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Revealed: West Yorkshire Chief Constable’s £19,000 travel costs while working from home

West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable racked up more than £19,000 in travel costs in the 15 months before he retired from the force, new figures have revealed. The total for Mark Gilmore’s car hire, flights, rail travel, accommodation and conference fe

today, 02:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police appeal to trace wanted suspected sex offender from Wakefield

POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace a wanted  man who has been charged with a number of sex offences. Officers have released a photograph of Wakefield man Carl Hartley, 25, who is wanted for breaching his court bail conditions after being

yesterday, 19:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Trains are set to grind to a hall during a three-day strike by staff at Arriva Rail North. The RMT union said the industrial action would be held on from Saturday, July 8, in a long-running dispute over staffing and driver-only trains. The union wants a

yesterday, 16:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

University Centre in Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

The University Centre at Wakefield College is celebrating after being given a silver award by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel - introduced by the Government to recognise and reward excellent teaching in higher education. The panel said the

yesterday, 15:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sports club set to be demolished for housing

Proposals to relocate a sports complex to build 171 homes on the existing site have finally been given the go-ahead this week. The planning committee at Wakefield Council unanimously voted to approve the demolition of the facilities at West Yorkshire Spo

yesterday, 14:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Top ten revealed in Curry House of the Year contest

The top ten finalists for the Express Curry House of the Year 2017 competition have been revealed. Now we need you to choose your favourite restaurant and decide which one is crowned the winner. The finalists are: 1. Arooje Spice, Market Street, Normanto

yesterday, 14:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Spoonbill pair hatch chicks in Wakefield district

A rare bird usually found in southern and eastern Europe has hatched chicks for the first time in Northern England. A spoonbill family has set up home in the Wakefield district at the RSPB’s Fairburn Ings reserve. The large white heron-like bird get its

yesterday, 13:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Work begins on new cultural arts centre at the city’s Theatre Royal

Building work has started on a £900,000 cultural arts centre at Theatre Royal Wakefield. Derelict land next to the theatre will be transformed into a cafe-bar and studio as part of the Centre for Creativity project, designed to boost audiences and revenu

yesterday, 13:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

YVETTE COOPER: Community spirit shows extremism won’t win

The election is finally done and I need to say a huge thank you. It is a real honour to be re-elected as MP for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley - I am really grateful for all the support I’ve had. It’s also been great to see more Labour

yesterday, 12:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Summer show for fashion students

Fashion and textiles students have been strutting their stuff on the catwalk. The Wakefield College students showed off their their final year pieces at a summer fashion show in The Ridings’ new middle mall events space. The show also featured summer loo

yesterday, 10:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

RSPCA issues advice for pets after weather warning

It’s been the hottest day in June since 1976 today (Wednesday) but the Met Office has now issued a yellow warning for heavy downpours. With the current heatwave set to finish this week and thunderstorms sparking a potential risk of flooding, the RSPCA ha

Wednesday, 18:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

New boss Merran McRae takes over at Wakefield Council

The new chief executive of Wakefield Council has taken up her post. Merran McRae was appointed to the £170,000-a-year role after previous Wakefield boss Joanne Roney left to join Manchester city Council. