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Organiser, Oracle, Elephant, Maverick, or Steady Eddie ... which friend are you?

The average adult has 40 friends - and they fall into one of eight categories, according to new research. * The Organiser loves a list and plans everything - including nights out, birthday celebrations and holidays. * The Motivator is the one pushing you

today, 17:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Circuit Electrical Testing on track for award

A husband and wife-run electrical testing business based in Halifax has been shortlisted in the UK’s inaugural Small Awards, which has been established to recognise the achievements of small and micro-businesses. Circuit Electrical Testing, which numbers

today, 13:10 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Tour de Yorkshire Day 1: Thrills and spills at the seaside

Even before the tumble on the approach to the finishing tape in Scarborough, the crowds had been buzzing. Sir Gary Verity had said beforehand that this was the only free event at which spectators could get so close to world-class athletes, and on the Nor

today, 10:15 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Tour de Yorkshire: Day Two live blog

This page will be updated throughout the day as Stage Two of the Tour de Yorkshire gets underway. The stage begins in Tadcaster before ending on Harrogate's iconic Parliament Street. A full list of road closures can be found here.

today, 09:55 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Don’t panic, but you only have one week left to use your old paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status. Friday, May 5 marks the last day that the banknote featuring prison reformer Elizabeth Fry will be

today, 09:40 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

‘Helping pupils thrive’ - Hebden Bridge school praised by Ofsted inspectors

A school is celebrating following the results of an Ofsted inspection. Education watchdog Ofsted said Stubbings Infant School, Hebden Bridge, continued to be a ‘good’ school following its last inspection in 2012. Inspectors said that in 2016, more than 8

yesterday, 20:23 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Rider’s eye view of Tour de Yorkshire as it heads through Calderdale

From Queensbury to Clifton our exclusive video takes a rider’s eye view of stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire as it passes through Calderdale and gives you a chance to find the perfect viewing spot. The stage will be a decisive few hours in the 2017 ra

yesterday, 17:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Planning applications: Change from takeaway to micropub in Todmorden

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council. VALIDATED Single storey side extension: 12 Windmill Crescent, Northowram. Dwelling: Land Adjacent To 6 Lea Close, Brighouse. Prune trees (Tree Preservation Order): 9 Ringstone

yesterday, 15:40 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Man jailed for injuring woman with baseball bat after text row

A 31-year-old man has been jailed for injuring a woman with a baseball bat following a “vitriolic” text row between his partner and the complainant. Leon Lang claimed to have gone to the house in Brighouse to “diffuse” the situation with Davinna Adams, b

yesterday, 12:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Best Foot Forward: Stoodley Pike and Cragg Vale from Mytholmroyd

This 7.5-mile walk, courtesy of Caroline Spalding from Calderdale Ramblers, incorporates exposed moorland, dramatic views and intimate woodland valleys. Starting from the Mytholmroyd Community Centre car park [HX7 5AF - an honesty box asks for a donation

yesterday, 12:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Live blog: Riders at the ready as Tour de Yorkshire prepares for east coast test

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway this morning as riders from around the world set off from Bridlington. Today's leg will see the riders tackle a 173km course through Garrowby Hill, Goathland and Robin Hood's Bay before finishing i

yesterday, 12:24 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Prime Minister targets Yorkshire support and Halifax seat

Theresa May has appealed to traditional Labour voters in Yorkshire and Halifax to “lend” her their vote in next month’s General Election as the party targets a swathe of gains across the region. Theresa May has appealed to traditional Labour voters in Yo

yesterday, 12:16 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Law firm shut down by regulator

A law firm with four branches in West Yorkshire has been closed down by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. Hellewell, Pasley and Brewer’s offices in Dewsbury, Birstall, Halifax and Ripponden are closed following an intervention by the authority. The f

yesterday, 12:01 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Wainhouse Tower charity abseil cancelled

A charity abseil down Wainhouse Tower has been cancelled due to weather constraints. The event was due to take place tomorrow at the Grade II-listed iconic landmark, but has been rescheduled for next Saturday, May 6.

yesterday, 11:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

What’s up, dock? Pudding competition’s a huge hit

Chefs from across the region were cooking up some tasty treats as Mytholmroyd Community Centre hosted the 2017 Dock Pudding championships last Sunday. The quirky Calder Valley competition, where the humble leaf is turned into a culinary delight, dates ba

yesterday, 11:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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