£32bn high speed rail link between London and Yorkshire has been revealed.
At a cost of £33 billion, this train line is neither cheap nor very popular with those living along its route.
Unemployment in Yorkshire fell by 9,000 in the three months to August, official figures have revealed.
Sixteen hundred jobs are to go at Derbyshire County Council in a move to save more than £47m over the next year. The Labour-run council is also carrying out a complete review of its services.
It says some council buildings may have to be sold and some centres may close. It's now planning an overhaul of the way it works to be able to carry on fulfilling all its roles.
– Gary Reilly, Regional Manager for Totaljobs.com in Yorkshire
"Whilst recovery in the Yorkshire jobs market was far from guaranteed, these figures are slightly disappointing. This is a hard road we’ve been following, but the economy is improving with firms in the private sector reporting ‘buoyant’ business growth."
Unemployment has risen by one thousand across Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire between May and July. The latest figures mean 245 thousand people do not have a job there. The jobless total fell in the East Midlands, which includes Mansfield, by 11 thousand.
A councillor in Hull says the jobs created by plans for 115 new homes and the refurbishment of 100 flats should all be offered to local people.
It follows the demolition of two blocks of flats in the Orchard Park area yesterday, which will now make way for a 15 million pound redevelopment of the area.
Hundreds of residents turned out to watch. Five blocks of flats are being demolished in the area before 2015 and a further two are being refurbished.
Manufacturing at an historic Sheffield industrial site is set to end after the owners announced its closure.
Over 160 jobs could go when Oughtibridge Paper Mill, owned by Swedish firm SCA, shuts in 2015.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, is launching a police officer recruitment campaign for around 60 jobs to be filled between now and the end of 2014.
The force say that they are looking for candidates who are passionate about making a difference in their communities, committed to reducing harm and for those who want to do more for victims.
“I know that people want to see officers on the streets and this campaign will help to make sure that we maximise coverage across North Yorkshire for the next few years.
“The recruitment of high quality officers is a fundamental part of my central goal to ensure people are safe, that we remain the safest county in England and residents of North Yorkshire feel safe.
– Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire
“Undoubtedly, there will be a huge number of people who are interested and it is probable the website will be extremely busy during the application period which is open for two weeks. If people do experience a delay I would ask that they please bear with us as we work to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. ”
It's been announced Coca Cola will cut nearly 300 jobs.
The loss, at Coca Cola Enterprises, was described as “a devastating blow” by the union Unite.
Coca Cola is to close down its Direct Store Delivery operation resulting in 288 redundancies, 160 of which are Unite drivers and warehouse workers. The sites affected include Bristol, East Kilbride, North London, Northampton, Sidcup and Wakefield.
Lincoln's biggest private sector employer has officially opened a new workshop and office complex which it hopes will help it expand and provide even more jobs. Siemens has now moved into its new turbine service centre at Teal Park on the outskirts of the city. James Webster reports.
The head of Siemens' service division in Lincoln has been setting out his hopes for the future at the opening of the new turbine service centre at Teal Park. Neil Corner says the facility should enable them to expand the number of staff they already employ as work demand increases.
Siemens' director of service in Lincoln has paid tribute to all those who have worked towards the opening of the firm's new turbine service centre:
– Siemens' Director of Service for Lincoln, Neil Corner
From the start our vision has been to create a world-class facility and environment of service excellence to meet our customer service needs. The focus of the centre is on continuous improvement and we are proud to have developed a facility that offers a modern working environment for our customers and employees. This together with the great work we are doing with the University at the Engineering Hub really helps put Siemens and Lincoln at the centre of engineering innovation in the UK.