Workers are calling on their local MPs to help save 800 jobs and safeguard the future of Eggborough power station in North Yorkshire.
From Westminster to weather presenting - three of our region's MPs dropped by the Calendar studios to have a go at doing the forecast.
Calendar's political correspondant, Paul Brand examines the furore surrounding the Thirsk and Malton MP
Cross-party backing for HS2, which would run between London and Yorkshire has been thrown into doubt after Tory and Labour MPs from flood ravaged constituencies said they would refuse to support the £42 billion line unless improvements were made to the West Country railway network.
The prospect of a rebellion over HS2 from MPs of both parties was brought into sharp focus after Tory Gary Streeter, MP for South West Devon, said he would vote against it unless there was a firm Government commitment to properly replace the wrecked mainline at Dawlish in Devon.
Fellow Tory Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton, who said he had so far "held his nose" when voting in favour of HS2 because he did not want to support it, said it was the duty of MPs in the far South West to stand up for their constituents.
Every MP in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset should sign up to Mr Streeter's position to send a "very powerful message" to the Government and Labour, which both support HS2, according to Labour former Cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw.
Mr Streeter said he had already told ministers he would vote against the HS2 hybrid Bill at second reading unless a proper commitment was made to the West Country.
Harrogate businessman and Thalidomide victim Guy Tweedy will lead a three-man delegation in Strasbourg today for round-the-table talks with Eu Health Commissioner Tonio Borg.
The meeting is the latest step in the Thalidomide victim's long-running campaign for justice against Chemi Grunenthal, the German pharmaceutical company which developed the controversial anti-morning sickness drug in the 1950s.**
Last month, the delegation - who all suffer from varying degrees of deformities brought about as a direct result of their mothers taking the drug - were granted an audience with Mr Borg, following a concerted lobbying campaign of UK MEPs.
The hope of the campaigners is that they can persuade Maltese Mr Borg to initiate a meeting between them, Grunenthal and the German Government.**
Mr Tweedy, 51, said: "At the last meeting Mr Borg posed a number of questions, including why we want to involve the German government, which we will answer today.**
"We have gone away, done our homework and consulted a number of experts to ensure our answers will satisfy Mr Borg, which we hope will then take us one step closer to our ultimate goal - a financial settlement from Grunenthal."** **
Thalidomide was administered to pregnant women to combat the effects of morning sickness, however, in May 1962 the drug was withdrawn after it was linked to crippling side effects in new born babies.**
A least 2,000 in the UK were born with deformities brought about directly by Thalidomide, and more than half of them died within their first year. An unknown number also died in the womb.**
Damian Green, the Victims Minister will be in Leeds today to see the work of Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds and he will announce funding for next year for the country's female rape support centres
This money totals £4.4 million and the announcement will also include a £12 million extra pot for PCCs to bid for to provide extra victims services.
Leeds will get one of the highest amounts in the country. In total there are 78 centres around the country that are being funded and two new centres.
Businesses operating in Princes Dock Street, Hull, have reaffirmed their opposition to Hull City Council's plans to pedestrianize the street.
One business, which has operated in Hull since 1879, is likely to leave the city because of the restrictions which pedestrianisation would impose.
Others expect to face serious difficulties as a result of the proposals which would prevent customers, especially the elderly with blue badges, and suppliers from parking nearby and from dropping off people, products and various items crucial to the running of our businesses.
The Council says the food and drink businesses here should welcome the opportunity to set more tables outside.
The North Yorkshire MP Anne McIntosh says it'd be 'undemocratic' if she wasn't given another go at being selected as the Tory candidate for Thirsk and Malton. Despite being in parliament for seventeen years, the Conservative MP was dropped by her local party last month.
She now wants another vote on who should be the Tory candidate - this time giving all of her constituents a say. Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand has the story.
Campaigners angry at budget cuts approved by Doncaster Council are planning a protest in the Mayor's local ward. They say the £109 million cuts proposed by Mayor Ros Jones will hit the Askern hard especially hard, with the closure of a day centre and loss of leisure and library services.
A protest will be held outside Askern Library at 1pm on Saturday. Doug Wright, Treasurer of Doncaster People's Assembly, said:
"The budget cuts will have a devastating impact on the users of local services. In addition the announced job losses will devastate local families and further weaken the local economy.
With no one political party opposing these cuts (Labour, Conservative & Lib-DemCouncillors voting in favour of the budget proposals) the Doncaster People's Assembly and its members are the only group representing the majority local opinion inDoncaster.
That is why we need to take our message to the Mayor's own constituency of Askern. The message is clear, there is an alternative to the government led austerity pro- gramme and that is to invest in public services and infrastructure.
Political Correspondent Paul Brand has an exclusive interview with Anne McIntosh MP for Thirsk and Malton. The Conservative MP has avoided interviews about her deselection until now.
But in an interview with Paul, at Thirsk Livestock market, she reveals how she really feels about being dropped by her local party. And she clearly feels her deselection wasn't fair.
Some of our region's leading bishops have launched a scathing attack on David Cameron's welfare reforms for creating what they say is a national crisis.
Twenty-seven Anglican bishops - including Sheffield, Doncaster and Wakefield - have accused the Conservative-led Coalition of creating hardship and hunger.
In an open letter to a national newspaper, the Bishops said too many people were having to choose between "heat or eat".
It's one of the most direct attacks on the government of the day since criticism of Margaret Thatcher's cuts during the 1980s. David Hirst reports.
Richmond MP William Hague says he is disappointed plans will now be put forward to scale back paediatric and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital.
Mr Hague said: “While there are legitimate clinical concerns faced by the Friarage, these are challenges to be overcome and not surrendered to.
"While I am disappointed by this recommendation, I welcome the news that GPs have insisted on a seven day model of paediatric care, rather than the five that was previously recommended.
"If these recommendations take effect it is vital that we have clear and firm assurances from other local providers, particularly Darlington Hospital, that they have the capacity to handle safely and effectively any extra demand as a result of these changes.
"I will be following closely the next meeting of North Yorkshire County Council’s Scrutiny of Health Committee and working with them if they decide to refer this decision to the IndependentReconfiguration Panel.”