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
Yorkshire's former UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom says he 'doesn't do regrets' and is not sorry for any of the behaviour that led to his resignation earlier this year.
Instead, he told journalists he is thinking of becoming an MP in Westminster.
Mr Bloom resigned from his party in September after making a joke about women being 'sluts' and then threatening journalists.
Nuclear test veterans from Lincolnshire will be among around 100 who will march on Parliament today to deliver a petition demanding recognition for what they have been through. It's been signed by more than 5,000 people.
There are only around 3,000 veterans still living. They say they were left facing life threatening illnesses after nuclear tests which were carried out thousands of miles away during Britain's first atomic bomb tests on Christmas island in the South Pacific fifty years ago.
Last month the government rejected their claim for compensation for the illnesses they suffered.
Plans for 3,250 new homes, including 750 affordable properties, in Eastmoor, Wakefield, are to be discussed by senior councillors today.
The City Fields Consortium Masterplan also includes new £50m bypass, offices and industrial units, a school, children's play areas and sports pitches .
A waterside area with canal-side walks, cafes, bars, shops, restaurants and public spaces is also being proposed.
The project incorporates plans for the old Wakefield Power Station along with the Welbeck landfill site.
Wakefield Council chiefs say an estimated 3,700 annual construction jobs could be created over a period of 20 years through the building of new homes and the relief road. It is estimated 1,658 long term jobs could be created in a mix of retail, office, education, warehouse and industrial premises.
The full Masterplan document can be viewed online at www.cityfields.co.uk.
One year on from the floods in Malton and Norton, North Yorkshire County Council has set out a review of the preventative work that has been carried out over the past 12 months and work that still needs to be undertaken.
The review, which has analysed the response to the 2012 floods, shows that much has been done since to understand better and reduce the risk of flooding and that agencies continue to work on initiatives and projects that will deliver additional improvements.
The 'Malton, Norton and Old Malton Flood Risk Review' will be taken to the North Yorkshire Flood Risk Partnership - which comprises the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water, the internal drainage boards, the county and district councils - at the beginning of December.
Another series of public consultations will then follow as the flood risk partnership wants residents and community representatives to continue to highlight issues of concern and to give their views on the proposals.
Key findings are:
Malton and Norton's river flood defences, built in 2004 in response to the devastating floods of 1999 and 2000, proved to be extremely effective. As there was some seepage in places some specialist repairs have been carried out.
The most distressing aspect of the 2012 flooding was caused by surface and groundwater interacting with high river levels to overwhelm drainage and sewerage systems. A robust operational response has been developed to ensure the risk of flooding to properties is effectively managed and controlled.
A location-specific pumping plan has been developed, which can respond to differing flood incidents and which details the places where resources need to be deployed and critically, the triggers for that deployment.
The partnership is working to reduce the impact of flooding on the highways infrastructure such as County Bridge and surrounding roads. Partners are looking to install permanent rail and road crossings for pipework needed during pumping operations.
Identifying places where temporary sandbag defences were constructed during the floods and where a permanent earth bund or wall might be appropriate - such as the area adjacent to the pumping station at Welham Road
The government today published the official bill detailing the route HS2 will take. It is 50,000 pages long and details a route across hundreds of kilometres of countryside
But the document was greeted by protests outside parliament, where campaigners from Yorkshire met with others from across the country to try to stop the project. They say it will blight their homes. Calendar's political correspondent Paul Brand reports
HS2 bill and the environmental statement that comes with it are 50,000 pages long - 5 times the height of these books.
The HS2 Hybrid Bill that is to go before Parliament will give details on how the first phase of the high speed rail project should progress.
The High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill will provide government powers to allow the construction and operation of the railway.
It will outline powers to:
- build and maintain the first phase of HS2 and its associated works, including secure planning permission for the works;
- compulsorily acquire interests in the land required;
- affect or change rights of way, including the stopping-up or diversion of highways and waterways (permanently or temporarily);
- modify infrastructure belonging to statutory undertakers (e.g. utility companies);
- carry out protective works to buildings and third-party infrastructure.