The employment minister says a fall in unemployment shows the UK economy is 'turning a corner'. The number of people out of work in Yorkshire and the Humber fell by 6,000 in the three months to August.
Nationally, more than 1.1 million people have been unemployed for up to six months, down 32,000, but those out of work for between six months and a year rose by 29,000 to 446,000. The number of people out of work for over a year fell by 15,000 to 900,000.
"Today's figures show a rise in employment of more than a million under this Government, and they show that there are now more people in work than ever before. That's a really positive sign of growth in the UK economy, and a credit to British businesses for creating those jobs. We are not complacent - there's still work to do - but with more than 500,000 vacancies currently available, and with all the signs being that the economy is turning a corner, we can see that there are opportunities out there for hardworking people who aspire to get on in life."
A politician from Yorkshire is taking on one of the richest drugs companies in the world to try and get compensation for victims of thalidomide.
The MEP Edward McMillan-Scott wants Grunenthal to pay out for the disabilities caused by the drug, which was given to mothers with morning sickness. The company says it already supports victims with equipment and medical help, but the Lib Dem MEP says that's just paying 'lip service'.
It has been revealed that there are more than two and a half thousand CCTV cameras inside schools across the Calendar region. Over two hundred of those are based in the changing rooms and bathrooms - that's a higher number here than anywhere else in the country.
Local councils argue its to safeguard the children, anti-surveillance campaigners say there's nothing to suggest it's having a positive impact. Adam Fowler reports.