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Sheffield ‘won’t bury its head in sand’

The city of Sheffield must embrace its ‘uniqueness’ in order to attract global business and boost its economy, according to an annual report setting out its strengths and weaknesses.

Money expert Martin Lewis gives his advice on hunting down the cheapest train tickets.

Martin Lewis: Expert tips on how to find the cheapest train fares

The only way to find the cheapest rail ticket is to throw all logic out of the window. Ask at a station or online, “What’s the cheapest train ticket from Pennyhill to Walletsworth?” And sadly you can’t rely on the answer. In many cases there are far cheaper options than the answer given.

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Tesco  overcharged on multi-buy offers at two-thirds of stores visited.

Why you may be paying too much for your supermarket multi-buy 'deals'

Tesco is to check the prices of all items in every store after an investigation found customers were being short-changed on promotions.

The McLaren factory will go on the former Sheffield City Airport

Supercar maker McLaren to create Sheffield factory

BUSINESS AND council leaders in South Yorkshire have welcomed supercar company McLaren’s decision to build a new factory in the area and create 200 jobs.

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HS2 is due to connect Yorkshire with the capital

HS2 ‘could run out of money before Yorkshire stretch is built’

A former rail chief has hit out at “flimsy” cost estimates for the high-speed line, which is due eventually to connect Yorkshire to the capital.

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Hull has a programme of events to mark its year as UK City of Culture

Northern centres rise in ‘vitality’ rankings, but south dominates

SEVEN Yorkshire centres have improved their rankings in a key measure of economic prosperity.


May poised to unveil £556m boost for North

THERESA MAY will announce a £556m boost for the so-called Northern Powerhouse as she launches the Government’s industrial strategy at her first regional Cabinet meeting.

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Tech firms ‘must be a part of Northern  Powerhouse’

Tech firms ‘must be a part of Northern Powerhouse’

Tech firms must be at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse initiative, with investors increasingly seeing Yorkshire’s digital companies as a ripe source for investment, the boss of a large investment bank has said.

Devolved power case ‘even stronger’ post-Brexit

Devolved power case ‘even stronger’ post-Brexit

Brexit makes the case for regional devolution “even stronger”, one of the region’s top business leaders has claimed, with company bosses in Yorkshire urged to remain upbeat and to seize opportunities that emerge from the fallout.


Time running out for region’s firms to secure foreign investment

Britain has a “short window of opportunity” to develop and implement policies to make the country attractive to international investors, a report has claimed.

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.

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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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Leigh Bramall: Five-star hotel is key to Sheffield being able to compete for investment.

Why China could hold key to Sheffield’s economic future

AMBITIOUS PLANS to regenerate a Yorkshire city under a pioneering 60-year partnership with Chinese investors have been unveiled in a move seen as vital for the future of the region’s economy as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall in Sheffield, has submitted a detailed planning application to Sheffield City Council for a �300 million Meadowhall Leisure Hall.

Leisure hall plans could create 1,400 jobs at Meadowhall, says British Land

AROUND 1,400 jobs could be created if plans are approved for a £300m extension of Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre, it was claimed today.

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Appetite for Black Friday ‘highest in Yorkshire’

Consumers in Yorkshire are more likely than anywhere else in the country to make purchases on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, new data shows.

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In September, former Chancellor George Osborne shared a platform with Sir Richard Leese  Leader of Manchester City Council, Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, Dame Nancy Rothwell of Manchester University, and James Cooper, Chief Executive ABP

With Osborne gone, could Yorkshire broker a single devolution deal?

THE debate over how Yorkshire should take more control over its own affairs could take a fresh twist today.

Lizzie Armitstead, now Deignan, at the Tour de Yorkshire race from Otley to Doncaster in April

Yorkshire ‘quietly confident’ of winning world road race cycle championships tomorrow

Yorkshire will learn on Wednesday whether its place as one of the leading destinations for world cycling is secure when the sport’s governing body names hosts for future versions of the world road race championships.

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Bradford Council leaders launch their bid for the exhibition last May

Bradford and Sheffield lose out as Gary Verity’s team hands Great Exhibition to Newcastle

BRADFORD and Sheffield have lost out in their bids to host a so-called Great Exhibition of the North - which will be held instead in Newcastle and Gateshead.

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Peter Moizer of Leeds University Business School

Why the Northern Powerhouse remains crucial for Yorkshire

Critics of the Northern Powerhouse view it as a triumph of rhetoric over substance.

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