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Test smoke alarms as clocks change, West Yorkshire fire service says

Yorkshire Housing is working with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to urge residents to test their smoke alarms as the clocks change this weekend. Testing smoke alarms is often low on their list of priorities, but testing fire alarms might save...

today, 21:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

West Yorkshire Police worker 'prosecutes himself by accident'

A police worker has been lightly ridiculed by colleagues after accidentally prosecuting himself for having an untaxed vehicle. Members of West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit (RPU) took to Twitter to mock another member of their team who...

today, 19:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

The M62: Love it or hate, here’s why everybody should be thankful for it

The M62, or the ‘Mountains Motorway’ as it is sometimes referred to, is the 107 mile stretch of motorway which connects Liverpool to Hull via Manchester and Leeds. Many people will have driven over this stretch of motorway, and hundreds of commuters...

today, 17:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Train disruption ahead as union confirms Yorkshire rail strike days next week

Commuters are facing disruption as union bosses have announced two further days of rail strike action next week. The RMT Union said today (Tuesday) that its members will walk out for 24 hours on Monday and next Thursday, March 29. Read more: David...

today, 08:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Family-friendly events in Yorkshire this Easter

Easter is shortly approaching and with this comes the Easter holidays. There are many events throughout Yorkshire which will not only take place over the Easter weekend, but during the whole of the Easter holidays. These are fun, creative events which...

yesterday, 17:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

IN PICTURES: Remember your high school prom from 2010?

GALLERY: A look back in time to the prom of 2010 Months of preparation comes down to one big day for teenagers - the end of year prom. And teens in Halifax go all out from fine looking suits and princess gowns to banners, balloons and, of course,...

yesterday, 14:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire schools among those targeted in bomb threat hoax

A number of schools in Yorkshire have received hoax bomb threats this morning, police have confirmed. More than 400 schools and colleges across the country are reported to have received emails claiming a device has been planted and demanding cash....

yesterday, 12:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

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...

yesterday, 10:26 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, 18:20 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, 15:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mobile speed camera locations in Calderdale

Here are the locations of mobile speed cameras in Calderdale, commencing Monday March 19. Boothtown Road Between Woodside Road & Ploughcroft Lane Bradford Road, Northowram Between Park View Avenue & Victoria Drive Burnley Road, Cornholme...

Friday, 15:07 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, 14:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Planning applications: What is being built where you live?

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council. VALIDATED Prune one tree (Tree Preservation Order): Mytholm Court, Mytholmroyd. Demolition of out house and wc’s to facilitate detached garage, bi-fold doors and patio to...

Friday, 14:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tour de Yorkshire trophies come to Calderdale

Visitors to The Piece Hall in Halifax will soon be able to get up close to the prestigious Tour de Yorkshire trophies. Ahead of The Piece Hall hosting the start of stage four of the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday 6 May, both the men’s and women’s race...

Friday, 13:56 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, 13:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

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