Prime Minister David Cameron praised the way the north of England has been leading the way for economic regeneration. He visited Barnsley based, online retailer ASOS, citing it as an example of the country's recovery.
However, Barnsley's cabinet member for Development, Environment & Culture, councillor Roy Miller, says not enough has been done to bridge the economic divide between north and south.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has been in Barnsley visiting the premises of the online fashion retailer ASOS.
The firm has grown in two years to employ a thousand staff, and boasts a 23 per cent profit rise.
Mr Cameron said it was a prime example of the region leading the economic recovery.
David Cameron has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling that two killers, including one being held at Wakefield Prison, should not be given the right to vote.
The Supreme Court judgment on prisoner voting is a great victory for common sense.
As the seats are taken out of the Don Valley stadium today, the Prime Minister has told ITV Calendar he blames Sheffield Council for its closure. David Cameron said other councils had found better ways to save money than closing sports facilities.
Answering questions you sent into us, he also insisted the HS2 rail project will go ahead and said the Tories will never have a pact with UKIP. Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand has this interview.
The Prime Minister vigorously defended his so-called controversial 'bedroom tax' in an interview with ITV News. Asked if it was fair that children "bear the brunt of this kind of policy", he said:
"There is a human impact on the entire country that we currently spend £23 billion a year on housing benefit, that is more, to put it in context than we spend on the entire transport and home office budgets.
"We only spend £33 billion on our entire defence system for the UK. So it's not sustainable to go on with a housing benefit system and a benefit system."
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David Cameron has pledged to 'stick to the plan' to fix the economy and said he is 'ready to fight' to improve the competitiveness of the UK.
"Some of the changes we need to be competitive will be a big fight. Housing reform, planning reform, the building of new roads, new by-passes.
"The highspeed rail, these are fundamental changes, they are essential for the future of our economy but they are not - and I don't expect them to be - universally supported.
"But my message is simple, people should make no mistake, in this battle for the future of Britain and our competitiveness, I'm prepared to roll up my sleeves and have a fight if that's what it takes."
The Prime Minister is visiting the Calendar region today. He'll be delivering a speech on the economy before visiting local businesses.
The Prime Minister says the money to pay for HS2 will need to come from 'a balance' between the Government and 'the train user' - but expensive tickets are necessary for 'Britain to be a success'. See the full interview above.