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.
Campaigners trying to save a public toilet in North Yorkshire, have vowed to fight on, even though work to demolish it has begun.
Selby council say removing the old block in Sherburn in Elmet will improve the look and feel of the village and say it has the support of the local parish council.
But protest leader Malcoln Dowson claims the facilities, which have stood for over 100 years, are much needed because the population is growing and the toilets should be refurbished.
New figures from the Trussell Trust have shown that over 60,000 people in the Calendar region have relied on food banks in the last year.
60,186 people received three days' emergency food from the charity's food banks the equivalent of feeding the population of Dewsbury for three days.
The charity has 450 food banks nationwide, which are run in partnership with churches and communities.
Last year the UK public donated 10,280 tonnes of food.
#Morrisons tell me 380 staff will be 'affected' by the closure of 23 stores, but that doesn't neccessarily mean 380 will lose their jobs.
The Bradford-based supermarket chain Morrisons which today announced pre-tax losses of £792 million for the year to February 2015 is to close 23 convenience stores, with the loss of 300 jobs.
The supermarket is under severe pressure from the discount rivals Aldi and Lidl, as well as its traditional competitorss Tesco, Asda and J Sainsbury. Morrisons is waiting for its new chief executive Dave Potts to take over next week after predecessor Dalton Phillips quit.
Motorists are to be allowed 10 minutes' grace after a parking ticket runs out before they can receive a fine, under new rules.Read the full story ›
Rail union campaigners have protested at stations along the East Coast main line to mark the route's return to private ownership.
The RMT union say it should stay in the public sector because it's provided the Treasury with millions of pounds since it was taken over six years ago following the collapse of National Express.
But from tomorrow it will be handed over to be run by private firms Virgin and Stagecoach.
The Government scheme would benefit those aged under 40 but will only run for five years.Read the full story ›
Almost eleven thousand vulnerable people in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire could die in the next fifteen years because they're unable to heat their homes.
That's the stark warning from the charity National Energy Action says domestic energy consumers are being hit hard by Treasury energy taxes. They're calling on politicians to address the issue as a matter of priority ahead of the general election.
Government figures show there are currently 4.5 million households which are unable to properly heat their homes across the country.
- In Yorkshire and The Humber, 244850 households (10.8%) live in fuel poverty.
- NEA believes that of the 3000 'excess winter deaths' in Yorkshire and The Humber every year, 30% of these were attributed to cold homes.
- Fuel poor households in Yorkshire and The Humber typically need to pay£440 more than their more affluent neighbours to sustain a warm home.
A campaign's underway in North Yorkshire to cut VAT on tourism from 20 per cent to just five percent. The UK has one of the highest rates of tax for the tourism industry in Europe and it is claimed this deters foreign visitors and sends Brits holidaying abroad.