Sheffield City Region is 'priority' - Communities Minister
The Sheffield City Region deal is "the priority" for Yorkshire devolution and must be up and running before other arrangements for the county will be considered, the communities minister has pledged.
Barnsley Labour MP Dan Jarvis has been the mayor of the Sheffield City region since May, but he's not been able to allocate cash for improvements to transport and to boost the local economy as a deal has yet to be struck.
Communities Minister James Brokenshire has now said that the govenrment needs to help Sheffield City Region's community to start benefiting from the extra money on offer.
Mr Brokenshire said: "The priority needs to be getting the Sheffield City Region up and running, delivering for that community and people getting behind that deal, making it happen."
Yorkshire two-wheeled death statistics revealed
About 17 cyclists and motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured on roads in Yorkshire every week, new figures show.
The statistics have been published at the start of Road Safety Week by Yorkshire-based charity Brake to encourage more drivers to be aware of fellow road users.
Last year, almost 900 cyclists and motorcyclists were killed or seriously injured on Yorkshire’s roads.
Brake is calling for drivers to be "bike smart" by slowing down and looking properly at junctions.
In a statement, the club said it won't tolerate misbehaviour, with the number of banning orders showing how it is dealing with anti-social behaviour.
“We have communicated
a number of strong messages to highlight the fact that we are working closely
with police forces across the UK to identify a minority who spoil matches for
the majority of supporters, including state-of-the-art CCTV system," the statement said.
The Home Office statistics also show there were 3.5 football-related arrests for every 100,000 people attending the matches.
More Sheffield teachers wanted, says government
More teachers from Sheffield are wanted in our schools, according to the Department for Education.