32% of children in Yorkshire and the Humber, and 25% of young people in Lincolnshire are living in poverty, according to Save the Children.
Sheffield is in the top ten places in the country for rising numbers of obese children, according to new research.
It has been revealed children in Yorkshire spend more than 50 days a year in front of a screen, playing on videogames or watching TV.
A major report aimed at keeping children safe in Islamic faith institutions has been launched in Bradford.The police and the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty to Children are among those represented at a conference at Bradford City Hall.
Sheffield City Council is backing plans to rebuild two primary schools. Fox Hill Primary on Powey Road will be rebuilt on the same site as the existing school. The old school will then be demolished.
Prince Edward Primary School, on City Road, will also be rebuilt on part of the existing school site and part of a cleared Council housing site. The future of the cleared site will be discussed at a later date.
Pupils will be able to continue with their studies in both cases and will have minimal disruption while work is carried out. All staff will retain their jobs as well.
– Councillor Jackie Drayton
"It is great to be able to rebuild these two schools that need lots of improvements. Research has shown a good educational environment improves educational attainment and behaviour."
Children and young people in south Leeds will benefit from a range of new and exciting initiatives including cooking classes, dance classes, bike maintenance and training for young junior reporters as part of £100,000 that has been invested by the area committee.
Submissions were invited from the area committee as to what would best benefit the area, and over £300,000 of submissions were made. Out of these submissions, 13 projects have been approved, all of which will be put in place by 1st April.
– Councillor Angela Gabriel, chair of the inner south area committee,
“We’re really excited about the range of activities for young people that we’ve agreed to fund for 2013/14.
“ Many of the projects will be delivered by organisations that we haven’t funded before or from organisations that have proposed new and innovative opportunities for young people in the area”.
Riley Turner's family have thanked those who have supported them following the four-year-old's death last week. He was found at his home in Keighley on January 20.
Releasing a picture of Riley for the first time, the family said: “We would like to thank members of the Keighley community for their support and kind wishes.
“Riley was a bubbly, happy child and loved dearly by his family.”
32-year-old Anwar Rosser was arrested and has since been charged with his murder. He will appear at Bradford Crown Court in April for a plea hearing.
A charity's been launched in Bradford to buy new medical equipment, as well as home comforts, for children's hospital wards.
And the Bradford Hospitals Children's Charity is gearing up for it's first real challenge - a one hundred and seventy mile bike ride from Morecambe to Bridlington. Victoria Whittam reports.
Derbyshire Police have said two children who died in a crash near Creswell in Derbyshire yesterday were just five years old and 22 months old.
The collision, between a Peugeot 106 and a Citroen C2 on the B6042, left their mother and seven-year-old sister with minor injuries.
The family, from the Worksop area, were travelling towards the A60 when their Peugeot collided with the Citroen, which was being driven in the opposite direction.
The driver of the Citroen, a 23-year-old woman from Worksop, suffered an arm injury.
Derbyshire Police are urging spokesman urged anyone with information to contact the force's witness appeal line on 01773 572 929.
Shocking figures have revealed that Yorkshire has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the country. The rest of the region fares little better, with tens of thousands of youngsters missing out on basic essentials - warm clothing, shoes, and even food.
The figures have been released today by the charity Save the Children, which is now turning its attention to poverty-stricken Britain for the first time ever, blaming the Government's austerity measures.
The Government has responded to a report by Save the Children, which has found that a third of children in Yorkshire and the Humber and a quarter of children in the East Midlands, which includes Lincolnshire.
A spokesperson said: "Despite £150bn being poured into benefits and tax credits over the last decade, the previous Government's approach to tackling child poverty has failed with the UK missing its own 2010 child poverty targets.
– Government spokesperson
The Government remains committed to eradicating child poverty, but we want to take a new approach by tackling the root causes including worklessness, educational failure and family breakdown.
And our welfare reforms will improve the lives of some of the poorest families in our communities, with the Universal Credit simplifying the complex myriad of benefits and lifting 350,000 children and 550,000 adults out of poverty"
We have spoken to Graham Whitham from Save the Children, who has written a report outlining that a third of children in Yorkshire and the Humber and a quarter in the East Midlands, which includes Lincolnshire, are in living in poverty.