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Yorkshire and the Humber

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COI Yorkshire and the Humber
 
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SATURDAY 11 APRIL TO FRIDAY 17 APRIL    ...more
9 April 2009 13:35 
Highways Agency
 
Successful regional bidders share £2.2m Government funding in economic investment match funding scheme    ...more
9 April 2009 10:35 
Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
 
Regional Minister Rosie Winterton today launched 'Real Help Now' - a one-stop guide for people and businesses to all sources of Government help available during the economic downturn. The launch was backed by the Prime Minister, Local Government Minister John Healey and senior regional figures.    ...more
9 April 2009 08:57 
Regional Minister For Yorkshire And The Humber
 
- New local figures reveal record increase in work-based training -    ...more
8 April 2009 15:44 
Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
 
Firms in Yorkshire and Humber can learn how they can benefit from a new joint initiative between HSBC Holdings Plc and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to help UK exporters of all sizes capitalise on trade opportunities in 2009.    ...more
8 April 2009 12:50 
UK Trade & Investment
 
Families heading off for an Easter break will find it even easier to plan their journey with improvements to the Highways Agency website just in time for the holiday getaway. A new service has been launched that allows live traffic information to be accessed via a mobile phone and other portable devices, as well as from the standard website.    ...more
8 April 2009 10:15 
Highways Agency
 
Sheffield roads are set for a major upgrade after Transport Minister Paul Clark announced that the city is to benefit from £674m of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) funding to improve its local roads    ...more
8 April 2009 00:01 
Department for Transport
 
Water companies in England and Wales today (Tuesday 7 April 2009) announce their final business plans for the five year period starting in 2010. These include proposed bill increases ranging from inflation only to almost 30 per cent above inflation. The Consumer Council for Water says that while some companies have based their plans around what their customers would find acceptable, others clearly have not.    ...more
7 April 2009 14:09 
Consumer Council for Water
 
A £68 million scheme to upgrade the A1 between Bramham and Wetherby to motorway standard is due to reach a significant milestone tomorrow night (Wednesday April 8th) when the final section of supporting local access road is opened to traffic. The upgrade work on the adjoining main A1 carriageway is due to be completed later this summer.    ...more
7 April 2009 10:50 
Highways Agency
 
Police forces and partner organisations across Yorkshire and the Humber are undertaking a range of action today to keep crime down and help the public protect themselves from burglars.    ...more
7 April 2009 00:01 
Home Office
 
The Highways Agency is helping people travelling on the roads this Easter by suspending or completing more than 73 per cent of roadwork schemes on its motorways and major A roads.    ...more
6 April 2009 16:10 
Highways Agency
 
Mothers-to-be can now claim a tax-free cash bonus of £190.    ...more
6 April 2009 13:20 
HM Revenue & Customs
 
The Highways Agency is helping people travelling on the roads this Easter by suspending or completing more than 73 per cent of roadwork schemes on its motorways and major A roads.    ...more
6 April 2009 12:48 
Highways Agency
 
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the chemical industry of the vital importance of careful planning and health and safety management of its sites.    ...more
6 April 2009 12:09 
Health and Safety Executive
 
At 14.50 this afternoon the dive boat 'Glad Tidings 7' contacted Humber Coastguard advising them that they had a diver on board who was suffering from decompression sickness after a rapid ascent.    ...more
6 April 2009 08:56 
Maritime And Coastguard Agency
 
At 0845 this morning North East Ambulance Service contacted Humber Coastguard asking for their assistance in the location of a woman who had sustained a suspected broken ankle whilst walking in sand dunes near Berwick-upon-Tweed.    ...more
6 April 2009 08:56 
Maritime And Coastguard Agency
 
At quarter to three this afternoon Withernsea Coastguard Rescue Team were undertaking some training when they were approached by a young male concerned for his friend who had been swept out to sea when they were preparing their vessel on the shore.    ...more
6 April 2009 08:56 
Maritime And Coastguard Agency
 
At 07.20 this morning North East Ambulance Control informed Humber Coastguard that they had received a call from a woman who suspected she had broken her leg whilst walking her dogs on the shore at Newbiggin.    ...more
6 April 2009 08:56 
Maritime And Coastguard Agency
 
M62, Junction 37 (Howden) to Junction 38 (North Cave), west of Hull Slight delays are expected on the M62 between Junction 37 (Howden) and Junction 38 (North Cave) due to central reserve works. Two lanes will be closed in both directions, with some hard shoulder running, and a 50mph speed restriction will be in place over 24 hours until 22 May.    ...more
3 April 2009 15:21 
Highways Agency
 
The Highways Agency is advising road-users of possible delays along parts of the A64 near York during the Easter school holidays, as drivers head to the coast.    ...more
3 April 2009 14:19 
Highways Agency
 
Jobs will be safeguarded at Derby based train builder, Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd, thanks to a new agreement between the Department for Transport and National Express East Anglia, (NXEA), Transport Secretary, Geoff Hoon, announced today    ...more
2 April 2009 07:00 
Department for Transport
 
A new service providing employers with easy access to free advice and support has been launched as part of the Government's commitment to provide 'real help now' for business.    ...more
1 April 2009 17:42 
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
 
Business Secretary Lord Mandelson today celebrated a decade of success for the National Minimum Wage and pledged tough government action to support workers' pay rights.    ...more
1 April 2009 12:42 
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
 
* Services move to Business Link    ...more
1 April 2009 11:08 
Driving Standards Agency
 
