New figures show that 2500 people in Bradford have taken up apprenticeships since August 2011. This comes on top of record numbers of apprentices in the area last year: 4620 were on an apprenticeship in 2010/11, an increase of 70% on the previous year.
Hull Foodbank is at the Co-op in Cottingham collecting all kinds of non-perishable food from the public to feed local people in crisis.Supermarket collections are one of the main ways the Foodbank is stocked and with the Foodbank busier than ever Hull Foodbank is asking people to give generously.
Hull's Foodbank aims to help people through short term crisis by providing emergency food parcels. Hull Foodbank centre also provides support and signposting to help combat the long term problem.
Volunteers will be at Co-op in Cottingham from 9am-1pm.
– Hull Foodbank
Since opening in November, we have seen over 400 people who need food parcels. This is due to a variety of different reasons; redundancy, large utility bills, bereavement and benefit delays." says Sarah Sidwell, Hull Foodbank manager. "The current economic climate means more and more people are struggling to put food on the table, so we really need local citizens to give what they can to help. This is a great opportunity to help those in need."
More people than ever attended Hull's Real Ale and Cider Festival last night. Organisers moved the festival to Holy Trinity Church after problems keeping drinks cool in the usual venue at City Hall.
It's a decision which paid off - 750 people went along on the first night and an emergency order of another 15 real ales had to be brought in.
Harrogate's Save the Children branch has had a surprise find in its donated stock. Volunteer shop leader Margaret Cullen was asked if the shop had any Harry Potter books in the shop.
She went to check and found a copy of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" which turned out to be a first edition signed by J K Rowling.
Save the Children has now had the signature authenticated and the book has been valued at £500. The shop will be holding a silent auction to sell the book in order to raise funds to help children both in this country and abroad.
If you are unfit and over-30, then you can benefit from being nagged by family and friends.
A study claims people who are inactive need regular reminders and pestering by spouses and children.
The media and GPs appear to play a similar role, providing 'alarm bells' to shock those who are unfit about the potential consequences ofa sedentary lifestyle.
– Richard Keegan, School of Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln
The aim of this study was to help people examine their lifestyle as a whole and establish what the key factors are in influencing their activity levels. The good news is that the study suggests once you are active and healthy, you no longer need nagging. Most importantly, however, the suggestion that 'nagging is good' should only be applied to getting healthy and active!
A cash delivery driver has been robbed in York. He was attacked by men wearing balacalvas who took a cash box before leaving in a car. He's now being treated in hospital for a head injury.
– Detective Sergeant Mandy Grundy, York CID
Clearly we need to identify who was responsible for this incident as soon as possible. There will have been numerous people on Front Street at the time of the robbery and I urge anyone who witnessed the incident or knows who the suspects are to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as they can.
Police are looking to speak to a man and woman after an alleged assault in Doncaster.
A 35 year old man suffered a fractured hip when the alleged attack took place outside the Urban Bar on Cleveland Street.
Urban Bar have said: "We fully cooperate withthe police an do not condone violent behaviour on our premises".
People in the East Yorkshire village of Market Weighton say they'll fight plans for a housing development and a medical centre.
Proposals have been put forward to build the centre and 49 homes near a cul-de-sac on Northgate Vale.
But people who live there are concerned about the impact of traffic. They say their cul-de-sac would, in effect, become an access road and they claim up to two hundred cars an hour would use it. They say the road was never designed for heavy traffic.
Mr Galloway began his speech with the promised words "As I was saying Mr Speaker"
George Galloway made his first speech in the Commons today. The new MP for Bradford West has tweeted
– George Galloway MP, Bradford West
I am officeless in the House of Commons. Presently based in tearoom of Portcullis House. I know they didn't expect me to win but come on!