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The Shire Bed Company opens its new headquarters in Dewsbury

More than 100 industry VIPs attended the grand opening of The Shire Bed Company’s new headquarters in Dewsbury. After arrival, drinks and canapes, the guests were taken on a tour of the new offices. There were a number of speeches on the day from Fara...

yesterday, 18:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather warning: Met office warns rain, sleet and snow likely to turn to ice

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Yorkshire and the Humber tonight as temperatures are set to drop. A yellow weather warning for ice has been put in place for the region from 6pm tonight (Sunday) until 8am tomorrow (Monday). The agency...

yesterday, 18:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Puppet art to mark the Holocaust

People across the different communities in Dewsbury, including Roma, Bosnian, English and South Asian, are taking part in creative workshops to make giant puppets to mark the Holocaust. They are creating the artwork for a procession to take place in...

yesterday, 18:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

West Yorkshire Fire Service recruits new firefighters for the second time in eight years

Fancy a career as a firefighter? West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting for only the second time in eight years this spring. Applications for trainee firefighters open in March, and interest is expected to be high. Last year, a new...

yesterday, 15:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Paul frames up for top awards

Monday 8 January was judging night for five print competitions at Dewsbury Photographic Group. One member, Paul Harrison, managed to produce four of the five winning prints, which was an outstanding achievement against a high number of entries in all...

yesterday, 15:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dewsbury PCSOs given mosque tour

Two local Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have attended a cultural awareness session around understanding the Islamic faith. PCSOs Stephen Reynolds and Laura Esteves, from the Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, usually cover...

Saturday, 17:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Nostalgia Column with Margaret Watson

THE last Mass at St Thomas More Church, Chickenley, two weeks ago, was attended by many former parishioners who once lived on the Chickenley Estate. They wanted to say their last farewell to a church which had been their spiritual home for many...

Saturday, 09:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Will this crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire affect your commute home tonight?

Three lanes of the M62 are closed as emergency services deal with a collision between a HGV and a car. It is on the M62 westbound between junctions 29 and 28 which are the M1 and Tingley turn-offs. Highways and police officers are on their way to the...

Friday, 16:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Revealed: The number of complaints received by each Yorkshire train company in 2017

The Office for Road and Rail has revealed how many complaints passengers made against rail firms in 2017 - and what their biggest gripes were. Here are the statistics for Yorkshire's local train providers, Northern and Transpennine, and long-distance...

Friday, 15:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Extra free dental clinic returns to Dewsbury this Saturday

People in Dewsbury who are finding it difficult to access dental care have another opportunity to receive free, pain-relieving treatment. Dental charity Dentaid is bringing its mobile dental unit to Dewsbury Town Hall on Saturday, January 20, from...

Thursday, 15:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Rail project signals new era for area

Network Rail’s latest work to upgrade signalling in Huddersfield and Dewsbury will take place this weekend as part of the Great North Rail Project. On Saturday 20 January and Sunday 21 January, Network Rail workers will carry out the next stage of the...

Thursday, 12:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Traffic delays after serious accident in Ravensthorpe

A road accident is causing traffic delays and disruption to bus services. Emergency services have been called to Huddersfield Road in Raventhorpe, Dewsbury, after the crash just before 8am this morning. Arriva Yorkshire said its 202, 203, 253 and 278...

Thursday, 09:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series January 18 edition are published below. Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. Richard Ramsden, (27), of Industrial Avenue, Batley, £120 fine, £85 costs and...

Thursday, 09:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Road closures and traffic delays around Yorkshire

Flooding and wintry weather has been causing road closures and traffic delays around the county this morning. Traffic is moving slowly in both directions on the A639 near Rothwell due to flooding. A crash on the A61 Wakefield Road is also affecting...

Thursday, 09:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Minister for Loneliness is testament to Jo Cox, says the MP who now sits in her constituency

THE APPOINTMENT of a Minister for Loneliness is testament to the “tenacity and determination” of the late Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, the politician who now represents her constituency said. Speaking before she attended a Downing Street reception this...

Wednesday, 18:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

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