Mountain biking, dance, martial arts, and yoga are putting physical education (PE) back in favour with a generation of pupils whose experience of the subject bears no relation to the stereotype of suffering sport in the rain. That is one of the main conclusions of a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills.    ...more
1 April 2009 00:01 
Office For Standards In Education (OFSTED)
 
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning contractors of the dangers of allowing areas of construction sites to be used as sleeping accommodation, especially where there is a substantial fire risk.    ...more
31 March 2009 17:00 
Health and Safety Executive
 
A recent campaign of intensive action aimed at reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries in the construction industry's refurbishment, repair and maintenance sectors has resulted in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issuing 22 enforcement notices against 18 construction sites in South Yorkshire.    ...more
31 March 2009 16:47 
Health and Safety Executive
 
Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) recently visited 148 businesses in an intensive one-week joint inspection campaign aimed at making Rotherham a safer and healthier place in which to work.    ...more
31 March 2009 16:33 
Health and Safety Executive
 
Top swimmers Jo Jackson, Mark Foster and Heather Frederiksen back £140 million initiative    ...more
31 March 2009 13:01 
Department for Culture, Media And Sport
 
Planning on taking a trip this Easter holiday? If you will be driving to reach your destination, remember to take regular breaks during your journey.    ...more
31 March 2009 10:41 
Driving Standards Agency
 
The RDAs are making a real difference to the economy, an independent study has found. The report by PricewaterhouseCoopers has shown that, overall, every pound invested by Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) will generate at least £4.50 for the regional economy.    ...more
31 March 2009 10:12 
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
 
New and improved mountain weather forecasts will provide hill walkers with information to help keep them safer, whilst making the most of some of the most spectacular countryside in the UK.    ...more
30 March 2009 15:23 
Met Office
 
At 1:40 pm today the Redcar Coastguard Rescue Team and Redcar RNLI Inshore Lifeboats responded to a report of a dive boat aground on West Scar.    ...more
29 March 2009 16:08 
Maritime And Coastguard Agency
 
A group of Wakefield College students has helped launch a new campaign in Yorkshire and Humber to prevent accidents in schools, colleges and universities.    ...more
27 March 2009 16:24 
Health and Safety Executive
 
A Government-funded project which aims to tackle anti-social behaviour in Leeds by giving teenagers positive activities on Friday nights is set to launch its third group in the city.    ...more
27 March 2009 15:38 
Department for Children, Schools and Families
 
M62, Junction 27 (Gildersome), south of Leeds    ...more
27 March 2009 14:58 
Highways Agency
 
Businesses in West Yorkshire are being encouraged to cut costs and improve the environment by adopting 'travel planning' measures such as increasing use of public transport.    ...more
27 March 2009 11:58 
National Business Travel Network
 
The last set of traffic lights at the M62 Junction 27 Gildersome roundabout is being switched on this weekend, marking the final significant milestone in the improvement project. The scheme will ease traffic flows and improve safety at one of West Yorkshire's busiest motorway junctions.    ...more
27 March 2009 11:04 
Highways Agency
 
Two new reports highlight the ingredients of outstanding provision in hospitality and catering, and in hairdressing and beauty therapy.    ...more
27 March 2009 00:02 
Office For Standards In Education (OFSTED)
 
Britain's High Commissioner to India, Sir Richard Stagg, is meeting Yorkshire businesspeople in Leeds today as part of a programme to help the region's companies win business in India.    ...more
27 March 2009 00:01 
UK Trade & Investment
 
More lives have been saved and fires prevented thanks to the success of firefighters carrying out Home Fire Risk Safety Checks says an independent report published today.    ...more
26 March 2009 11:56 
Communities and Local Government
 
Vital work to upgrade a key stretch of the A1 in North Yorkshire and provide the missing link of motorway between London and Newcastle was started today by Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon.    ...more
26 March 2009 11:49 
Highways Agency
 
Bridlington is set for reduced congestion following Government approval for a radical overhaul of the town's transport system.    ...more
26 March 2009 09:09 
Department for Transport
 
Thousands of small employers in Yorkshire and Humberside are being urged to file their Employer Annual Return online this year, and get a £75 tax-free payment in the process.    ...more
25 March 2009 14:05 
HM Revenue & Customs
 
The Government today set out proposals to help rural communities in Yorkshire and Humber thrive in the 21st Century by providing more affordable housing and greater freedom to develop strong local economies.    ...more
25 March 2009 09:35 
Communities and Local Government
 
It's no joke - from next week millions of people aged 16 and under, and 60 and over, will be able to make a splash - without splashing out - in hundreds of local authority swimming pools across England.    ...more
25 March 2009 09:29 
Department for Culture, Media And Sport
 
Humber Coastguard received a request to assist Cleveland Police this afternoon (1:45pm) with a search, after an unconfirmed report of a person in the water, near the Transporter Bridge on the River Tees. Police units had already arrived on scene along with Police Helicopter India 99.    ...more
24 March 2009 18:10 
Maritime And Coastguard Agency
 
If you are looking for job satisfaction and a chance to make a real difference, you might be looking for work in social care, says the Department of Health, which will be running a series of recruitment events with Sheffield Council and local employers at the Meadowhall shopping centre from Tuesday to Sunday, 24 to 29 March.    ...more
24 March 2009 11:57 
Department of Health
 
A £1 million fund to recruit a new generation of green-fingered apprentices to keep England's parks and green spaces growing, is being announced today by Housing Minister Margaret Beckett    ...more
24 March 2009 06:30 
Communities and Local Government
 
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning roofing businesses to take proper precautions to protect workers after the prosecution of a Yorkshire company .    ...more
23 March 2009 15:47 
Health and Safety Executive
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