System for housing asylum seekers in Yorkshire is “teetering on the edge”, says council leader

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The system for housing asylum seekers around Yorkshire is “teetering on the edge” and needs more involvement from local communities, according to one of the region’s council leaders. Barnsley council’s Sir Steve Houghton issued the warning after he and 13 … Continue reading

Council leaders and media in live devolution deal discussion

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A LIVE radio debate about Yorkshire Devolution will feature council leaders and representatives of the media from across the region. Rotherham Council leader Cllr Chris Read, Sheffield City Council leader Julie Dore, Advertiser editor Andrew Mosley, Star and Doncaster Free … Continue reading

South Yorkshire devolution deal scrapped amid acrimony

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COUNCIL leaders today effectively scrapped the Sheffield City Region devolution deal. The decision led to acrimony as today’s meeting broke up with the leaders of Barnsley and Sheffield councils in what appeared to be a heated exchange. Sheffield Council leader … Continue reading

Dan Jarvis: How One Yorkshire devolution deal can put county in pole position

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DESPITE the best efforts of council leaders in South Yorkshire, we now know that the Sheffield City Region deal is not going to happen. This does not mean we should give up on devolving power to our region altogether. Instead, … Continue reading

South Yorkshire devolution deal future to be considered after two councils withdraw

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SOUTH YORKSHIRE council leaders must decide whether to press on with plans for a new metro-mayor for the area after two neighbouring authorities withdrew their support. Chesterfield and Bassetlaw have told South Yorkshire councils they no longer want to be … Continue reading

Council leaders’ resist minister’s ‘take it or leave it’ ultimatum

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SOUTH YORKSHIRE council leaders are refusing to commit to going ahead with their devolution deal despite a clear warning from the Government it cannot be renegotiated. Sheffield City Region Combined Authority chairman Sir Steve Houghton insisted there were still questions … Continue reading