Property prices in the region are rising at their greatest rate since 2007 - prompting fears that another housing bubble develop.
Twenty-nine people convicted of offences after a climate change protest at Drax Power Station areappealing against their convictions.
Lincon council chiefs are to consider whether to support a £250million development that could provide over 2,700 homes in the city.
Bradford and Doncaster councils meet today to set their budgets. Both are faced with having to reduce spending by a least one million pounds apiece over the next three years due to the Government's austerity measures and reduction in local government spending.
Members of the Doncaster People's Assembly will protest outside the South Yorkshire meeting this afternoon.
Hambleton’s council tax has been frozen for the fourth year running.
District Councillors have agreed not to impose a rise of £2.24 a year on householders. The increase will be funded by central government through a scheme which sees it picking up the costs of rises set below 2% - effectively freezing rates for taxpayers.
Without the freeze the District Council’s element of council tax would have been £91.72 a year for a Band D property - residents will actually be charged £89.48.
Lincolnshire County Council have recommended new contractors to provide back office staff.
If the proposal is accepted, Serco will oversee roles in finance, IT, HR and customer services.The deal could help the council save £14 million over the next five years.
Unemployment in Yorks and Humber fell by 8,000 in the three months to December, official figures have revealed.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that a total of 240,000 people were unemployed in the region between October and December.
The region's unemployment rate was 8.6% and it saw a fall of 3.2% during the period.
Leeds based first time buyer, Louise Call, says there is a fear that rising interest rates can make getting a deposit together a constantly moving goal:
Estate Agent, Robert Beercock, says houses across the region are now selling much faster than in previous years:
- UK - £167,353 - up 4.4%
- Hull - £70,893 - up 2 %
- Doncaster - £94,556 - up 0.3 %
- Sheffield is £116,967 - up 3 %
- York - £183,344 - up 2.7 %
- Leeds - £124,065 - up 1.6 %
After seven years of being in decline, house prices in the region are finally on the up.
The average house price for Hull now stands at £70,893 - an increase of 2 percent between December 2012 and December 2013.
Across the river in North- East Lincolnshire, the average price stands at £80,323 - up a whopping 4.8 percent.
In Sheffield the average house price is £116,967 - up 3 percent. In York the average price has risen by 2.7 percent to £183,344, and Leeds has seen a boost by 1.6 percent to £124,065.
Heating our homes is fast becoming a luxury, with more than a third of people (36%) in Leeds admitting that they can no longer afford to turn up the heating when they are cold.
That's according to a nationwide study commissioned by energyhelpline, which shows that when feeling cold, well over half of people (69%) won't turn the heating on or turn it up for fear of spending too much on our energy bills.