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This page gives you access to the latest Government news that may affect those living in, working in, or visiting Yorkshire and The Humber.

Simply click on the title of the release that you would like to read more of for full details.
For a full range of Government news releases from around the county, please visit: nds.coi.gov.uk and select Yorkshire and The Humber.

D-Day in young people's battle of the bids
Published: 29/03/10
Around 80 young people in Hull are preparing for a major decision day, tomorrow (30 March 2010), which will see them earmark around £450,000 to hopeful teenagers who have bid for funds to fulfil a dream project.

Y&H Police forces trapping burglars with technology
Published: 29/03/10
High-tech equipment, including surveillance cameras and tracking equipment, is being used by police to catch burglars thanks to a £2 million cash boost Home Office Minister Alan Campbell announced today (26 March 2010).

Doncaster to receive £26m transport boost
Published: 29/03/10
Doncaster is one step closer to benefiting from a £26.8m project to increase capacity on the A6182 White Rose Way - cutting congestion and helping regenerate the town, Transport Minister Sadiq Khan announced today (26 March 2010).

Teenage mums train to help other young people in Doncaster
Published: 29/01/10
A project which teaches new job-friendly skills to teenage mums, who in turn educate other young people about the potential pitfalls of early parenthood, is under way in Doncaster thanks to Government funding.

Yorkshire firm raises the roof on the Olympic Stadium
Published: 07/01/10
Minister congratulates Yorkshire firm for helping to raise the roof on the Olympic Stadium and urges other businesses to follow suit.

£2.6m ‘Christmas Bonus’ for high streets with empty shops
Published: 07/12/09
The Communities Secretary, John Denham, announced on Friday 4th December 2009 a further £2.6 million to 50 more high streets.

Coastal councils win £2.2 to help deal with their changing coastline
Published: 01/12/09
Scarborough Borough Council and number of coastal communities in the East Riding will benefit from grants announced by Defra today, to help them deal with and adapt to coastal change.

Green power for Doncaster’s green-fingered young people
Published: 01/12/09
Young gardeners in the Doncaster area will soon be harnessing the sun’s rays to enable them to continue weeding and sowing after darkness falls on their allotment. The already green-minded young people of the Just Ask project in Mexborough have been awarded funding for new solar-powered lighting and a shelter so they can work on as daylight disappears.

Appointments to the Yorkshire Forward Board
Published: 30/11/09
Business Minister Pat McFadden today announced two new appointments to the Board of Yorkshire Forward. Heidi Mottram and Sharon Allen will take up their three year appointments on 14 December 2009 until 13 December 2012.

Children to be seen as well as heard this winter
Published: 23/10/09
Children in Yorkshire and the Humber are being urged to 'Be Bright, Be Seen' this winter in a THINK! road safety campaign launched today ahead of the clocks going back an hour this Sunday (October 25).

Government to ensure the survival of Yorkshire & Humber's market stalls
Published: 12/10/09
For the first time the Government is taking on the role of protecting traditional markets in the face of increasing pressures threatening their long-term survival, announced Local Government Minister Rosie Winterton today.

Social Care needs people from Scunthorpe
Published: 28/09/09
Mandy Thompson from Scunthorpe is encouraging young people who get a kick out of helping people within the community to apply for a job in social care in a new national film.

Local carbon footprints released
Published: 18/09/09
New climate change stats revealing the carbon footprint of every single part of the UK are published today (17 Sep 09).

Extra money to tackle burglary and robbery
Published: 17/09/09
A crackdown on prolific offenders, free security devices for the public and targeted police operations to follow convicted burglars and disrupt the sale of stolen goods are some of the actions being funded in 35 areas to tackle burglary and robbery, Home Office Minister Alan Campbell announced today.

Trials for tram-train in South Yorkshire
Published: 16/09/09
Passengers in South Yorkshire could be the first in the UK to take a continental-style tram-train under plans announced today by the Department for Transport, Northern Rail, Network Rail and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.

Affordable housing in rural areas safeguarded
Published: 12/08/09
Affordable rural homes in thousands of newly designated ‘protected’ areas will be safeguarded for future generations of first time buyers under new provisions announced by Housing Minister Ian Austin today.

