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Burglars given an extended sentence after committing distraction offences across Yorkshire

Two men who conned their way into elderly people’s homes to steal across Yorkshire have been given an extended jail term. Robert Lodge, now 27, and Andrew Rubery, now 26, from Lancashire, posed as posed as utility officials such as gas or water officials

25 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber
 

People urged to spend or return their £1 coins before the new 12-sided coin is introduced

With one month to go before the new £1 coin, people in Yorkshire are being urged to spend or return over 50 million £1 coins. People are being encouraged to gear up for the launch of the new 12-sided £1 coin in just one month by spending the old round po

today, 16:01 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Officer denies stealing drugs found in home

A POLICE inspector responsible for disposing of property seized by officers has told a jury he had no knowledge of about £700,000 of drugs found in his home. Inspector Keith Boots, 55, is accused of stealing large quantities of drugs from West Yorkshire

today, 15:32 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

YouTube to launch a monthly subscription TV service

American video-sharing website, YouTube, is about to take on its cable rivals by launching a new online television streaming service. YouTube TV, which is being plugged as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation,” will give users access to over 40 c

today, 14:07 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Recall: Cat food products recalled due risk of fits

Pets at Home is recalling a number of dried dry cat food products following reports that three cats became ‘seriously unwell’ – with reports that the animals collapsed and started fitting. The animals required veterinary treatment after being fed the aff

today, 13:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

How much would you need to make an hour to live in our cities and towns comfortably?

Mortgage payments, mobile phone bills, going out with friends, gym memberships - and all the rest. If it often feels like your hard-earned wages never stretch far enough, you might think it’s because you’re blowing your budget unnecessarily - but it coul

today, 12:35 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Widower devastated after rubble is dumped on family graves

A Brighouse man has been left devastated after rubble was dumped on the graves of his parents, wife and baby daughter. Stephen Booth visited Brighouse Cemetery, Lightcliffe Road, last week when he made the upsetting discovery. Mr Booth, 60, said: “I was

today, 12:35 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

‘A travesty’ - reaction to Calder Valley boundary shake-up

The body in charge of a controversial shake-up of Parliamentary constituencies in Halifax and the Calder Valley has published results from its first round of public consultations. Under provisional plans released last year, almost every constituency in t

today, 10:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

School life: Hipperholme Grammar pupils are learning how to save lives

This year’s Hipperholme Grammar School Christmas Fayre raised over £2000 and that money has been put towards the purchase of two Automated External Defibrillators. These devices can help in the event of a pupil, member of staff or even a member of the pu

today, 10:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

‘Ridiculous, does not make sense’ - reaction to Halifax boundary shake-up

The body in charge of a controversial shake-up of Parliamentary constituencies in Halifax and the Calder Valley has published results from its first round of public consultations. Under provisional plans released last year, almost every constituency in t

today, 08:58 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

‘A travesty’ - reaction to Calder Valley boundary shake-up

The body in charge of a controversial shake-up of Parliamentary constituencies in Halifax and the Calder Valley has published results from its first round of public consultations. Under provisional plans released last year, almost every constituency in t

today, 08:32 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Bid to restore war memorial plagued by thieves and vandals

A group is on a mission to raise much-needed cash to return a war memorial plagued by thieves and vandals to its former glory. The memorial, in West View Park, Highroad Well, commemorates the 73 local soldiers who fell in the Boer Wars of 1880-1 and 1899

today, 08:32 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Brides-to-be wanted for a brand new Channel 5 programme

Are you getting married before the end of next month? Crackit Productions are making a brand-new show “Bring on the Bride” about wedding planning for Channel 5* and are looking for brides-to-be that are getting married by the end of March 2017 to take pa

today, 08:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors. The birds have been kept in barns since December following government orders put in place to stop the spread of the disease. However, EU regulations

today, 08:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Auction set to rake in a fortune

Three quarters of a million pounds worth of gardening machinery and equipment is to go under the hammer at the Wild Group in Mytholmroyd. The two-day auction on March 2 and 3 is as a result of a re-organisation at the firm - Yorkshire’s largest independe

Tuesday, 15:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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