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Jobs window opens at former Tate steel plants in South Yorkshire

The process of hiring three hundred new steelworkers at the former Tata steel plants in South Yorkshire is officially underway.

Steel firm Liberty House took over the factories in Rotherham and Stocksbridge just over a month ago. They are looking for 40 new specialist staff at the Rotherham site in the first phase of recruitment. The two sites currently employ a combined total of 1700 steelworkers.

City of Culture's business boost

City of Culture is giving businesses around the Humber something to smile about. That is the verdict at the end of an exhibition by some of the area's most well known companies.

For the past two days they have been promoting their products and services at Hull's Costello Stadium - also a chance to connect with other businesses and share tips on how they can all benefit from the extra visitors brought in by the year of cultural celebrations. James Webster has been along to find out more.

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£29.45m cash boost to help create jobs and growth in Lincolnshire

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a cash boost of £29.45 million to help Greater Lincolnshire create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth.

The latest round of Local Growth Funding (also known as the Growth Deal) provides money for a new Centre for Health Science at the University of Lincoln, support for the establishment of three Food Enterprise Zones in Holbeach, Hemswell Cliff and Grimsby and a Skills Capital Programme across Greater Lincolnshire.

Other projects will also benefit which aim to improve educational attainment, create jobs, build homes or improve infrastructure.

This latest £29.45 million funding will make a real difference to people in Greater Lincolnshire. As well as creating new jobs and supporting businesses, we’re investing in the next generation with a new skills programme to improve access to further education. It will give young people the tools they need to reach their potential.

It is further proof that we will back the people of Greater Lincolnshire with resources to get the region firing on all cylinders, now and in years to come.

– Andrew Percy MP, Local Growth Minister
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