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Thousands caught using phones at the wheel in West Yorkshire

More than 3,600 people were caught using their mobile phone at the wheel in West Yorkshire last year, the county’s police force has revealed. A total of 3,631 offences of using a mobile phone while driving or stopped with the engine on were recorded by W

yesterday, 16:18 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Yorkshire families wanted to go back in time and sample food through the ages

A TV company is looking for local families to take part in a new series which charts the British diet down the decades. BBC Two's Back in Time for Tea is the follow-up to the Bafta-nominated Back in Time for Dinner, which followed a family as they ate po

yesterday, 15:38 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Leeds Bradford Airport boosts New York flights roster

Leeds Bradford Airport will increase its service to New York this year after announcing seven charter flights. A deal has been agreed with airline Jet2 to offer the winter trips on special dates as part of all-inclusive packages. There will be three Than

yesterday, 13:45 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Women in Yorkshire march in solidarity with global protests against President Trump

Hundreds of women protesting against Donald Trump will march in Yorkshire today (Saturday) on the first day of his US presidency. Marches are planned to go ahead as part of a global campaign in Leeds, York, Shipley and London throughout the day. The wome

Saturday, 12:14 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

How much has recorded crime risen in West Yorkshire?

THE NUMBER of recorded crimes in West Yorkshire rose by more than a fifth in a year, according to the latest statistics. Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show there were 220,379 crimes recorded by the county’s police for

Thursday, 16:15 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Yorkshire named as top dogging hotspot in the country

Yorkshire has beaten Lancashire and other counties nationwide - to the title of the best area to go dogging. Adult website Swinging Heaven has named Yorkshire as the top county for dogging in the UK. According to the site, Yorkshire has a massive 271 dog

Thursday, 15:08 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Quidditch team to hold try-outs in Leeds

It's a sport played by wizards - but Muggles can try their hand at Quidditch in Leeds. A brand-new league based on the game, which features in the Harry Potter books, is recruiting players in the city. A franchise known as the Yorkshire Roses will compet

Thursday, 14:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Controlled explosions carried out on chemicals at Yorkshire schools

Over 40 schools in North and West Yorkshire have been visited by army bomb disposal experts after it was discovered they were storing a potentially hazardous chemical on their premises. Controlled explosions had to be carried out at the schools - among t

Thursday, 11:04 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Student’s business in the frame

By Jack Dinsley, 17 senior correspondent for Junior Gazette Samantha Kilsby is a Year 13 student who currently attends Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre. When I last interviewed the student, she was progressing with her photography work but now

Wednesday, 15:04 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

More ‘spotters’ at West Yorkshire football grounds to tackle high cost of policing

Extra ‘spotters’ are being deployed at football grounds around West Yorkshire this season in a bid to reduce the cost to taxpayers of policing matches in the county. West Yorkshire Police is training officers to increase the number who can act as a link

Wednesday, 14:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

LEEDS BOMB SCARE: Latest on city centre drama

Shoppers are being allowed to return to Victoria Gate in Leeds following a bomb scare this morning. A suspicious package found nearby has now been declared safe. The item was discovered just after 8.30am on Harewood Street, close to the John Lewis store.

Wednesday, 12:33 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Price of Apple apps set to rise by 25%

First Marmite, then Jamie’s Italian and now Apple users are set to feel the financial consequence of Brexit as apps are set to rise by 25 per cent. The upcoming changes to the App Store will see the prices of apps and in-app purchases rise as a result of

Wednesday, 12:08 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Thousands of Britons flown home from popular holiday destination amid safety fears

Thousands of UK holidaymakers are set to be flown home from The Gambia due to growing political unrest. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is warning against “all non-essential travel” to the west African nation due to potential military intervention fo

Wednesday, 11:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Police examine suspicious package in Leeds city centre

A controlled explosion is due to take place in Leeds city centre following a report of a suspicious package. A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “At 8.39am today, police received a report of a suspicious package in Harewood Street in Leeds cit

Wednesday, 11:33 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Police examine suspicious package in Leeds city centre

A controlled explosion is due to take place in Leeds city centre following a report of a suspicious package. A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “At 8.39am today, police received a report of a suspicious package in Harewood Street in Leeds cit

Wednesday, 11:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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