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World's biggest liners could be heading for Hull

Some of the world's biggest cruise-liners could soon be heading to Yorkshire after plans for a new cruise terminal took a big step forward. Hull City Council has backed plans that would see a new berth for the liners created on the Humber, close to the city centre, creating hundreds of jobs and bringing millions of pounds of tourists' cash to the area. But there is concern from some living near the waterfront that the area is not suitable as James Webster reports.

Council approves cruise ship terminal for Hull

Hull City Council has approved plans for a cruise ship terminal at the city's docks.

Council approves cruise ship terminal for Hull Credit: Artist's impression

The development of the docks could boost visitor numbers and tourism in the area and generate £13 million annually for the city's economy and an additional £15 million for the region.

Areas identified as possible locations for the terminal include Sammy's Point, beside The Deep, and Albert Dock.

The council now says it is looking for private investment for the project.

The development and delivery of a city centre riverside berth will create a long term legacy for Hull, contributing to the wider regeneration of the city centre. Importantly, it will also create long-term employment opportunities for our existing workforce and young people in a key sector. This is such an exciting time in the city and alongside plans already in place to redevelop the city centre and some of our key culture hubs like the Ferens Art Gallery; we need to look to the future and how the city can continue to capitalise on the City of Culture success.

– Councillor Steven Bayes

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Talks to resume over planned Tata Steel worker strike

Talks are set to resume today to try to avoid a 24-hour strike by Tata Steel workers at sites including Scunthorpe and Rotherham.

Talks are set to resume today to try to avoid a 24-hour strike by Tata Steel workers at sites including Scunthorpe and Rotherham. Credit: Press Association

Unions will meet company bosses after workers voted to strike over changes to the pension scheme. It will be the first in the industry in 30 years.

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Tata Steel goes to ACAS to try to solve dispute

Tata Steel UK goes to ACAS to try to solve pension dispute Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Tata Steel UK says it's approached the conciliation service ACAS to try to resolve a pension dispute wth its workforce.

The company has sites across the North East, at Hartlepool, Skinningrove, Lackenby, Darlington, York and Blaydon.

A one day strike is planned for later this month. Tata says it's facing a projected shortfall of more than £2 billion pounds this year. The Unite union says it's provoking the biggest crisis in the steel industry for a generation.

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Thousands of steel workers to go on strike over pensions

Thousands of workers at Tata Steel are to go on strike in a row over pensions, unions have announced.

The strike, the first in the industry for 35 years, will take place on 22 June, with around 13,000 workers involved in the action.

It follows a decision by the company to close employees' final salary pension scheme

As ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills reports, Community union General Secretary Roy Rickhuss claimed the move had given staff "no option" but to strike.

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Renault Pedal car goes for £1,350

Credit: Sheffield Auction Gallery

An early 20th Century French Renault pedal car topped the prices at Sheffield Auction Galleries toy sale on June the 4th. The Devillaine Brothers machine was in a remarkably complete condition for its age and, although showing signs of wear, still raced away to £1,350 hammer price between two telephone bidders, against a £500-800 pre-sale estimate.

“This car travelled all the way from France for the sale and despite the condition it shows how genuine rarity holds it's value. I am delighted with the result.”

– Specialist Valuer and Auctioneer, John Morgan.

Veterans given free trips to Normandy

This weekend sees the anniversary of the D-Day landings – the 6th of June 1944, a turning point in the Second World War.

Every year, groups of veterans head to Normandy to visit the places where they fought and to remember those who lost their lives. Now, veterans across Yorkshire are being offered free trips, as part of a scheme funded by the huge Libor bank fines. A former serviceman from Scarborough’s just been taken on one of the trips, along with a number of other veterans. They were joined by our reporter Lauren Hall.

Planning permission granted for Siemens plant in Hull

Hull City Council planning committee meeting has approved plans for the new Siemens plant at Alexandra Dock.

A representative of Siemens addressed the committee and told them it would be a "truly be a memorable decision" and could lead to construction starting in August of this year with the site aiming to open with the creation of up to 1000 jobs by November 2016.

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