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LETTER: Appeal for info on former Liversedge shop

I am part of a Facebook group covering the area of Spen Valley. I wondered whether any readers have any feedback as to the location of the building pictured in Liversedge. We’re struggling to make out the name of the shop above the main window. The build

yesterday, 12:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Silly just got serious! Christmas Jumper Day 2016 is almost here

A whole host of celebrities including James Corden, Fleur East, Myleene Klass, Jon Snow and Jack Whitehall will be pulling on their festive sweaters in support of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day next week - will you? This year, Save the Children

yesterday, 11:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Traffic alert: Vehicle fire forces M1 lane closures near Wakefield

Two lanes of the M1 were closed this morning while emergency services deal with the aftermath of a vehicle fire. Crews from West Yorkshire Fire Service were at the scene of the incident near Wakefield shortly after 9am this morning. Two lanes of the nort

yesterday, 08:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire Tea...isn't from Yorkshire?!

A Twitter user found himself confused when he messaged Yorkshire Tea to ask which part of the county is used for growing tea leaves. A Twitter user found himself confused when he messaged Yorkshire Tea to ask which part of the county is used for growing

Tuesday, 16:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Parents in the North should learn from pushier mums and dads in the South

Parents in the North of England could learn from pushier mums and dads in the South to help their children achieve the best grades, the children’s tsar has said. Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, said “tiger” mums in the South are

Tuesday, 14:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Funeral of murdered dad and daughter held at Wakefield Cathedral

A funeral for a dad and his daughter killed in a fire in their own home took place at Wakefield Cathedral today. Traffic was brought to a standstill as the four-car cortege passed through the city centre flanked and followed by a procession of around 40

Tuesday, 11:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire’s largest police force to focus on those who go missing

West Yorkshire’s policing tsar will today unveil measures to reduce the number of vulnerable people who go missing across the county. Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has prioritised the issue as part of his five-year Police and Crime

Tuesday, 11:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Can you spot all the angels on the Heckmondwike Angel Trail?

Angels have once again descended on Heckmondwike during the Christmas period. The angels have been lovingly crafted by members of the United Reformed Church in Heckmondwike and have been placed in town centre shops until the end of the year. The soft toy

Tuesday, 09:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Plea for more organ donators in Kirklees this Christmas

A new campaign is calling for more people in Kirklees to sign up as organ donators this festive season. The NHS is urging people to join its Organ Donor Register. It comes after recent figures were released, showing that in the last five years 15 people

Tuesday, 09:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Report criticising Kirklees’ children’s services ‘came as no surprise’

An Ofsted report that deemed children’s services in Kirklees as inadequate “came as no surprise”, according to trade union chiefs. Kirklees Unison claims that its social workers have been subjected to poor management, high staff turnover and unreasonable

Tuesday, 09:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Shoppers warned cheap chargers fail safety tests

Consumers are being warned off buying bargain iPhone chargers online after 99 per cent failed a basic safety test. Out off 400 counterfeit Apple chargers from online suppliers around the world and found that 397 of them failed a basic safety test, accord

Tuesday, 07:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Firefighters’ mission to help disadvantaged children this Christmas

For the second year running West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are working together with Radio Aire to support the largest annual Christmas toy appeal in the UK, Mission Christmas. The appeal, run by the charity Cash for Kids, is asking the g

Tuesday, 06:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research. Although regular use of the drug increases the risk of stomach bleeds by about a half, there is no valid evidence these are fatal, say scientists. But a daily pill

Tuesday, 06:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Residents move into new, purpose-built facility in Kirklees

A new development that caters for people with physical disabilities has officially opened in Mirfield. The scheme, which is the first of its kind to open in Kirklees, has seen six one-bedroom, purpose-built bungalows built at Knowl Grove. The homes are t

Monday, 13:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police trawl CCTV as investigation into crying girl ‘taken’ by man in Leeds continues

EFFORTS ARE continuing today to trace a man who was seen leading a young girl away while she was ‘crying for mummy’. Police in Leeds yesterday (Sunday) issued an appeal via social media for information on the incident, which had prompted a concerned call

Monday, 11:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

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