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Police evidence bid to press for tougher livestock attack laws

A thorough examination of the laws around livestock worrying has been launched by police in order to identify how farms can be better protected against dog attacks.

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European Unison composer Ruth Spencer Jolly

WATCH LIVE 10.30AM THURSDAY: Brexit debate and European Unison piano concert on Facebook Live

A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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Follow news of today's Budget Live on our blog.

Budget 2017: As it happened... Reaction, analysis and the numbers you need to know

Welcome to The Yorkshire Post's LIVE blog of today's Prime Minister's Questions and the Chancellor's 2017 Budget. Press F5 to refresh the feed.

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Respect the referendum outcome

In last year’s EU referendum I used my personal vote to remain in a reformed EU, having already used my vote in Parliament to enable voters to have their own say in a nationwide referendum, writes Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke, Elmet and Rothwell, in his column for the Wetherby News.

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The bridge in Tadcaster is finally reopened. Picture: Simon Dewhurst

Jubilation as flood-damaged Tadcaster Bridge reopens after a year of misery

Tadcaster Bridge has reopened more than a year after its partial collapse came to symbolise the destruction of the 2015 Christmas floods.

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Tadcaster Bridge

Prime Minister pays tribute to Tadcaster residents after 'terrible year'

The Prime Minister has offered her thanks to the residents of Tadcaster for their patience during a 'terrible year', as they prepare to celebrate the long-awaited reopening of the town's historic bridge.

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Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

Revealed: Yorkshire's anti-Trump hotspots

A petition has revealed which areas of Yorkshire are most opposed to Donald Trump visiting the UK.

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PICTURES: Flood-damaged Tadcaster Bridge still not open

It has been closed for more than a year after becoming one of the highest-profile victims of the 2015 Boxing Day floods.

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West Park Stray.

Tour de Yorkshire in Harrogate: Stray Act suspension approved for 2017 event

Parliament has approved the temporary suspension of the Stray Act ahead of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire.

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Hopes for peaceful transition of power

Hopes for peaceful transition of power

Wetherby MP writes from Washington about the Presidential inauguration and the reaction to the 45th President Donald Trump.

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Road resurfacing cash is welcome news

Road resurfacing cash is welcome news

Over the course of a typical week I receive hundreds of emails, letters and phone calls asking for my help with an issue or my view on a subject, writes Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones.

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Time to account for Aid money

Time to account for Aid money

The UK’s International Aid budget has been given a huge amount of attention over the past few weeks, with a seemingly endless stream of headlines highlighting where International Aid money has been wasted, writes Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke in his column for the Wetherby News.

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The Stray in Harrogate

Revealed: How Harrogate council wants to change the rules governing the Stray

Harrogate Borough Council has been criticised for not detailing the changes it wants to make to the Stray Act during the current consultation.
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Is raising council tax just a short-term fix for the cash crisis in social care?

Care funding ‘insufficient’ for North Yorkshire - council

North Yorkshire County Council has labelled funding plans for the region’s adult social care services revealed earlier this month as insufficient.

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Sheffield Heeley's Labour MP Louise Haigh said the government's investment does not go far enough.

‘Broadband funding not enough to address rural imbalance’

New multi-million pound investment to deliver superfast broadband to thousands of extra homes in connectivity ‘not-spots’ will not go far enough to resolve the “unacceptable” imbalance of service in urban and rural areas, critics have claimed.

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Christmas 2016 waste collection changes for the Harrogate district

Check your altered bin collection dates here.

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Who have been the most influential and inspiring women from Yorkshire over the past 70 years?

Who have been Yorkshire’s female icons over the last 70 years?

As BBC’s Woman’s Hour reveals its list of the most influential women of the last 70 years, Chris Bond chooses his own top 10 from Yorkshire.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister ‘totally committed’ to Yorkshire devolution

The Prime Minister has given one of the clearest indications yet that wide-ranging powers could be handed to regions like Yorkshire, as she heralded the successes of the nation’s initial devolution deals.

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Nick Clegg

Hard Brexit ‘would spell disaster for many farms’

New trade tariffs for British produce post-Brexit could spell disaster for many farms, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said.

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