A former leader of Sheffield City Council, Paul Scriven, has taken his place in the House of Lords. Lord Scriven is one of 22 new party political peers nominated by Prime Minister David Cameron in August.
Simon Reevell MP's dog Cosmo has been named Westminster Dog of the Year.
The annual competition aims to highlight dog welfare issues and is organised by the Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club. The Dewsbury MP's wire-haired fox terrier puppy Cosmo was the only Yorkshire contender for the coveted title.
Associated British Ports says it is "disappointed" with the Parliamentary Joint Committee's decision to allow Able UK to develop a green energy plant in Killingholme.
We are disappointed that the Parliamentary Joint Committee reached its decision without fully examining all of the evidence. The decision has no impact on ABP's view of the strength of its case and our offer of a substantial compromise would have enabled AMEP to proceed without hindering the future development of the Port of Immingham. We will now consider our options. The Port of Immingham is Britain's busiest port and its continued growth is vital for the nation's trade and energy security, as well as for the prosperity of the Humber region as a whole.
The Deputy Prime Minister will announce today that Sheffield and Leeds are to become part of a northern hub promoting high-tech jobs.
Nick Clegg will announce the plans in Sheffield later, which will involve teaming up with Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle to help boost the northern economy.
Good news for northern Lincs Able development given go ahead by parliamentary committee. Big boost to local economy and for jobs
A dispute between two companies over a piece of land at North Killingholme has been levelled.Read the full story ›
A dispute over land development which threatened to sink plans for a £450 million pound renewable energy plant has ended after a government joint committee hearing.
The row centred on an 11 actre site at Killingholme, known as the Killingholme triangle owned by Associated British Ports who wanted to build a deep sea jetty there.
But Able Uk who are developing the surrounding Able Marine Energy Park which makes offshore wind turbines wanted to compulsory purchase it.
They say their plans will create four thousand new jobs for North Lincolnshire. But after taking their dispute to the Commons ABP's petition to block the purchase order was thrown out.
David Cameron says he will listen seriously to concerns raised by MPs over the vulnerability of the East Coast and Humber estuary in extreme weather conditions.
Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy told the Commons that some of his constituents were still out of their homes ten months after flooding last winder and feared a repeat in years to come:
David Cameron says there is a "real opportunity" to create a Northern powerhouse with improved rail networks and infrastructure across cities like Leeds, Hull and Sheffield.
The Prime Minister has pledged to "rebalance the economy" and sees improving ties in the north of England as key:
Rotherham council is expected to rubber stamp the appointment of Jan Ormondroyd as its new chief executive today following the child sex abuse scandal.
She'll be the temporary replacement for Martin Kimber, who's to step down after sharp criticism of the council.