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Redmayne-Bentley celebrates 141 years in Leeds

WHEN John Redmayne established his business empire, he only had a desk, a coal scuttle and an ink stand to keep him company.

Richmondshire District Council - Councillor Yvonne Peacock.

£50m designer outlet approved for Yorkshire

Controversial plans for a £50m designer outlet centre to be built at Scotch Corner have been approved by the Secretary of State after a public inquiry.

Roundtable event with Andrew Percy, Northern Powerhouse Minister at Barclays offices, Park Row, Leeds. 2nd December 2016.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Investors ‘may be put off by negativity’

Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy has warned that the north risks missing out on crucial investment opportunities by talking the area down.

Roundtable event with Andrew Percy, Northern Powerhouse Minister at Barclays offices, Park Row, Leeds. 2nd December 2016.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Our ‘responsibility as Northerners’ to agree on devolution, by Powerhouse minister

Yorkshire needs to “get its act together” to deliver a devolution settlement for the region, the Northern Powerhouse Minister has warned.

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The iport side of the planned Lidl distribution base

Lidl plans £70m distribution centre in Doncaster with 500 jobs

PLANS by the German budget supermarket Lidl for a major distribution centre in Doncaster are expected to create 500 jobs in the district.

Hull is now leading the UK's green energy revolution.

Hugh McNeal: Wind in the sails of industry as Yorkshire leads green energy revolution

IT was great to be back in Hull for the official opening of Siemens’ state-of-the-art offshore wind turbine plant.

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When will energy suppliers stop overcharging customers?

Caroline Flint: As winter bills bite, why Theresa May must take on the Big Six energy giants

SOME THINGS are to be expected during Britain’s winter weather. Darker nights, storm warnings, freezing fog, trains delayed, gas and electricity bills going up. Another British winter on the way.

Keynote speaker Petra Wetzel at the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards are held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
1 December 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Inspirational women take centre stage at the Forward Ladies’ awards

A nurse who swapped hospital beds for balance sheets was crowned as the outstanding business woman of the year at the Forward Ladies National Women in Business awards.

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George Osborne at William Cook Holdings Ltd, during his visit to their Leeds plant today (Thursday) in support of the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

Exclusive: Yorkshire’s failure to agree on devolution leaves ‘empty space’ in Northern Powerhouse says Osborne

The failure of the majority of Yorkshire to reach a devolution settlement leaves “an empty space” in the Northern Powerhouse, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has claimed.

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New factory shows ‘future is being made here in Hull’

The potential for future expansion of offshore wind is “enormous” and Hull and the Humber is “ideally placed to benefit”, Business Secretary Greg Clark said.

Steve Parkin, chairman of Clipper Logistics

Black Friday boost for Clipper

​​Clipper Logistics, the firm that distributes goods for retailers such as John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Asda​ ​and Morrisons, reported a strong first half​ and said it had seen a positive "Black Friday" week. ​

What should be Britain's approach to fuel policy?

YP Letters: Fracking is vital to meet energy needs

From: David Downs, Sandal, Wakefield.

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WYGs CEO Paul Hamer said UK Government and infrastructure spending have remained resilient

No Brexit blues for WYG as profits shoot up

Project management consultancy WYG reported strong UK growth and a growing pipeline of international opportunities as it shrugged off the Brexit impact.

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City enters top five conference venues in UK

Leeds is becoming one of the country’s preimer destinations for conferences, having seen a 12 per cent increase in corporate events in the last 12 months, figures show.

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Start date finally announced for construction of wind-breaking safety scheme at Bridgewater Place in Leeds

Construction work is finally set to start on a major safety scheme designed to combat the dangerous wind tunnel effect at Leeds city centre’s Bridgewater Place skyscraper.

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Payday loans: Short-term borrowing that can last a long time

Have you been tempted to take out a short-term loan to tide you over till payday? It’s not a bad idea in principle, but are you sure you can pay the money back and do you understand how much you’ll have to pay overall?

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A Fattorini The Jeweller in Harrogate is celebrating 185 years, by getting a brown plaque to commemorate the occasion. Pictured Anthony Tindall, owner and descendant of the original founder of the business. 30th November 2016. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Fattorini the jewel in town’s crown for 185 years

A historic jeweller established 185 years ago by an Italian immigrant has been commemorated in Harrogate with a special brown plaque.

Carols are back on the menu at Morrisons

Morrisons gets religious over choice of Christmas music

Morrisons is bringing back Christmas carols to its stores after 15 years, after listening to its customers who said they preferred traditional songs to pop music.

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Carolyn Black

The burning questions as economic growth in the UK starts to look subdued

I heard a rather interesting analogy recently likening the UK’s economic recovery since the global financial crisis to a burning bonfire. The fire was lit in 2009 after the financial crisis and burned strongly, fuelling growth, for the first five years, before losing some of its ferocity as the economic recovery began to wane into 2014.

British Gas will keep its gas and electricity standard variable tariffs on hold until at least March.

Winter price freeze for British Gas customers

​Energy giant British Gas has announced a price freeze for more than six million customers on standard tariffs over the winter.

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