£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.
Tesco are closing the following distribution centres:
- Weybridge in Surrey which employs approximately 650 staff
- Harlow in Essex which employs approximately 800 staff
- Chesterfield in Derbyshire which employs approximately 400 staff
In addition Magor, in Monmouthshire, will reduce by approximately 150 staff and Welham Green, in Hertfordshire, by 70.
Tesco said staff would be offered alternative roles at other Tesco sites, including two new distribution centres at Reading and Dagenham where approximately 2,000 jobs will be created.
Unemployment has fallen in Yorkshire and the Humber in the three months to December. Two hundred and forty five thousand people in the region are now out of work - a thousand fewer than the previous quarter.
Lincolnshire Fire service is recruiting new firefighters for the first time in five years. The service is looking to employ up to ten new full time workers, who will then be assigned to work throughout the county.
Candidates will be assessed on things like physical ability and problem solving, as well as on personal qualities. Five hundred applications will be accepted by the service, with an additional 150 applicants placed on a holding list.
The news of a €1b windfarm off the East Yorks coast has been welcomed by business leaders. DONG Energy want to locate thirty-five wind turbines in the North Sea, five miles east of Hull.
Siemens will build the turbines, providing a further boost for their plans to build a £200m facility on Alexandra Dock in Hull, creating a green port. Both projects have the potential for hunderds of jobs.
A major planning battle is expected after a mining company announced today it had submitted a long-awaited application to sink a potash mine in the North York Moors national park, creating a 1,000 permanent jobs.
Sirius Minerals wants to build the mine two-and-a-half miles south of Whitby. It says the mine would exploit what is believed to be the world's biggest and best quality supply of potash, which is used to make fertiliser.
But critics say the technology is untested and the mine will be an eyesore in the heart of one of the region's most protected landscapes. The company says it expects a decision to be made by the national park planning authority in May.
– Chris Fraser, Managing Director, Sirius Minerals.
"This is a major milestone for the company and one that we believe brings us closer to the first day of construction and production at the York Potash Project."
Hull is the hardest place in the country to find work.There are over 50 applicants for every job in the city, according to new research.
The study also says that Bradford is a challenging place to find work with 16 applicants per job.
Leeds-based interpreting company thebigword has announced 92 new jobs. The jobs, secured after the company won a new £12m contract, are both permanent and temporary and based at its headquarters in Leeds.
Vacancies are within its linguists, customer service, logistics and IT departments.
More than 400 Civil Service jobs have been cut in York in two years, according to Government figures.
The job losses in the city has been was revealed after York Central MP Hugh Bayley, tabled a Parliamentary question to Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude.
The figures showed the number of full-time equivalent civil servants employed in York in March 2010 was 2,390, but this had fallen to 1,980 by the end of March this year.