Parties begin devolution talks

Ilkley Gazette: The Smith Commission will aim to agree on what new powers should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

All-party talks aimed at reaching agreement on what new powers should be devolved to Scotland in the wake of the independence referendum get under way today.

Man held after 'throwing marbles'

Ilkley Gazette: Prime Minister's Question was unaffected by a protester in the public gallery

1:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A man is in police custody after apparently throwing marbles at the glass screen covering the public gallery in the House of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions.

Red Cross rejects Ukip song cash

Ilkley Gazette: Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has apologised for his Ukip Calypso

10:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A leading charity has said it will refuse proceeds from sales of a controversial Ukip-supporting song as it is party political and contains an attack on refugees and asylum seekers.

Homebase to shut quarter of stores

Ilkley Gazette: Homebase is launching a three-year plan to "improve the productivity of its store estate"

9:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DIY chain Homebase is to close a quarter of its stores and has ditched its boss after a review by parent company Home Retail Group found failings in its sales performance.

Sam Smith nominated for Mobo Awards

Ilkley Gazette: Sam Smith has been nominated for four Mobo Awards

2:57am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Singing star Sam Smith is among the acts nominated for a clutch of gongs at tonight's Mobo Awards.

Adams challenged on sex row 'exile'

Ilkley Gazette: Mairia Cahill says her claims of rape were covered up by Sinn Fein and the IRA

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been challenged by the Irish Government to reveal if IRA rapists and paedophiles were exiled to the Irish Republic.

Fake Premier League star jailed

Ilkley Gazette: Former professional footballer Medi Abalimba who tried to pass himself off as Chelsea player Gael Kakuta

2:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A failed footballer who enjoyed a champagne lifestyle by pretending to be a Premier League star has been jailed for four years for a £163,000 fraud.

BBC apology over Buerk comments

Ilkley Gazette: Ched Evans was released from prison on Friday

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The BBC has been forced to apologise after presenter Michael Buerk criticised the Ched Evans rape victim for being drunk.

Reforms 'helping people into work'

Ilkley Gazette: The new Universal Credit will be in place in more than 90 jobcentres by Christmas

11:34am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Government has defended its flagship welfare reform scheme, insisting it is helping people into work.

Archbishop 'ashamed' over abuse

Ilkley Gazette: Archbishop of York John Sentamu said he was ashamed that more was not done to protect children

12:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Archbishop of York has said he is "deeply ashamed" after a report into allegations of child abuse by a former cathedral dean found "systemic failures" by the Church of England.






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