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Primark pulls “shocking” and “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after man’s angry complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by an angry Yorkshire shopper. The t-shirt had been on sale in Yorkshire and at various stores across the

today, 17:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Plans to stop comebacks by fire brigade ‘boomerang bosses’

The Government has announced plans to stop ‘boomerang bosses’ retiring from senior positions in local fire brigades only to be re-employed on similar lucrative terms. It comes after a series of controversies including that of ex-West Yorkshire Fire and R

today, 17:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Yorkshire attractions voted among England’s best-loved places to visit

A survey of 1,000 National Express passengers has revealed the UK’s best-loved free days out. Topped by the Lake District, the 50-strong list also included eight Yorkshire attractions.

today, 15:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Army of grandparents saving families billions in child care

An “unpaid army” of grandparents are saving UK families billions in child care costs every year according to the latest research from The International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) think tank. With the price of child care increasing 20 per cent recent years

today, 14:45 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Lane blocked on M62 after three-car crash

Motorists are being warned of delays this afternoon after three cars were involved in an accident. Highways England say that there is one lane blocked on the M62 eastbound between junction 25 and junction 26 near Cleckheaton and are urging drivers to dri

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Tracy hopes to cook up a storm in Chef of the Year event

A Dewsbury dinner lady is on a quest to be crowned queen of the school kitchen. Tracy Healy is in the running for the School Chef of the Year award after winning two heats thanks to her expert culinary skills. Now Tracy, who works at Ravensthorpe Junior

today, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Nine arrests over death of dad outside pub

A total of nine people have now been arrested in connection with the death of a man following an alleged altercation outside a Dewsbury pub. A 19-year-old was initially questioned over the incident on Friday evening outside The Scarborough pub on The Tow

today, 14:13 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

WEATHER WARNING: 80mph gales coming our way

Gusts of up to 80mph are set to hit Yorkshire on Thursday as Storm Doris arrives on UK shores. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for high winds in the entire region throughout the day, including a period where the gusts could reach 70-80mph. For

today, 11:02 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Scarlet fever warning as cases rise

Parents have been warned to check their children for symptoms of scarlet fever following a growing number of cases in recent weeks. Official figures for 2017 have revealed that there has been a recent increase in reports of the illness, with a total of 2

today, 10:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

VIDEO: The Tinnitus Clinic launches pioneering treatment in Yorkshire

Tinnitus sufferers are being offered pioneering treatments with the launch of a leading new audiology clinic in Yorkshire. The Tinnitus Clinic, in Joseph’s Well, Leeds. will give new hope to thousands of those living with the distressing hearing conditio

yesterday, 19:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Poll: Is it wrong to label some dog breeds as dangerous?

The RSPCA says breed specific legislation is failing to protect public safety and has resulted in the destruction of hundreds of dogs deemed dangerous because of they way they look. After West Yorkshire Police hosted a conference on the issue of dangerou

yesterday, 18:50 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Appeal: Can you help find family of Mirfield man?

Coroners are seeking the relatives of a 74-year-old Mirfield man who died earlier this month. Raymond Sykes, of Hirst Road, died of natural causes on February 4. It is believed that Mr Sykes had a son called Brian Milner. Contact Coroner’s Officer Mandy

yesterday, 16:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

VIDEO: Hunt for D Day veterans to revisit Normandy

A search has been launched with the intention of contacting every surviving D Day veteran. Remembrance Travel - the travel arm of the Royal British Legion - aims to get in touch with war heroes, to make them the offer of a free-of-charge trip to Normandy

yesterday, 16:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

NHS members targeted by tax rebate scam

NHS workers are being targeted by companies claiming they can get a tax rebate on the victim’s behalf. According to Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime - the fraudsters operating these companies have managed to infi

yesterday, 16:04 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Tributes flood in for tragic dad after pub incident

Tributes have been paid to a father-of-one who died after an incident outside a pub on Friday night. Dozens of bunches of flowers have been left outside The Scarborough pub on The Town, in Thornhill, following the death of the man, named locally as Jonny

yesterday, 13:49 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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