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Police launch investigation after reports of a street brawl and suspected stabbing

Police are investigating an incident in Langley Mill overnight after eye-witness accounts of a street brawl and a suspected stabbing. Derbyshire Constabulary and paramedics were called to Station Road, in Langley Mill, after reports from witnesses of an

yesterday, 16:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Students are shown the horrors of the Holocaust

Hard hitting. That was the overall feeling expressed by pupils from schools across West Yorkshire when they took a one-day trip to the death and concentration camps at Auschwitz in Poland. The group, including pupils from Rodillian Academy, Batley Girls’

yesterday, 16:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

NOSTALGIA: Empire Theatre attracted an array of stars

The traffic stopped in Dewsbury 60 years ago when this picture of film star Mai Zetterlin was taken on Longcauseway while she was appearing at the Empire Theatre, writes Margaret Watson. It is a photograph which brings back memories of the days when it w

yesterday, 13:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Three exciting new features coming to your Facebook

Augmented reality, virtual reality and a chat assistant that knows when you’re hungry – Facebook is making some big changes in 2017. Launched yesterday by Mark Zuckerberg, F8 2017, Facebook’s annual developer’s conference, opened with some major new feat

yesterday, 04:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Warning issued to dog walkers

Dog walkers who refuse to pick up after their pets in public are being warned they are more likely to be fined due to changes within Kirklees Council. A new partnership has been set up with a private company to help put a greater emphasis on catching off

Friday, 16:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Campaign to recruit more foster carers

A retired police detective-turned-foster carer is backing a Kirklees Council campaign to find loving homes for 52 children in its care who will need support until they’re able to live independently. A major shortage of long-term foster carers means some

Friday, 16:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Two courageous war heroes who were awarded the nation’s highest military honour will be commemorated with a...

War heroes to be honoured 100 years on Sergeant John William Ormsby, from Dewsbury, and Private Horace Waller, of Batley Carr, put their lives on the line whilst serving the country during the First World War. They were both awarded the Victoria Cross (V

Friday, 16:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Jamie takes on major steps for hospital ward

Just 12 months ago, Jamie Meaden was not able to walk unaided. The 48-year-old chef had spent five months bedridden in hospital. Doctors had said Jamie’s kidney, liver and heart were failing. By this point, Jamie, of Hunsworth, Cleckheaton, had defied th

Friday, 16:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Rich history of the Bulldogs to be celebrated

A heritage project looking into the history of Batley Bulldogs RLFC will be launched following an £85,300 windfall which coincides with the 120th anniversary of the club’s victory in the first ever Challenge Cup final. The money , courtesy of the Nationa

Friday, 11:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

READER OFFER: Save up to HALF PRICE on Flamingo Land family tickets

Yorkshire's Flamingo Land is a wild family fun day out and it just got better - we have an amazing reader offer to save you up to HALF PRICE on family tickets! With up to a whopping 50 per cent off you pay only £60 for a Family Day Ticket and just £260 f

Friday, 10:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Floods thanks at Royal reception

Arif Ahmad, representing the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK, last week attended a reception held by the mayor of Appleby-in-Westmoreland. Chief guest at the event was the Prince of Wales who was returning to Appleby-in-Westmoreland more than one year on

Friday, 09:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Winter set to return to Yorkshire due to icy blast

Temperatures will plunge to single figures next week as winter makes an unwelcome return to Yorkshire. The coolest days, Tuesday and Wednesday, will see daytime lows of just six degrees - temperatures more typical of February than late April. Monday will

Friday, 09:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

Former mill in Dewsbury catches fire

West Yorkshire fire crews tackled a blaze at a three storey derelict mill earlier tonight. It started at the back of the building in Dewsbury at around 7.30pm. Four crews from Osset, Dewsbury, Cleckheaton and Mirfield attended. They used breathing appara

Friday, 08:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series April 20 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages. Lee Hartley, (51), of Cemetery Road, Dewsbury, £85 costs for attempting to steal a mobile phone. Shaun Carter, (48),

Thursday, 21:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Road could be closed another two hours, drivers warned

A road where an elderly man was rescued following a crash this afternoon may not be open for another two hours. The pensioner was freed by firefighters after the three-car pile-up on Bar Lane, Midgley, near Netherton, at around 2pm. Crews from Skelmantho

Thursday, 16:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

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