Yorkshire Bank brand could vanish from High Street as group agrees £1.7bn takeover of Virgin Money

CYBG has reached a takeover deal with Virgin Money that values the bank at £1.7 billion but is likely to lead to more than 1,500 job losses.


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Innovation Network.'The Industrial Strategy and what does it mean for business? '''Dr Tina Conkar (Leeds Beckett University) and Andy Koss (Drax Power).'13th June 2018.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Funding innovation ‘crucial to delivering growth’

Far greater levels of investment in research and innovation are required if the UK is to successfully deliver its Industrial Strategy, experts have said.


Mark Casci: The North has shown its collective strength on rail crisis

The North really showed its collective strength this past few days.

David Brown, managing director of Northern, pictured at Zaragoza

Northern boss says sorry to passengers and blames short-notice over rail chaos

The boss of Northern Rail has issued an apology to passengers, admitting services in the past few weeks have not been good enough and blamed the chaos on the North of England’s railways on the short notice the firm was given to implement new timetables.

JCT600 reports record revenue of £1.25bn

JCT600 reports record revenue of £1.25bn

Car retailing giant JCT600 rose above a challenging market to record a record turnover, citing confidence in the family-owned firms brand as being behind the rise.

Date: 24th May 2018.'Picture James Hardisty.'YP-Business'Leeds Community Foundation, St Paul's Street, Leeds. Pictured Kate Hainsworth, CEO, of Leeds Community Foundation.

Leeds “a beacon city for compassion” - charity boss says

“Let’s make a plan and work together. There will be plenty in it for you. This is not a one-way street. There is a huge amount you get back and a huge amount of staff engagement and a huge amount that goes on to you credit rating in terms of what you are doing, but also meaning in terms of your community values.”

Work gets underway on 30 acre Malton business park

Work gets underway on 30 acre Malton business park

WORK is set to get underway on a 30 acre business park in North Yorkshire which will create 600 new jobs.


Yorkshire Bank owner improves Virgin Money offer to create “the UK’s first true national banking competitor”

The owner of Yorkshire Bank has sweetned its £1.6bn offer to buy Virgin Money offering shareholders greater ownership of the newly merged business.


Confidence high among Yorkshire manufacturers

Confidence among Yorkshire manufacturers is soaring despite a slip in orders, new research shows.

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Major world economies to be represented at Leeds legal conference

Delegates from some of the world’s biggest economic powerhouses are set to appear at a major conference to highlight Leeds’s legal sector.

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Business community rallies to back school revamp

Making a real and tangible difference is at the heart of any business large and small.

Big player: Organiser Bill Barton says the line-up underlined Leeds's status as the premier centre for legal expertise outside the capital.

Worldwide interest as city holds legal event

Delegates from some of the world’s biggest economic powerhouses are set to appear at a major conference to highlight Leeds’s legal sector.

NEWSUBSTANCE created SPIRIT, a structure that will house 3,000 LED lights, use 10km of coloured string, it is 5 metres above the concourse and overall span is 24m x 14m. NEWSUBSTANCE are a UK studio specialising in dramatic, bespoke performance structures and have created pieces for Take That, Mumford & Sons and even the Beijing Olympics. .'17 November 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire named UK’s leading region for creative industries

Yorkshire has been named as the UK’s hotspot for up-and-coming innovative young companies, it can be revealed today.

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Mark Casci: Questions still need answering over the Sainsbury’s/Asda deal

“A very modern marriage.”

These words were spoken many times over the weekend in relation to the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, an event which delighted people the world over and provided a fantastic day of national unity in an increasingly divided Britain.

14 May 2018..... Robin Skidmore at the offices of Journey Further advertising agency in Leeds. Picture Scott Merrylees

What Robin Skidmore did next - entrepreneur back with new firm

WHEN Robin Skidmore sold the digital marketing agency he built from nothing for £18m he found himself in his mid-30s wondering where to go next.

Feature on Craft Brewery, Northern Monk, Marshall Mills, Leeds..Owen Wilson pictured..18th September 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Yorkshire breweries double overseas trade in five years

Yorkshire-based breweries have doubled their overseas trade in five years, figures have shown.

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‘Northern Powerhouse has made Manchester the London of the North’ - Lord Prescott

The Northern Powerhouse has made Manchester ‘the London of the North’, former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott has claimed.

CYBG CEO David Duffy'Pic Peter Devlin

CYBG swings into red after being hit by PPI

Clydesdale and Yorkshire bank owner CYBG said it swung into the red with interim pre-tax losses of £95 million against profits of £46 million a year earlier after taking a hit on the payment protection insurance (PPI) scandal.

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Devolution boost for cities as costs in London ease

Devolution is driving investment in cities like Manchester and Birmingham while construction costs in London are set to ease this year, a global analyst has concluded.

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