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Reports of flash flooding in Yorkshire as stormy weather hits region

Flash flooding has been reported in Yorkshire as stormy weather passes through the region this afternoon. Yorkshire Water said that some areas were experiencing flash flooding due to the heavy rainfall. West Yorkshire Police's customer contact centre sai

today, 15:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire. The spectacular gothic outfit, made for Helena Bonham Carter in 1994 horror classic Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, is one of

today, 12:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Storms on their way as Met Office issues second warning

Heavy rain and lightning are expected to hit Yorkshire this afternoon as the Met Office issued a second warning of thunderstorms across the county. The Yellow Warning alert has been issued for Yorkshire and the Humber as storms which battered the south w

today, 11:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘There was dust and screams’- man relives bombing attack

A Dewsbury man who was just yards from the suicide bomb that killed 22 people on Monday in Manchester has described it as the ‘worst night of his life’. Harry Shillito, of Ludwell Close, was at the Manchester Arena concert with his partner Chloe watching

yesterday, 16:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Friends of park throw a carnival

A town park will be brought to life with a colourful carnival featuring dancing, drumming and crafts. The Friends of Dewsbury Park Mansion have organised the family fun day, with The Friends of Crow Nest Park, to celebrate passing through to the next sta

yesterday, 16:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

School is moving in right direction says inspector

A school dropped into special measures is ‘taking effective action’ to turn its fortunes around, according to its latest Ofsted report. Fieldhead Primary Academy in Birstall was heavily criticised last July during a routine inspection and given the lowes

yesterday, 15:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Snooker room plan is rejected

Controversial proposals to create a snooker and games room for the community have been rejected by councillors, over concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour. Members of the Heavy Woollen Planning Sub-Committee refused plans to convert a disused sh

yesterday, 15:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Nurses in tears after 20 home visits in a shift

Overworked nurses were in tears during a visit by government inspectors to a shortstaffed community health provider. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that nurses working for Locala were having to do more than 20 home visits in a single shift. Stre

yesterday, 15:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Two West Yorkshire teenagers reported missing on Monday are found safe and well

TWO  teenagers reported missing from home on Monday have been found safe and well. Kai Bostock, aged 15, from Bradford and Lillie Mae Preston, aged 14, from Gomersal were both reported missing on Monday evening. Police had launched an appeal for informat

yesterday, 11:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan F

yesterday, 11:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Bank Holiday weekend weather

Yorkshire has enjoyed a fine week of warm and dry weather. But will it continue during the Bank Holiday weekend?

yesterday, 11:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Drug dealers in West Yorkshire selling former 'legal highs' one year on from ban

WEST Yorkshire Police have recorded 19 offences in connection with former 'legal highs' in the 12 months since a ban came into  force as market for the psychoactive substances has been "pushed underground." The change in legislation in May...

yesterday, 10:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Huddersfield Town fan flies in from Australia for Wembley final

An expat Huddersfield Town fan is flying over 15,000km to watch her beloved team in their bid to reach the Premiership. Natalie Richards left Huddersfield in 2005 to emigrate to Perth in Western Australia, and has continued to follow the Terriers ever si

yesterday, 10:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

More than 300 miles of roadworks are lifted this Bank Holiday

Highways England is lifting more than 300 miles of roadworks to help people travelling this May bank holiday. Almost 98 per cent of motorways and strategic A roads will be roadworks-free over the bank holiday. Highways England is completing 184 and suspe

yesterday, 09:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Your guide to Bank Holiday opening times for North Kirklees pharmacies

The NHS is encouraging people to prepare for the long weekend by checking they have all their repeat prescriptions. Patients are also reminded they can get expert medical advice on a range of common illnesses at their pharmacist during the Bank Holiday w

yesterday, 08:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

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