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You can ‘bank’ on volunteers to revamp school play area

Volunteers from Leeds Building Society braved heavy rain to revamp the outdoor area at Norristhorpe Junior and Infant School recently. The area had become overgrown, so the Society’s Intermediary team cleaned and tidied it for winter, ready for the child

yesterday, 07:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Big charity total raised by store staff

Staff from Asda in Dewsbury have raised £1,300 from this year’s Tickled Pink fundraiser. The 20th year of the event was marked with a 20-hour spin which even saw local MP Paula Sherriff get involved. The money raised is being donated to Breast Cancer Car

Saturday, 09:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin hopes to be an inspiration to her daughters

IT HAS been an emotional summer for the newly elected Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin. But following her landslide victory, the former actress claims she is “energised” and ready to get to work. And within hours of the by-election result she was out and

Saturday, 07:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

PPG is bringing the colour back to the Batley and Birstall community

PPG Architectural Coatings has made a bright start to October by sponsoring two community projects local to its headquarters in Birstall, West Yorkshire. The firm has given its backing to local voluntary group Birstall in Bloom to support a project to er

Friday, 20:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Education alliance celebrates 50th anniversary

An education organisation with 14,000 members celebrated its 50 year anniversary today. The Pre-school Learning Alliance had a get-together at its Dewsbury office on Wood Street, looking back at past achievements over the years. The former branches of Ac

Friday, 17:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Orionids meteor shower: How to see this weekend’s spectacle

Head outside one evening this weekend and you may well see the annual Orionids meteor shower in Britain’s skies. Gaze upwards and – if the weather remains clear – you’ll be treated to up to 25 shooting stars an hour as the Earth intersects the orbit of H

Friday, 16:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Greasy spoon map: The Yorkshire towns with most takeaways

Given its long-held status as a Mecca for tourists, you might expect Scarborough to figure large in Yorkshire’s takeaway league table. But new figures reveal that Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees and Leeds are not far behind. The centres have some of the

Friday, 16:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Child seat product recalled over safety fears

Recaro Child Safety is offering a product replacement programme for its Recaro fix base, which can be used with the Optia child seat as well as the Privia infant carrier. The company has found that the hooks which connect the Recoro base to the child sea

Friday, 16:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Jail for ‘lunatic’ driver over crash that left two boys dead and two disabled

A man who caused the death of two teenage boys and left two others with life-changing disabilities after driving “like a lunatic” has been jailed for seven and a half years. Thomas McMeekin, 23, was handed the lengthy sentence despite also being left sev

Friday, 15:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

NOSTALGIA: The successful Morris family

But there were some parents, who despite poverty and hardship, managed to secure the best education possible for their children. One such couple was Sarah and George Morris, of Ingham Road, Thornhill Lees, who made huge sacrifices, to send all their five

Friday, 14:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mirfield councillors have hit out over proposals to build hundreds of new homes in the town, as part of a...

Backlash after council agrees to housing plan The Kirklees Local Plan, which allocates land for 30,000 houses, employment, leisure and open space over the next 15 years, was discussed at a full meeting of Kirklees Council last week. Under the plans, more

Friday, 14:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Week of disruption as roadworks take place at Chain Bar

Essential resurfacing works are due to start on Bradford Road on Monday, which are expected to last for just over a week. The work is taking place on the stretch of road from Chain bar Roundabout to just past Wyke Lane. Most of the roadworks will take pl

Friday, 13:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Smuggler filled suitcases with a tonne of illicit tobacco

A man who oversaw a plot to post suitcases containing more than a tonne of illicit tobacco to the UK from Spain has been jailed. David Glenn Sinclair, 52, was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after workers at a delivery firm depot in Dewsbur

Friday, 10:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Labour candidate and friend of Jo Cox, Tracy Brabin, wins Batley and Spen by-election

THE Labour candidate Tracy Brabin hit out at fringe parties who "sow division" as she celebrated her landslide victory in the Batley and Spen by-election. Taking to the stage amid heckling from defeated right-wing opponents, Mrs Brabin...

Friday, 08:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tributes to popular doctor

A well known and popular doctor, Rotarian and medical committee chairman has died at his home aged 74. Dr Ajit Mehrotra practiced at Windsor Medical Centre, Leeds Road, Dewsbury. He was born October 29, 1941, and came to the UK for further studies after

Friday, 03:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

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