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Tour de Yorkshire Day 1: Thrills and spills at the seaside

Even before the tumble on the approach to the finishing tape in Scarborough, the crowds had been buzzing. Sir Gary Verity had said beforehand that this was the only free event at which spectators could get so close to world-class athletes, and on the Nor

yesterday, 20:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: How running helps my autistic brother

Running Wakefield 10k was a proud moment for many, but for one young autistic man - it changed his life. Oscar Scholes-Furness, 24, had never run before taking part in Wakefield 10k 2016. He was encouraged by his family who were also running the race. Mr

yesterday, 16:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

Don’t panic, but you only have one week left to use your old paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status. Friday, May 5 marks the last day that the banknote featuring prison reformer Elizabeth Fry will be

yesterday, 16:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

Organiser, Oracle, Elephant, Maverick, or Steady Eddie ... which friend are you?

The average adult has 40 friends - and they fall into one of eight categories, according to new research. * The Organiser loves a list and plans everything - including nights out, birthday celebrations and holidays. * The Motivator is the one pushing you

yesterday, 13:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Law firm shut down by regulator

A law firm with four branches in West Yorkshire has been closed down by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. Hellewell, Pasley and Brewer’s offices in Dewsbury, Birstall, Halifax and Ripponden are closed following an intervention by the authority. The f

yesterday, 12:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Live blog: Riders at the ready as Tour de Yorkshire prepares for east coast test

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway this morning as riders from around the world set off from Bridlington. Today's leg will see the riders tackle a 173km course through Garrowby Hill, Goathland and Robin Hood's Bay before finishing i

yesterday, 10:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Everything you need to know about this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway today as competitors tackle the east coast circuit in front of an expected crowd of thousands. Starting off in Bridlington, the 173km stage will include three 'King of the Mountain' climbs and two

yesterday, 10:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire tourism chief receives top French honour

Yorkshire tourism chief Sir Gary Verity has been given a top honour by the French government. The Ordre National du Mérite - National Order of Merit - is second only to the Légion d'Honneur, and is awarded by the President of the French Republic in recog

Thursday, 21:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Sunny spells and warmer weather for your Bank Holiday weekend

The cold snap which brought snow and wintry showers to the county this week will be replaced by warmer temperatures and sunshine for the Bank Holiday weekend. The Met Office has confirmed today that they are expecting temperatures to reach into double fi

Thursday, 14:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Nationwide warning over contaminated heroin after police raid on illicit drugs laboratory in Leeds

A police raid in Leeds earlier this week targeted an illicit drugs laboratory which was believed to be producing contaminated heroin linked to a number of deaths. The National Crime Agency today issued a countrywide warning about a deadly synthetic opioi

Thursday, 12:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tour de Yorkshire: Forged by legacy

The Tour de Yorkshire cycling race arose as a legacy event following the success of the visit of the 2014 Tour de France to God’s own county. It is promoted by the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and is rated as a 2.1 event as part of the UCI Europe Tour

Thursday, 11:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Leeds United M621? Football teams and firms could soon sponsor motorways

Sports teams, supermarkets and tech firms are among the companies who could purchase the naming rights of major roads under a Road Miles concept. The plan outlines the potential establishment of the Manchester United M6, the Morrisons M1, the Microsoft M

Thursday, 11:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Frontier gym to open in summer

The company behind the transformation of the former Batley Frontier nightclub into a fitness centre says it will open in June with more than £2 million being put into the project. JD Gyms, which is part of the JD Sports Fashion Group, began work renovati

Thursday, 11:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door. McDonald’s has confirmed it will begin a trial delivery service in June using an external provider, which could inclu

Thursday, 10:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Warmer weather on the way for Bank Holiday weekend

The big chill is expected to ease as we head toward the bank holiday weekend. Temperatures are set to rise after a week of cold winds, but the warmer climate will bring with it some mixed and unsettled conditions. Here is our weather package from the Met

Wednesday, 14:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

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