Bosses must act to reduce gender pay gap, says Rachel Reeves MP

BUSINESS leaders must act to reduce the gender pay gap and ensure more women gain a place in the boardroom, according to a Yorkshire MP.


Plans for new railway stations serving Leeds-Bradford Airport set to progress

PLANS for new railway stations serving Leeds-Bradford Airport and Elland are set to take a significant set step forward next week.

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FIGURE: The amount of people taking their driving test has decreased by 500,000 over the past ten years. PIC: Monkey Business Images

Leeds is sixth on the list for first time driving test fails

Leeds is in a list of the top ten least successful places for passing your driving test first time.

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An artist's impression of new plans for the Woodhouse Lane/Clay Pit Lane junction. Credit: Leeds City Council.

Leeds city centre gateway to get £2.8m ‘major uplift’ for pedestrians

A new £2.8m “major uplift” to improve a gateway into Leeds city centre has been approved by decision-makers.

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Coun Richard Lewis.

Plans for major new dual carriageway in Leeds one step closer

A finance package of £126.63m for one of the most significant road building plans in Leeds for decades has been primed for approval by decision-makers.

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Leader of Leeds City Council, Judith Blake.

Rates relief on way after councils join forces for smaller traders

Rates relief on the way for small and medium Leeds businesses

Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Trains are set to grind to a hall during a three-day strike by staff at Arriva Rail North.

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New war of words as three more train strikes announced on Northern

A NEW war of words broke out today as a rail union announced a new series of strikes in its long-running dispute over the use of guards on Northern Rail’s trains.

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Cross Green incinerator.

Leeds waste services to be relocated in one area as £4m site approved

All of Leeds’ waste management services are to be based in one area of the city after plans were approved to build a new £4m site next to the Cross Green incinerator.

An EU flag flies in front of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London Photo:  Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Brexit remains divisive, says survey of Yorkshire’s SMEs

YORKSHIRE’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have mixed opinions about the prospects for their business after Britain leaves the European Union, according to a new study.

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Pupils from Crossley Street Primary School visit Victoria Gate

Career tips for Wetherby pupils on Victoria Gate trip

A group of primary school pupils have been given an insight into possible careers in retail and property on a visit to Leeds’ newest shopping centre.

The junction has been identified as one under the "greatest" amounts of pressure. Picture: Google Maps

Busy Harrogate junction to get 'smart lights' in £210,000 upgrade

A major junction in Harrogate town centre is set to receive “state of the art” new traffic lights as part of a £210,000 investment.

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Richard Walker, Rob Shaw, Sean Tuck, Jon Millward and Megan Harrison at Fractl's Leeds office.

Leeds move is paying off for Stateside data experts

A data-driven content marketing agency with a head office in Florida is reaping the rewards of its decision to become part of the Leeds digital community.

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Work to battle Leeds’ illegal money lenders

Offenders and single mothers in Leeds could be particularly at risk from loan sharks, a report suggests.


Watch: Heat-damaged Leeds Stanningley bypass causes chaos for drivers

A Leeds driver has filmed the moment unsuspecting motorists hit a bump that appeared on the Stanningley bypass after extreme heat ruptured the road surface.

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Date: 30th June 2016. Picture James Hardisty. Official opening of the CityConnect Cycle Superhighway.

‘Evolving’ strategy for cycling in Leeds until 2030 approved

Ambitious plans to a create a “city that embraces cycling as an everyday normalised activity for all” have today been endorsed by Leeds City Council.

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Simon Nadin at Siemens, Stourton, Leeds..20th June 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Siemens invests in Leeds to boost region’s supply chain

ENGINEERING giant Siemens is creating jobs in Yorkshire as it helps Britain’s railways to operate more efficiently.

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Smartcard use up by 20 per cent, says combined authority chairman

The chairman of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has celebrated the “huge impact” of a smartcard travel scheme.

INVESTMENT: An Arriva bus.

Dozens of new Arriva Yorkshire buses introduced as part of £8m travel investment

A bus operator has announced that new, environmentally-friendly vehicles are being introduced on its routes.

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Yorkshire leaders triumph at EY awards hosted by BBC’s Steph McGovern

AN entrepreneur who helped to save more than 1,000 jobs at a Yorkshire-based food group has received one of the North of England’s most prestigious business awards.

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