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Council tax rise and budget cuts

Council tax will rise by nearly five per cent in Kirklees from April. Members of Kirklees Council approved the 4.99 per cent increase for two years in a row – effectively rubber-stamping a 10 per cent rise overall. Three per cent of this year’s rise will

today, 16:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Chippy is back open after devastating fire

A fish and chip shop which was destroyed in a devastating fire seven months ago is back in business. Tony Goodhind watched in horror as the business he had run for 15 years was gutted in the blaze last July. Tony’s Dale Lane Fisheries in Heckmondwike was

today, 15:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here’s what they could be like

There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years. Now things are getting even more exciting. Scientists have documented a star surrounded by no fewer than seven Earth-like planets

today, 13:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘Can you hear me?’ – Residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in Yorkshire are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK. CPR Call Blocker, makers of the best selling call blocking device in the US and UK, is urging the public in Yorkshire to

today, 12:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

As storm Doris batters the UK, with winds expected to reach up to 87mph, we spoke to the travel experts at airFair about whether passengers facing a delayed flight due to the bad weather are entitled to claim compensation. What are our rights? EU regulat

today, 12:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Witness appeal after man suffered serious injuries in attack

WEST Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack in Brighouse which left a man with serious head injuries The victim was pushed to the ground and assaulted on Market Street, Brighouse, at around 12.30am on January 29 He sustained serious he

today, 12:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

ALERT: Public urged to unplug EXPLODING tumble dryers

The public are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to EXPLODE. Manufacturer Whirlpool has admitted there is a fault with a range of up to 5.3 million Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda dryers and they should be swi

today, 11:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Woman 'traumatised' after sex assault in Leeds

Police are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a woman in Leeds. The 20-year-old victim was walking along a footpath off Middleton Grove the John Charles Centre for Sport, in Middleton just after 9.20am yesterday (Weds Feb 23) when sh

today, 11:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man arrested after two women stabbed in Huddersfield

TWO women suffered  serious stab wounds during an attack in Huddersfield this morning. Police attended an address in Greenlea Court at around 2.20am this morning (Thurs Feb 23) and found two women, aged 42 and 25, with stab wounds.  They were taken to ho

today, 11:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Safety warning issued over leaking gas hobs

Bosch and Neff have issued a safety warning over leaking gas hobs. There is a risk that the built-in units can explode in some circumstances and owners of the affected units are urged to turn off their gas supply immediately and not to use the appliance

today, 11:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Manager of 'dirty' Leeds fast food shop hit with £2,395 court bill

A FAST food shop in Leeds city centre has been prosecuted for a second time in a month after an investigation was launched when a customer allegedly suffered food poisoning. Leeds City Council successfully prosecuted Aquell Ahmed - the former owner of Di

today, 11:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Commuters using Virgin East Coast Trains are being warned not to travel today as Storm Doris is set to batter the country with high winds and rain. The train operator tweeted yesterday evening to advise customers not to travel and that all tickets will b

today, 10:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Major film talent agency seeks extras from Leeds to appear in Yorkshire-made film

A talent agency which provides extras for blockbuster films is holding auditions in Leeds. 2020 Casting have supplied supporting artists to Hollywood hits such as Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, World War Z, X-Men: First Class, Gladiator, Shakespeare in

today, 10:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fourth teenager charged over street shooting

A fourth teenager has now been charged in relation to the shooting in Dewsbury. A 24-year-old man was left seriously injured and needing hospital treatment after being gunned down on Cemetery Road on the evening of February 1. A 17-year-old from Manchest

today, 09:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Roadworks misery: motorists face traffic jams and delays

Roadworks are causing rush hour delays and long tailbacks on a major route from Wakefield to Huddersfield. Traffic lights are in place where the B6117 Hostingley Lane meets the A642 New Road in Middlestown, while Northern Gas Networks carry out repair wo

today, 09:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

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