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Market closed because of Storm Doris

Castleford’s outdoor market has been forced to close for the day due to Storm Doris. Wakefield Council has taken the decision to close down all of the stalls outside as the winds continue to batter the region. The market will resume tomorrow as normal, w

14 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

#sistersport - we’re backing the next phase of This Girl Can

It has inspired 2.8m women to get active since its launch in 2015. And the This Girl Can campaign is determined to get even more taking up sport and exercise, as it returns to our TV screens tomorrow. The campaign prides itself on showing how women reall

22 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here’s what they could be like

There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years. Now things are getting even more exciting. Scientists have documented a star surrounded by no fewer than seven Earth-like planets

41 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

‘Can you hear me?’ – Residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in Yorkshire are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK. CPR Call Blocker, makers of the best selling call blocking device in the US and UK, is urging the public in Yorkshire to

today, 13:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Bogus callers in Pontefract - police issue e-fit image of suspect

POLICE have released an e-fit image of a suspect after bogus callers posing as solar panel engineers targeted a man in Pontefract. Two men conned their way into a house on Rookhill Road by posing as workers from a solar panel company between 11:30am and

today, 12:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Plaques will be unveiled for the very first time to honour war fallen

Men and women from South Kirkby who lost their lives in conflict will have their names listed on the town’s war memorial for the very first time. South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council will unveil stone plaques honouring the fallen at a special ceremon

today, 12:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Woman 'traumatised' after sex assault in Leeds

Police are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a woman in Leeds. The 20-year-old victim was walking along a footpath off Middleton Grove near the John Charles Centre for Sport in Middleton just after 9.20am yesterday (Weds Feb 22) whe

today, 12:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Calls to spare old fire station

A town councillor is calling on a supermarket giant to save a former fire station instead of bulldozing it to make way for a new store. Aldi is set to build a shop on the site of the old fire station on South Elmsall’s Barnsley Road, but recently announc

today, 11:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Manager of 'dirty' Leeds fast food shop hit with £2,395 court bill

A FAST food shop in Leeds city centre has been prosecuted for a second time in a month after an investigation was launched when a customer allegedly suffered food poisoning. Leeds City Council successfully prosecuted Aquell Ahmed - the former owner of Di

today, 11:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

ALERT: Public urged to unplug EXPLODING tumble dryers

The public are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to EXPLODE. Manufacturer Whirlpool has admitted there is a fault with a range of up to 5.3 million Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda dryers and they should be swi

today, 10:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Safety warning issued over leaking gas hobs

Bosch and Neff have issued a safety warning over leaking gas hobs. There is a risk that the built-in units can explode in some circumstances and owners of the affected units are urged to turn off their gas supply immediately and not to use the appliance

today, 10:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

As storm Doris batters the UK, with winds expected to reach up to 87mph, we spoke to the travel experts at airFair about whether passengers facing a delayed flight due to the bad weather are entitled to claim compensation. What are our rights? EU regulat

today, 10:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Major film talent agency seeks extras from Leeds to appear in Yorkshire-made film

A talent agency which provides extras for blockbuster films is holding auditions in Leeds. 2020 Casting have supplied supporting artists to Hollywood hits such as Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, World War Z, X-Men: First Class, Gladiator, Shakespeare in

today, 10:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Commuters using Virgin East Coast Trains are being warned not to travel today as Storm Doris is set to batter the country with high winds and rain. The train operator tweeted yesterday evening to advise customers not to travel and that all tickets will b

today, 10:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Craig Charles will bring funk and soul to Wakefield with DJ set

BBC DJ and Coronation Street actor Craig Charles will appear in Wakefield, a venue has announced. The broadcaster is to bring his Funk and Soul Club to Unity Works, Westgate, on May 12. He is known for playing Dave Lister cult classic TV series Red Dwarf

today, 10:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

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