Derbyshire county council to oppose ‘listening well’ plans by fracking firm Ineos

Derbyshire County Council is to oppose plans by energy firm Ineos to erect a 60 metre high drilling rig to test the suitability of the site for fracking, after rejecting the recommendation of its own officers.

Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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14 December 2017 .......    Political interview with John Cridland, independent chair of TfN, Picture Tony Johnson

John Cridland interview: I refuse to accept that North has to be poor relation

Later this month, the North’s new strategic transport body will unveil its 30-year plan to revitalise the region’s economy. Rob Parsons met the organisation’s independent chairman to find out more about its vision.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond holding his red ministerial box outside 11 Downing Street, London, before heading to the House of Commons to deliver his Budget. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 22, 2017. See PA story BUDGET Main. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Budget 2017: Yorkshire fears being left out in the cold as Hammond’s stamp duty cut comes under fire

The Chancellor included a surprise move to abolish stamp duty for most first-time buyers as part of efforts to tackle the UK’s housing crisis in a Budget speech delivered today amid mounting gloom about the nation’s economy.

The scheme to tackle unemployment in South Yorkshire was due to get going next year.

Unemployment scheme to help thousands in South Yorkshire is halted over devolution worries

Civic leaders in South Yorkshire have spoken of their disappointment after a £5 million project to help long term unemployed in the county was halted by the Government because of uncertainty over devolution.

Pressure is growing on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over scrapped rail electrification plans.

‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

Barnsley councillors.

Barnsley and Doncaster to vote on devolution deal next month after councils back poll plan

A public vote on whether Barnsley and Doncaster should support the One Yorkshire or Sheffield City Region devolution deals will take place next month after councillors unanimously backed the plan.
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