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Thousands sign petition to make Blacker Lane safe

Around 3,000 people have backed a push for safety measures on a notorious road which saw 24 accidents in the space of a year. Blacker Lane at Netherton has become the focus of a community campaign and the strength of feeling has led to over 2,500...

today, 16:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Riverside development will "transform" Castleford

The transformation of Castleford's old chemical works into a new housing and leisure complex "will bring a different dimension" to the town, it's been claimed. Developers were given planning permission to build up to 1,400 homes,...

today, 16:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Heroes who saved heart attack Wakefield mum's life on M1 motorway are commended

A MEMBER of the public and police who helped save a Wakefield woman's life after she  suffered  a massive heart attack while driving on the M1 have been commended for their actions. Kerry Draycott was travelling with her family when she fell ill on...

today, 15:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘Reece was a little soldier’

A Mum and dad who lost their son to brain cancer have set up a charity to buy new game consoles for other children going through similar illnesses. Reece Miree was 10 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and died aged 11 in March. He was an avid...

today, 15:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

City Tastes and Tipples: Mixing art, gin and sport at Hogarths

Westgate bar Hogarths opened in summer 2015 riding on the wave of the gin revolution that swept the country. The bar was trying to fill a gap in the market as the drink began to enjoy a new lease of popularity. It takes inspiration from the gin...

today, 15:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thunderstorms: What causes this extreme weather phenomena and can they be predicted?

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted around various parts of the UK over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with thunderstorms, alongside lightning, being some of the most dramatic weather phenomena in the UK. What exactly causes the dramatic...

today, 15:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

New Dean will bring ‘fresh thinking and innovation’

Canon Simon Cowling has been unveiled as the new Dean of Wakefield. The current Rector of Bolton Abbey replaces Jonathan Greener, who was named Dean of Exeter last year. The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Rev Nick Baines, made the announcement, saying Canon...

today, 15:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Raising a glass to Baroness Bacon

A beer brewed to honour Yorkshire’s first female MP will be served in parliament next month. The Baroness Bacon beer pays tribute to Alice Bacon, who after being elected as Leeds North East MP in 1945, became a high-profile minister, spearheading the...

today, 15:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pupils and waiting parents barred from pub car park over behaviour

A pub landlord has taken the unusual step of barring pupils and parents from its car park because of anti-social behaviour. Gerald Morton, who runs The Star Inn at Sandal, says he had been happy for parents to use their car park to wait for their...

today, 14:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

New mayor to help our burns unit

Wakefield’s new mayor has pledged to raise money for the regional burns unit at Pinderfields Hospital during his year in office. Former miner Stuart Heptinstall, representative for the Wakefield East ward, was inaugurated at the council’s annual...

today, 14:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Street drinking still a problem in town centre

Plans for a new off licence in Castleford town centre have been rejected after police said they are still dealing with street drinkers on a daily basis. A public spaces protection order (PSPO) was put in place last year to stop anti-social behaviour...

today, 14:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Long-standing fun run saved after fears it would be axed

A fun run that has become a staple annual event in the last 30 years has been saved after a team of volunteers stepped forward. Upton Fun Run looked likely to be scrapped this year when the long-standing organisers, Trevor and Christine Elkin, stepped...

today, 14:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sweet 60 for ‘Mr Liquorice’ and his wife

It will be sweet 60 for a Pontefract man this week who is known affectionately in the town as ‘Mr Liquorice’. Tom Dixon - a descendant of one of Pontefract’s largest liquorice-growing families - marks his 60th wedding anniversary to his wife, Molly....

today, 14:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

10 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Yorkshire for a stress-free break

In need of a relaxing night away? Yorkshire is home to a wealth of exquisite boutique hotels that offer the utmost in luxury, giving you the perfect excuse to pack a bag and head off for a well-deserved break. Here are 10 of the region's most stylish...

today, 13:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fare dodger spat at rail worker at West Yorkshire station: CCTV image of man police want to trace

A TRAIN passenger spat at a female member of staff when he was challenged about fare dodging at a West Yorkshire rail station. Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace following the incident at Dewsbury rail station. A British...

today, 12:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

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