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Mulholland Calls On Ministers To Support European Capital Of Culture Bids
Leeds MP Greg Mulholland has called on ministers to help ensure strong UK bids for cities considering going for the title of 2023 European Capital of Culture. Mulholland has long backed a Leeds bid…
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Skipton Residents Invited To Find Out About Flood Defences

Eller Beck - photo Tim Green
Eller Beck - photo Tim Green
Work to improve flood defences in parts of Skipton town centre in North Yorkshire are set to start in September and local residents and business owners are being invited to a drop-in meeting to…

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Mon 3rd Aug, 2015 | 1:19pm

Gateshead Millennium Bridge First Landmark To Be Lit Up For Charity's Campaign

Gateshead Millennium Bridge - photo Ian Britton
Gateshead Millennium Bridge - photo Ian Britton
On 22 October Gateshead Millennium Bridge is to be the first landmark in Great Britain to be marked with the colours of a national charity. The British Polio Fellowship has announced it is to…

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Mon 3rd Aug, 2015 | 8:50am

PM Call With President Hollande On Calais: Statement

French Eurotunnel Terminal - photo Matthew Black
French Eurotunnel Terminal - photo Matthew Black
Prime Minister David Cameron spoke with President Hollande last evening about the situation in Calais and around the Eurotunnel entrance at Coquelles.

A Number 10 spokesperson said:

"The Prime…

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Sat 1st Aug, 2015 | 9:05am

Calais Situation: Information And Advice

Border controls in France
Border controls in France
Cross-Channel passengers planning to travel through Calais are advised to check online with their travel operator.

Information about alternative routes and operators is available via the…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 9:00pm

Green Bridges: Safer Travel For Wildlife

A21 Scotney Bridge  Land Use Consultants/Natural England
A21 Scotney Bridge Land Use Consultants/Natural England
Natural England reports that bridges built across roads and railways to allow wildlife movement can stop species from becoming isolated and reduce the number of traffic accidents.

The bridges are…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 2:42pm

Calais COBR Meeting 31 July 2015: Statement

photo - hakzelf
photo - hakzelf
Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a meeting of the government's emergency committee on the response to disruption in Dover and Coquelles.

A Number 10 spokesperson said:

"First thing this…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 2:30pm

PM Leads The Charge To Make UK A Global Financial Technology Hub


As the UK strives to become the leading financial technology (FinTech) centre in the world, the Prime Minister embarked on a trade mission to south-east Asia, taking with him FinTech specialists…

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Thu 30th Jul, 2015 | 3:56pm

Response To Calais Disruption


The CBI has issued a response to the ongoing disruption to both businesses and holidaymakers following events in Calais.

Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:

"While clearly hampering…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 9:00pm

Mongolia - 25 Years Of Democracy

Minister Swire
Minister Swire
Minister Swire said:

"Today Mongolia marks 25 years since its first democratic, free election. Mongolia's successful and peaceful transition from communism to a parliamentary democracy is an…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 12:21pm

PM Seeks Stronger Co-operation With Vietnam To Stop Modern Slavery

Stop modern slavery - photo Imagens Evangelicas
Stop modern slavery - photo Imagens Evangelicas
The Prime Minister will seek to strengthen existing co-operation with the Vietnamese to combat human trafficking when he becomes the first British Prime Minister to visit Vietnam today.

As part of…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 9:18am

More Elite Cycle Racing To Inspire New Generations Of Cyclists

Tour de Yorkshire - photo Welcome to Yorkshire
Tour de Yorkshire - photo Welcome to Yorkshire
New plans to make it easier to host future Tour de France stages and other elite cycling events in England have been published.

The updates to road regulations would encourage more tourism, create…

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Mon 3rd Aug, 2015 | 9:42am

All Public Sector Employees Who Work Directly With The Public To Have Fluent English

photo - thinkpanama
photo - thinkpanama
new legislation to make fluent English a requirement for all public sector staff working in customer-facing roles
public sector organisations will be required to ensure staff can speak at…

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Sun 2nd Aug, 2015 | 8:15pm

Jan Harris
Yorkshire Day 2015
By Jan Harris
Assistant Editor
A Yorkshire rose - photo Yoko Nekonomania
A Yorkshire rose - photo Yoko Nekonomania
So Yorkshire Day is here again.

Every year on the 1st August Yorkshire Day is celebrated and it is a celebration of everything that is Yorkshire.

Yorkshire is known as 'God's Own County' and…

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Sat 1st Aug, 2015 | 12:01am

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And Humber: Monday 3rd To Sunday 9 August

photo - Highways Agency
photo - Highways Agency
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 31 July and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 3:56pm

FCO Minister Comments On Israeli Settler Terror Attack In West Bank


Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemns West Bank settler terror attack, which led to the death of a Palestinian infant, and left his parents and four-year-old brother seriously…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 2:40pm

FCO Minister Comments On Israeli Announcement Of New Settlement Units


Following her meeting with Israeli Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Interior, Silvan Shalom yesterday, FCO Minister Baroness Anelay said:

"In my meeting today with Israeli Vice Prime Minister…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 9:48am

Roads Minister Visits Major Roads Investment Scheme In Yorkshire

photo - Highways Agency
photo - Highways Agency
Roads Minister Andrew Jones visited the A1 Leeming to Barton major scheme today (Thursday, 30 July) to see first-hand how major Government investment is set to improve journeys for people and is…

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Thu 30th Jul, 2015 | 3:44pm

Tunisia Terrorist Attack - Applying For Compensation


How to apply for compensation if you were a victim of the terrorist attack at Port el Kantaoui near Sousse, Tunisia on 26 June 2015.

Applications can be made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 8:52pm

New Foreign Investments Boost Northern Powerhouse


the Prime Minister and Business Secretary forge strong links between the Northern Powerhouse and South East Asia with inaugural trade missions
Business Secretary Sajid Javid leads first…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 9:42am

FCO Minister Condemns Bahrain Attack


Mr Ellwood said:

"I strongly condemn the attack against police officers in Sitra, Bahrain, this morning, which resulted in the deaths of three people and seriously injured several others. I offer…

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Tue 28th Jul, 2015 | 9:30pm

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