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Rail workers to stage another walk out next month

Rail workers in our region will walk out for 24 hours next month as the dispute over the role of train guards continues.

Thousands of passengers will face disruption when Northern Rail staff strike on Wednesday 8 November. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Thousands of passengers will face disruption when Northern Rail staff strike on Wednesday 8 November.

Northern, which is operated by Arriva Rail North, runs trains across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

RMT Union says plans for driver-only trains are unsafe.


Yorkshire soldiers continue to tackle terrorist violence in Afghanistan

It's three years since British forces officially pulled out of Afghanistan but today soldiers from Yorkshire remain there, helping to secure the capital against the daily threat of terrorist violence.

Kabul is one of the most dangerous cities in the world, with frequent attacks by the Taliban and Islamic State.

The fight against them is now carried out primarily by Afghan forces, with support from the West.

That includes the men of the Second Battalion - the Yorkshire Regiment as Martin Geissler reports:


Mum of one punch death victim launches campaign to tackle binge drinking

The mother of an ex-soldier who died after being hit with a single punch in Chesterfield has started a campaign encouraging people not to binge drink.

Chris Henchcliffe served in the army in the Yorkshire Regiment

Chris Henchcliffe, who served in the army in the Yorkshire Regiment, died in July last year.

His mother, Yvonne, wants bars to promote non-alcoholic drinks to try and tackle the problem.

17 Yorkshire councils sign Yorkshire Day agreement

17 Yorkshire councils have chosen Yorkshire day to sign up to a deal which could bring devolution to the whole region.

The Guildhall in Hull Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Up until now Hull City Council and East Riding Council had both been looking to work with different local authorities on the proposals.

The new Yorkshire Day agreement will see North Yorkshire and York work with councils in West Yorkshire, along with East Riding and Hull as well as Barnsley and Doncaster who have pulled out of the separate Sheffield City Region agreement. Sheffield and Rotherham are still working on their own devolution plan.

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