation for South Tyneside and Sunderland hospital services started today.

Halifax employee’s ‘year of hell’ after she was sacked for being pregnant

A job agency gave an employee “a year of hell” after she was sacked for being PREGNANT, an employment tribunal heard.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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New BBC documentary to explore murder of MP Jo Cox

New BBC documentary to explore murder of MP Jo Cox

A new BBC documentary will broadcast never-seen-before material from the investigation into Jo Cox's death.

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Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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