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Theresa May announces snap General Election on June 8

Theresa May today called on MPs to agree to a snap General Election to be held on June 8.

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

A relic hunter has launched an extraordinary appeal to reunite the families of over 14,000 Second World War heroes with their dog tags - after he found them buried in a field.
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The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

Schools across Yorkshire are to receive a £159m cash injection for extra school places and building repairs.

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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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Justice Secretary Liz Truss

Yorkshire town to host new prison

The town of Full Sutton in East Yorkshire has been chosen as the site for one of four new prisons, ministers will announce today, as they move ahead with plans to overhaul the country’s creaking jail network.

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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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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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Cllr Peacock's letter was in response to the council's chief executive who had called for his resignation.

Councillor who made Jo Cox comments: ‘If people don’t like it they can get stuffed’

A councillor who posted offensive remarks about murdered MP Jo Cox says he has no intention of resigning whatsoever.

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File picture of a tank. Right: Andy Strangeway

Call for council to halt funds in arms business

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is investing its pension fund into firms that manufacture weapons, a councillor has revealed.
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LISTEN: Town council meeting erupts

A town council meeting was suspended as a heated exchange between a ward councillor and the town council left the meeting in turmoil.
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Town council election

Six stand for town council election

Six people have been nominated to stand for the election for two positions on Pocklington Town Council.
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Nick Clegg to talk about his new book Between the Extremes

WIN: Nick Clegg tickets for Sheffield's Off The Shelf this Friday

Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, is a guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival on Friday and we have TEN tickets to be won.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: Nick Clegg among big names at Sheffield's Off The Shelf 2016 book festival

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to reveal all about his role at the heart of the former coalition Government as a headline guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival.
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Chief Constable Justine Curran received a 143,000 annual salary, relocation fees of 39,0000 and a pension scheme contribution of 34,000 in the financial year 2013/2014

Police body justifies payments to top cops

The body representing senior police officers has justified the “enormous” pay and perks package some receive by stating that fewer and fewer applicants are applying for top jobs in the service.

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Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate at the gates of Downing Street in central London after the UK voted to leave the European Union. PIC: PA

Battered Prime Minister faces calls for speedy EU ‘divorce’ talks

Outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron faced increasing pressure to speed up “divorce” talks with the EU as Brussels made it clear it wants the UK out of the union as soon as possible.

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Leave: 60.4%  Remain: 39.6%  Turnout: 74.8%

East Riding votes to LEAVE EU

Voters in the East Riding of Yorkshire have chosen to leave the European Union.

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BREAKING: Scarborough votes to LEAVE the EU

BREAKING: Scarborough votes to LEAVE the EU

THE voters of Scarborough borough overwhelmingly voted in favour of leaving the European Union.

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EU Referendum vote results: Everything that could possibly happen next

Referendum vote results: Everything that could possibly happen next

The polls have closed and now, all we can do is wait. Here are the possible scenarios for what might happen after the result.
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Votes are being counted in the EU referendum

What time will the referendum result be declared where you live?

Trying to figure out if you can stay up and wait for the votes to be counted? These are the expected declaration times of the various counts around the country.
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The view from Europe as Britain decides

The view from Europe as Britain decides

The world’s gaze is fixed firmly on the UK as Britons took to the polls to decide their fate and possibly that of any entire continent

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