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Yorkshire Day 2015
So Yorkshire Day is here again. Every year on the 1st August Yorkshire Day is celebrated and it is a celebration of everything that is Yorkshire. Yorkshire is known as 'God's Own County' and…
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PM Call With President Hollande On Calais: Statement

French Eurotunnel Terminal - photo Matthew Black
French Eurotunnel Terminal - photo Matthew Black
Prime Minister David Cameron spoke with President Hollande last evening about the situation in Calais and around the Eurotunnel entrance at Coquelles.

A Number 10 spokesperson said:

"The Prime…

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Sat 1st Aug, 2015 | 9:05am

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And Humber: Monday 3rd To Sunday 9 August

photo - Highways Agency
photo - Highways Agency
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 31 July and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 3:56pm

FCO Minister Comments On Israeli Settler Terror Attack In West Bank


Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemns West Bank settler terror attack, which led to the death of a Palestinian infant, and left his parents and four-year-old brother seriously…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 2:40pm

FCO Minister Comments On Israeli Announcement Of New Settlement Units


Following her meeting with Israeli Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Interior, Silvan Shalom yesterday, FCO Minister Baroness Anelay said:

"In my meeting today with Israeli Vice Prime Minister…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 9:48am

Roads Minister Visits Major Roads Investment Scheme In Yorkshire

photo - Highways Agency
photo - Highways Agency
Roads Minister Andrew Jones visited the A1 Leeming to Barton major scheme today (Thursday, 30 July) to see first-hand how major Government investment is set to improve journeys for people and is…

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Thu 30th Jul, 2015 | 3:44pm

Tunisia Terrorist Attack - Applying For Compensation


How to apply for compensation if you were a victim of the terrorist attack at Port el Kantaoui near Sousse, Tunisia on 26 June 2015.

Applications can be made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 8:52pm

New Foreign Investments Boost Northern Powerhouse


the Prime Minister and Business Secretary forge strong links between the Northern Powerhouse and South East Asia with inaugural trade missions
Business Secretary Sajid Javid leads first…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 9:42am

FCO Minister Condemns Bahrain Attack


Mr Ellwood said:

"I strongly condemn the attack against police officers in Sitra, Bahrain, this morning, which resulted in the deaths of three people and seriously injured several others. I offer…

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Tue 28th Jul, 2015 | 9:30pm

Call For Helping Hands

Dales Volunteer Mark Barnes with a group of youngsters - photo YDNPA
Dales Volunteer Mark Barnes with a group of youngsters - photo YDNPA
A call is out for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to join the team helping to keep the Yorkshire Dales National Park in top shape.

Volunteers make a huge contribution to caring for this…

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Tue 28th Jul, 2015 | 5:24pm

PM Puts ISIL Threat On Agenda For Talks In South-East Asia


The Prime Minister left today for Indonesia - the first stop in a 4-day trade mission as part of the government's efforts to boost exports and secure inward investment.

In bilateral talks with…

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Sun 26th Jul, 2015 | 9:00pm

Calais Situation: Information And Advice

Border controls in France
Border controls in France
Cross-Channel passengers planning to travel through Calais are advised to check online with their travel operator.

Information about alternative routes and operators is available via the…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 9:00pm

Green Bridges: Safer Travel For Wildlife

A21 Scotney Bridge  Land Use Consultants/Natural England
A21 Scotney Bridge Land Use Consultants/Natural England
Natural England reports that bridges built across roads and railways to allow wildlife movement can stop species from becoming isolated and reduce the number of traffic accidents.

The bridges are…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 2:42pm

Calais COBR Meeting 31 July 2015: Statement

photo - hakzelf
photo - hakzelf
Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a meeting of the government's emergency committee on the response to disruption in Dover and Coquelles.

A Number 10 spokesperson said:

"First thing this…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 2:30pm

PM Leads The Charge To Make UK A Global Financial Technology Hub


As the UK strives to become the leading financial technology (FinTech) centre in the world, the Prime Minister embarked on a trade mission to south-east Asia, taking with him FinTech specialists…

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Thu 30th Jul, 2015 | 3:56pm

Response To Calais Disruption


The CBI has issued a response to the ongoing disruption to both businesses and holidaymakers following events in Calais.

Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:

"While clearly hampering…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 9:00pm

Mongolia - 25 Years Of Democracy

Minister Swire
Minister Swire
Minister Swire said:

"Today Mongolia marks 25 years since its first democratic, free election. Mongolia's successful and peaceful transition from communism to a parliamentary democracy is an…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 12:21pm

PM Seeks Stronger Co-operation With Vietnam To Stop Modern Slavery

Stop modern slavery - photo Imagens Evangelicas
Stop modern slavery - photo Imagens Evangelicas
The Prime Minister will seek to strengthen existing co-operation with the Vietnamese to combat human trafficking when he becomes the first British Prime Minister to visit Vietnam today.

As part of…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 9:18am

PM Visits South-East Asia

PM with trade delegation in Jakarta, Indonesia
PM with trade delegation in Jakarta, Indonesia
The Prime Minister is joined by 31 representatives from businesses from every region of the UK. Deals worth over £750 million and creating 270 new jobs across the UK are due to be agreed…

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Tue 28th Jul, 2015 | 9:00pm

Tom Hinchcliffe
Jeremy Corbyn Needs To Come Second To Prevent A Split In The Labour Party
By Tom Hinchcliffe
Political Correspondent
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Jeremy Corbyn MP
The MP for Islington North claims to be 15 points ahead of Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham and has vast grassroots support

This week, the most recent Labour leadership poll has put Jeremy…

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Mon 27th Jul, 2015 | 12:09pm

Iran Travel Advice Update

photo - Aero Icarus
photo - Aero Icarus
We have maintained our advice against all travel to certain areas, notably along Iran's borders with Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, we no longer advise against all but essential travel…

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Sat 25th Jul, 2015 | 9:00pm

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