My message to Yorkshire. Sort out devolution so North can make even stronger investment case

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AS an observer of the long-running stalemate to secure a devolution deal for Yorkshire, I do have some sympathy with your elected leaders. Getting a devolution deal over the line isn’t an easy or straightforward thing to do. While you may think other regions … Continue reading

Child sex abuse trial defendant denies “bully” claims

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A MAN accused of raping a girl in Sherwood Forest has denied a claim that he would “bully girls into doing what he wanted”. Nabeel Kurshid (38, pictured), of Weetwood Road, Rotherham, is on trial at Sheffield Crown Court facing … Continue reading

HS2 gravy train gathers pace as passengers – and communities – left behind

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  NICE work if you can get it. HS2 Ltd – the body responsible for building Britain’s high-speed railway – is in the job market. It has started advertising for three non-executive directors. Remuneration? £950 a day. Obligations? Two days work a … Continue reading

Lawyers take blame for Sandwell leader (Steve Eling) report discrepancy – but council was warned inaccurate 7 weeks ago

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On Friday, the SKWAWKBOX highlighted a glaring discrepancy in Sandwell council’s report exonerating council leader Steve Eling – a close ally of right-wing Labour MPs John Spellar and Tom Watson – of involvement in damaging leaks to a local blogger. … Continue reading

Tram-tram to start later this month

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Passengers in Sheffield and Rotherham will become the first in the country to use innovative new tram-train vehicles when a trial finally gets underway later this month. The new vehicles, designed to run on both the city’s tramlines and the … Continue reading