A Yorkshire man has won a legal battle over a disputed gas bill and says more people should stand up to energy giants
A firm drilling for oil and gas in East Yorkshire has won a High Court bid to seize back land taken over by anti-fracking protesters.
Unemployment in Yorkshire has decreased by 16,000 in the quarter to May, official figures have revealed.
Up to 140 jobs are to go at Smith and Nephew in Hull after the company announced plans to transfer some of its production work to China.
The pharmaceutical giant, one of Hull's biggest employers, says the move will take place over the next two years. Both voluntary and compulsory redundancies are expected.
Managers today stressed they are still committed to the area and that the Hull site remains a major cornerstone of their business.
The High Court has today ruled against a group of protesters who have set up camps in East Yorkshire to prevent energy firms fracking in the area.
The company which owns the site, Rathlin Energy, say they have no plans to frack in the area, but the campaigners built barricades across the entrance.
James Webster has been at one of the sites getting reaction to today's decision:
Robust regulation and comprehensive monitoring are vital to ensure the public acceptability test is met when it comes to fracking, Labour's Shadow Energy Minister has said.
Tom Greatrex said: "With 80 per cent of our heating coming from gas and declining North Sea reserves, shale and other unconventional gas may have the potential to form a part of our future energy mix.
"There are legitimate environmental concerns that must be addressed before extraction is permitted.
"David Cameron's Government must take these issues seriously rather than drawing simplistic and irresponsible comparisons with the USA."
His comments come after the government announced the bidding process for licences to explore shale gas will open today.
A map shows the areas of Britain potentially available for shale gas exploration - also known as fracking.
As shown above, the areas in blue are those available in the latest round of licensing, while those in yellow signify areas where licences have already been awarded - including Blackpool, Brighton and Portsmouth.
More information can be found on the Department for Energy and Climate Change website.
The East Midlands train service is reassuring passengers that the majority of services will continue to run despite strike action.
Train maintenance staff in the Unite union have walked out from Sunday until Thursday.
The service has warned though that some trains may have fewer carriages and others will be replaced by buses.
- A full train service will run to/from Skegness, Boston, Sleaford, Grantham and Nottingham.
- The majority of train services will run as normal between Derby, Uttoxeter, Stoke on Trent and Crewe.
- Trains between Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester and Nottingham will run as normal.
Buses will replace trains on the following routes:
- Nottingham - Mansfield / Worksop
- Doncaster - Lincoln
- Nottingham - Newark North Gate - Cleethorpes via Lincoln
- Derby - Matlock
- Leicester - Lincoln
Tim Sayer from East Midlands Trains has been talking to Calendar about efforts being made to minimise disruption to commuters as rail workers strike in pay dispute.
Engineering and maintenance staff working for East Midlands Trains will strike again today in a dispute over pay and conditions. It will affect services between Doncaster and Lincoln, Nottingham to Newark and Leicester to Lincoln. They will be replaced by buses.
There are cancellations on some East Midlands Trains today as train maintenance staff who are members of Unite the union go on strike. The industrial action is set to last most of the week and is due to a row over pay.