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Siemens reaches first jobs milestone

Job centre staff in Hull say they are confident the city can shake off its image of having one of the worst unemployment rates in the country.

It comes as figures today revealed the Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire region as a whole has the second highest rate of people out of work in the UK. That's despite improving numbers which show there are fewer people out of work than this time three months ago.

Today, the first 14 of the one thousand jobs due to be created at Siemens were advertised as part of its multi million pound investment in Hull. But as Fiona Dwyer reports the people helping job seekers say they don't have to wait for work.

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Pedestrian dead after A64 collision near York

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was killed in a road traffic collision on the A64 near York.

The 51-year-old man was hit by a silver Hyundai i10 on the eastbound carriageway as he crossed the A64 at Bilborough, at around 10.30pm on Monday 15 December 2014.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Renewed appeal to find missing Bridlington man

Police are renewing an appeal to find a father of two from Bridlington who has been missing since Monday 8 December.

Damion Vernon Credit: Humberside Police

32 year-old Damion Vernon was last seen in Wakefield and has not been in touch with friends or family since his disappearance.

Police are keen to find any information about Damion, or anyone who believes they may have seen him on the day he went missing.

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Former York priest announced as first woman Bishop

Former York priest, the Reverend Libby Lane, has been announced as the first woman Bishop by the Church of England.

Currently Vicar of St Peter's, Hale, and St Elizabeth's, Ashley, the Reverend Lane will be will be consecrated as the 8th Bishop of Stockport at a ceremony at York Minster on Monday 26 January 2015.

Teenager missing from Grimsby treatment centre

Will Gilligan and Katie Free Credit: Humberside Police

A teenage girl from York has gone missing from a treatment centre in the Grimsby area.

19-year-old Katie Free was being cared for in Grimsby, but was last seen in Cleethorpes at around 12:45 on Saturday.

Katie has not been seen since then and police are growing concerned for her welfare due to an existing medical condition.

Katie is described as being white and of pale complexion with blue eyes and red hair often worn in a ponytail. She is 5'7" tall and of thin build and wears glasses.

When last seen she was wearing black leggings with a burgundy hooded jacket with a white logo on the front. She was said to be carrying a black tote bag and wearing burgundy shoes.

Katie is believed to be in the company of her boyfriend Will Gilligan (pictured) who is from the Darlington area and it is thought they may have travelled together to the North Yorkshire or Darlington area.

Katie has been missing before and she was located safely and promptly.

Katie’s welfare is our main priority and our aim is to achieve that result again and as quickly as possible. As time moves on our concern is growing due to her ongoing health issues. It is important that we locate Katie so that we can ensure she receives the support she urgently needs. We are appealing to Katie to make contact, either with her family or the emergency services at the earliest opportunity. We would also ask the public to help us by calling us to inform us if they see Katie and provide us with details of her whereabouts.

– Detective Inspector Jim Fairgrieve, Humberside Police
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