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LIVE: Budget 2015

LIVE: Budget 2015

14.00 – Well that’s it, it’s all over. We’d love to hear your comments on the budget. Contact us @YorkshireV or leedstrinitycfj@gmail.com. Here are the key points: Local councils to decide on Sunday trading hours Personal tax allowance raised to £11,000 from next year 2% of national income to be spent on defence £3,000 off national insurance contributions for employers […]

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Leeds MP Mulholland storms out of the Commons

Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland

By Caroline Grandjean Liberal Democrat Greg Mulholland was told “don’t argue the toss” and “don’t shake your head, mate” by Speaker John Bercow after he took too long to ask a question in the Commons today.

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Conservative Community Secretary to visit Bradford community projects

Conservative Community Secretary to visit Bradford community projects

A Conservative front-bencher will visit Bradford to see what effect community based projects are having on the city. Community Secretary, Eric Pickles, 62, from Keighley, will visit Bradford based community projects tomorrow to see the positive impact they are having on local residents. Mr Pickles will meet with organisers and members of the‘Thank You Bradford Project’ which enables asylum seekers […]

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Bradford UKIP councillor confident former Tory MP will deliver party’s first Parliament seat

Bradford UKIP councillor confident former Tory MP will deliver party’s first Parliament seat

Keighley councillor, Brian Morris, said Tory defector, Douglas Carswell, will deliver UKIP’s first seat in Parliament and that he expects more Conservative MPs will  join the party in the near future. Mr Morris said it would be a boost if Mr Carswell could carry Clacton for UKIP which would see him become the party’s first MP, a position he thought […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Thurs, July 31

NEWS BULLETIN: Thurs, July 31

Watch a roundup of today’s news in brief from the Yorkshire Voice newsroom, presented by Mark Kielesz-Levine on Thursday, July 31.

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Council leader ousted in political coup condemns “grab for power”

Council leader ousted in political coup condemns “grab for power”

By Anders Anglesey The Labour council leader for Calderdale condemned the decision to oust him from his position as a cynical action taken by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. Tim Swift, 57, was removed from his position of council leader yesterday after Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors passed a motion of no confidence. The motion was put forward by Conservative […]

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