Regional Growth Fund: "Scandalous"

A Government grant scheme designed to help boost growth and jobs in our region has been branded "scandalous" by a committee of MPs.

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Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service recruiting

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.

Business leaders welcome Hull windfarm

East Yorkshire coast, as seen from Hull

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.

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More than 400 civil service jobs lost in York over last two years

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.

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New jobs to be created by pub chain in Selby and Whitby

Pub operator JD Weatherspoon is to open 30 new pubs across the country, including some in Selby and Whitby. 1200 jobs will be created across the UK.

We are looking forward to opening the new pubs, many of which will be in areas where Wetherspoon is not yet represented.

We are also pleased to be creating so many new jobs, especially during a recession.

There is no question that we would open more pubs and create more jobs in 2013 if the increasing tax burden on pubs was reduced."

– Tim Martin, Wetherspoon chairman

7,500 jobs for Hull

Details of an ambitious plan aimed at creating 7,500 jobs in Hull over the next decade have been announced today.

Due to be officially launched early next year, the so called "City Plan" will promote Hull as the UK's Energy City.

It's hoped that a positive decision by Siemens over its proposed wind turbine assembly plant at Alexandra Dock will trigger a boom in renewable energy jobs.

It's also planned to turn Hull into a major cultural destination, with projects including a new international art gallery and a new riverside terminal for cruise ships.

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