Local road bottlenecks are hindering access to Hull port, according to a report published today by MPs.
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Protestors in Chesterfield claim disabled people are being forced back into work when they are not well enough.
Dressed as UN representatives, the campaigners say they are conducting an "investigation into alleged human rights abuses".
But the company who assess people claiming benefits for disabilities say they use accredited doctors and nurses.
– Spokesman for the Department of Work and Pensions
"We are committed to helping people who are capable of work get off benefits and into paid employment, while giving unconditional support to those who need it.
"A decision on whether someone is well enough to work is taken following a thorough assessment and after consideration of all the supporting medical evidence provided by the claimant.
"The percentage of people entitled to Employment and Support Allowance is now at its highest level, with over half of people eligible for it."
Protestors have taken to the streets in Chesterfield today to campaign for fairer treatment of disabled people.
They claim Atos - the company hired by the government to assess the capability of disabled people for work - are forcing people to work who are not well enough to do so.
The Unite community group is calling for a conference to be held in Chesterfield to gather further evidence and propose changes to the current policy and systems.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has called on water companies to "look closely" at whether price increases are necessary and introduce special tariffs for hard-pressed households.
In a letter to suppliers, Mr Paterson said the firms should recognise the financial strain people are under.
The intervention came ahead of an Ofwat ruling expected later this week on an application from Thames Water to increase bills by £29 in 2014-15.
The regulator is expected to reject the application and has questioned the profits being made by firms.
It suggested its next Price Review could ease the upward pressure on bills by up to £750 million after 2015.
MPs will vote today on whether or not the controversial High Speed 2 project should go ahead. The government are committed to the rail link, which would connect London to Leeds. But dozens of backbench Tories and some Labour MPs are expected to vote against it.
Workers and union members held a protest today as the last Remploy factory in our region closed its doors for the final time.
They laid wreath at Remploy's Sheffield site in protest at the loss of 75 jobs. Its factories in Leeds, Huddersfield, Pontefract and Worksop - which supported disabled workers - have also recently closed down. David Hirst reports.
Steel maker Tata says it plans to cut 340 jobs at its Scunthorpe plant. The company is blaming a fall in the demand for steel and challenging economic conditions.
1000 people were made redundant at the site earlier this year and unions say they will fight to reduce the number of new job losses.
James Webster has spent the day in Scunthorpe.
Union, Unite, has accused Tata steel of trying to "sack" its way out of a downturn.
The company has announced 340 job cuts at its Scunthorpe site.
Tata Steel is trying to sack its way out of a downturn rather than thinking strategically about selling steel and looking at the long-term.
This is the worst possible news for these workers and their communities as they head into winter and Christmas approaches, particularly as they have made the sacrifices required of them and have been consistently offering the company alternatives.
So we are urging the leadership of Tata Steel in the UK to look at what steps are needed to grow the company rather than slashing jobs...
Hundreds of jobs are to go at the Tata Steel plant in Scunthorpe.
Bosses say 340 management and admin posts are to be lost as part of a new restructuring.
They blame a drop in demand for steel in the construction industry which in the UK they say is now half what it was in 2007.
Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin says the economy is still a long way off recovering.