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Chancellor George Osborne has outlined plans to build “the Northern Powerhouse” in an Autumn Statement aimed at bringing balance to the economy.

The Prime Minister and Chancellor today gave their backing to develop HS3 – a high speed rail link connecting the north’s great cities which could significantly reduce journey times across the region.

Five Northern cities have unveiled a £15bn, 15-year investment plan to improve the region's transport links and boost economic growth.

Britain's Northern cities should become an economic powerhouse on a similar standing to London, George Osborne has said.

Leeds-based City Car Club has reported strong end of year results, becoming the first UK car club to post a profit for two consecutive years.

The Arndale Centre in Headingley in Leeds is changing hands for £16.23m.

The centre, a prominent feature on the north Leeds skyline, is being bought from the receiver by the Schroeder Real Estate Investment Trust after it raised £17.2m in a share placing to finance the acquisition.

The Government has approved funding of over £24 million for two traffic improvement schemes in Leeds and Birmingham.

A Bradford construction firm has been made to pay £20,000 after a joiner fell six metres through a fragile rooflight at a factory in Leeds.

The Department for Transport has not yet presented a "convincing strategic case" for the HS2 high-speed rail project or any credible evidence that it will boost growth in the regions, a panel of MPs has said.

The Government has been given the go-ahead to continue with its plans to deliver a new high speed railway between London, the West Midlands, Manchester and Leeds from the Court of Appeal after it rejected further attempts to derail the scheme.

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David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

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