The economy in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire could lose £332m a year if planned tax credit cuts go ahead, according to the trade union Unison.
More than a quarter of a million working families in the region receive tax credits from the government.
Chancellor George Osborne is set to announce his autumn spending review later today.
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A new study has found that schoolchildren are carrying up to £400 worth of hi-tech kit in their schoolbags every day.
It says a third of students are now also using expensive tablet computers to complete their homework at night.
So are they spending too much time staring at a screen rather than talking to each other?
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Virgin Trains has announced a multi-million million refurbishment programme for its fleet of 45 trains on the East Coast route from York to London and Edinburgh.
The travel company will spend £21 million to give 400 carriages a complete refurbishment, with 24,123 seats replaced, and leather seats to be fitted in First Class.
New toilets, carpets and curtains will also be fitted and 35 new engines will be installed on the diesel High Speed Train fleet.
This is not only one of the biggest investments of its kind ever seen on the East Coast route, but also three years ahead of the introduction of new Super Express Trains as part of the Government’s InterCity Express programme.
We’re investing now so our customers can benefit from new seats and a great new on-board environment before we get a new fleet of 65 trains from 2018.
Police looking for a woman missing from Leeds say she has been spotted in Bradford.
A second appeal has been put out for Dagmara Holanova, 34, who has been missing since Tuesday 3 November. She was last seen in the Armley area of Leeds between 5pm and 7pm. She is known to have links across Leeds, Bradford, Dewsbury and Rotherham.
Ms Holanova is described as a Slovakian woman, of Eastern European appearance, 5"7" tall, slim build with brown eyes and brown shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a pink jacket, black and white check trousers and white trainers.
There has been a sighting of Dagmara near to Bradford City Centre last week, and I would appeal to anyone in who has seen Dagmara, or knows where she is now to get in touch. Enquiries are ongoing.
Police are asking for the public’s help to find a 12-year-old girl who was reported missing yesterday afternoon (Monday 23 November).
Lois Elliott is originally from Liverpool but now lives in Royston, Barnsley.
She was last seen at her school in Kettlethorpe, Wakefield, at around 9.15am.
She was seen getting on a train from Wakefield to Leeds, with the intention of returning to Liverpool.
Lois has not been seen or heard from since, and police are trying to establish where she is to ensure she is safe and well.
She was last seen wearing a black puffa-style jacket, a black crop top, black leggings and fluorescent pink trainers.
She is 5ft 2ins tall, of slim build, with long dark hair with a red tinge, and has a strong Liverpudlian accent.
Traffic is partially blocked on a road in Leeds this morning after an accident.
Congestion is reported on Butt Lane in both directions after a crash involving two cars at B6154 Pudsey Road / Henconner Lane.
Police are directing traffic on the roundabout.
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