MPs call for support for former coal mining towns

Former mining​ ​towns and villages​ need more support​ following years of chronic ​under-investment since the closure of the pits​, MPs will be told on Tuesday.

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Asda's sales have been improving over the past year

Asda reports slower growth

Asda has reported its fourth consecutive ​increase in sales​,​​ although like-for-like sales rose just 0.5 per cent in the last three months of 2017.

The new site will stock over 420,000 products and has the potential for up to one million square feet of distribution capacity

Best place for a tech hub in Europe? Yorkshire, of course!

Technology distributor Premier Farnell is to invest £60m in a new 360,000 sq foot warehouse at the Logic Leeds business park, retaining £650m in revenue and hundreds of jobs in the Yorkshire region.
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Merrion House will be the main city centre office base for Leeds City Council

Milestone as TCS completes its £70m flagship

Property developer Town Centre Securities ​said the refurbishment and extension works of its flagship Merrion House building in Leeds has been completed.​

Aviva makes home insurance a lot more simple

Aviva makes home insurance a lot more simple

Insurance giant Aviva is launching ​a new way of buying home insurance which promises to simplify the process following new research which shows that three quarters (76 per cent) of UK adults with home insurance feel the industry needs to do more to make it quicker, simpler and cheaper to take out the right insurance policies.

Morrisons' CEO David Potts

Morrisons beats expectations for Christmas trading

Morrisons ​cheered shareholders with a better than expected festive performance which was boosted by strong sales of its premium “Best” range​.

Asda is battling with discounters Aldi and Lidl

Asda announces further job losses

Nearly 30 Asda colleagues at the group's head office in Leeds have been axed in a fresh round of redundancies.

Victoria Gate, which opened in October 2016, is anchored by John Lewiss first store in the city

Victoria Gate owner buys rival to create £21bn shopping centre giant

Shopping centre owner Hammerson​, which owns the Victoria Gate development in Leeds,​ has agreed an all share takeover of rival Intu in a £3.4​bn deal that will create Britain's biggest property company.​

Asos Instant will be available to customers in selected Leeds postcodes

Asos to launch its Same Day Delivery service in Leeds today

High fashion online retailer Asos ​will launch A​sos​ Instant, its Same Day Delivery option​,​ in Leeds​ today​.
Burberry's new site at 6 Queen Street

Burberry to move IT jobs to new Leeds hub

Burberry is to move around 100 IT roles to its new Leeds site at ​​6 Queen Street in the city centre following a consultation with employees and said it is very pleased with how the site has performed since it opened in October.
Morrisons' CEO David Potts

Morrisons is "working hard" to limit rising food costs

Morrisons has reported another quarter of rising sales as the supermarket said it ​i​s working hard to limit the impact of ​rising food costs for shoppers.

Roger Burnley will take up the role on January 1 2018. PA

"Born and bred Yorkshireman" gets top job at Asda

Roger Burnley will become the first Yorkshireman to take the helm at Asda in over 30 years when he takes up the chief executive’s role on January 1.
Asda has seen a return to sales growth after a number of disappointing years

All change at Asda - CEO to step down after just 18 months in the job

In a surprise move, ​Asda ​has announced that ​chief executive Sean Clarke is to step down from his role at the end of the year ​after less than 18 months in the job.
All the big four supermarkets increased sales in the 12 weeks to October 8

Christmas comes early for Morrisons

Morrisons ​i​s ​growing faster than any of its big four rivals while Asda has sustained its recent recovery, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Burberry has finally arrived in Leeds and will be situated in Queen Street.

Burberry finally arrives in Leeds and brings with it 400 jobs

Luxury fashion brand ​Burberry ​opened its new office in Leeds today and re-iterated its commitment to Yorkshire with the news that the site at ​​6 Queen Street in the city centre​ will house over 400 staff​, 100 more than was originally planned.

Lidl emerged as the UK's fastest growing supermarket

Shoppers flock to discount grocers

Higher prices have ramped up supermarket sales and more customers are shopping at discount retailers Aldi and Lidl as they try to cut the price of the weekly shop.

Lord Rose has 40 years experience in retail. Photo: Neil TIngle/PA Wire

Zenith appoints former M&S boss

Zenith, the UK leasing and fleet management provider to some of the largest companies in the ​UK,​ has appointed former Marks & Spencer boss Stuart Rose as its new chairman.

Temple Works  Marshall Street, Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson.

Burberry underlines its commitment to Yorkshire despite halting Leeds plans

Christopher Bailey, the ​Halifax-born ​chief creative officer of luxury brand Burberry​, has said the potential for UK trad​ing​ post-Brexit is "enormous"​ as he insisted the group is "absolutely committed" to keeping its manufacturing in Yorkshire.


1,100 jobs affected as 300 Asda Leeds head office staff leave 'with boxes in hand'

Asda has axed hundreds of staff from its head office in Leeds as it cuts costs amid fierce competition in the supermarket sector.

Asda is battling stiff competition

Asda axes hundreds of Leeds head office staff

Asda is to axe hundreds of staff from its head office in Leeds as it cuts costs amid fierce competition in the supermarket sector.

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