Grimsby is a prime example of how wind energy can be used to grow an area's economy, according to a report released today.
The Green Alliance says the town has benefited from the growth of offshore wind in the past fifteen years, but its future will be driven by government energy policy.
A memorial garden to remember pitmen who lost their lives and those who worked in the mining industry has been officially opened near Wakefield today.
Residents from former mining communities were at the ceremony at the National Coal Mining Museum.
The centrepiece is a steel artwork called 'Lives Lived, Lives Lost', which holds coloured discs containing the names of miners and their colliery.
It is hoped the garden will remind future generations of what mining meant to our region.
Hundreds of people attened the opening this afternoon a Miners' Memorial Garden at the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield.
The Garden celebrates and commemorates the lives of those who were part of the industry, including the close-knit families and communities who supported the miners.
The Memorial Garden was officially opened by the Museum's Chair and former Wakefield MP, David Hinchcliffe.
The centrepiece of the Garden is a steel artwork called 'Lives Lived Lives Lost', which will hold personal coal mining memories in the form of symbolic glass checks, held within the steel frame.
A cafe owner in Hull says he is losing £800 a week after paving outside his premises was dug up for the City of Culture preparations.
The outdoor seating space at Simples could be gone for up to four months while contractors rebuild Trinity Square. Neil Egan says the council had agreed during consultation that the work would be done in phases
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth became 'honorary Yorkshiremen' at last night's White Rose Awards.
The awards celebrate the best in Yorkshire tourism, and the boys from Cheshire were given the title in recognition of their new musical, The Girls, which premieres in Leeds next week.
Duncan Wood was there:
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth tell guests at the White Rose Awards how spending time in the North Yorkshire village of Burnsall inspired them to write the theme tune for their new musical 'The Girls'.
Newly-appointed Honorary Yorkshire Men Gary Barlow and Tim Firth were joined by a host of sporting and television personalities at last night's White Rose Awards.
They included Lizzie Jones, the widow of rugby league star Danny Jones, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos players as well as stars from Emmerdale and World Championship silver medal winning Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson.
What a night! To have one of the world’s biggest pop icons walk onto the stage at the White Rose Awards was an incredible moment and such a buzz for all the finalists who are here to celebrate the best of Yorkshire tourism “I am very proud to welcome Gary Barlow and Tim Firth as honorary Yorkshiremen. Gary and Tim have done a great job of telling an extraordinary tale about a group of ordinary Yorkshire women and I am sure The Girls will be a major success.
Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards honour the best tourism businesses in the county covering 16 categories including Tourism Event of the Year, Large Visitor Attraction and Restaurant with Rooms. Here's the the full list of winners
- Small Visitor Attraction Award: Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens
- Large Visitor Attraction Award: The Forbidden Corner
- Taste of Yorkshire Award: Lottie Shaw's Bakery
- Self Catering, Cruisers and Serviced Apartments Award: The Dovecote Barns
- Yorkshire Pub of the Year Award: Shibden Mill Inn
- Yorkshire Restaurant of the Year Award: The Hare Restaurant
- Tourism Event of the Year Award: The best race in the world, the Juddmonte International
- Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village Award: Humble Bee Farm
- B&B Guest Accommodation of the Year Award: Low Mill Guesthouse
- Large Hotel of the Year Award: The Black Swan, Helmsley
- Small Hotel of the Year Award: Yorebridge House
- Business Tourism Award: The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate
- Restaurant with Rooms of the Year Award: The Cleveland Tontine
- Visitor Information Award: Thirsk Tourist Information Centre
- Arts and Culture Award: Hull Truck Theatre
- Outstanding Customer Service Award: Wentbridge House Team.
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth have been given the title of 'honorary Yorkshiremen' following their surprise appearance at the White Rose Business awards in Leeds.
The duo, who are originally from Cheshire, are debuting their new musical, 'The Girls' in Leeds on Saturday.
Watched by the original Calendar Girls, Gary Barlow told the audience:
This is amazing. I’ve got many awards but believe me this is going right in the middle of them. The reaction here tonight shows why we’re here. I’ve always played to great audiences here in Yorkshire and I’m hoping for that for the show.
Tim Firth added:
As the son of a man from Doncaster and Leeds United supporter this is a very proud night for me.
X Factor star Alexandra Burke wowed the crowds after opening the Broadway Centre in Bradford this morning.
The long-awaited shopping centre has been built at a cost of £260 million and includes more than 70 shops. Civic dignitaries and shoppers gathered to see Alexandra declare the development open before launching into song.
The leader of Bradford City Council, councillor David Green told onlookers: "This is the 21st century shopping experience that this district deserves"
X Factor star Alexandra Burke will perform the official opening today of the long-awaited Broadway shopping centre in Bradford.
The development was first mooted a decade ago and built at a cost of £260 million. It includes more than 70 shops and will create around 2,500 new retail jobs. The leader of Bradford City Council, councillor David Green says it has been a long time coming - but is worth the wait.