Think tank calls for North Yorkshire’s district councils to be abolished or merged

Local councils responsible for services including waste collection and local planning in rural parts of Yorkshire should be abolished or merged with a larger county council to save money, a leading think tank has claimed today.

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.

Gavin Williamson, right, has taken over from Sir Michael Fallon, left, as new Defence Secretary.

Scarborough-born Gavin Williamson named as new Defence Secretary

Gavin Williamson has been named as the new Defence Secretary this morning, following the shock resignation of Sir Michael Fallon in the wake of the Westminster sleaze scandal.
The scene in Sleights after 600 tonnes of gravel was washed into the village. Picture: North Yorkshire County Council

Revealed: How utility firm blunder led to flooding of North Yorkshire village

A utility firm is facing a six-figure bill after its inadequate work in the North York Moors led to eight homes being flooded in a nearby village and motorists being stranded in their vehicles by rainwater.

Hundreds of modern slavery victims in North Yorkshire alone

Hundreds of modern slavery victims in North Yorkshire alone

A new scheme has been set up to help local businesses and public service workers recognise the signs of modern slavery in rural Yorkshire.


VIDEO: I was kettled, says Kirby Misperton fracking site tea-lady Jackie, 77

An elderly tea-lady moved by police from her table at the Kirby Misperton fracking site has described the actions of officers as "a bit heavy-handed and unnecessary".

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