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Inspectors tell school it needs improvement

A Dewsbury junior school has been ordered to improve after the quality of its teaching was criticised. Boothroyd Primary Academy was visited by inspectors from the education watchdog, Ofsted, who found the outcome for pupils was also a cause for concern.

Saturday, 20:55 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Leeds grandmother’s Majorca holiday road death tragedy

A GRANDMOTHER from Leeds was killed while crossing a road in Majorca just hours after arriving for a family holiday on the island, an inquest heard. Patricia Crosby, 67, suffered fatal injuries when was struck by a Volkswagen Scirocco on a main road near

Saturday, 20:55 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Strictly Ballroom is another notch for young actor

Frazer Powell, 12, is joining alumni of a local performance school on the path to success after securing the junior lead role to the opening performance of Strictly Ballroom, the Musical. Frazer, of the Stuart Stage School, Heckmondwike, already has a st

Saturday, 17:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Teenager lands top role at firm

A teenager from Mirfield has landed a managing director role with a Huddersfield-based marketing agency. Mirfield girl Erika Maybury, 19, has been appointed as the new MD of Hollywood Agency. The former Castle Hall Academy student left Greenhead College

Friday, 16:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Care workers were ‘too tired’ to meet the needs of elderly residents

A shortstaffed care home where stressed out care workers were too tired to meet the needs of elderly residents has ben rated “inadequate” by inspectors. The manager of Ashmeadows care home in Cleckheaton was “extremely tired” after working 98 hours over

Friday, 16:05 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella. Natures Menu is recalling its ‘Country Hunter 80% Farm Reared Turkey with Wholesome Fruit and Veg’ frozen pet food, as it has been to

Friday, 16:05 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

‘We don’t want our elderly to feel isolated’

A fundraising campaign has been launched to help tackle social isolation and loneliness amongst elderly people. BatleySmile CIC wants to support the running of more activities, including craft, history and music workshops, at Howden Clough Community Cent

Friday, 15:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Rhubarb festival added to prestigious online food map

A travel website that highlights Britain’s best food events has included our very own Rhubarb Festival. Expedia.co.uk, regularly used by thousands of holidaymakers, has put together the interactive map listing the most prestigious places to taste top gru

Friday, 13:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Tour de Yorkshire 2017 to head through Kirklees

The country’s top cyclists will be heading to Kirklees after organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire revealed the stage routes for next year’s event. Stage 3 from Bradford to Fox Valley will see riders cycle 194.5km along Huddersfield Road towards Birstall,

Friday, 13:24 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Classic video: John Cleese leads tributes to Andrew Sachs, Fawlty Towers’ Manuel

John Cleese has led tributes to Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for starring as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers. Sachs was buried on Thursday at 86 after battling vascular dementia for four years, according to reports. The German-born performer

Friday, 10:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Is this West Yorkshire’s most decorated pub?

When you walk in to The Black Rock pub, a Christmas wonderland greets you. Festive lights line the bar, tinsel snakes its way around the walls, and foil decorations and streamers leave little of the ceiling on show. Landlord Shaun Slater has gone all out

Friday, 10:51 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Biggest train fare rise in three years coming next month

Train fares will go up by an average of 2.3% next month, the rail industry has announced. It is the largest rise in three years and will take effect from January 2. Public transport campaigners warned that some people are being “priced off the railways”,

Friday, 10:51 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Plans to turn PC shop into snooker complex

A former PC repair shop in Batley could be transformed into a snooker complex for young people. Plans forwarded to Kirklees Council want to turn Dual House in Wellington Street into a place where youngsters can socialise and play snooker throughout the w

Friday, 10:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Severe rush hour delays on M62

Motorists are being warned of severe delays this rush hour due to emergency repairs on the M62. One lane is closed on the exit slip road and traffic is slow in both directions at junction 42 (Lofthouse) of the M62,

Thursday, 16:55 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

TV chef joins GMP’s Christmas campaign

An award-winning TV chef is joining Greater Manchester Police’s 2016 Christmas campaign, giving tips on how to create the perfect recipe for a safe and happy Christmas. Adam Reid, one of the winners of this year’s Great British Menu has backed the Forces

Thursday, 16:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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