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Gleeson makes housing affordable for young buyers

Urban regeneration housebuilder MJ Gleeson said customers are queuing up on site opening days as more home buyers look to buy houses in former pit villages and other deprived areas in the North of England.
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Judges for the the Yorkshire Finance Director of the Year at Walker Morris, Leeds, Back left to right Cliff Sewell, Marc Langford, front David Leyssens and Debbie Jackson...20th September 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Yorkshire finance chiefs to take centre stage at the FD awards

THE founder of the Yorkshire Finance Director Awards said this year’s crop of candidates was the best he had seen since launching the programme 15 years ago.

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Elijah Lawal, Google's communications manager for the UK and Ireland.

Google joins forces with Which? to launch a new online safety course

GOOGLE has expanded its inventory of initiatives to boost the UK’s digital skill levels by teaming up with consumer body Which? to launch a new course in online safety.

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£40m Halifax town centre regeneration scheme moves a step forward

A £40 million scheme for a 'once-in-a-lifetime transformation' of Halifax town centre is about to move a step forward.
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Mary Broadhead

YFM Group Team Portraits.

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Profile: Why more women should seek careers in private equity

More women should seek careers in private equity, says Mary Broadhead, Deputy Business Editor Greg Wright reports

Markets
Drawing of Isabella Ford  from the Yorkshire Factory Times, 1890 (British Library, Newspaper Library, Colindale)

Greg Wright: It’s time to erect a statue of a Yorkshire feminist who can inspire a new generation

STATUES have a strange hold over the public imagination.

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File photo  of an Aldi store, as the supermarket saw sales jump to record heights despite profits slipping by nearly a fifth as the supermarket drove investment into cutting prices and expanding its reach. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 25, 2017. The German discount grocer said annual sales in the UK and Ireland rose 13.5% to �8.7 billion in 2016, with the firm enticing more than one million new customers into its stores over the period.  Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Aldi sees sales jump to record heights

Aldi has seen sales jump to record heights despite profits slipping by nearly a fifth as the supermarket drove investment into cutting prices and expanding its reach.

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Cheese maker Richard Cloughton pictured at the festival.

Festival at Yorkshire's "cheese capital" is part of a major tourism drive to promote region's food and drink

It is known throughout the world for its famous dairy produce, earning it the title of “the cheese capital of Yorkshire”.

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Yorkshire Water is encouraging girls to choose careers in science and technology

Technology needs to attract more women

Nearly a third of women working in ​s​cience, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are unhappy in their role and 14 per cent are thinking of leaving their jobs, according to the new ​“Women in STEM: Bridging the Gender Gap” survey.

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The exterior of 1 Sterling Way

Hermes scores a hat trick at Capitol​ Park

The refurbished 1 Sterling Way, ​part of Capitol​ ​Park Leeds, has been leased by leading UK parcel delivery company Hermes. Hermes already occupies Capitol House and Tomlinson House at Capitol Park and has now​ ​taken 4,850 sq ft of quality office space at the self-contained, two-storey 1 Sterling Way.

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Ranjit Uppal, the 2016 winner of the Professional of the Year award, from Switalskis solicitors with colleagues

Yorkshire Asian businesses celebrate awards

The Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA) is to lead a celebration of Yorkshire’s Asian business at its fourth annual awards evening in Bradford this week.

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Donald Fruge and Alan Feeney of Rhode Island-based Feeney Law

Rhode Island law firms visit Yorkshire to boost new trade

A legal trade visit from the US state of Rhode Island will arrive in Leeds this week with the aim of consolidating growing ties between law firms in Yorkshire and the New England region of the US.

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Tony Booth, managing director of Yorkshire Electric Bike Company

Discover your inner Brownlee with an elect​r​ic bike

F​ancy following the Tour de Yorkshire, but can't face the uphill climb?

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Sheffield's changing skyline - should the city be part of a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal?

YP Letters: Now unite behind One Yorkshire and make London listen

From: Coun Wayne Chadburn, Yorkshire Party, Thurlstone Road, Penistone, Sheffield.

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The nearest railway station to Kirkstall Abbey is Headingley.

YP Letters: Visit to Abbey needn’t be lengthy pilgrimage

From: Coun Elizabeth Nash (Lab), City and Hunslet Ward, Leeds City Council, Morris Lane, Leeds.

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It's a smart move to write a check list of your possessions. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Take right insurance to cover true value that’s in your home

It is so easy to not realise the true value of a home.

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May King Tsang, digital coach at Google.

Google’s online tips for rural businesses

The internet has given a boost to thousands of country businesses previously hampered by rural isolation.

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Gareth Harris of RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP

160 staff lose their jobs as Leeds-based kitchen supplier goes into administration

ONE hundred and sixty staff have been made redundant after a Yorkshire-based kitchen supplier went into administration.

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Older travellers now account for 58 per cent of travel and tourism expenditure in the UK

Baby boomers boost Saga as it launches two new liners

Over-50s travel and insurance company Saga ​said it is on track for its fourth consecutive year of growth, boosted by strong demand for holidays among ​wealthy older people.

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