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East Coast managing director wins 'Woman of the Year'

Karen Boswell has won 'Woman of the Year' 2014 Credit: East Coast

East Coast Managing Director, Karen Boswell, has won the 'Woman of the Year' Award at a ceremony in London.

The Women 1st Shine Awards are designed to shine light on women who are making their mark in industry.

As Woman of the Year 2014, Karen Boswell now joins the elite Top 100 Club of Britain's most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.

Speaking about her award, Karen Boswell said: "This award is one for the team; it's for every one of my colleagues in East Coast who has helped to transform our business over the last five years. I'm absolutely thrilled to have won this award, and we're all really so proud of what we've been able to achieve together to turn around this jewel in the crown of Britain's railways."

Schoolgirl robbed of socks and shoes on walk home

A schoolgirl in York has been robbed of her socks and shoes while walking home in York.

At around 5:50pm on Wednesday, 10th September 2014, a 15-year-old pupil was walking home along Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, from Manor C of E Academy.

As she approached the railway crossing a man ran up behind her, pushed her to the ground and demanded her shoes and socks, which he removed before turning and heading back along Millfield Lane towards Acomb.

The man is described as either Asian or Eastern European, around 25-years-old, between 6ft and 6ft 4in tall, with a thin, stubbly face and short black hair, which was styled at the front. He was wearing thin, square glasses, a blue jacket, black jeans and was possibly carrying a small rucksack.

At the time of the incident, the area was busy with people visiting local businesses or returning home from work and officers are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously to come forward.

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George Osborne tweets there is 'still much to do'

It has been announced that across the UK, the jobless total is now 468,000 fewer than a year earlier, the largest annual fall in unemployment since 1988.

George Osborne has tweeted that the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) mark another step towards full employment.

However, the North East is the worst area in the UK for unemployment, recording a 1,000 increase in the number of people without a job in the three months to July, suggesting there is still much to do by the UK government.

132,000 people unemployed in the North East

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that a total of 132,000 people were unemployed in the North East between May and July.

The region's unemployment rate was 9.9% and saw a rise of 0.8% during the period.

It is the worst area in the UK for unemployment, recording a 1,000 increase in the number of people without a job in the three months to July.

However, the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen below one million for the first time in six years.

And across the UK, the jobless total is now 468,000 fewer than a year earlier, the largest annual fall in unemployment since 1988.

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New research sheds light on how Richard III died

New research out shows how Richard III, the last King from the House of York, died.

Fighting in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, he sustained 11 wounds including nine to his skull, according to analysis in the Lancet health journal.

He was the last English King to die on the battlefield.

Descendants of Richard lll, have been campaigning for his remains to be buried in York.

Read More: Richard III campaigners face High Court delay

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