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Osborne hopes Chinese money will transform Yorkshire infrastructure

George Osborne is hoping Chinese money could help transform infrastructure in Yorkshire's cities as part of his "Northern Powerhouse" plan to grow the economy in theregion.

The Chancellor on a trade trip to China has made a pitch for Chinese companies to invest in the HS2 high speed rail link between London - Sheffield and Leeds, as well as regeneration projects in the two Yorkshire cities. Accompanying the Chancellor are council leaders from the Northern Powerhouse cities including Sheffield and Leeds.


Yorkshire's Richard Pyrah announces retirement

Yorkshire's Richard Pyrah has announced his retirement from the game.

Richard Pyrah Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The 32 year old all-rounder, who was born in Dewsbury, made his debut for the White Rose in 2004 and scored over 3000 runs in all forms of the game and taken over 300 wickets. He will now take up a role on the clubs coaching staff.


Thousands dying prematurely from heart attacks, figures show

Thousands of people are dying prematurely from heart attacks across our region, new figures show.

The British Heart Foundation study revealed that across Yorkshire and the Humber, cardiac arrests claim 7000 lives every year - with tens of thousands more people living with coronary heart disease.

The charity is now calling for more funding to help prevent what they say are avoidable deaths. Our correspondent Rachel Bullock has the story.

Strike to hit energy company

Hundreds of office staff at the electrical distribution firm Northern Powergrid will go on strike from midnight tonight as part of a pay dispute.

Strike hits energy company Northern Powergrid Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Members of the union UNISON will walk out after what they claim is months of talks.

The company insists its pay offer is 'fair and reasonable', and says customers won't be affected.

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