The campaign for General Election 2015 is officially underway after Parliament was dissolved.
It also means several MPs from our region are officially retiring from Westminster.
Among those standing down are the ex-Conservative Party leader and Richmond MP William Hague and former Labour Home Secretary and member for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough David Blunkett.
As the campaign begins, we asked voters in Bradford what matters to them:
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A 27-year-old man has died at the scene of a collision in York.
It happened when the dark blue BMW he was driving came off Towthorpe Moor Lane and landed on its roof in a ditch at around 9.20pm on Sunday March 29.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The man's family has been informed. The road was closed in both directions while an examination of the scene was conducted.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
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DNA belonging to 78 people has been found by recovery workers at the site of the Germanwings air disaster, Agence France-Presse reports.
The news agency quoted Brice Robin, one of the lead prosecutors on the case, who said an access road was being built to make it easier to access the site in the French Alps.
York's cat protection centre is set to close for three months for a major refurbishment.
Due to close in mid-April, the upgrade is entirely funded by donations, and the centre say it will allow them to look after the city's unwanted cats and kittens for the next 20 years.
The the father of a Hull man who was killed in the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps says he and his family will visit the crash site for years to come.
Philip Bramley, the father of 28-year-old Paul Bramley, said he was not interest in the motive behind co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's actions, and wished for his son to never be forgotten:
What happened on the morning of the 24th March was the act of a person who at the very least was ill. If there was a motive or a reason, we do not want to hear it, it is not relevant. What is relevant is this should never happen again - my son and everyone on that plane should not be forgotten, ever. I don't want him to be forgotten, ever.
Meanwhile, a leading British psychiatrist has warned against a rushed 'Shipman-style' reaction to the French Alps air disaster.
Professor Sir Simon Wessely said pilots with a history of depression should not be banned from flying after reports that Andreas Lubitz had suffered from mental health issues before he steered the Germanwings Airbus A320 into the mountain range.