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Firefighters attacked on duty for three consecutive nights

Firefighters in West Yorkshire were attacked for consecutive three nights while on duty. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have today warned they will not tolerate any attacks on firefighters trying to protect people from harm. The attacks happened

yesterday, 18:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘Greedy’ finance boss jailed for five years over £180,000 fraud at Leeds Grand Theatre

AN ACCOUNTANT who fleeced taxpayers of nearly £180,000 while he was head of finance at Leeds Grand Theatre has been jailed for five years. Peter Alp was told he had committed the offences of out of “sheer greed” after being found guilty of conspiracy to

yesterday, 17:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fifty Shades of White tells tales of Utd fan

Leeds United superfan Gary Edwards has proved he still has the write stuff by releasing his FIFTH book charting the ups and downs of following his beloved football club. Fifty Shades of White is packed with yet more of its 60-year-old author’s trademark

yesterday, 16:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

What’s in five-year plan for NHS services?

Health bosses are being forced into drawing up secretive plans to cut and privatise services because of government budget cuts, campaigners claim. NHS commissioners have been urged to halt proposals to make services affordable over the next five years as

yesterday, 15:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings

Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events. FRIDAY Events Comrades Club, Heckmondwike: Halloween play, 7.30pm. Now that Autumn is here Heckmondwike Players are getting ready for Halloween by preparing to stage a “spooktac

yesterday, 14:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

When do the clocks go back? Why do we do it... and what do we hate most about it?

For exactly 100 years, we have been putting the clocks back at the end of October - and we’ll do so again at 1am GMT this Sunday (October 30, 2016). But according to a new poll, we still haven’t got used to it. A survey of 1,000 bleary-eyed Brits reveale

yesterday, 14:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

RSPCA issues warning over winter dog abuse

Britain’s biggest animal charity are dealing with a spike in cruelty cases - including a German Shepherd without any fur. The German shepherd was found with such a severe untreated skin condition she had virtually no fur left, in one of the worst cases f

yesterday, 14:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fireworks will light up the sky next weekend

skies across North Kirklees will light up next weekend as we remember remember the fifth of November. Mirfield Round Table will hold their colourful fireworks display on Saturday November 5 at Mirfield Showground. The event will begin from 5.30pm, with t

yesterday, 12:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Eating blind at Prashad in aid of the Guide Dogs

An award winning Indian restaurant will be treating diners to a meal with a difference, by blindfolding them. Prashad, on Whitehall Road in Drighlington, is hosting a fundraising Dining in the Dark experience in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. The aim o

yesterday, 11:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thieves steal cast iron safe from pizza shop

Thieves stole a cast iron safe full of cash from a restaurant in Cleckheaton. Police are appealing for information following a burglary at Aldo’s Pizzeria on Dewsbury Road overnight on October 13. It is believed the thieves gained entry by forcing a rear

yesterday, 11:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

New rugby project will help continue Jo Cox’s legacy

A new project has been launched that is using rugby league to continue the legacy of the late Jo Cox. The British Asian Rugby Association (BARA) has set up the project and is searching for 15 girls from across the Kirklees region to continue the late MP’

yesterday, 10:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

Reports from Kirklees Magistrates’ Court

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series October 27 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages. Peter Richardson, (32), of Copley Street, Batley, Community order with rehabilitation activity requirement for 25

yesterday, 10:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

The unfair secrets behind celebrity fitness DVDs

It’s two months until Christmas, and the reality TV stars of Britain are beginning to crawl out of the woodwork to sell their fitness DVDs. The peddling of various miracle workouts has already begun in earnest and former stars of The Only Way is Essex or

Wednesday, 15:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fears over killer food poisoning bug prompt recall

Patchwork Pate has recalled 15 varieties of its pate over fears it could contain the toxin responsible for potentially fatal botulism food poisoning. The company has been forced into the recall after being unable to prove the effectiveness of its safety

Wednesday, 14:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Why you might see Northern Lights over Yorkshire’s night sky this week

The chances of spotting the Aurora Borealis above Yorkshire should increase over the next few days, according to weather experts. According to the British Geological Survey, elevated geomagnetic activity caused by a high-speed solar wind will take place

Wednesday, 13:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

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