Lincon council chiefs are to consider whether to support a £250million development that could provide over 2,700 homes in the city.
Bradford has been named the most likely place for innocent drivers to be caught up in "Crash for Cash" scams
£29million is being made available to Police and Crime Commissioners to help deliver Restorative Justice for victims.
Government plans to increase subsidies for offshore wind power in favour of onshore wind farms have been welcomed by renewables experts. Sam Pick from the Renewables Network says up until now, the strike price hasn't been high enough to attract the investment needed.
York council leaders have rubber-stamped £10 million in funding for a new bridge allowing the city's key “teardrop” site to finally be developed.
The money from the council's Economic Infrastructure Fund will pay for an access route opening up the York Central site – ultimately earmarked for 1,083 new homes as well as offices, restaurants, shops and a hotel – from the city’s former carriageworks.
The council says the 26-hectare York Central scheme – which stalled in 2009 during the credit crunch – will create more than 8,000 full-time jobs and 6,700 construction roles, injecting about £600 million a year into York’s economy.
A new foodbank in West Leeds has been established with support from local councillors.
Councillors Janet Harper, Jim McKenna and Alison Lowe have donated £1000 from their MICE fund to the Leeds West Foodbank. An additional £300 has also been provided by Bramley & Stanningley Councillor Ted Hanley.
The foodbank, set up in partnership with the Trussell Trust, aims to support people in food crisis in West Leeds, by providing emergency food parcels and signposting people to other areas of support. All food is donated by local people, supermarkets and other businesses.
Winter may be here and Jack Frost up to his old tricks, but he's no match for Santa, or in this case four hundred Santas who braved the cold and turned up en masse to take part in a fun run in Wetherby... all in the name of charity. Adam Fowler reports.
A rose has been bred in honour of double gold medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft from Halifax, with proceeds helping to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice in Huddersfield.
The 'Hannah Lucy Cockroft' golden rose, bred by Ronnie Rawlins of Huddersfield, will be on sale at the nurseries of R V Roger of Pickering.
As an ambassador for the charity, Hannah has asked that £2 from each rose sale will go towards the Hospice which exists to give vital support to children with a life limiting condition and their families.
Hannah will be attending a rose planting ceremony of her rose at today.
House prices in the region rose by just 0.2% month-on-month in November compared to 0.5% nationally, according to property analyst Hometrack.
But in a sign that prices could be starting to run ahead of what buyers are willing to pay, the typical percentage of the asking price achieved dipped in November to 95%, from a six-year high of 95.2% recorded in October.
Widened mortgage availability is said to be fuelling demand from aspiring property buyers, but experts say that a lack of houses to choose from is pushing prices up.
Hometrack said that while the number of new buyers registering with estate agents was up 10.2% over the last six months, the supply of homes for sale has dropped 0.6% over the same period.
A group of Lincolnshire farmers have come up with an imaginative plan to raise money to help restore the northwest turret of Lincoln cathedral - by donating a tank of grain apiece!
The Dean of Lincoln, the very reverend Philip Buckler said the cathedral and the county's farming community had been inextricably linked from its very beginnings.
He said that he and the Cathedral Chapter were delighted that the farmers had come up with an imaginative plan for raising the money necessary to restore the northwest turret - on top of which sits the Swineherd of Stow.
He said: 'I was pleased to welcome the group of farmers to look around the Cathedral. When I told them about the challenges we face they were quick to respond with a suggestion of support."
A survey out today reveals more people in Hull are struggling with debts than anywhere else in the country. The Money Advice Service cites the city as THE most 'over-indebted area ' in the UK, with 43% of people there experiencing serious debt problems.
It is closely followed by Nottingham, Manchester, Knowsley and Liverpool respectively. Rotherham and Doncaster also fared poorly, with a third of their population in debt. The Service commissioned the report to understand the lives of people with serious debt problems.
It found 18% of the UK adult population consider themselves in this situation, which equates to 8.8m people. .