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
Two of our region's bishops are among 27 of their colleagues to have written a letter condemning the Government's "punitive" welfare reforms which they say have forced people into food and fuel poverty.
Steven Croft (Sheffield) and Peter Burrows (Doncaster) were included in an open letter to the Daily Mirror to mark the beginning of Lent on March 5, the bishops said that too many people were having to choose between "heat or eat" as a result of "cut backs and failures in the benefit system".
They said that politicians had a "moral imperative" to do more to control food price hikes and to make sure that the welfare system offered the poor an essential safety net from hunger.
The Anglican bishops write: "Half a million people have visited food banks in the UK since last Easter and 5,500 people were admitted to hospital in the UK for malnutrition last year.
"We often hear talk of hard choices. Surely few can be harder than that faced by the tens of thousands of older people who must 'heat or eat' each winter, harder than those faced by families whose wages have stayed flat while food prices have gone up 30% in just five years.
"Yet beyond even this we must, as a society, face up to the fact that over half of people using food banks have been put in that situation by cut backs to and failures in the benefit system, whether it be payment delays or punitive sanctions."
Liberal Democrats have accused Prime Minister David Cameron of scuppering plans to allow voters to get rid of MPs who misbehave - a plan Sheffield Hallam MP, Nick Clegg was keen to push through.
The coalition agreement of 2010 included a promise of early legislation to introduce a "power of recall" allowing voters to force their MP to face a by-election by raising a petition of 10% of constituents.
But the Lib Dems said that Mr Cameron has now blocked a bill to create a recall power from inclusion in the final Queen's Speech of the Parliament.
If no bill is included in the Speech, expected in May, there is virtually no chance of it becoming law before the UK goes to the polls for next year's general election.
The coalition agreement sealed by Mr Cameron and Lib Dem Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the wake of the inconclusive 2010 election included a promise on recall in response to widespread voter discontent about the House of Commons' expenses scandal.
The agreement stated: "We will bring forward early legislation to introduce a power of recall, allowing voters to force a by-election where an MP is found to have engaged in serious wrong-doing and having had a petition calling for a by-election signed by 10% of his or her constituents."
Tourism in Doncaster is bucking the national downward trend according to new figures released by Doncaster Council.
In Doncaster, overall visits to attractions across the borough were up 11% for the first 9 months of the 2013/14 financial year. Meanwhile the national picture looks quite different. The most recent figures from Visit England show the total visits to attractions are down 1% nationally.
Top performing attractions from April to December 2013 included the Yorkshire Wildlife Park - up 25%, Doncaster Minster - up 23% and Conisbrough Castle - up 25% until it closed for construction of the new visitor centre in August.
Doncaster Council's own Cusworth Hall also enjoyed a 129% increase in visitors after it became a free attraction for families to visit once again last April.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: "Tourism is a key area for Doncaster in terms of jobs and growth. I am delighted to see visitor numbers continuing to increase as well as the borough's profile as a destination.
"The success of Doncaster's tourism industry is a true partnership between our fantastic attractions in the private sector - aided by investment, tourism, marketing and events support from Doncaster Council."
Am told Tony Benn is 'an awful lot better, responding well to treatment and very comfortable' after being admitted to hospital 4 days ago.
While Yorkshire goes cycling crazy with the Tour de France heading our way in July a campaign to turn us into a nation of cyclists has been launched.
New research has revealed that only 2 percent of journeys to work are made on two wheels so British Cycling has set out a 10 point plan calling on the Government to take action to make it easier for people to get on their bikes. David Wood reports
Disgraced former Labour minister Denis MacShane took a swipe at prosecutors for pursuing "celebrity" cases and compared himself with Coronation Street star William Roache as he was released from jail today.
Prison is "the place" to go to to lose weight and get fit and is "fascinating", the ex-MP added as he walked free just six weeks into his six month sentence for bogus expenses claims totalling nearly £13,000.
MacShane lashed out at former director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer for being "very keen" on celebrity prosecutions and linked himself to Roache, who was yesterday cleared of alleged sex offences.
MacShane, 65, pleaded guilty to false accounting by filing 19 fake receipts for "research and translation" services and was jailed two days before Christmas.
Out. Thanks to Sir K and Sir K and SIr N for 6 fascinating humbling weeks and to the 100s who sent letters. Sorry journo pals. No interviews
Bradford West MP, George Galloway, has called for those accused of sexual crimes to be granted anonymity similar to their victims.
Speaking on BBC's Question Time programme, Galloway referenced the recent charges against Coronation Street actor, Bill Roache, labelling them as "vastly expensive" and "dangerous".