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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.

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

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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.

240 jobs to go at Hull Council: statement

"Central government have taken £90 million from the Hull City Council budget over the last five years and this continues until 2014. We have plans to save £5.7 million per year until 2014.

"If we don't make this saving through back office functions, we would have to make redundancies to our front line services.

"The previous administration announced savings of £3 million in business support and did not have a plan. By upgrading IT systems and removing many paper-based processes, we are improving the efficiency of the organisation and minimising the effect to the public.

As 75p in every pound is spent on staffing, this will lead to the loss of 171 posts. The council is committed to minimising compulsory redundancies by removing vacancies, using redeployment and voluntary redundancy."

– Councillor Daren Hale, Deputy Leader of Hull City Council
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