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Leeds community steps in after war veteran lost collection of glass eyes

A Morley war veteran who lost his collection of glass eyes has been handed a lifeline - after a local health professional stepped in to help. Simon Brown lost a tupperware box, containing 16 different themed glass eyes, just before Christmas. Now,...

1 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber
 

How many dogs were stolen in West Yorkshire last year?

An average of four dogs were stolen in West Yorkshire every week last year, according to police data. A total of 221 dogs were reported to West Yorkshire Police as having been stolen during 2017 – an increase of 20 per cent on the 184 taken in 2015....

today, 15:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Have your say on how much is added to council tax bills to fund policing in West Yorkshire

People in West Yorkshire are being invited to have their say on levels of funding for the county's police force. Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson is asking residents for their views before the precept is set for 2018/19. The precept...

today, 15:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

M62 traffic: Lane of motorway closed after crash near Ripponden

A lane is closed on the M62 in West Yorkshire after a crash near Ripponden. Highways England said the hard shoulder and one lane were closed on the westbound carriageway between junction 23 (Outlane) and junction 22 (Ripponden). Its teams are at the...

today, 11:57 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

M62 crash: Drivers warned of major delays after pile-up near Brighouse

Major delays are being reported on the M62 in West Yorkshire this morning after a pile-up on the motorway near Brighouse. Police said they had received reports of a crash involving as many as five vehicles.

today, 08:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Yorkshire weather warning: Met office warns rain, sleet and snow likely to turn to ice

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Yorkshire and the Humber tonight as temperatures are set to drop. A yellow weather warning for ice has been put in place for the region from 6pm tonight (Sunday) until 8am tomorrow (Monday). The agency...

yesterday, 17:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

West Yorkshire Fire Service recruits new firefighters for the second time in eight years

Fancy a career as a firefighter? West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting for only the second time in eight years this spring. Applications for trainee firefighters open in March, and interest is expected to be high. Last year, a new...

yesterday, 16:01 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Andrea Jenkyns interview: A ‘mad’ year combining motherhood with Westminster life

Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns is back in the Commons after a ‘mad’ year which saw her give birth and get re-elected within a few weeks of each other. Political Editor Rob Parsons went to meet her. Most people in the political world remember where...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Pooch inspires dog phone app

AN ANIMAL lover has set up a social networking site and app just for dog owners. Becky Baker, 33, from Tingley, launched K9Nation in January to support pet parents after being inspired by her own Cockerpoo, Buddy. He’s now two, but during the puppy...

Friday, 15:47 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Revealed: The number of complaints received by each Yorkshire train company in 2017

The Office for Road and Rail has revealed how many complaints passengers made against rail firms in 2017 - and what their biggest gripes were. Here are the statistics for Yorkshire's local train providers, Northern and Transpennine, and long-distance...

Friday, 15:47 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Minister for Loneliness is testament to Jo Cox, says the MP who now sits in her constituency

THE APPOINTMENT of a Minister for Loneliness is testament to the “tenacity and determination” of the late Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, the politician who now represents her constituency said. Speaking before she attended a Downing Street reception this...

Wednesday, 18:32 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Weather warning: Two more days of snow and high winds expected to batter Yorkshire

Warnings have again been issued by the Met Office this morning as high winds and snow storms are expected to hit Yorkshire again tonight. Watch: Planes land in adverse weather conditions at Leeds Bradford Airport Wintry conditions caused traffic chaos...

Wednesday, 11:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Weather warning: Snow and high winds continue to batter Yorkshire as forecast predicts extended cold blast

The icy blast of snow, high winds and ice is expected to continue today with the Met Office re-issuing its Yellow Warnings for Yorkshire. Roads remain closed across the county as snow continues to fall and wind speeds begin to pick up. Follow our...

Wednesday, 08:38 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

SAVE UP TO £140: Flamingo Land 2018 annual pass reader offer - last chance to buy

Hurry and you can still get our exclusive Flamingo Land annual pass offer - saving you up to £140. But be quick. This limited reader offer, subject to availability, has been extended and must end Sunday, January 28, 2018. And the quicker you buy the...

Wednesday, 05:55 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Delays, crashes and vehicles stranded as snowy weather causes disruption across West Yorkshire

Delays, crashes and vehicles stranded as snowy weather causes disruption across West Yorkshire

Treacherous conditions on roads across West Yorkshire have caused traffic chaos tonight. Motorists were warned to expect delays of up to two hours from 7pm on motorways in West Yorkshire, as snow began to sweep across the region. The M62 westbound...

Tuesday, 22:11 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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