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Yorkshire schools among those targeted in bomb threat hoax

A number of schools in Yorkshire have received hoax bomb threats this morning, police have confirmed. More than 400 schools and colleges across the country are reported to have received emails claiming a device has been planted and demanding cash....

today, 11:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Renewed focus on policing in West Yorkshire

Street briefings are to be held in coming days as police reveal a renewed focus on neighbourhood policing - with hundreds of additional officers to be deployed in West Yorkshire. Funding has been secured for 100 extra PCs and more than 600 PCSOs, West...

today, 10:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

46 words and phrases that Yorkshire gave to the world

'Ow do? God's own county has its own language - and we all know it's reight good. Last of the Summer Wine helped broadcast our straight talking to the rest of the world. And after the sad passing of actor Peter Sallis we'd like to celebrate our great...

today, 05:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

College staff honoured at star-studded ceremony

Hardworking staff at Kirklees College were honoured at a special ceremony. After dozens of nominations for teaching and support staff, 20 category winners were announced at the college’s KC Stars awards. The members of staff were nominated by their...

today, 00:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Brothers killed in Wyke car crash

TWO brothers have been killed in an horrific crash which ripped their car in two. Christopher Blowman, 31, and 27-year-old Sam Blowman, from Wibsey in Bradford, were driving in Woodside Road, Wyke, when their Ford Focus hit a tree at 11.41pm on...

yesterday, 11:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

Memories of Birkenshaw school

Staff at a Birkenshaw school have uncovered a treasure trove of memorabilia – and are inviting past pupils to come along and browse through it. BBG Academy will open as a high school in September with a new build and refurbishment which will be...

yesterday, 01:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘We have to be removed at home time’

A group of ukulele playing students are hoping to be pitch perfect when they take part in the National Music for Youth Festival. The Spen Valley Troubadours – the ukulele and vocal group at Spen Valley Sports College – have secured a place at the...

yesterday, 00:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Changing face of square

IT'S now five years since the Savoy Square in Cleckheaton was created, so we thought readers would enjoy a timely reminder of how the area used to look exactly 20 years ago. This photograph was taken in 1988 – before the Savoy cinema and the adjoining...

yesterday, 00:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

150 years of panto season – oh yes it is!

HECKMONDWIKE'S United Reformed Church celebrates a milestone anniversary this year. The foundation stone of the Upper Chapel Sunday School – now the home to the URC – was laid on May 5, 1858, and until 1911 the building also served as a day school...

yesterday, 00:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Late goal denies Leeds United in Yorkshire derby

An injury-time goal by Atdhe Nuhiu condemned Leeds United to yet another defeat as they went down 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday at a snowy Elland Road. In a game played in blizzard conditions at times, United looked to have earned a point with Jay Roy...

Saturday, 18:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

Blue Cheese Burger

Not much beats burger night at home, topped with creamy blue cheese and sweet caramelised shallots, the crisp salsa cuts through the richness and brings a serious dose of freshness. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes For...

Saturday, 11:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Spenborough AC stage 20 mile road race as part of Yorkshire Championships

Spenborough Athletics Club hosted the annual 20 mile road race that incorporated the Yorkshire Championships last Sunday. Many of the Spen members guided the runners around the course and helped at the start and finish on the Princess Mary Stadium...

Saturday, 09:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Yorkshire Witches: Mary Bateman, Mary Pannal and Mother Shipton

There are many stories which circulate the UK about historic witches who could perform magic, cast spells and create potions. Yorkshire has a rich past of tales about a few certain witches who forever carved their names in the history books. Two of...

Friday, 16:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven! Easter is around the corner, have you ever wondered...

Friday, 15:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Road closures and delays across the district as roadworks take place

Here are the latest planned roadworks for Yorkshire: M1 junction 40 Ossett The northbound entry slip road will be fully closed overnight on Monday 19 March and Wednesday 21 March for technology work. The closure will take place between 8pm and 6am,...

Friday, 13:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

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