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Sue Ryder holds volunteer drive

A charity shop based in Mirfield has launched a recruitment campaign to attract new volunteers. The Sue Ryder Shop, which is based on Huddersfield Road, is holding the drive until Saturday 28 January. Members at the shop will be holding a special open da

59 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

First class results for first aid cadets

Members of 868 (Mirfield) Air Cadets have excelled in first aid training and resulting competitions. Four cadets – Sergeant Matthew Smith, Corporal Kiara Baillie and cadets Christian Bartey and Caitlin Pugh – volunteered as the Squadron’s Youth First Aid

today, 10:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Top 10 of classic games and toys

A Mirfield businessman who is on a mission to get children off their gadgets has produced two ‘Top 10 lists’ to get them into classic games. Paul Kerfoot, owner of Emag Toys and Games, wants to see more youngsters playing with toys and board games. To th

yesterday, 13:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Charity on the lookout for help

Arthritis care are looking for volunteers in Kirklees to help run their ‘Living well with Arthritis’ services. There are three volunteer roles that need to be filled by friendly, approachable people, that either have arthritis 
themselves or have an unde

yesterday, 10:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tributes paid to ice cream man

A well known ice cream man who made West Yorkshire his home has died. Italian born Luigi ‘Gino’ Del Grande became a fixture across Batley, Birstall and Dewsbury after establishing his business, Gino’s Ice, in the sixties. Customers were often waiting for

yesterday, 08:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

School pays tribute to ‘fun-loving student with infectious smile’

Tributes have been paid to a school pupil who died last week just days after her 14th birthday. Staff and students at the BBG Academy released balloons in memory of Ellie Bramham, who was a Year 9 pupil at the Birkenshaw school, in a special tribute on F

Thursday, 18:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire named as top dogging hotspot in the country

Yorkshire has beaten Lancashire and other counties nationwide - to the title of the best area to go dogging. Adult website Swinging Heaven has named Yorkshire as the top county for dogging in the UK. According to the site, Yorkshire has a massive 271 dog

Thursday, 18:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

How much has recorded crime risen in West Yorkshire?

THE NUMBER of recorded crimes in West Yorkshire rose by more than a fifth in a year, according to the latest statistics. Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show there were 220,379 crimes recorded by the county’s police for

Thursday, 16:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Council agrees college funding

Council funding of £2.9 million has been approved to begin work on turning a town centre building into a new college facility. The cabinet at Kirklees Council unanimously agreed to release the cash for the conversion of Pioneer House in Dewsbury. The bui

Thursday, 15:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘We knew we had to go in’ say flat fire heroes

Three heroes who helped rescue two unconscious men from a flat fire in Birstall have been commended for their bravery. Kevin Stainburn, Ian Chamberlain and Lee Foster were first at the scene of the fire at a first floor flat on Carr Street last Tuesday.

Thursday, 15:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Centres to go under shake up of services for children

Just four children’s centres will remain across the district after members of Kirklees Council’s cabinet gave the go-ahead to a shake-up of children and youth services. The cost-cutting move will see support for children, young people and their families

Thursday, 14:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Hetty’s centenary celebration

A generous woman and her family had a lot to cheer about last week as she celebrated her 100th birthday. Hetty Vasey was born on January 15 1917 and has lived in the Spen Valley all her life. The eldest of eight children, she attended Millbridge school i

Thursday, 14:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Quidditch team to hold try-outs in Leeds

It's a sport played by wizards - but Muggles can try their hand at Quidditch in Leeds. A brand-new league based on the game, which features in the Harry Potter books, is recruiting players in the city. A franchise known as the Yorkshire Roses will compet

Thursday, 14:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Controlled explosions carried out on chemicals at Yorkshire schools

Over 40 schools in North and West Yorkshire have been visited by army bomb disposal experts after it was discovered they were storing a potentially hazardous chemical on their premises. Controlled explosions had to be carried out at the schools - among t

Thursday, 11:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series January 19 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages. Daniel Smith, (25), of Hazel Close, Dewsbury, £85 costs, £40 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £64 compensation for s

Thursday, 07:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

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