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Severe delays on M62 due to crash with HGV and caravan

There are severe delays on the M62 this lunch time due to an accident involving a heavy goods vehicle and a caravan. The crash has happened on the westbound carriage between junction 23 and junction 22. A spokesperson from Highways England said: The M62

yesterday, 11:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Yorkshire weather: Heavy rain and strong winds to last

What a difference a week makes. Yorkshire has gone from sweltering under the June sun to being battered by heavy rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be a staggering 20C cooler tomorrow than during the height of the heatwave with showers expected to

yesterday, 11:35 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Elderly are up to speed with web

An evening of samosas and charged laptops connected the elderly of Wellington Court to the internet during a special visit. Young men armed with laptops, samosas and kebabs were the gateway for some elderly residents as they were taken around the world w

yesterday, 11:24 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Latest planning applications

Here are the latest applications that have been submitted, approved and refused by Kirklees Council’s planning department. RECEIVED City Developments Yorkshire Ltd: Demolition of one dwelling and four new dwellings at 113 Westfield Lane, Wyke. M Foxton:

yesterday, 10:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Woman, 18, left unconscious after being attacked on Dewsbury footpath

An 18-year-old woman was left unconscious after being assaulted by a man on a footpath in Dewsbury. Detectives today released details of the "terrifying" assault, which took place in Thornhill at around 11.30pm on June 10. The woman was...

Monday, 19:35 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

How a Dewsbury hospital is calming children’s nerves

Children who are nervous about visting hospital are having their fears calmed thanks to an innovative new concept. The radiology department at Dewsbury and District Hospital have recently introduced a Starlight distraction box. The Starlight is a portabl

Monday, 16:25 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Specs appeal contest - do your eyes have it? You could win £10,000

THIS is the last chance for Batley’s most striking specs wearers to show off their style and be in with a chance of winning £10,000 cash and £1,000 worth of new glasses. Multi-platinum pop star Nadine Coyle is encouraging glasses wearers across Batley to

Monday, 15:15 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Man in his 70s hurt in Dewsbury crash

An elderly man has been injured in a collision in Dewsbury. Police were called to the town's link road, at the junction with Wilton Street, outside B&Q at around 9.15am. A blue Toyota Corolla and a red Suzuki were involved. A man in his 70s has...

Monday, 13:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Army bomb disposal team called after police found 'unknown chemicals' at Wakefield flat

Police road closures have been lifted this morning following the discovery of “unknown chemicals” during a search of a property in Wakefield last night. Army bomb disposal experts were called to a flat at Westgate End near the city centre and police cord

Monday, 10:43 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Man dead after reports of assault in Wakefield

A MAN has died after he was reportedly assaulted  in Wakefield today. Police said officers were called to reports of assault against a man at a residential address on Haydn Avenue, Stanley, Wakefield, just before 2pm today. (Sun June 25) Police said the

Sunday, 22:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Hundreds join Eddie Izzard in fun run to remember Jo Cox

Comedian Eddie Izzard joined hundreds of runners at a memorial event today to honour murdered MP Jo Cox. The Run for Jo event, at Birstall’s Oakwell Hall and Country Park, was a chance for the community to remember their MP and to celebrate everything sh

Sunday, 21:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Lodge open day at Blenheim House

A special open day will take place at Blenheim House, Batley, to mark the tercentenary of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE). On Saturday 24 June the UGLE celebrated the 300th anniversary of formalised Freemasonry. It was on that date in 1717 that

Sunday, 19:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Jo Cox's children unveil memorial plaque

Murdered Yorkshire MP Jo Cox has been honoured in Parliament with a coat of arms unveiled by her two children. Cuillin, six, and Lejla, four, designed the memorial plaque which was installed in the Commons chamber today as part of a "family...

Sunday, 10:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Vigil in Batley to remember terror attack victims

A vigil is to be held in Batley today to remember the victims of the terror attack in Finsbury Park. Organisers say this is an opportunity to demonstrate the diversity and unity of the area, and show that all communities must stand together. “The vigil i

Saturday, 15:31 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

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WE ALL know that history doesn’t write itself. It is written mainly by ordinary people who give of their time to research aspects of local history which interests them most. They often spend years carrying out painstaking research to make sure they’ve go

Saturday, 12:19 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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