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MPs hit out at petrol price rise plan

MPs are demanding that the Government abandon plans to slap 2p on petrol and diesel from next week as the recession continues to bite.

Support fight for rail link, councils urged

Every council in Yorkshire is today being asked to pledge their allegiance to a campaign to secure a high-speed rail line directly linking Yorkshire to London.

Ethnic judges' progress 'frustrating'

The lack of progress in appointing black and Asian people to the judiciary is "frustrating and paradoxical", Justice Secretary Jack Straw said today.

Restaurant leaps into food 'bible'

A Bradford restaurant owner is hoping that a listing in a top-notch eating guide will give his business a much-needed fillip during the credit crunch.

Shipley MP quizzes News of the World editor

The editor of the News of the World said today he had introduced "rigorous" safeguards to prevent a repeat of the phone-hacking scandal that resulted in the resignation of his predecessor.