RDA annual performance reports released
Published: 06/08/09
The Government today published annual performance reports for each of England’s Regional Development Agencies (RDAs). They showed that all of the RDAs are meeting the objectives, milestones and targets set out in their corporate plans.

Redundancy help at hand across the Region
Published: 05/08/09
Four colleges and training providers across Yorkshire and the Humber are to get extra Government funding for training to help people, who have lost their jobs or are facing redundancy, back into work.

£30 Million transport funding for new housing schemes
Published: 05/08/09
Housing Minister John Healey and Transport Minister Sadiq Khan have today (4 August) announced £30 million for transport projects to support the thousands of extra homes being built across the country over the coming months.

Successful projects named to help young people unlock their talents
Published: 05/08/09
Successful projects sharing a multi-million fund to help young people from poorer communities unlock their talents are named today (4 August) by Regional Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber Rosie Winterton and Minister for Women and Equality Harriet Harman.

Muck In4Life Tour hits South Yorkshire today
Published: 05/08/09
A conservation tourer van will make its first stop in South Yorkshire. It will be visiting the recently opened Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Branton, Doncaster, before heading to Graves Park Animal Farm, Sheffield on Thursday 6th August for two days.

Multi-agency campaign to stub out illicit tobacco goes live in Yorkshire
Published: 29/07/09
The UK’s first multi-agency campaign to stub out the threat of illicit tobacco went live in Yorkshire today (28 July 09). Health, trading standards, local authority and enforcement organisations across the region, as well as in the neighbouring North East and North West, are working together to remove smuggled or counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco from local communities.

26 Stalled development projects across the region have been shortlisted for a share of £925m
Published: 28/07/09
Housing Minister John Healey today, 27 July 2009, announced that 26 stalled development projects across Yorkshire & the Humber have been shortlisted for a share of £925m, which could help get building work on 22,400 homes back on track and create 20,000 jobs.

Yorkshire & Humber authorities receive flood protection grants
Published: 25/06/09
Leeds, Doncaster, Wakefield and East Riding Councils will receive personal flood protection funding for households through new grants announced by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn today.

Dalby Forest wins mountain bike world cup!
Published: 24/06/09
The world’s top mountain bikers are to be put through their paces amid the trees and trails of the Forestry Commission estate at Dalby Forest in 2010 when the World Mountain Bike Championships ride into North Yorkshire.

Yorkshire and Humberside receives £3.85m to help tackle youth crime
Published: 09/06/09
Tackling youth crime in Yorkshire and Humberside has received a vital boost after being handed £3.85m to help clear-up antisocial behaviour, make schools and communities safer and provide support for young people and families who want to turn their lives around.

£0.4m to help Leeds manage highways
Published: 14/05/09
An extra £0.4m will be awarded to Leeds City Council to help them manage their roads, bridges and other highways assets, Transport Minister Paul Clark announced yesterday.

Low carbon businesses opportunities for Yorkshire
Published: 29/04/09
Rosie Winterton MP, Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber,yesterday delivered the keynote speech at the Low Carbon Economy regional summit, in which she laid out the Government's Low Carbon vision and spoke about how Government would help businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber make the most of the opportunities a shift to a low carbon economy will present.

Government brings real help for Yorkshire and the Humber charities
Published: 23/04/09
Charities and voluntary groups from across Yorkshire and the Humber came together in Bradford this week to discuss what more they can do to help local communities through the economic downturn.

Lloyds Banking Group - Statement from Regional Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber
Published: 17/04/09
A series of meetings have been held in Halifax over the past two days involving the Lloyds Banking Group, Regional Minister Rosie Winterton MP, Deputy Regional Minister Jeff Ennis MP, representatives of Yorkshire Forward, local authority leaders, MPs and business representatives, to present the case for retaining a strong Lloyds Banking Group presence in the Yorkshire and Humber Region.

Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Committee The Work of Yorkshire Forward - Call for Evidence
Published: 03/04/09
The Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Committee of the House of Commons is seeking written evidence for its first inquiry on the Work of Yorkshire Forward, the Regional Development Agency.

 
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