Hosting the start of the Tour de France is set to cost Leeds City Council around £3.6m, the Yorkshire Evening Post has learned. Council leaders have stressed the spending on the ‘Grand Depart’ will help bring major economic benefits to the region, estimated at around £100m. [04/02/2013 YEP]
The latest Rent Trap report by Shelter shows rents rose in 83% of the country in 2012. Leeds is top of the ‘rent trap’ league in Y&H with rents shooting up by 7%. [04/02/2013 YEP]
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Councils across Yorkshire are facing a multi-million pound shortfall in the money the Government’s own figures suggest they need to meet new responsibilities on public health. Leeds, where there is a 10-year gap in life expectancy between the richest and poorest parts of the city, will be facing a 14% funding gap, or around £6m. [04/02/2013 YP]
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The second phase of the £32bn HS2 high-speed rail network will stop at a new city centre station in Leeds. [28.01.2013 BBC]
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- Interactive map: HS2 high speed rail route in detail (telegraph.co.uk)
- Leeds to get new HS2 rail station (bbc.co.uk)
- 70,000 jobs in Leeds railway revolution (yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk)
Bids will be accepted for the fourth round of funding from March 4. For more information visit www.sportengland.org/inspired.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is undertaking a consultation on proposed changes to siting requirements for broadband cabinets and overhead lines to facilitate the deployment of superfast broadband networks. [30/01/2013 DCMS]
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