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Renewed focus on policing in West Yorkshire

Street briefings are to be held in coming days as police reveal a renewed focus on neighbourhood policing - with hundreds of additional officers to be deployed in West Yorkshire. Funding has been secured for 100 extra PCs and more than 600 PCSOs, West...

today, 09:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Kirklees Citizens Advice column with Nick Whittingham

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre wants you to understand your rights and to avoid pension scams. Recent changes in legislation have made it easier for people to withdraw money from their pensions. If you are 55 or over you can withdraw lump...

yesterday, 16:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police search for 'vulnerable' missing Batley man

Police are asking the public to help them find a "vulnerable" man who is missing from his Batley home. Hussain Rajah, 18, is described as 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build with short dark hair and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a grey...

yesterday, 15:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Batley Girls’ School show tickets set to fly

Batley Girls’ High School pupils are set to perform this year’s school show – J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’. The production will be open to the public on Thursday 22 March with shows at 1.30pm and 7.30pm. There will also be a Friday performance for more...

yesterday, 09:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Talented dancers to put on show of the Century

Hundreds of Mirfield dancers are set to descend on Huddersfield for a show of the century. Katie Philpott School of Dance’s (KPSD) Century will take place at the Lawrence Batley Theatre with four shows held over Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March. With a...

Saturday, 13:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Yorkshire Witches: Mary Bateman, Mary Pannal and Mother Shipton

There are many stories which circulate the UK about historic witches who could perform magic, cast spells and create potions. Yorkshire has a rich past of tales about a few certain witches who forever carved their names in the history books. Two of...

Friday, 18:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven! Easter is around the corner, have you ever wondered...

Friday, 15:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

WEATHER: Drivers urged to avoid M1 and M62 motorways due to forecast for snow

Drivers are being urged to avoid parts of the M62 and M1 motorways tonight after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for snow. The agency has given an amber 'be prepared' alert for the North, which will come into force from 7pm this evening...

Friday, 15:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Road closures and delays across the district as roadworks take place

Here are the latest planned roadworks for Yorkshire: M1 junction 40 Ossett The northbound entry slip road will be fully closed overnight on Monday 19 March and Wednesday 21 March for technology work. The closure will take place between 8pm and 6am,...

Friday, 13:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wanted: HMRC hunting Batley man involved in £50,000 tax fraud

A Batley tax cheat, who stole more than £50,000, is wanted by HM Revenue and Customs. Adrian Armitage, of Aysgarth Road, Batley, admitted submitting false tax returns at Leeds Crown Court in January 2017. Also in crime: Lorry driver caught with 76,000...

Friday, 13:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘A powerful and emotional play’

All My Sons by Arthur Miller was first performed in 1947 but its dramatic intensity and themes of trust, loyalty, betrayal and love still resonate today. The play opens with a thunderstorm cleverly presaging the storms to come but at first we are in...

Friday, 11:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thomas service will chuff children

The Kirklees Light Railway, on Park Mill Way Clayton West, has launched its new programme for this year. Following on from last Sunday’s Mother’s Day Special, the railway will be hosting its Day Out With Thomas service this weekend (Saturday 17 and...

Friday, 11:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Warnings across Yorkshire as 'mini Beast from the East' is set to make it a white weekend

0 Have your say A cold snap dubbed the "mini beast from the east" is set to arrive this weekend, with temperatures tumbling. Three days of snow forecast for Yorkshire as Met Office extends weather warning Up to 5cm (2in) of snow could fall...

Friday, 10:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Warning to dog owners over potentially deadly Parvovirus in Yorkshire

A potentially deadly virus called Parvovirus is putting dogs across Yorkshire regions at risk. Parvovirus is highly infectious in dogs and experts are worried the virus could spread nationwide. Animal welfare charity Blue Cross have offered advice and...

Thursday, 12:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers: ‘Bring a friend for free’ offer to season ticket holders

Leeds United have launched a special offer aimed at thanking season ticket holders for their support this season. Season ticket holders can ‘bring a friend’ to the game for free to the Championship clash with Bolton Wanderers at Elland Road on Friday,...

Thursday, 12:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

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