New research shows that not enough is being done to get girls and women into science and engineering careers with tens of thousands giving up on such careers.
In the last year the number of women going into science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called STEM sector - has fallen.
Now a Yorkshire based organisation which aims to promote science industries for women has gone on the campaign trail and wants change to start right from school age. James Webster reports.
The last missing body in the rubble of Didcot Power Station was removed from the site early today.
A guard of honour of more than a dozen workers from the emergency services was formed as the body, thought to be that of sixty one year old John Shaw, who was from Rotherham , was taken away at about 6.30amy this morning.
Mr Shaw was one of four workers including Ken Cresswell, who was also from Rotherham, who were killed in a partial collapse of the Oxfordshire power station exactly 200 days ago.
Bus workers who have taken part in a series of strikes in Leeds have called off their next walkout so that pay talks can take place.
Members of the Unite union were on the picket line today in an ongoing dispute with First West Yorkshire.
But a six-hour stoppage due for Monday has been suspended so that talks can take place either on Tuesday or Wednesday.
The management has been in touch today to say that they now wish to enter into meaningful pay negotiations which will take place under the auspices of the conciliation service, Acas.
As a result, the six-hour strike on Monday has been suspended.
Unite will be entering into these talks in a positive and constructive fashion to seek a fair settlement for our members which would avoid any further industrial action causing inconvenience to the travelling public of Leeds.
Unite won’t be commenting again until next week’s talks have concluded.
Women from local branches of a pension campaign group have been protesting in London today.
Women Against State Pension Inequality, or WASPI, are campaigning against the Government's raising of their retirement age. Women who were expecting to retire at 60 have now been told they will have to wait until they are 66.
But these campaigners from Yorkshire say they haven't had time to prepare themselves financially.
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A union say bus workers could strike again next week if a deal over pay can't be reached.
Members of the Unite union walked out yesterday, disrupting routes across the city, after rejecting an offer from employers First Leeds.
Union representatives are hoping for further negotiations today but say if there is no agreement another walk-out will go ahead on Monday.
Npower has announced plans to merge its Scarcroft and Limewood sites in Leeds.
The Scarcroft lease ends in April 2018 and the owners have development plans for the site; we plan to vacate by December 2017. In line with our strategy to consolidate sites wherever possible, we intend to relocate and accommodate our Scarcroft people at our Limewood site. This will involve upgrading the existing Limewood office to facilitate working in an Agile way.”
Trade union Unison has called today's loss of 2,400 npower jobs "a devastating blow to the workforce" and said that staff are paying the price for mistakes in management.
Npower has been in trouble for some time thanks to poor decision-making at the very top, and workers are now paying the price.
The company's failure to invest properly in new systems has left it with one of the worst customer service records in the business.
The Union GMB says it is "disappointed" at npower's announcement but "stands ready to work with the company" to ensure continuing employment for its members.
GMB is disappointed that hard-working members, many of whom have experienced significant disruption and uncertainty over the past 12 months, are set for more uncertainty over the next 12.
GMB members, in particular those in customer-facing roles, have been instrumental in helping the company to turn around the retail business and we deserve to know the full picture as soon as possible.
GMB stands ready to work with the company to continue to provide professional jobs for thousands of members across the UK.
Npower is to cut 2,400 jobs after reporting losses of over £100 million, the energy giant announced.
The cuts represent more than a fifth of the firm's 11,500-strong UK workforce.