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Schools are ‘betrayed’ as budgets cut

The government has been accused of betraying the country’s children after it emerged that all schools face cuts to their budgets. Secondary schools could lose the equivalent of six teachers because of reduced funding which will hit the poorest pupils har

yesterday, 15:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Increased police patrols planned for town centre

Increased police patrols are planned for Dewsbury as part of a five-week campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour and child sexual exploitation. High-visibility patrols will be in place around the town centre, while specialist safeguarding officers, who

yesterday, 14:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mosque leaders condemn “vile” terror attack

Mosque leaders have condemned yesterday’s “vile” terror attack in London. Qari Asim, MBE, Imam of Leeds Makkah Mosque, said: “We must be clear that those who take innocent lives are not following the teachings of any religion and have no regard for any r

yesterday, 13:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears. The Novelty Cat Legging, which was on sale in UK stores from November 8 2016 up to February 22 2017, was found to present a potential hazard during the company’s due-dil

yesterday, 13:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

The most stupid legal high as kids sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins

Kids are literally getting wasted with Britain’s daftest drug craze - sniffing fumes from burning WHEELIE BINS, has been claimed. Youngsters are risking their lives by torching the plastic bins n a bid to get high on the fumes, a waste management company

yesterday, 13:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever

Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever, costing £339. The new iPad features a brighter 9.7-inch Retina display and an Apple-designed A9 chip has 64‑bit desktop-class architecture which delivers fast processing and graphics performance for apps

yesterday, 11:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Terrorism in Westminster: London had expected attack for some time and police reaction was rapid

At least five people are dead and 20 injured following a terrorist incident in London. What had been dreaded finally happened – an attack on UK soil which brought to mind recent tragedies on mainland Europe. Police are conducting a “major terrorist inves

yesterday, 11:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series March 23 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages. Barry Hetherington, (69), of Barber Square, Heckmondwike, 24-week sentence suspended for 12 months, electronically-m

yesterday, 10:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dancers gear up for major competition

Performers from Mirfield’s Katie Philpott School of Dance are gearing up for a major competition next month. Pupils will showcase their work to a set of judges at the Choreographic Cup at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Sunday, April 2. Pictured above are

yesterday, 10:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh shuts down tube station after terror attack

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh says she got staff at Westminster tube station ‘to shut it down’ seconds after gun shots were fired during the London terror attack. The Labour MP told workers at the station, opposite the Palace of Westminster, that they needed

yesterday, 10:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police in West Yorkshire ramp up patrols in wake of Westminster terror outrage

People in West Yorkshire were today told to expect an increased police presence on the county’s streets following yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster. West Yorkshire Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Russ Foster also said there would be an “uplift”

yesterday, 08:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

National Puppy Day: Expert tips to keep your pet pooch healthy

Thursday, March 23 marks National Puppy Day and whilst this is an obvious opportunity to celebrate all things cute about our four legged friends, its also a chance to think about their wellbeing. Essential puppy kit: Ahead of a puppy‘s arrival ensure you

yesterday, 07:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Serious sex attack on woman in West Yorkshire village

A police investigation is under way today after a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in a West Yorkshire village. The 37-year-old victim was attacked by a man while she was out walking on Upper Common Lane in Clayton West, near Wakefield’s Y

yesterday, 00:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Comic Eddie Izzard lined up for Jo Cox memorial run

COMEDIAN and accomplished marathon runner Eddie Izzard is being lined up to appear at a memorial event at Birstall’s Oakwell Hall & Country Park in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox. According to organisers, Mr Izzard has been invited to the Jo Cox...

Wednesday, 16:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

London attack: Police treating incident as terrorism

The Metropolitan Police are treating today's attack on the Houses of Parliament as a terrorist incident 'until we know otherwise'. A police officer is thought to have been stabbed by an assailant who was then shot by armed units on the parliamentary esta

Wednesday, 16:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

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