Keith Wakefield

Type: Person
Name: Keith Wakefield
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Directly elected mayors

Q:  George Osborne has promised "serious devolution" for cities that adopt elected mayors. What do you think?Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council and chair of the Core Cities cabinet.We believe that the existing governance arrangements ... [Published Local Government Executive - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Streamlined services help tackle poverty issues

People who are in financial difficulties can now get easier access to the support and help they need thanks to changes being introduced by Leeds City Council.As part of a major overhaul of services, called Citizens@Leeds, the council is making improvements ... [Published Morley Observer & Advertiser - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Report urges US$25 billion transport improvement plan

[] The One North report, produced by the city regions of Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield in the UK, puts forward a strategic proposition for transport in the north of the country.The US$16.8-US$25.2 billion plan urges major changes ... [Published Intelligent Transport System - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

George Osborne backs £15bn 'One North' plan

The Chancellor of the Exchequer said yesterday he was prepared to “roll up my sleeves” to see through the job of extending economic prosperity to the North of England by backing several proposed billion-pound infrastructure projects.Attending the publication ... [Published Plastics and Rubber Weekly - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Get yourself connected: George Osborne backs £15billion transport plan for northern five-city alliance

A £15billion plan asking for improvements to transport between five northern cities has been backed by Chancellor George Osborne at a speech in Manchester.The One North report, compiled by representatives from Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, Sheffield ... [Published Mancunian Matters - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 6 reports

Northern cities launch £15bn joint transport plan

Five Northern cities have unveiled a £15bn, 15-year investment plan to improve the region's transport links and boost economic growth.The One North report has been developed by Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield in response to Sir David ... [Published En the Web - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Leeds Businesses Urged To Apply For Funds

Leeds Skyline by Mark Ramsay Businesses in Leeds are being encouraged by the council to apply for grants from a multi-million pound funding pot to help create new jobs and boost growth.The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership's (LEP) Business Growth ... [Published The Yorkshire Times - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Loan shop takes on pay day lenders

05 August 2014A credit union loan shop, offering a more affordable alternative to pay day lenders, has been opened in Leeds.Leeds City Credit Union will offer loans with an APR of 26.8%, compared to the average APR of 299% from high cost lenders. It will ... [Published Localgov.co.uk - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Yorkshire marks special day in typical White Rose style

People across the county have been raising their mugs to toast all things Yorkshire.The annual Yorkshire Day celebration has seen everything from civic parades and Yorkshire Pudding eating contests to fundraising events and tea parties take place tod ... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Video: On Yorkshire Day, you tell us why you love our county

A FLURRY of white rose petals falling over a medieval Lord Mayor can mean only one thing - Yorkshire Day is upon us.More than 500 years after his death, one of York’s most beloved sons has been resurrected for August 1 - a celebration of God’s own co ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 2 reports

800-strong parade through Leeds proves fitting tribute to First World War fallen

Proud servicemen and women have joined Yorkshire army cadets and hundreds of onlookers to pay a poignant tribute to the lives lost in the First World War.One of the largest military parades in Leeds’ history saw around 800 members of the armed forces ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

05:10 Campaigners are banging the drum for Leeds at Whitehall

LEEDS's decision-makers have joined a chorus of national voices to launch a major campaign demanding more power over how the city's money is spent.The Local Voices campaign was launched today (July 21) at a Parliamentary reception with Mayor of London, ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 22 2014]

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Speaking about the proposals in the report, Leeds City Council leader Keith Wakefield told the Evening Post: "getting the right investment in our transport systems would deliver unprecedented change to better connect people and jobs, which is crucial if we also want to rebalance the national economy."

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Directly elected mayors [Published Local Government Executive - Aug 22 2014]
Streamlined services help tackle poverty issues [Published Morley Observer & Advertiser - Aug 11 2014]
Report urges US$25 billion transport improvemen... [Published Intelligent Transport System - Aug 06 2014]
George Osborne backs £15bn 'One North' plan [Published Plastics and Rubber Weekly - Aug 06 2014]
New school to boost engineering education [Published University of Leeds - Aug 05 2014]
Leeds Businesses Urged To Apply For Funds [Published The Yorkshire Times - Aug 05 2014]
Northern cities launch £15bn joint transport plan [Published En the Web - Aug 05 2014]
Get yourself connected: George Osborne backs £1... [Published Mancunian Matters - Aug 05 2014]
Northern cities unite on £15bn transport plan [Published CILT UK - Aug 05 2014]
Launch of £15bn transport blueprint across the ... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Aug 05 2014]
Loan shop takes on pay day lenders [Published Localgov.co.uk - Aug 05 2014]
Northern cities launch £15bn transport plan [Published Localgov.co.uk - Aug 05 2014]
Osborne pledge on northern cities [Published Bridport News - Aug 05 2014]
£15bn transport improvement plan [Published Malvern Gazette - Aug 05 2014]
£15BN TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENT PLAN [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 05 2014]
CHancellor George Osborne will be challenged to... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Aug 05 2014]
Yorkshire marks special day in typical White Ro... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Aug 01 2014]
Centenary Commemoration Marking Start Of The Fi... [Published The Yorkshire Times - Jul 31 2014]
Video: On Yorkshire Day, you tell us why you lo... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 31 2014]
800-strong parade through Leeds proves fitting ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 27 2014]
Leeds pays its respects as 800 military personn... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 27 2014]
Famous names back campaign for Lights Out [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 26 2014]
Fallen heroes to be remembered 100 years on thr... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 25 2014]
05:10 Campaigners are banging the drum for Leed... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 22 2014]
Campaigners are banging the drum for Leeds at W... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 21 2014]
Children missing school to interpret English fo... [Published Telegraph - Apr 15 2014]
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