Office hot-desking, in which colleagues compete for space in a roomful of computer terminals, is familiar to many in the hothouse work environments of the city, but the concept is now also gaining ground in the wide open Yorkshire Dales.
Yorkshire is an aspirational county. Its patchwork of market towns and villages, disconnected from the cities yet within easy reach of one or more of them, has been a revelation to generation upon generation of ofcumdens, myself included.
Farming Minister Robert Goodwill and other senior Whitehall officials have been invited to meet with rural leaders in Yorkshire to discuss the role government can play in giving agricultural businesses the crucial support they need to flourish over the next decade and beyond.
Food and farming leaders from across Yorkshire have issued a united plea to the Government, urging Ministers to wholeheartedly back a “pioneering” collaboration between Whitehall and businesses in order to weather a period of intense economic uncertainty and improve the region’s rural prosperity.
Thirty refugees from Syria who have settled in the East Riding to escape the civil war in their country are being given training in cycling skills and road safety to help them navigate the roads in their new country.