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Morrisons recalls beef slices over listeria fears

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat-based products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms among vulnerable people. The retailer has asked customers who bought its 150g Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices to return them, after the Food

yesterday, 15:04 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

YPO launches splendiferous Roald Dahl lesson plans

A firm has partnered up with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate to create lesson plans on each of the world-famous author’s best-known stories. The partnership with Wakefield’s YPO involves using tales such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, George’s Marv

yesterday, 10:41 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Roadworks for Yorkshire for w/c February 20

Planned roadworks for Yorkshire for the week beginning Monday, February 20. M62 junction 22 to junction 23 Outlane The westbound carriageway will be reduced to a single lane overnight for six nights from Monday 20 February for road marking works. The clo

Saturday, 10:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Why Yorkshire could be warmer than parts of Spain this weekend

Spring will be in the air this weekend as temperatures rise in Yorkshire thanks to a tropical wind warming the county. The mercury will rise through the weekend and peak on Monday with potential highs of 16C anticipated around some coastal cities. That w

Friday, 16:40 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Nursery to get £20k expansion

A £20,000 project to renovate and expand a nursery is expected to get underway next week. The work at the facility at Kinsley and Fitzwilliam Learning and Community Centre means the nursery will be able to take an additional 20 children when the extensio

Friday, 16:40 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Ryan to take a walk for poorly children

Kind-hearted Ryan Szabo is on a charity mission to make poorly children’s wishes come true. Mr Sazabo, of Pontefract, will tackle a trek of almost 200 miles in honour of the Make a Wish Foundation UK on July 2. He will begin his journey in Newcastle, bef

Friday, 16:40 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Bevin Boy play asks for your mining stories

The National Coal Mining Museum and a theatre group are teaming up to tell the story of the Bevin Boys. But they need your help to dramatise the story of Bevin Boys, who were conscripted to work down the mines during and after World War Two. The museum h

Friday, 16:18 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

War horse sculpture plan gets go-ahead

A towering war horse statue to honour fallen soldiers is one step closer to being built in a meadow in Featherstone. Planning officers at Wakefield Council have given the green light for the majestic 20ft sculpture to be installed at land off Wakefield R

Friday, 15:10 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Gang terror for supermarket shoppers

Gangs of yobs have been terrorising customers and staff outside Tesco in Hemsworth. Each night the youths gather outside the town centre store and have been shouting abuse at passers-by, swearing, littering and throwing mud and eggs at windows and cars.

Friday, 15:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

VIDEO: Rhubarb festival gets underway

It was a soggy start to this year’s Rhubarb Festival but with promise of milder (and drier) weather, the crowds slowly began to gather for the first morning of the annual three-day event. Kicking-off at 10am, and with a bit of drizzle still lingering, th

Friday, 15:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Spreading a little kindness across Wakefield

Hallmark and Arriva Yorkshire teamed this morning to spread a little goodwill across Yorkshire during Random Acts of Kindness Week. 500 Hallmark cards containing inspirational messages were handed out to people at Wakefield bus station as they started th

Friday, 15:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Anger at ‘last minute’ change of venue for HS2 information day

Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett has hit out after an information day that HS2 Limited was due to hold in Crofton has been moved across the district at short notice. The company, which has drafted high speed rail plans affecting our area, was meant to host a co

Friday, 14:58 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Adults pay bills of £1.2M over lifetime

Brits will part with almost £1.2MILLION on household bills in their lifetime, according to a new study. The average family will be forced to spend an eye-watering £19,187.37 every year on mortgages or rent, insurance, gas and electric. That means over th

Friday, 14:58 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget. Following explosive reports this week on the plans that could alter the course of the NHS in England, we’ve summarised everything you need to kno

Friday, 14:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Health care cuts killed 30,000 people in 2015

Cuts to health and social care budgets are to blame for 30,000 extra deaths in England and Wales during 2015, a new study claimed. The excess deaths, representing the largest increase in deaths in the post-war period and included a large spike in January

Friday, 12:50 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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