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Can you solve the mystery of a Leeds painting found in Texas?

Can you solve the mystery of a Leeds painting found in Texas?

An American musician is trying to find out more about a mysterious painting of a Leeds street scene he discovered at an antique sale in Texas. Paul Sonnenberg found the artwork, which appears to depict Queen Street in Morley, in his home city of...

6 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Forever in our hearts: Tributes paid to tragic Wakefield teenager as friends and team-mates honour 'one in a million' Brooke

Forever in our hearts: Tributes paid to tragic Wakefield teenager as friends and team-mates honour 'one in...

The sporting world is rallying round to support the family of a talented teenage rugby player from Wakefield who died in tragic circumstances last week. Brooke Firth, 16, was a flanker with Sandal Girls and a student at Crofton Academy, where she was...

today, 09:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Number of 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police tops New Year's Eve demand

Number of 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police tops New Year's Eve demand

West Yorkshire Police received more 999 calls on Friday than it did on New Year's Eve, prompting the force to highlight the different ways people can report crimes. Traditionally New Year's Eve is the busiest day of the year for police forces but last...

today, 08:57 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
I predict a break-in: Yorkshire police use cutting-edge technology to deter burglars

I predict a break-in: Yorkshire police use cutting-edge technology to deter burglars

A Yorkshire police force is aiming to cut crime using pioneering predictive technology which shows officers specific streets where burglars are likely to strike. University College London (UCL) academics have created the algorithm for West Yorkshire...

today, 05:29 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Two arrests as crossbow and knives seized by West Yorkshire Police

Two arrests as crossbow and knives seized by West Yorkshire Police

Deadly weapons have been seized by West Yorkshire Police during an operation this evening. Two knives and a crossbow are among the items taken by officers, and two people have been arrested. The force's Roads Polcing Unit tweeted: "Stolen vehicle...

yesterday, 21:19 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
COLUMN: Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

COLUMN: Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

What’s in name? Quite a lot, as it goes. Shakey may contend that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But, loathe to gainsay greatest English speaking scribe bar none, it’s bard advice. Monikers matter. Nomenclature is king....

yesterday, 17:05 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

A worrying list of bizarre 999 calls from timewasters includes reports of a 'confused' horse and a complaint about too much sweetcorn on a pizza. One caller dialled the emergency line after forgetting where their car was parked, while another asked...

yesterday, 17:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

Almost a quarter (23%) of UK workers – around seven million people – say they would only take time off work if they were hospitalised and had no other choice. And nine in ten (89%) UK workers say they’ve gone into work when feeling ill, according to a...

yesterday, 16:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Period poverty: why one in ten young women struggle to afford pads and tampons

Period poverty: why one in ten young women struggle to afford pads and tampons

A survey by the charity Plan International UK found that one in ten girls or women aged 14 to 21 in Britain cannot afford sanitary towels or tampons. This seems a shocking statistic, given that the country is one of the wealthiest countries in the...

yesterday, 16:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Tree trunk torn down in high winds

Tree trunk torn down in high winds

Part of a tree trunk has fallen down in a popular city park after storm Ophelia battered the district. High winds have caused a chunk of the tree, in Thornes Park, to tear away. Val Kitchen, who sent in these images today, said: "A large tree has...

yesterday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Disney On Ice youngsters get Fit To Dance with Diversity star Ashley Banjo

Disney On Ice youngsters get Fit To Dance with Diversity star Ashley Banjo

THESE lucky Disney On Ice youngsters had lots to sing and dance about after they won a Fit To Dance workshop led by Diversity star Ashley Banjo. Disney A-listers Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse even stopped by to surprise them and watch their routines...

yesterday, 13:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Railway lines blocked between Wakefield and Barnsley after vehicle hits bridge

Railway lines blocked between Wakefield and Barnsley after vehicle hits bridge

Rail passengers travelling between Wakefield and Barnsley are being warned of potential delays after a vehicle hit a bridge. Northern reported that some lines were blocked between Wakefield Kirkgate and Barnsley stations at around 11.45am.

yesterday, 11:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Tigers fan stages four-day protest outside bookies over ‘Super League winners’ payout

Tigers fan stages four-day protest outside bookies over ‘Super League winners’ payout

A Castleford Tigers fan who staged a four-day protest outside a bookies after they refused to pay out on his beloved team winning the league has claimed a victory, thanks to the Express. Tony Martin, from Glass Houghton, took his own chair and sat...

yesterday, 11:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Engineers work to repair Storm Ophelia damage after thousands lose power supplies

Engineers work to repair Storm Ophelia damage after thousands lose power supplies

More than 1,000 homes in North and West Yorkshire remain without power after engineers worked through the night to restore supplies. Northern Powergrid has so far restored electricity to 18,680 customers who were affected by powers cuts caused when...

yesterday, 11:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Yobs trash children's play park just weeks after £70k revamp

Yobs trash children's play park just weeks after £70k revamp

Vandals trashed a children's play area just two weeks after it re-opened following a £70,000 refurbishment. Yobs damaged new play equipment and left litter at Haw Hill Park in Normanton during the weekend. Coun Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council's...

yesterday, 11:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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