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Live blog: Follow all the action from Tour de Yorkshire 2017

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle is underway - follow all the action here. Make sure you stay with us as we bring you regular updates of news, pictures and video from stage one. Refresh the page to get the latest content.

yesterday, 20:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Town remembers Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox as centre renamed in her memory

A lasting tribute to the late Jo Cox MP was unveiled in her hometown yesterday when Batley Resource Centre was officially renamed in her memory. The building in Market Place will now be known as Jo Cox House, with officials saying they it will be a place

yesterday, 12:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Law firm shut down by regulator

A law firm with four branches in West Yorkshire has been closed down by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. Hellewell, Pasley and Brewer’s offices in Dewsbury, Birstall, Halifax and Ripponden are closed following an intervention by the authority. The f

yesterday, 12:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Everything you need to know about this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway today as competitors tackle the east coast circuit in front of an expected crowd of thousands. Starting off in Bridlington, the 173km stage will include three 'King of the Mountain' climbs and two

yesterday, 10:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire tourism chief receives top French honour

Yorkshire tourism chief Sir Gary Verity has been given a top honour by the French government. The Ordre National du Mérite - National Order of Merit - is second only to the Légion d'Honneur, and is awarded by the President of the French Republic in recog

yesterday, 10:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Photo puts ‘Stan’ in a fine mess

A Stan Laurel lookalike is calling on readers to get him out of another fine mess. Gary Slade, who is from the Wirral and entertains as the legendary slapstick actor, recently bought two old prints from an auction which have the message ‘Stan Laurel with

Thursday, 21:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Frontier gym to open in summer

The company behind the transformation of the former Batley Frontier nightclub into a fitness centre says it will open in June with more than £2 million being put into the project. JD Gyms, which is part of the JD Sports Fashion Group, began work renovati

Thursday, 21:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Firefighters cut railing after child's finger gets stuck in Leeds and follow ambulance to continue rescue

Firefighters in Leeds had to cut off a piece of railing that a child's finger was stuck in - and then followed an ambulance crew to continue the extraction. West Yorkshire Fire Service was called out to Littlemoor Crescent in Pudsey, where a youngster wa

Thursday, 16:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Sunny spells and warmer weather for your Bank Holiday weekend

The cold snap which brought snow and wintry showers to the county this week will be replaced by warmer temperatures and sunshine for the Bank Holiday weekend. The Met Office has confirmed today that they are expecting temperatures to reach into double fi

Thursday, 14:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tour de Yorkshire: Forged by legacy

The Tour de Yorkshire cycling race arose as a legacy event following the success of the visit of the 2014 Tour de France to God’s own county. It is promoted by the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and is rated as a 2.1 event as part of the UCI Europe Tour

Thursday, 14:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Nationwide warning over contaminated heroin after police raid on illicit drugs laboratory in Leeds

A police raid in Leeds earlier this week targeted an illicit drugs laboratory which was believed to be producing contaminated heroin linked to a number of deaths. The National Crime Agency today issued a countrywide warning about a deadly synthetic opioi

Thursday, 12:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

MPs bid for re-election on June 8

Politicians have been launching their general election campaigns ahead of a snap vote on June 8 called by the Prime Minister. Labour MPs Paula Sherriff and Tracy Brabin officially launched their bids to be re-elected in the Dewsbury and Batley and Spen s

Thursday, 11:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Leeds United M621? Football teams and firms could soon sponsor motorways

Sports teams, supermarkets and tech firms are among the companies who could purchase the naming rights of major roads under a Road Miles concept. The plan outlines the potential establishment of the Manchester United M6, the Morrisons M1, the Microsoft M

Thursday, 11:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Kirklees author who battled cancer set to release latest book

A Dewsbury author who successfully battled cancer is poised to release her fourth book next month. Angie Smith’s latest title ‘The Spy Who Chipped The China Teacup’ will be released on May 18. The 55-year-old (pictured) suffered with breast cancer after

Thursday, 11:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door. McDonald’s has confirmed it will begin a trial delivery service in June using an external provider, which could inclu

Thursday, 10:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

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