Devolution

'If this was a Leeds takeover, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole' - Mayor Dan Jarvis on future Yorkshire devolution proposal

South Yorkshire mayor Dan Jarvis has rubbished claims a wider Yorkshire devolution deal is a 'Leeds takeover'.<p>Speaking after the launch of the …

Great Britain

Tractor on line stops train services in Yorkshire

Rail travellers faced major disruption after a tractor damaged a track and overhead wires in West Yorkshire.<p>The incident in Fitzwilliam, between Wakefield and Doncaster, on Wednesday led to all lines being blocked. Firefighters and a specialist recovery service removed the tractor from the line but …

Trains

Here's how an anti-Assembly campaign could win support | David Williamson

Gareth Bennett won the leadership of Ukip AMs last week on the back of a manifesto which included the words: “Abolish the Assembly!”<p>Mr Bennett argues …

Great Britain

Jayne Dowle: Theresa May can’t have it both ways over ‘direct democracy’

DEMOCRACY is one of those ideas which sounds good in principle, but often finds itself let down in the execution. Rarely is this more apparent than …

Great Britain

LNP refers Labor’s appointment of former GetUp activist to CCC

‘Blatant breach of ministerial code of conduct’: Deb Frecklington

Liberal National Party

Poll finds 60% of Scots back devolution of Network Rail

The majority of the public support the devolution of Network Rail in Scotland, according to new research.<p>A survey carried out as part of a wider …

Great Britain

NATIONAL INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT

The Kenya Country Office (CO) would like to procure the services of a professional writer and editor to compile development stories for the …

UNDP

George Cunningham obituary

The former Labour MP George Cunningham, who has died aged 87, was an independent-minded politician who used his mastery of parliamentary procedure to devastating effect, most notably in opposition to his government’s attempt to introduce devolution in Scotland in 1979. A backbench amendment …

Great Britain

Maharashtra government bats for rise in devolution of divisible funds to 50%

Amidst rising revenue deficit and higher public debt, the Maharashtra government will seek increase in the devolution of divisible funds to 50% from …

Finance Commission

Jarvis hits out as Yorkshire snubbed again

Yorkshire’s only elected Metro Mayor Dan Jarvis has hit out at the Government’s “perplexing and frustrating” decision not to include the region in …

Great Britain

George Cunningham, politician – obituary

George Cunningham, who has died aged 87, was arguably the only backbench MP to have brought down his own government – though he steadfastly denied having done so.<p>It was Cunningham, a Scots-born Labour MP in a London seat, whose wrecking amendment to the Callaghan government’s Scotland Bill created …

Obituaries

Tory Ministers don’t understand devolution, far less respect it

Yesterday’s report from a House of Commons committee is a devastating indictment of the Tory government’s often contemptuous attitude towards …

Great Britain

Yorkshire Day: call for devolution grows stronger in county

The frustration was palpable as Yorkshire’s great and good stood shoulder to shoulder clutching white roses on the steps of Bishopthorpe Palace, York. They had come together in the historic city for Yorkshire Day to call on the government to break a long-running stalemate with local authorities and …

Great Britain

Campaign launched to make Greater Manchester the best place in the UK to be a woman

Greater Manchester has a lower gender pay gap than the UK as a whole – but there’s still a long way to go in terms of equality. And women remain …

Manchester

Moment of no return for One Yorkshire – Archbishop’s Yorkshire Day message

THE Archbishop of York believes the One Yorkshire campaign for countywide devolution has reached the “moment of no return”.<p>Dr John Sentamu spoke to</i> …

Great Britain

Varadkar signals Northern Ireland talks to resume in Autumn

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said talks to restore devolution in Northern Ireland will resume in October.<p>Northern Ireland has been without government …

Ireland

Yorkshire Day 2018: show us how you're celebrating

Yorkshire Day is upon us once again, a time to celebrate all things great about the county – although for some, everyday is Yorkshire day. First marked in 1975 after the Yorkshire Ridings Society protested against local government reorganisation, this year’s official celebrations are taking place …

City Politics

Devolution deal could still happen despite Brexit 'threat'

THE Government has not ruled out a devolution deal for Cheshire and Warrington despite the 'threat' posed by Brexit.<p>In January last year, the …

Great Britain

Devolution – why it’s time for county to seize control. What more does One Yorkshire have to do?

YORKSHIRE remains the greatest of all counties thanks to its inspirational people and heroes from all walks of life who this newspaper is proud to …

Great Britain

One Yorkshire show of unity by key business leaders in bid to end devolution deadlock

BUSINESS AND trade union leaders from across the region are today issuing a rare joint statement in support of the One Yorkshire devolution deal.<p>The …

Great Britain

MPs urge a rethink of UK devolution

<b>The UK government "must rethink devolution" as a result of Brexit, a group of MPs have recommended.</b><p>The process of leaving the EU has sparked a series of clashes between UK government ministers and their counterparts in Scotland and Wales.<p>Westminster's constitutional affairs committee said ministers …

Great Britain

UNDP Kenya’s Programmatic Blue Print for the Next 5 years Approved by the Executive Board

UNDP Kenya’s Programmatic Blueprint for the Next 5 years Approved by the Executive Board<p>In June 2018, the Executive Board approved the UNDP Kenya CPD …

UNDP

Arlene Foster urges end to decision-making ‘limbo’ in Northern Ireland

A Stormont department said it would end its legal battle against curbs to its powers following the collapse of devolution.

Northern Ireland

Councillor calls for major sports and culture events to be brought to the North East

A senior councillor has called for culture to be put at the centre of a new round of talks on devolution to help the North East to become a “capital …

Great Britain

Leaders analysing One Yorkshire benefits

Yorkshire leaders will consult with leading business groups in the coming weeks as part of their detailed analysis on the benefits of a region-wide …

Great Britain

‘Change in abortion law could damage devolution’-Anne Brolly

By Eamon Sweeney A former Co Derry Sinn fein Councillor has warned that any attempt by the British Government to overhaul current abortion …

Derry (Northern Ireland)

Scotland’s Brexit Bill could undermine EU negotiations, Supreme Court told

The Scottish Government‘s decision to draw up its own Brexit legislation may be undermining the UK’s crucial negotiations with Brussels, judges at …

Great Britain

Be ‘fair’ after skills devolution, mayors told

Metro mayors need to make sure their requests of providers are "fair" ahead of the devolution of the adult education budget, the Department for …

Education

Brexit: Conservative quits party over ‘betrayal’ of Yorkshire

With Theresa May continuing to fight for her political life over Brexit, a Conservative councillor has quit the party in a row over the Government’s …

Great Britain

See Theresa May, Philip Hammond and Michael Gove's visit to the North East

Theresa May brought her cabinet to Gateshead for an ‘away day’ on Monday.<p>You can see the Prime Minister and her high-profile ministers arriving at …

Great Britain