Former Labour chancellor and Bradford Grammar pupil Denis Healey died peacefully in his sleep this morning at his home in Sussex, his family said. He was 98-years-old.
Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Sheffield city region which includes South Yorkshire and parts of North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire will have an elected mayor as part of a big money devolution deal.
If all goes as he hopes, from 2017 the area will vote for a directly-elected Mayor who will oversee a range of powers including transport budgets and planning.
Crucially it will give the area access to almost a billion pounds of Government money.
Sally Simpson reports:
Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Sheffield city region will have an elected mayor as part of a £900m devolution deal.Read the full story ›
The Labour Party has told Calendar its membership has doubled in our region since the election, with many new members in Brighton this week for the annual conference.
It is the first time the party has got together since Jeremy Corbyn became leader, beating the Yorkshire MP Yvette Cooper.
Paul Brand reports:
ITV Calendar's Political Correspondent, Paul Brand, gives his take on the latest furore caused by Katie Hopkins, from the UKIP conference.Read the full story ›
UKIP have moved to distance themselves from comments made by Katie Hopkins at their conference in Doncaster.
Controversial Hopkins claimed that a photo of drowned refugee boy, Aylan Kurdi was 'staged':
Asked Nigel Farage whether he thinks the photo of 3 year-old Aylan was 'staged'. 'I doubt it, but I don't know' he says.
Katie Hopkins told ITV News that the recent photo of a 3-year-old refugee's body that washed up on a beach was 'staged'.Read the full story ›
Television commentator and UKIP supporter, Katie Hopkins, has courted controversy at the party's conference in Doncaster.
The outspoken personality told ITV Calendar's Political Correspondent, Paul Brand, that the recent photo of a 3-year-old refugee's body that washed up on a beach was 'staged'.
On the eve of UKIP's two-day annual conference at Doncaster Racecourse, Nigel Farage says his party's failure to win any of the predicted seats in our region at the General Election in May doesn't matter because they and all Euro-sceptics got the prize of a referendum on Europe. He says he and his party will now be campaigning to persuade the public to vote to quit the EU.
Leeds City Council chiefs will decide later today exactly how many Syrian refugees they will take in over the next few years.
It has been proposed that the city should take in upto 200 of the 20,000 Syrian refugees the Government has announced it is prepared to accept in the UK over the next five years.