Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne makes a key note speech at the Science and Industry in Manchester where he said that a new high-speed rail connection and better roads could create an economic "powerhouse" in the north of England to rival the success of London.

Chancellor George Osborne to set out long term economic plan for Yorkshire during visit to West Yorkshire

M62, trains and tourism feature in chancellor's economic plan during regional visit

Stocksmoor's Sam Bright enlists the political heavyweights for his 'pocket money' website

Former Greenhead College student plans political future

Houses of Parliament

What did Kirklees' MPs get up to in Parliament during 2014? Find out here

MPs return to Westminster on Monday after their 17-day Christmas break. But how busy were they in the corridors of power in 2014? Local Government Reporter Joanne Douglas investigates

Villagers out in force for remembrance

There was a strong remembrance service turnout at the tiny village of Birdsedge

Mirfield Remembrance parade 2014: Thousands line route of biggest parade outside London

The parade, led by Falklands and Gulf wars veteran David Horrobin, included Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell and Mirfield councillor Martyn Bolt

Kirkburton CE First School celebrates 300 years

Queen Anne was on throne in 1714 when the school opened

Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell with Westminster Dog of the Year winner Cosmo (left) and pal George.

Puppy love! Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell's cute fox terrier Cosmo is Westminster Dog of the Year

Pup and owner Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell top paw-blic vote

Simon Reevell MP's dog Cosmo

Aaaw! Cute pup Cosmo, owned by Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell, aims to be Parliament's top dog

Simon and fox terrier hope to succeed in dog-eat-dog world of politics

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman votes against air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

Veteran MP fears innocent people could be at risk from bombing

Leeds Crown Court

Former soldier Dane Smith broke man's jaw in Cleckheaton pub attack

Mirfield man ordered to pay £3,000 compensation

Simon Reevell
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Sick grandfather waited two weeks for GP appointment - then collapsed five hours before seeing doctor

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David Marsden's family fuming over Mirfield Health Centre appointments system

Huddersfield remembers World War One heroes at the centenary of the Great War outbreak

Towns and villages unite with services and exhibitions in memory of First World War fallen

Batley pub re-opens after £340,000 makeover

Fox and Hounds now boasts no fewer than EIGHT TV screens

Emma Brookhouse (left) with Simon Reevell, before ascending the tower at the Emley Moor transmitter.

Dewsbury mum-of-two wins trip up Emley Moor Mast after being named unsung hero

Emma Brookhouse wins MP Simon Reevell's annual award for work with Auntie Pam's council service

Resident Kenneth Gatenby and car parked on yellow line on North Road in Kirkburton.

Fears over public safety due to illegal parking in North Road in Kirkburton

The former petrol station has again been opened for parking after being sold by Tescos but MP Simon Reevell believes a longer term solution is needed

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