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SKYPE VIDEO: Fashion blogger Susie Bubble inspires women tech creators at Leeds International Festival

Girl power comes to Leeds International Festival when fashion blogger Susie Bubble joins a panel inspiring more women to become tech creators. Empowering Women with Tech, a one-day conference, features female industry leaders as diverse as host broadcast

14 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Will it snow in Yorkshire today?

The spring cold snap has begun - can we expect snow today. Wintry showers are likely to bring snow on higher ground and sleet or hail in the cities.

today, 08:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police fear dealers are 'deliberately contaminating' deadly Yorkshire heroin batches

Heroin users are again being warned about deadly batches of the drug being circulated in Yorkshire that police fear dealers are "deliberately contaminating" with substances which could be 200 times more potent. Enquiries have led police to...

yesterday, 19:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Retiring headteacher surprised with unusual dance routine...

Overwhelmed. That was how retiring headteacher Jean Moyser felt as the surprises came thick and fast during her last day at school. Pupils and staff made it a day to remember when they performed a mannequin challenge, whilst all wearing masks of the 62-y

yesterday, 16:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Batley man admits attempt to fight for Daesh in Syria

A Batley man who bought plane tickets to travel to Syria so he could he fight for Daesh has admitted two terrorism offences. Ghulam Hussain, 30, of Track Road, Batley, West Yorkshire, was arrested last November after an investigation by the North East Co

yesterday, 15:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as Channel 4’s Tattoo Fixers are looking for people to appear on the show. Participants will get the chance to have a regrettable tattoo covered up by one of the three top ink artists in the U

yesterday, 15:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Could Woolworths be set to return to Batley and Dewsbury?

Woolworths, which had a store in Commercial Street, Batley and Market Place in Dewsbury, could be set to make a comeback to the high street almost 10 years since the retailer shut its doors after collapsing. Tony Page, the company’s former managing direc

yesterday, 15:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Robbers threatened driver at knifepoint before dragging passenger from car in Dewsbury

A driver was threatened at knifepoint before her passenger was dragged from the car by a gang of robbers in Dewsbury. The victims, a man and a woman, were driving along Knowles Hill Road at around 1.30am on Sunday when the first suspect stopped their car

yesterday, 15:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Traffic alert: Delays on M62 near Brighouse after several vehicles involved in crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a pile-up on the M62 in West Yorkshire. Two lanes of the eastbound carriageway are closed between Junction 24 (Ainley Top) and Junction 25 (Brighouse) as a result of a collision involving mutliple vehicles. Highways

yesterday, 14:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Comedian Eddie Izzard enjoys picnic ahead of The Great Get Together in memory of late MP Jo Cox

It is not everyday that a comedian is spotted tucking into a picnic in Batley town centre. But Eddie Izzard was doing just that on Saturday, as he joined friends and family of the late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox to promote a nationwide celebration in her

yesterday, 13:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research. In fact obesity is the top cause of preventable life-years lost ahead of diabetes, tobacco use, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to the study. Researchers fo

yesterday, 13:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tour de Yorkshire preview: What you need to know about this weekend’s big event

THE Tour de Yorkshire will be an opportunity for Yorkshire’s local communities to present themselves and the county to the world as never before, the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says. Sir Gary Verity said the giant “land art” projects planned

yesterday, 12:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Coroner for Wakefield and Leeds announces retirement

The Senior Coroner for Leeds and Wakefield, David Hinchliff, has announced that he will be retiring from his post next year. Mr Hinchliff will retire in March 2018 after 24 years as the Coroner for Leeds and Wakefield. Prior to this he was a solicitor, f

yesterday, 11:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Tech company invents ‘Kindle for the blind’

A technology company is hoping to bring braille back from decline after inventing the first ‘Kindle for the blind’. The Canute, which contains over 1,000 cogs, pinions and mechanical connectors, turns text downloaded from a memory stick into braille. The

yesterday, 11:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: A chilly week ahead

Temperatures will fall dramatically in Yorkshire this week - and snow is even predicted. Wintry showers are expected on low ground, with proper snow on the hills.

yesterday, 11:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

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