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Meal raises £40k in Jo’s honour

A fundraising meal attended by a host of celebrities raised more than £40,000 in memory of Jo Cox. It was organised by the Batley and Spen More in Common group and raised funds to support their work to bring the community together in honour of the late M

today, 16:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Schools blighted by segregation

Thousands of schools are being blighted by segregation linked to a student’s ethnicity or social status withKirklees named as one of the most divided areas within the country, new research reveals. The study shows that in 2016 more than a quarter of prim

today, 16:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

TRACY BRABIN MP COLUMN: Attack is a reminder of the police’s key role

Last Wednesday PC Keith Palmer along with thousands of other police officers across the country went to work to do their duty and to keep us safe. Devastatingly, Keith Palmer didn’t return home to his wife and loved ones. He, Kurt Cochran, Leslie Rhodes

today, 14:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sing to the Swing

Batley Amateur Thespian Society (BATS) is putting on a ‘Sing to the Swing’ production with The Musica Mirfield Swing Band. The Musica Mirfield Swing Band is part of Musica Kirklees and is directed by Nick Dolling, the musical director for BATS. Sing to t

today, 13:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

How to recover after being made redundant

There’s no dressing it up, redundancy is difficult to deal with. It’s a bitter blow to your self-esteem, your finances, and often your health. Indeed, along with divorce and bereavement, losing a job ranks as one of life’s biggest causes of stress - and

today, 11:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Elderly people forced to find alternative accommodation after struggling care home to close

Dozens of elderly people will need somewhere else to live after the closure of their care home was announced. Woodlands Care Home in Mirfield, which looks after frail people with dementia, is set to be closed down by its owner Four Seasons Healthcare. Th

today, 11:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Up to 240 new houses are on the way?

Up to 240 new homes could be built on the outskirts of Dewsbury. Kirklees Council’s Planning Committee will meet today to discuss proposals by Miller Homes for two residential developments at land off Ravensthorpe Road and land off Lees Hall Road in Thor

today, 11:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Community groups and businesses asked to unite to make villages better

Businesses and community groups will be asked to come up with ideas to improve their areas and boost the local economy. People living and working in Birstall, Birkenshaw and East Bierley will be encouraged to support their villages, as part of a new init

today, 11:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Contestants wanted for long lost family TV show

Whether its divorce or distance keeping you apart, this new show wants to help you unearth those family secrets and reconnect long, lost families. Boundless, the award-winning production company behind Grand Design and The Apprentice, are looking for con

today, 10:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare. Parents will no longer be able to claim tax credits for more than two children – unless they can prove that subsequent children were a consequence of rape or a c

today, 10:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Watch: Bird’s eye view of Leeds White Rose extension

Check out this bird’s eye footage of how the leisure extension at the White Rose centre is taking shape. This drone footage was commissioned by the Centre bosses as it prepares to write another chapter in its story with the opening this autumn of a 65,00

today, 10:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

FREE: Guitar king Joe Bonamassa album download ahead of Sheffield Arena date

Guitar king Joe Bonamassa plays Sheffield Arena on April 24 and to celebrate he is giving every reader a free 12-track download album. It features I Know Where I Belong, Mountain Time, The River, Bridge To Better Days, One Of These Days, The Ballad Of Jo

today, 10:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Breakout Stage acts announced for Slam Dunk Festival

With a line-up drawing to near completion, UK’s most celebrated pop-punk festival is delighted to add The Gospel Youth, Ocean Grove, Vukovi, Area 11, Sylar, Homebound, Casey and Makeout to the 2017 bill. The newly added acts are set to perform on the new

today, 08:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Moor bounce back in style to overcome Waterhead

Dewsbury Moor bounced back from defeat to West Bowling with a terrific display to overcame Waterhead Warriors 32-0 last Saturday. The scoreline suggests a one sided encounter but in truth it was anything but, although victory keeps the Maroons joint top

today, 08:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Celtic defeat St Annes to claim first league win

DEWSBURY CELTIC secured their first win in National Conference Division Three last Saturday as they overcame Oldham St Annes 21-14. The fixture was reversed from Oldham to Crow Nest Park and Celtic took advantage by racing into a 14-0 lead. St Annes, pla

today, 08:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

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