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Sagar tops the list at Pontefract 10K

Spenborough Athletics Club runner Joe Sagar led the field home in last weekend’s Pontefract 10k. Sagar clocked an impressive time of 33:43 on the testing, undulating course to claim victory in the first Pontefract 10k race to raise vital funds for the...

today, 18:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

Why roads will not be closed in Leeds tomorrow for national Clean Air Day 2018

June 21 marks clean air day 2018, a day which raises awareness about the dangers of air pollution and the different ways that people can work towards making the air cleaner. Clean Air Day typically involves people opting to either walk or cycle rather...

today, 16:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Memories of Birkenshaw Show

I WOULD like to ask if anyone has any photographs or any other memorabilia regarding Birkenshaw Show which they could send us? There are a lot of new people in Birkenshaw who don't even know that Birkenshaw had a show, and I think it would be nice to...

today, 11:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Watch out for these fake texts about your mobile phone bill

Action Fraud is warning the public about a fake text message claiming to be from mobile phone provider EE. The messages purport to be from EE and claim that you haven’t paid a bill. The link in the message leads to a phishing website designed to steal...

today, 10:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Can health services work together? - 'Teamwork' bid for struggling Mid Yorkshire Hospitals

NHS finance chiefs have been urged to work closer together to deliver the best services for people across Kirklees and Calderdale. And as the health “family” of Greater Huddersfield and North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), Calderdale...

today, 10:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Care home future in turmoil after sale collapse

An 18-month-long planned sale of council-run dementia care homes in Kirklees has collapsed after a bidder pulled out. Castle Grange in Newsome and Claremont House in Heckmondwike had undergone building work in advance of the proposed sale to...

today, 10:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Transfer latest: Update on Hartlepool United striker search

Hartlepool United are unlikely to complete the signing of National League North scoring sensation Jason Oswell. The Mail has learned talks have taken place between Pools and the soon to be out-of-contract frontman in the last seven days - but the...

today, 08:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Moorlands seal league win but suffer Sykes Cup exit

Moorlands suffered mixed fortunes in the Drakes Huddersfield League last weekend, successfully negotiating past Armitage Bridge in the Premiership on Saturday before bowing out of the Sykes Cup quarter-final to Delph and Dobcross on Sunday. Moorlands...

today, 08:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Liversedge, Birstall, Hopton and Crossbank suffer Jack Hampshire defeats

Liversedge, Birstall, Crossbank Methodists and Hopton Mills all bowed out of the Jack Hampshire Cup last Sunday, meaning there will be no local representatives in the quarter-finals. Liversedge bowed out after suffering a 120-run defeat at the hands...

today, 06:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mount batsmen shine before rain brings end to top of table clash

Mount B recorded a 109-run win over Southowram in the Halifax League Second Teams Division One last Saturday. Mount elected to bat but struggled to 50-3 before a partnership of 100 between Mohammad Makda (61) and Jabir Patel (81) got them back on...

today, 06:52 in Yorkshire & Humber


The streets of Spen will be filled with witches, ghosts and ghouls tonight as youngsters dress up to celebrate Halloween. But it isn't the only time of year when things go bump in the night for some residents. Guardian and Herald reporter Jimmy Rice...

today, 01:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Jobs lost as Tog 24 closes

ONE of Spen's longest standing manufacturing plants has closed down – leaving 30 people jobless. The boss of troubled Heckmondwike firm Tog 24 said it was a sad day for British manufacturing when the decision was taken to axe its production...

today, 01:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Memories of leather works

I am researching the history of an important Cleckheaton company – Henry F Cockill & Sons. The business was founded in 1863 at the Mount View Leather Works (directly opposite today’s Whitcliffe Mount School) to manufacture leather...

today, 00:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

That was the news that was... in 1960

This week's Looking Back takes a trip down memory lane - to the Spen Valley of 50 years ago. We've been looking in the Guardian archives to see what was making the news in 1960. Like today, it was a mix of hard news stories, community events and...

today, 00:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Shannon Matthews documentary was about more than a missing girl

THE fly-on-the-wall documentary about Shannon Matthews's family last week was not just about the missing girl. It was also a drama of press intrusion and a meeting of two very different sections of society. The Channel 4 documentary last Thursday...

today, 00:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

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