The National Secretary of the National Union of Mineworks, Chris Kitchen, shares his thoughts of Margaret Thatcher's legacy.
Tough economic times are being blamed by a large brewing group for cutting the alcohol content in one of John Smith's beers.
Yorkshire's leading sporting sons and daughters are set to launch the county's new marathon in memory of late fundraiser Jane Tomlinson CBE.
A prison wing for low-risk inmates has been described by inspectors as the "worst establishment we have inspected in many years" following an unannounced visit.
The category D side of HMP Lindholme, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire, had been "forgotten and neglected" after funding lost when the wing was returned to the prison service in January 2012 was not replaced.
Described as an "astonishing situation" by the inspectors, more than a third of prisoners interviewed had felt unsafe at some time, while drugs and alcohol were widely available on the wing, which was shut down shortly after the inspection.
A national programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in children has been announced today.
It comes after 48 people were diagnosed with the disease in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in the last three months.
The aim of the programme, led by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health, is to prevent measles outbreaks by vaccinating as many unvaccinated and partially vaccinated 10-16 year olds as possible in time for the next school year.
New figures published today show high numbers of confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of 2013, reaching 587 by end of March, following a record annual high of almost 2,000 cases in 2012.
Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at Public Health England said, “Measles is a potentially fatal but entirely preventable disease so we are very disappointed that measles cases have recently increased in England.
"Those who have not been vaccinated should urgently seek at least one dose of MMR vaccination which will give them 95 per cent protection against measles. A second dose is then needed to provide almost complete protection.
"Measles is not a mild illness – it is very unpleasant and can lead to serious complications as we have seen with more than 100 children in England being hospitalised so far this year."
Oxfam's Director of UK Poverty, Chris Johnes, has warned that welfare reforms could tip even more people into food poverty:
– Chris Johnes, oxfam
These shocking figures show that a perfect storm of spiralling living costs, lack of decent, secure jobs and benefit changes are making it impossible for many people to feed themselves or their families.
It's clear there is a massive hole in the safety net when so many more people are being forced to rely on emergency food handouts.
We are worried this could be just the tip of the iceberg as changes to the welfare system already in the pipeline could rip apart the safety net with devastating consequences for those who rely on it.
In contrast to the people paying their respects in London, there were celebrations in the pit village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire.
ITV News special correspondent Geraint Vincent was with former miners and their supporters who were heralding the end of an era.
Hundreds have gathered at Goldthorpe Union Jack working men's club in Barnsley to give their own send off to Margaret Thatcher. They have arranged a party and later will burn an effigy of the former Prime Minister. The area is home to many former miners.
Ex miners have gathered at Goldthorpe Union Jack Working Men's Club in Barnsley to watch Margaret Thatcher's funeral. Later they will parade an effigy of the former Prime Minster in a coffin on a horse and cart through the town.