The last Labour government announced the planned upgrade for the North
Yorkshire section of the A1 near Leeming in 2008, and George Osborne
cancelled it in 2010. If he hadn't meddled with it the new improved road
would have been due to open in 2014. So all he's done is waste more than
two years - another piece of damaging incompetence from this hapless
England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
MPs from the region have clashed in the Commons over calls to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.
Ministers deny claims by a Yorkshire MP that talks aimed at securing affordable insurance cover for flood risk homes are 'in disarray'.