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The main news from around Yorkshire today: A ?50 million factory and 200
jobs for South Yorkshire as supercar manufacturer Mclaren roll into town.
De-cluttering York's medieval streets.
The council cracks down on advertising boards on the pavements.
The luxury supercar manufacturer McLaren has officially announced
this lunchtime it's going to build a ?50 million
factory in South Yorkshire, creating 200 jobs.
The factory will build parts for the supercars at the University
Our Business Correspondent Danni Hewson reports.
These beauties behind me are exactly the
ones that here in South Yorkshire we are going to be helping make to
That is because McLaren have announced a ?50 million investment
in building chassis and I'm joined now by the Chief Executive,
We looked long and hard about where we were going to
develop this facility and Sheffield really was the obvious answer to it
Sheffield University have done a huge amount
of work on advanced lightweight structures, that is what our cars
The City Council have been amazingly supportive in putting this together.
The University, ourselves and the City Council.
There is also a great pool of skilled people here that we can
We have put the whole thing together.
Sheffield actually became the obvious answer for us.
We talked a lot in the past about engineering,
With these cars it must make a difference in
how particularly kids think about it.
I don't think there is a young person or a young
boy in the world who isn't attracted by cars like this.
I have spent 34 years in the automotive and an manufacturing
industry and I love it and it is exciting.
Particularly exciting when this is the fruit
I think it is inspirational for people.
They have amazingly already recruited their first apprentice.
An advert for more jobs will be running in the paper tomorrow
and the first prototype will be coming off the lines
The steel giant Tata Steel UK has announced that it's reached
an agreement with the Liberty House group to sell its Speciality Steels
The sale covers several South Yorkshire-based plants
including the electric arc steelworks and bar mill
at Rotherham, the steel purifying facility in Stocksbridge and a mill
The funeral is taking place this lunchtime of a 16-year
old girl who was murdered in South Yorkshire last month.
Leonne Weeks' body was found on a path in Dinnington near Rotherham.
18-year-old Peter Heeley has been charged with her murder.
The funeral service is at St Leonard's church.
The service in church I put together with Leona's family.
She loved music and that is going to be represented
strongly in the service, both by recorded music and by her friend
singing, which is I think a lovely thing for him to do.
Latest figures show that all the hospital trusts
in our region failed to meet the government's A target
in December with the exception of Sheffield Children's Hospital.
Guidelines say that 95% of patients should be
The figures released by NHS England show that the Mid Yorkshire Trust
only managed 77% of patients in that time, while Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Officers from North Yorkshire Police Road Crime team had a busy night.
They spotted a four by four with false number
plates towing this generator using a flimsy strap.
One wheel fell off, causing these sparks.
Police pursued the vehicle along the A19 at Askham when the generator
finally slipped its moorings as it went off-road.
They haven't yet arrested anyone in connection with the incident,
but are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Officials will discuss more than 80 recommendations made in a report
More than 600 homes and businesses were badly affected
Councillors say they've already got an action plan
and will meet later to talk about what else they
York City Council has claimed its ban on pavement
It's a year-long trial and the council says the city's
streets have seen a marked decrease in just the first week.
The ban is an attempt to de-clutter the ancient narrow streets.
But some shops owners say it could harm their trade.
Here's Ian Reeve our business correspondent.
Gillygate, home to some of York's quirkiest shops.
He advertises his gaming business with a board on the
But the council has banned them from the city.
Removing so called A boards will give pedestrians a
The first few months I was here, I'd say 90% of the people that
came into the shot came in because they saw my A board.
This street that we are on, Gillygate, is not
In a very narrow, so you wouldn't want to walk down here
unless something dragged your attention.
You know, A boards are the cheapest way to get people's
The council said the ban is a year-long trial to de-clutter
I don't think it's anti-business, at all.
I think we don't want to prevent businesses, we
We are doing lots of things in the city to
And I can see why they would say that, but the A boards can be
We're working with the planning authority purely and simply to make
sure that we help them as much as we possibly can.
For Diane, the ban has been long awaited.
As it has by York's estimated total of 6,000
When you have got limited vision, it is
Particularly in areas where there is not just
street cafes, there are binbags, there are benches.
Any number of different things that you can bump
A boards are something that we can do something about.
Thankfully, the council has decided to do that.
A week in, and the council says the ban is working.
Keep the advertising board ban, says Lee, and there will
It's happy birthday today for a very special Yorkshirewoman who's reached
Doreen Brigham wrote the words for the BBC's specially commissioned
Symphony for Yorkshire when she was only 98.
She worked with hundreds of musicians at nearly 50
locations in the county to produce a remarkable legacy of music.
Happy birthday. We were promised the beast from the east, look what has
rocked in. New suit, love? I saw the man in McLaren. It has been thick
enough to produce a few wintry flurries. This little disturbance
might make showers more frequent. Covering of snow. Rain and sleet
more likely. It is cold out there. A few flurries. Temperatures
struggling. 0 Celsius. Maximum temperature we are expecting first
short period of time. That is 37 Fahrenheit. Heading through this
evening and overnight, cloudy skies continue with a scattering of light
snow flows. A bit of sleet with them. Untreated services with
temperatures generally speaking at or below freezing point. Friday is a
broad day again. A cloudy one with a scattering of mainly like to sleet
and snow showers. The emphasis is still on a great deal of dry
weather. Those showers become more frequent. Friday night into Saturday
morning. Rain, sleet and hill snow coming into Saturday morning. Sunday
through early next week, temperatures will gradually will
ride and by the middle of next week, it should be some what milder. That
is the forecast. Lovely. Right. All is to sell a few more motors and
some patio doors. Stop it! That is it from us. Steve later.
The Roman Empire! CHEERING
Shirley Bassey. Tom Jones, obviously.
Jonny Wilkinson's feet. THEY ROAR
Invented the bicycle. The internet.
Come on, Wales. THEY ROAR