The Government is facing calls to "pause and listen" to the concerns of northern communities over the way asylum seekers are housed amid mounting criticism from political leaders over the way its dispersal system is being run.
Yorkshire's only metro mayor has claimed the lack of references to devolution of powers and resources in the Budget represented "another missed opportunity" as he pressed a Minister over the Government's response to the detailed One Yorkshire proposals.
The Government was urged to "become much more committed to the Northern Powerhouse or stop talking about it" after a Budget which Treasury officials said would provide benefits for Yorkshire in transport, business and technology.
Handing powers and funding to a One Yorkshire mayor could add as much as £30bn a year to the region’s economy by boosting its low level of exports and creating more businesses, a landmark report reveals today.
Getting the Government to approve a high speed rail scheme connecting the biggest cities of the North is the key to giving the region’s growth a “turbo charge”, according to a leading northern transport official.
After a summer of disruption for train passengers across the North, staff at the region’s rail operations control centre face a challenging task keeping services on track. Rob Parsons went to meet them.
A new policy to cut the number of late-running trains on the flagship East Coast Main Line route has had the knock-on effect of causing further disruption and delays for other rail users in Yorkshire, it is claimed.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for more powers for be handed to local and regional transport bodies in the North as he pledged to improve services for northern commuters during a rail tour of the region.
A good devolution deal for Yorkshire that helps the region grow “is worth taking that extra bit of time (over) to make sure it is done correctly”, according to Conservative party chairman Brandon Lewis.
She leads the ‘dedicated think-tank for the North of England’, and Dr Sarah Longlands is passionate about ensuring the Yorkshire’s towns are not left out of the Northern Powerhouse debate. Rob Parsons went to meet her.
A newly-established ‘Council for the North’ will give civic and business leaders a chance to advise Ministers on how to close the economic divide. Rob Parsons spoke to the man chosen to lead the organisation.
Fares on the nation’s railways must become simpler and easier for passengers to understand if the full potential of HS2 is to be realised, according to the outgoing head of the company behind the high speed rail project.