2020 News archive


Heritage list additions : National Heritage List added 33 new Yorkshire entries in 2020.

Improve regional rail links : Report by National Infrastructure Commission points to first priority in a wider economic strategy for railway investment.

Dark skies : Two of Yorkshire's National Parks designated International Dark Sky Reserves

RL Challenge Cup winners : Leeds Rhinos win Challenge Cup by narrowest of margins

End of rail franchising : Government says privatisation model of 25 years is no longer working.

Championship champions 2020 : Leeds United to join Sheffield United in Premier League

Rail upgrade funding: £589m for long-awaited upgrade to main Trans-Pennine line

Rugby League museum plan: Another national museum for Yorkshire

Rugby League World Cup 2021: Yorkshire has big part to play

Moorland fire: Fire risk reminder after big blaze at Peak District beauty spot

Nightingale Hospital: Harrogate Convention Centre conversion for Covid-19 patients

Doncaster airport link: Airport rail connection plan submitted to government

Northern Trains takeover: Northern now run by UK government

Storm Dennis: A menace, but Yorkshire escapes flooding repeat

HS2 green signal: First phase for HS2 but North now to consider 'integrated plan'.

Storm Ciara: High winds, flooding and overflowing reservoirs.

Northern lose rail franchise: Government to take over services from March.

New airport plan: Leeds Bradford Airport has plan for new terminal building in place of earlier proposals.

Pacers in 2020: Northern continues to operate bus-based trains of the 1980s beyond their expiry date.


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