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Train disruption ahead as union confirms Yorkshire rail strike days next week

Commuters are facing disruption next week after union bosses announced two further days of rail strike action. The RMT Union said today (Tuesday) that its members will walk out for 24 hours on Monday and next Thursday, March 29. Read more: David...

today, 08:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Calderdale doctor: Winter pressure on the NHS ‘will last until Easter’

Winter pressure in the NHS will not let up until Easter at the earliest, the Society of Acute Medicine has said. The health service was “brought to its knees” over the colder months, according to the society, which represents hospital specialists in...

today, 08:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Cannabis farm found in Halifax town centre drugs raid

Officers from the Halifax neighbourhood Policing team discovered a cannabis farm in the town centre following a drug raid operation. A drugs warrant was issued on March 12 which saw district officers, special constables, PCSO’s and specialist search...

today, 07:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Family-friendly events in Yorkshire this Easter

Easter is shortly approaching and with this comes the Easter holidays. There are many events throughout Yorkshire which will not only take place over the Easter weekend, but during the whole of the Easter holidays. These are fun, creative events which...

yesterday, 16:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Search for children missing from Batley takes police to investigate links to Hungary

A senior police officer says they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of two children who have been missing for almost a fortnight and have extended the investigation to Hungary. West Yorkshire Police have been conducting "extensive...

yesterday, 15:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Gallery: Transformation of Halifax train station to be discussed by leaders tonight

IN PICTURES: How Halifax train station could be transformed Multi-million plans to transform Halifax train station will be discussed at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting tonight. As one of the main gateways into Calderdale, the proposed major...

yesterday, 13:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

IN PICTURES: Remember your high school prom from 2010?

GALLERY: A look back in time to the prom of 2010 Months of preparation comes down to one big day for teenagers - the end of year prom. And teens in Halifax go all out from fine looking suits and princess gowns to banners, balloons and, of course,...

yesterday, 13:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Ten beautiful English Heritage spots you must visit in Yorkshire

English Heritage sites to visit in Yorkshire Yorkshire is full of beautiful scenery, tranquil countryside and jaw-dropping coast lines. But there's something about a spot of land, or building, with significant historical importance that really gets...

yesterday, 13:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire schools among those targeted in bomb threat hoax

A number of schools in Yorkshire have received hoax bomb threats this morning, police have confirmed. More than 400 schools and colleges across the country are reported to have received emails claiming a device has been planted and demanding cash....

yesterday, 11:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Snow drifts close roads in Calderdale as gritters tackle the weather

Gritters in Calderdale have been tackling ice and snow drifts as they attempt to open roads in the borough that have fallen victim to the conditions. A spokesperson for Calderdale Council's highways department said: "Our gritters are still out...

yesterday, 11:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Weather: Hour-by-hour update for Calderdale as yellow warning is issued

Yorkshire woke up to the remaining signs of the mini Beast from the East which struck the county over the weekend. Ice is set to be the main problem and the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning telling people to remain cautious on untreated...

yesterday, 11:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Renewed focus on policing in West Yorkshire

Street briefings are to be held in coming days as police reveal a renewed focus on neighbourhood policing - with hundreds of additional officers to be deployed in West Yorkshire. Funding has been secured for 100 extra PCs and more than 600 PCSOs, West...

yesterday, 09:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dramatic pictures of rescues during a busy weekend for mountain team

IN PICTURES: Dramatic images by the CVSRT during their rescues The Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team have been extremely busy again this weekend with numerous callouts and snow patrols providing cover for our emergency services. Here is a summary...

yesterday, 09:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Watch as the Coastguard helicopter is called to Calderdale in dramatic rescue

The HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside was called to Calderdale to help rescue a woman yesterday evening. The Calder Valley Search and Rescue team received a call for help from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service on Sunday at 5.15pm. READ MORE: See...

yesterday, 09:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Frances Day makes shortlist at awards

Finalists for Northern England’s inaugural Women’s Awards have been announced after nominations have come pouring in from across the country. Frances Day of Bird Board Ltd, Halifax has been shortlisted in the Woman of Influence category. The elegant,...

yesterday, 06:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

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