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Ritz Ballroom forced to close with all future events cancelled

A Brighouse venue which has been is in the middle of a legal wrangle involving a London hotel for months has closed, cancelling all its future events and refunding customers. The Brighouse Ritz, which is used for ballroom dancing, live music and Northern

26 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

‘Yorkshire’s Brokeback Mountain’ by Halifax-born director wows on festival red carpet

IT WAS a stellar cast by any standard: Kevin Bacon, Stanley Tucci and Richard E Grant. But they all took second billing to a farmer’s son from Halifax. Soyland-born Francis Lee had gone to the gala launch of the Edinburgh International Film Festival an u

today, 11:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Revealed: West Yorkshire Chief Constable’s £19,000 travel costs while working from home

West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable racked up more than £19,000 in travel costs in the 15 months before he retired from the force, new figures have revealed. The total for Mark Gilmore’s car hire, flights, rail travel, accommodation and conference fe

today, 10:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Top honour for RSPCA volunteer

A dedicated volunteer who is celebrating their 30th anniversary with the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District branch has been awarded one of the charity’s top honours. Kathryn Airey was given the RSPCA’s Queen Victoria Gold Medal at a prestigious cer

today, 10:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Meet award-winning designer at Hebden Bridge jeweller’s showcase session

AWARD-WINNING jeweller Andrew Geoghegan is gest at a Hebden Bridge jeweller’s eighth annual designer event, which aims to help promote the work of the best craftsmen and women around. Andrew will be at Element Jewellery, which is in Market Street, from 1

today, 10:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘Total bedlam’ - visitors slammed for blighting Gaddings Dam beauty spot

There are calls for visitors to Gaddings Dam to be more considerate after scenes of “total bedlam” during the recent spell of hot weather. The Lumbutts beauty spot, often said to be Britain’s highest beach, is a huge pull for sun-seekers when temperature

today, 02:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Champagne seized after burglary suspects arrested in Halifax

A BOTTLE Of champagne is among stolen items police want to return to owners after three people were arrested and items seized during a burglary investigation in Halifax. A man and woman both aged 39 were arrested from an address on Norman Street in the K

yesterday, 19:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man, 60, seriously injured after being struck by bus in Huddersfield

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured when he was struck by a bus in Huddersfield Police said a single decker bus was in collision with a 60-year-old man on Longwood Road, Huddersfield, just after 10.30am today. (Thurs June

yesterday, 19:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Trains are set to grind to a hall during a three-day strike by staff at Arriva Rail North. The RMT union said the industrial action would be held on from Saturday, July 8, in a long-running dispute over staffing and driver-only trains. The union wants a

yesterday, 16:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

All things French in West Yorkshire at Todmorden venue on Saturday

ALLEZ! French Day is returning to West Yorkshire for a third year and this time around it takes place in Todmorden! The Golden Lion pub in Fielden Square, close to the town centre, is hosting the event which aims to give people the chance to experience F

yesterday, 15:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fax 1987 Challenge Cup winners set to return to The Shay

Halifax-based chartered financial advisors, Investing For Tomorrow, will welcome the town’s 1987 champion rugby league team to The Shay stadium - 30 years after their victory at the Challenge Cup final at Wembley. A weekend of celebrations for the Halifa

yesterday, 15:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Music, fancy dress and all the fun of the fair at the Mytholmroyd Gala

Strike up the band - it’s gala time! Mytholmroyd Gala swings into action at noon on Saturday, June 24, with an opening set from Hebden Bridge Junior Band. Due to a lack of parade marshalls it had been decided there would be no parade this year but there

yesterday, 15:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mill Bank has a hoot with Owl Hunt

Mill Bank village has been having a hoot this month as part of its annual Mill bank owl Hunt event, which has been raising money for a new classroom at the local primary school, St Mary’s. The theme this year was Around the World in 80 Owls, and the trai

yesterday, 14:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Live music fundraiser for Puzzle Hall Inn

Hundreds turned out to Arden Road Social Club to see local bands Crosscut Saw, the Tragics, Fez and LITTLEgiants play live at a fundraising gig for the Puzzle Hall Inn. The event was organised by the Friends of Puzzle Hall Inn community group, who are ra

yesterday, 12:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

Special delivery sees Michael make trip from Halifax to London

A volunteer from the Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes group embarked on a remarkable ride from Halifax to London to deliver an urgent sample of blood. Michael Lobban, from Bradford, answered the call to take a patient’s blood sample from Calderdale Roy

yesterday, 12:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

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