Lincon council chiefs are to consider whether to support a £250million development that could provide over 2,700 homes in the city.
Local road bottlenecks are hindering access to Hull port, according to a report published today by MPs.
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion is teaming up with Barnardo's to conduct a parliamentary inquiry into child sexual exploitation and trafficking
All three main party leaders have condemned the 11 per cent increase at a time of national austerity, with both Labour's Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg pledged to shun the extra money.
David Cameron has stopped short of matching that pledge - and is under pressure from some Tory MPs to back the increase - but has said Westminster pay should not rise while others face restraint.
MPs are to be given a £7,600 pay rise after a watchdog refused to bow to pressure from political leaders to scale back the rise at a time voters are feeling the squeeze. The 11% rise would take the standard salary to £74,000 by 2015.
Ukip politician Victoria Ayling has hit her party with a new racism row after footage was published in which she said all immigrants to Britain should be sent home.
In video filmed by her then-husband Rob Ayling in 2008, the councillor makes off-the-cuff remarks including: "I just want to send the lot back but I can’t say that."
The film, published by the Daily Mail, includes multiple takes of Ayling's attempts to explain her personal views on immigration - but also her comments to her husband behind the camera between takes.
The Ukip member defected from the Conservatives earlier this year.
The South African flag on Leeds Civic Hall is flying at half-mast as a sign of the city’s respect for Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday.
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has accused Tory MPs of making sexist gestures to female opponents while they are speaking in the House of Commons.
She claims some Conservatives were responsible for "utterly appalling" attempts to degrade women during debates.
She claimed it was an "insidious" part of the culture in Westminster which was overlooked.
The Rotherham MP told BBC Radio Sheffield: "Some Tories are very good at gesticulating about females' assets."
Asked by presenter Rony Robinson whether she was referring to hand gestures and remarks about her "bum and breasts" she said: "Yes ... I think it is utterly appalling, it's deliberately trying to degrade people, it's sexist and people ought to be pulled for it."
She said it was "awful" and "really bad" but was unaware if Labour MPs did the same to female Tory MPs.
She said: "I don't know because I'm on the bench looking forward, but the Tories definitely do it to Labour women."
Ms Champion said she had to "pretty much ignore it" because responding would mean "you end up in a slagging match which I don't think is helpful".
She said she had not informed Speaker John Bercow about her concerns: "This is the problem, it's so insidious, it's so part of the culture there ... it's overlooked rather than ignored, I would say."
Asked how she would react if her colleagues were acting in a similar way she said: "I would be utterly, utterly appalled and I would go and say something if I saw one of my Labour colleagues doing it."
A book of condolence has opened in Leeds to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela who has died at the age of 95.
The former South African president was made an honorary freeman of Leeds during an official visit in 2001 in which he rededicated the city's Mandela Garden. Today at a centre in Chapletown named after him many have been paying tribute.
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.
Controversial politician Godfrey Bloom's colourful turn of phrase has won him an award - for gobbledygook. The controversial former Ukip MEP - now an Independent MEP for Yorkshire and Humber - has been named the winner of the Plain English Campaign's Foot in Mouth award for 2013.
It marks an eventful year for Mr Bloom, who was censured for calling women "sluts" at a meeting and for hitting journalist Michael Crick over the head with a conference programme.
He had previously been widely condemned for referring to Bongo Bongo Land when he was discussing overseas aid. Mr Bloom was one of a number of public figures - including royalty and a footballer - highlighted for their use of the language.
A campaign spokesman said: "Bloom was an overwhelming choice for the Foot in Mouth award and, to be fair to him, could easily have won this award on at least two other occasions. (He is) a wince-inducing gaffe machine and we could fill a page or two with his ill-advised quotes from 2013 alone."