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Kirkwood funds boosted by store

Kirkwood funds boosted by store

The Asda store at Dewsbury recently held two coffee morning parties which collectively raised £756 for Kirkwood Hospice. Located in the trolley bays at the store’s entrance, the parties also helped to create and reinforce awareness for the services...

yesterday, 18:45 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Flood warnings and alerts across Yorkshire as Storm Brian hit region

Flood warnings and alerts across Yorkshire as Storm Brian hit region

Flood warnings and alerts were issued yesterday as Storm Brian brought heavy rain to parts of Yorkshire and the Humber. A number remained in place this morning as clean-up efforts continued in Calderdale, where a number of homes were flooded, some...

yesterday, 14:02 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Mirfield builder scoops NHBC regional award

Mirfield builder scoops NHBC regional award

Mirfield builder Nigel Smith, who is currently playing a key role in the £30million redevelopment of a derelict brownfield site overlooking the Calder and Hebbel Canal, has scooped a top NHBC regional award. Nigel works as an on-site manager for...

Saturday, 17:31 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Yorkshire Laser Fabrication cuts down time to keep trams on track

Yorkshire Laser Fabrication cuts down time to keep trams on track

A MODEL engineer from Cleckheaton has received a helping hand with building his miniature steam locomotives and trams from Yorkshire Laser Fabrication. Steam locomotion has been a life-long passion for Chris Moorhouse. Over the years he has built two...

Saturday, 10:42 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Digital advice for global growth

Digital advice for global growth

Google has been running its very successful Digital Garage initiative in Sheffield, helping companies make the best of the internet. Here May King Tsang a digital coach at Google delivers some tips for Dewsbury-based firms: 1. You want to reach more...

Saturday, 10:32 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
John Croft reminisces about wonderful times

John Croft reminisces about wonderful times

LAST week I asked readers to help me fill this column by providing their own memories of old Dewsbury, and John Croft was the first to respond. His wonderful memories, including photographs, have completely filled my column this week. Bless you John....

Saturday, 10:13 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
School reunion proves to be a class act

School reunion proves to be a class act

The Warwick Road School Reunion held at St Mary’s Parochial Hall in Batley has been hailed a resounding success. A spokesman for the event said: “Word has obviously spread as we welcomed many new faces. People who hadn’t met since their school days...

Saturday, 08:36 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Firefighter blazing a trail to fitness

Firefighter blazing a trail to fitness

A former firefighter has regained his fitness and confidence with help from the cardiac rehab team at his local hospital trust. The service offers a wide variety of exercise session options across the Dewsbury, Pontefract and Pinderfields areas. Mr...

Friday, 20:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Google joins forces with Which? to launch a new online safety course

Google joins forces with Which? to launch a new online safety course

GOOGLE has expanded its inventory of initiatives to boost the UK’s digital skill levels by teaming up with consumer body Which? to launch a new course in online safety. The course is currently available in one-off, hour-long sessions, free of charge...

Friday, 12:19 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Watch what caused the miles of tailbacks in Yorkshire this morning

THIS is what caused the miles of tailbacks and hours of delays on the A1 North this morning. The Highways Agency closed off one lane of the A1 this morning after a large concrete block caused major chaos. 'It's sheer luck this didn't kill someone',...

Friday, 11:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
‘Handsome and hard-working’ West Yorkshire Police horse dies at age of 19

‘Handsome and hard-working’ West Yorkshire Police horse dies at age of 19

A West Yorkshire Police horse described as “handsome, hardworking and consistently brave” has died after 14 years serving the force. Connor, one of the force’s longest-serving police horses, died on Wednesday of an untreatable tumour. Inspector Julie...

Friday, 10:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Motorists warned of long delays as concrete block causes havoc on Yorkshire motorway

Motorists warned of long delays as concrete block causes havoc on Yorkshire motorway

The Highways Agency has closed off one lane of the A1 this morning after a large concrete block caused major chaos. Keep up to date with the latest news here...

Friday, 09:49 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Government halts M62 Chain Bar slip road plan

Government halts M62 Chain Bar slip road plan

MORE THAN a dozen road improvement projects in England have been delayed or face cancellation including a project on the M62 and M606 in West Yorkshire. Government-owned Highways England announced it has pushed back 16 motorway and A road schemes –...

Thursday, 21:58 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Warning as doorstep conmen defraud elderly Batley woman of more than £3,000

Warning as doorstep conmen defraud elderly Batley woman of more than £3,000

Police in Batley are warning residents of bogus workmen after an an elderly woman was defrauded of more than £3,000. Officers only issued the warning today after the offence happened on October 1. A lady in her 80s was approached by two men who asked...

Thursday, 21:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
We’re finding it harder to do our job, say West Yorkshire Police

We’re finding it harder to do our job, say West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police has warned that it is becoming increasingly difficult for the force to do its job at the same level after new figures showed a rise in recorded crime last year. Yorkshire’s largest police force recorded 18 per cent more crime in...

Thursday, 16:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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