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'Plans for 115 homes in Hull should create local jobs,' says councillor

A councillor in Hull says the jobs created by plans for 115 new homes and the refurbishment of 100 flats should all be offered to local people.

It follows the demolition of two blocks of flats in the Orchard Park area yesterday, which will now make way for a 15 million pound redevelopment of the area.

Hundreds of residents turned out to watch. Five blocks of flats are being demolished in the area before 2015 and a further two are being refurbished.

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Recruitment drive launched for North Yorkshire Police

The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, is launching a police officer recruitment campaign for around 60 jobs to be filled between now and the end of 2014.

The force say that they are looking for candidates who are passionate about making a difference in their communities, committed to reducing harm and for those who want to do more for victims.

“I know that people want to see officers on the streets and this campaign will help to make sure that we maximise coverage across North Yorkshire for the next few years.

“The recruitment of high quality officers is a fundamental part of my central goal to ensure people are safe, that we remain the safest county in England and residents of North Yorkshire feel safe.

“Undoubtedly, there will be a huge number of people who are interested and it is probable the website will be extremely busy during the application period which is open for two weeks. If people do experience a delay I would ask that they please bear with us as we work to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible. ”

– Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

"Devastating blow" as Coca Cola axes nearly 300 jobs - with Wakefield site affected

It's been announced Coca Cola will cut nearly 300 jobs.

The loss, at Coca Cola Enterprises, was described as “a devastating blow” by the union Unite.

Coca Cola is to close down its Direct Store Delivery operation resulting in 288 redundancies, 160 of which are Unite drivers and warehouse workers. The sites affected include Bristol, East Kilbride, North London, Northampton, Sidcup and Wakefield.

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Boss: New plant puts Lincoln at centre of engineering innovation

Siemens' director of service in Lincoln has paid tribute to all those who have worked towards the opening of the firm's new turbine service centre:

From the start our vision has been to create a world-class facility and environment of service excellence to meet our customer service needs. The focus of the centre is on continuous improvement and we are proud to have developed a facility that offers a modern working environment for our customers and employees. This together with the great work we are doing with the University at the Engineering Hub really helps put Siemens and Lincoln at the centre of engineering innovation in the UK.

– Siemens' Director of Service for Lincoln, Neil Corner
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