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Parents in the North should learn from pushier mums and dads in the South

Parents in the North of England could learn from pushier mums and dads in the South to help their children achieve the best grades, the children’s tsar has said. Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, said “tiger” mums in the South are

Tuesday, 16:19 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Is this the best festive creation in Yorkshire?

The Christmas tractor which took two months to build has received an amazing response from visitors. Built by 31-year-old farmer Andrew Wilkinson, the Christmas tractor lights up his drive in the village of Hayton, in East Yorkshire. Dedicated to his lat

Tuesday, 10:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Shoppers warned cheap chargers fail safety tests

Consumers are being warned off buying bargain iPhone chargers online after 99 per cent failed a basic safety test. Out off 400 counterfeit Apple chargers from online suppliers around the world and found that 397 of them failed a basic safety test, accord

Tuesday, 06:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Dog rescued by volunteer coastguard teams

The coastguard have successfully retrieved a dog which had gone over a cliff near Bridlington. A rescue operation was launched at 4.24pm today (Saturday) after the dog, which was being walked by a couple, went over a cliff. The man had tried to rescue th

Saturday, 22:29 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Man's mate had safes stolen from Spotlight Theatre in his home

A Bridlington man whose mate has admitted handling stolen safes from Spotlight Theatre has been jailed. Darren Worgan was charged with four counts of theft and one of handling stolen goods - namely safes from the West Street theatre. The court heard on W

Saturday, 11:50 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Video: Full route for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Two Unesco World Heritage sites, four corners of the county and a famous bridge damaged in the floods of last Christmas will all play a role in the third annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next April. The Tour de France legacy event, which is growing in

Saturday, 11:15 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Have health bosses already decided to close Brid hospital's Macmillan ward?

A staff member has accused health bosses of having already decided to close Bridlington Hospital’s Macmillan ward – despite there being an ongoing public consultation. Losing the ward would mean patients could no longer choose to die in their home town,

Friday, 16:12 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, 16:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Grain column with Emma Croft

The UK feed wheat market has continued to firm this week and although the screen is volatile, buyers who are looking to make short-term cover before Christmas are keeping values buoyant. Feed wheat for spot collection continues to be valued in the region

Friday, 14:41 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

'Simply brilliant' helicopter pilot not to blame for fatal Flamborough crash

A "very experienced” pilot and his passenger died when a catastrophic mechanical failure caused their helicopter to plunge to the bottom of Flamborough cliffs, an inquest has heard. A two-day jury inquest at Hull Coroner’s Court heard pilot Capt...

Friday, 11:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

THE HEART OF BRID: Cheers To The Ship

Some people say local pubs have gone to the dogs, but in Sewerby it is more a case of the dogs have gone to the pub. Being a pet-friendly pub is just one of the initiatives which has helped the Ship Inn to earn recognition. It was runner-up in the commun

Friday, 11:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Police car vandalised as officers worked

A police car was vandalised while officers were dealing with an incident nearby. The vehicle was parked in East Road in Bridlington, near to the junction with New Burlington Road, between 8.30pm and 10pm last Monday. Officers were working in the area but

Friday, 10:18 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Santa preparing to meet all the Boyes and girls

Father Christmas will again be taking up residence in his grotto on the third floor of Boyes in Bridlington, courtesy of the town’s Lions Club. He will be there for the first time between noon and 3pm this Saturday and Sunday. Santa is planning to return

Friday, 08:01 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Kick-off: Work begins to transform sports centre

Work has begun to transform Bridlington Sports Centre into the home of boxing and junior football in the town. Local contractors will be at the forefront of the development, which will see the rundown building given a new lease of life by Bridlington Clu

30 November 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Royal Mail Christmas posting dates - make sure your cards arrive on time!

It’s not just Santa who spreads festive cheer at Christmas time, Royal Mail does too! Posties deliver millions of cards and Christmas presents every year in the UK and senders will need to pay attention to the Royal Mail’s Christmas posting schedule if t

30 November 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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