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Growth in revenue and profits at PureGym

Investment in technology and new site openings led to strong revenue growth and significant improvements in profits at PureGym.

Morses Club  CEO Paul Smith

Morses Club results beat expectations

Home credit lender Morses Club reported a strong year's trading after revenue jumped 17 per cent and it took on 600 new agents and managers.

Redcentric's head office

Redcentric wins major Yorkshire contract

IT firm Redcentric has been selected as preferred bidder for a four-year contract for the combined Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) and Public Services Network (PSN) for the Yorkshire and Humber region that could be worth £70m.

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, and David Laws, chief executive of Leeds Bradford Airport

Colourful welcome awaits riders at airport

Passengers flying into Yorkshire via Leeds Bradford Airport are getting a colourful welcome thanks to some new artwork from Welcome to Yorkshire.

The sound quality at Russell Watson's concert at the Royal Hall, Harrogate, has been questioned.

YP Letters: Russell Watson just too loud for Royal Hall audience

From: T N Balmer, Sicklinghall.

Bradford & Bingley was nationalised in 2008

Bradford & Bingley assets to be sold off

​Bradford & Bingley assets ​worth​​ £5.3bn​ are to be sold to ​​an investor group led by Barclays Bank, enabling full repayment of the ​taxpayer-funded ​loan​.​

24 February 2017 .......   Yorkshire Water and the White Rose Forest,  investigate tree planting opportunities above Gorpley reservoir near Todmorden to reduce flood risk across the Calder Valley. Picture Tony Johnson

Yorkshire Water sets out long-term plan for the future

Massive changes to the way Yorkshire Water supplies its domestic and business customers are to be instituted as the firm attempts to meet the challenge of providing water for an estimated additional one million people in the next 15 to 20 years.


Law firm aims to take Music Award

Lawyers from the Leeds office of national law firm Shoosmiths will be rubbing shoulders with record producers and composers today at the annual Music Week Awards.


Argos to beef up tech team to better compete with Amazon

Argos is taking the fight to Amazon by hiring 150 tech specialists as the British retailer’s boss plans to go “head to head” with the online giant.

Persimmon's CEO Jeff Fairburn

Persimmon survives shareholder vote by a whisker

Housebuilder Persimmon has narrowly escaped a humiliating defeat after shareholders rebelled against the company's remuneration report.

Simon Spinks, managing director of Harrison Spinks.

Harrison Spinks leads the way in Queen’s Awards

A luxury bedmaker which grows its mattress fillings on a farm in Yorkshire is leading this year’s recipients of Queen’s Awards for Enterprise after receiving two accolades.

Tanya Simms and her nine-year-old daughter Talia

Sheffield grand-daughter of Windrush generation migrants ‘a citizen of nowhere’ after passport bid is rejected

The grand-daughter of two members of the Windrush generation says she feels like “a victim punished for something I have no control over” after being told by a government agency she does not qualify as British.

Croda chief executive Steve Foots

Croda hails the Personal touch as group makes a strong start

Speciality chemicals firm Croda said it ​has made an encouraging start to 2018 a​fter​ a ​“standout​” performance from its personal care division.​

Tim Wray, former executive chairman of Turner & Townsend

Former Turner & Townsend chairman Tim Wray dies aged 69

The former chairman of Yorkshire consultancy firm Turner & Townsend Tim Wray has died at the age of 69.

Halifax growth boosts Lloyds results

Halifax growth boosts Lloyds results

Lloyds Banking Group ​pointed to a resilient UK economy as ​it announced a £2bn pre-tax profit for the first three months of 2018, boosted by strong growth at the Halifax.

Clipper Logistics distributes goods for blue chip retailers

Clipper signs significant new contract

Clipper Logistics,​ ​which distributes goods for retailers such as John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Asda and Morrisons, has signed a ​major ​new contract with, part of, to provide logistics services from a new 600,000 square feet site in Sheffield.

A historic picture of Doncaster Grammar School.

YP Letters: Doncaster and the historic heritage that helps build a town’s pride in itself

From: Chris Whitwood, Deputy Leader, Yorkshire Party.

WhatsApp is one of the biggest messaging services in the world.

Why under-16s will be banned from using WhatsApp from May

WhatsApp is raising the minimum age requirement to use the service to 16 in the European Union, ahead of the introduction of new EU privacy laws in May.

New ways are being considered to promote the Yorkshire Dales to a global audience.

Yorkshire Post Says: Survive and thrive. Creating a niche market for Yorkshire Dales

ALFRED Wainwright once said of the Yorkshire Dales: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”

Boohoo Lara velvet skater dress.

Fashion: Boohoo beats forecasts

Online fashion retailer Boohoo beat forecasts with a 40 per cent rise in 2017-18 profit driven by a jump in revenue on rising e-commerce demand.

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