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Paint seen in waterways after motorway spillage

Paint spilt in a motorway crash last week has made its way into watercourses in Kirklees. The Environment Agency said it was investigating pollution in rivers and streams in the area, after the major spillage on the M606 on Friday. Some 12,000 litres of

yesterday, 18:34 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Could you be Hunted? TV show seeks new contestants

Producers of a TV show are looking for daring contestants to 'go to ground' in a bid to evade capture in 21st-century Britain. The team behind 2016's hit Channel Four series Hunted are recruiting a new set of fugitives for this year's challenge. In the s

yesterday, 11:31 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Man found dead in Gomersal named and woman charged with murder

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Gomersal have released the identity of the victim. David Butterfield, 43, was found dead at an address in Shirley Terrace at around 6.30pm on Friday. Police have today revealed today that he died from a susp

yesterday, 10:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations

Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week: A651: Bradford Road, Birkenshaw Between Oakroyd Drive & North View Road. Hightown Road, Cleckheaton Between Westgate & Halifax Road. A644: Huddersfield...

Monday, 21:55 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Rush hour delays after crash on M621 motorway in Leeds

Motorists could face delays as rush hour approaches after a crash on the motorway in Leeds. Highways England said there are delays following the collision at the westbound entry slip of the M621 junction 7, at Belle Isle. The crash happened at around 4.2

Monday, 17:16 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Get clearing the attic out - Flog It is heading to Kirklees

Popular antiques TV programme Flog It is filming in Kirklees next month. The popular daytime show, presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit Huddersfield Town Hall on Friday, February 10. Visitors can get a free valuation of their belongings between 9.30

Monday, 16:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth. Scientists predict that for six months in 2022, stargazers will be able t

Monday, 16:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns. The Bolt and Mitten soft toy set has been found to contain chemical substances which exceed regulatory limits. It is the black plastic nose on the Bolt (dog) soft toy wh

Monday, 14:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Leeds Bradford Airport to run therapy course for frightened passengers

Scared of flying? An airline is running a full-day course at Leeds Bradford Airport to help nervous passengers tackle their fear of plane travel. Virgin Atlantic's 'Flying Without Fear' programme includes a 45-minute flight on a commercial aircraft The c

Monday, 13:29 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns. The Bolt and Mitten soft toy set has been found to contain chemical substances which exceed regulatory limits. It is the black plastic nose on the Bolt (dog) soft toy wh

Monday, 13:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy. The findings should cause concern, as the researchers have warned of the huge impact alcohol can hav

Monday, 12:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Wintery weather could exacerbate pothole menace

A prolonged spell of wet and cold weather would likely see potholes develop at an unprecedented rate, pushing already stretched local authority road repair budgets to the limit, a motoring organisation has warned. There has already been a “particularly w

Monday, 12:04 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Why Yorkshire folk still prefer to pay and display with cash

More than half of Yorkshire motorists still prefer to feed the meter when it comes to paying for parking. A survey by the British Parking Association (BPA) revealed that 55 per cent of people in the region favour cash rather than credit cards or apps to

Monday, 10:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

West Yorkshire beck polluted with paint after M606 lorry crash

LARGE quantities of white paint spilt after a lorry crashed on the M606 in Bradford has caused pollution in a beck at Dewsbury. Around 12,000 litres of paint was spilt on the M606 overnight on Friday between junctions 2 at the Euroway Trading Centre and

Monday, 10:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Spotting a new role at the RSPB

The RSPB is on the lookout for people with a passion for wildlife to join its 2017 volunteer internship programme. The scheme provides the chance to work on some of the RSPB’s most beautiful nature reserves like Fairburn Ings, near Leeds. The RSPB Volunt

Sunday, 19:01 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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