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City of Culture to be a 'game changer' for Hull

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:


Army careers event at Catterick

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.

Councillors debate spending £320m grant

Councillors in Sheffield are to debate plans to spend £320 million of Government funding.

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.

– Cllr Colin Ross, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group


Thousands flock to Chatsworth county fair

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.

Apprenticeship campaign launched ahead of GCSE results

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:

Apprentice drive comes to Yorkshire

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:

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