Two hundred of Hull's top business people today were told by the two people in charge of planning its UK City of Culture event that it would be a game-changer and an opportunity to change Hull forever.
Chair Rosie Millard and Chief Executive Martin Green have spelt out how regeneration and building a lasting legacy for the area is what 2017 will be all about.
James Webster reports:
The business community is lending its support to the thousands of servicemen and women leaving the military, either through choice or because of defence cuts.
They have been outlining job opportunities at a careers event at Catterick Garrison, which is Europe's largest military base.
Dominic Hamberg of the British Forces Resettlement Services and Lance Corporal Gary Daye of the Scots Guard spoke to Calendar.
In 2008, the caravan manufacturing industry, which is based in and around Hull, was almost on its knees as thousands of jobs were lost and firms forced to the wall after a huge downturn in production.
But as representatives prepare to gather in the city for their annual show and exhibition, the future is now looking much brighter.
Fiona Dwyer reports:
Councillors in Sheffield are to debate plans to spend £320 million of Government funding.
The money was awarded to the city as part of the City Deal and was the fifth largest amount awarded across the country.
The plans include provisions for 28,000 new jobs and training for 40,000 in the Sheffield area.
In Sheffield, the City Deal agreed in 2012 has seen the city record numbers of young people in apprenticeships and has finally provided a route forward for the planned New Retail Quarter. As result of Liberal Democrat action in Government, we've seen a record fall in youth unemployment and a record number of people in Sheffield in work.
The Growth Deal announced this summer provides Sheffield City Region with another £320 million cash boost. We need to make sure that local leaders once again make the most of this investment. That's why we're calling for a debate this week on the plans to use this cash to deliver jobs and growth.
A new airline at Leeds Bradford International airport is set to benefit passengers and in turn the local economy.
Irish airline Aer Lingus has announced that flights to Dublin will begin later this year, with the opportunity for transatlantic travel.
Tina Gelder reports:
It's the second day of Chatsworth Country fair and thousands more visitors are expected to flock to the stately home in North Derbyshire as it opens its doors for the biggest country fair in the UK.
The three day event, which brings together the best food, displays and crafts on offer, continues tomorrow. And yesterday there was some gold medal talent getting it all under way as Martin fisher reports.
The Business Secretary Vince Cable came to Yorkshire to launch a new campaign which aims to show young people the benefits of on the job training.
With just hours to go before they get their GCSE results - tens of thousands of students across the region are being urged to take up apprenticeships.
But Labour critics say it is now twice as hard to get an apprenticeship as it is to get into university.
Lisa Adlam reports:
The Business Secretary Vince Cable has been in Yorkshire today launching a new scheme providing more apprenticeships and encouraging young people to apply for them.
Mr Cable visited the ITV Yorkshire studios and the Emmerdale set in Leeds this morning to see how apprentices here bring the show to life.
He is visiting a range of companies across the city to launch the Government's new campaign calling on young people to "Get In, Go Far" by choosing an apprenticeship:
A Leeds MP has proposed a parliamentary motion for a rail link to be established between Leeds Bradford International Airport and nearby towns and cities in Yorkshire.
Greg Mulholland MP says supporting link would provide a boost for local jobs and the area's economy.
As new bidders for the the Northern Rail and TransPennine Express franchises are being consulted, Mr Mulholland says that any successful bid should include a commitment to creating the link.
The Grand Départ of the Tour de France really showed the world what Yorkshire has to offer, and with the region now one of Europe's leading destinations, this will undoubtedly mean an increase in business and visitors to Yorkshire.
Leeds Bradford International Airport is vital to ensuring the region takes full advantage of its successes - a rail link connecting Yorkshire to the rest of the world will undoubtedly help provide a boost for local jobs and the regional economy.