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With just over six months to go before the Grand Depart of the Tour De France hits Yorkshire, a scheme has been launched to find 10,000 volunteers, or "tour makers".
The plan is to recruit volunteers , like the Olympic "games makers", to make sure the opening three days goes smoothly. It was launched today by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, in Sheffield - as Martin Fisher reports.
The new Leeds Arena stages its first big night of boxing on Saturday December 21.
Topping the bill is the battle between Darlington's Stuey Hall and South African Vusi Malinga for the vacant IBF World Bantamweight crown.
The line-up also includes plenty of up-and-coming local talent. Calendar has been talking to promoter Dennis Hobson and Leeds fighters China Clarke and Steve Mennell.
Two women have been arrested over the death of a baby boy in Halifax. The pair - the child's mother and grandmother - were questioned by detectives after concerns had been raised about the infant's safety. Damon Green sent Calendar this report from Halifax.
The father of baby girl from Wakefield says she's lucky to be alive after being wrongly diagnosed with chickenpox - when she was suffering from meningitis. Texas Hird - who's almost two - was rushed to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield after she became ill at home.
But a doctor there simply gave her anti-inflammatories. Her parents sought a second opinion from a GP and she ended up in intensive care in Leeds. Chris Kiddey has the story.
In the last few minutes firefighters across the region have walked out on strike. It started at 6 o'clock this evening and will last for four hours. There is another strike planned for the same time tomorrow.
The industrial action is due to an ongoing row over controversial plans to change firefighters' retirement age and pension contributions.
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 22-year-old man who has been missing since December 11th. Andrew Houghton, from Rotherham, was last seen by friends in the County Borough pub, in Bridgegate, at about 7pm.
Officers say it is out of character for Andrew to go missing and his family are keen to know he is safe and well. Andrew is white, about 6ft 1ins tall, of medium build, has brown eyes and brown hair. He has the name “Andy” tattooed on the back of his neck, a cross on his right arm.
Police say they urgently want to trace 35-year-old Gambian national Lamin Touray following an attempted serious sexual assault in Leeds city centre.
A 21-year-old woman was attacked by a man at about 5am on Sunday, December 8th, in Pine Court off The Calls. She fought back and the suspect left the scene heading along Call Lane towards Crown Point Road.
Touray is black, 5ft 7ins tall and of slim build. He may be using different a name. Anyone with any information is asked to ring 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The first pictures have emerged of Prince Harry and his adventure team reaching the South Pole after a trek of more than 200 miles across Antarctica.