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Leeds ‘the perfect city to trial driverless cars and robot surgeons’

Leeds is ideally placed to pilot driverless cars, robotic surgery and other cutting edge technologies, one of the city’s leading tech experts has said.

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Could one in four young people be set to lose their jobs to automation?

Almost 28 per cent of young workers’ jobs could be at risk of being lost due to automation in the next 15 years, it is claimed today.

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SME sector contribution set to soar by 2025

Small and medium sized businesses in Leeds are set to contribute £7bn to the UK economy by 2025, a new study has claimed.

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Business growth in Yorkshire outstrips rest of UK

Business activity in Yorkshire experienced the fastest expansion in the UK during July, with firms hiring staff at the quickest rate since March 2015, figures show.

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Apartments designed specifically for rent, office space, hotels, student accommodation and car parking are all part of the initial phase of plans being put forward by Caddick Developments to transform the six-acre Quarry Hill site in central Leeds.

An exciting new era for Quarry Hill

For nearly 50 years it was the biggest social housing complex in the country, home to thousands of people and a considered to be one of Leeds’s more down-at-heel areas.

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City could create 47,000 new jobs by 2030

As many as 47,000 high quality jobs could be created in Leeds by 2030 if the city is given appropriate investment in areas such as transport and skills, experts have claimed.

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Economy of Leeds ‘grew faster’ than London since Northern Powerhouse was launched

Leeds’s economy has grown at a faster pace than London during the three years since the Northern Powerhouse was launched, new figures show.

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A third of UK food is currently supplied by other EU countries.

Are shoppers 'completely in the dark' about the Brexit impact on prices?

Shoppers will see "prices, quality and choice" hit by Brexit, a former Sainsbury's boss has warned.

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Bid to connect airport to East Coast Mainline

Bid to connect airport to East Coast Mainline

The bid to connect Doncaster Sheffield Airport with the East Coast Mainline has taken a step closer today with the commissioning of a feasibility study into the link.

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Healthcare firm’s new ap could free up doctors

A Harrogate-based healthcare company may have come up with a new technology that will dramatically free-up the workload of hard-pressed doctors.

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From left, Kate Nash (Director Of Education Leeds University School of Media & Communication), Ana Jakimovska (Head of Product Sky News) and Tom Philips (UK Editorial Director Buzzfeed)..
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Yorkshire tech firms contribute £4bn to UK economy

Technology firms in Yorkshire contributed nearly £4bn last year and are supporting some 60,000 jobs, new figures show.

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IN CONTROL: Students compete in the eSports Grand Final.

University in major tie-up for pioneering ‘esports’ collaboration

The University of York and ESL - the world’s largest esports company - have announced a new teaching and research partnership agreement.

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Harrogate showground hotel goes ahead after planning U-turn

A CONTROVERSIAL self-catering hotel is to be built on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, a year after councillors threw out the proposal.

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‘Cut commuter times and develop an industrial strategy for Sheffield’ - CBI boss Drechsler

Cutting transport times between the cities such as Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester would spark a “quiet revolution” for the north of England’s prospects, one of the country’s leader business leaders has claimed.

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iProspect Event held at The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds. Pictured Guest speakers Matz Lukmani, Attribution Product Expert at Goggle, and John Carr, Partner Manager of Facebook.

Spread of fake news epidemic ‘alarming’ says Google boss

THE rate at which fake news is spreading across the internet is ‘alarming’ but the industry is slowly gaining back control, according to technology giant Google.

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Data firm enquiryMax set to take on more staff as it moves its headquarters

An automotive data firm has plans to create 10 news jobs in the next year as it doubles the size of its head office.

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Top accountant says interest in Yorkshire’s tech firms remains high

Top accountant says interest in Yorkshire’s tech firms remains high

Foreign investment into Yorkshire and the nation’s economies will continue, with the region’s tech firms particularly attractive to inward investment, a top accountant has claimed.

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Broadband customers are paying a penalty for their loyalty, with providers increasing bills by more than 100 a year when initial deals end, a charity has warned.

Warning: How your broadband supplier could be stinging its loyal customers

Broadband customers are paying a penalty for their loyalty, with providers increasing bills by more than £100 a year when initial deals end, a charity has warned.

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Leeds welcomes arrival of ‘Digital Harbour’

Leeds welcomes arrival of ‘Digital Harbour’

Data firm aql is preparing to launch a new data centre which it says will make Leeds a centre for safe and reliable cloud computing solutions to businesses and organisations across the country.

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Tesco has been fined 129m.

Tesco fined £129m but avoids prosecution over accounting scandal

Tesco has been hit with a £129 million fine from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), but has escaped prosecution over its accounting scandal.
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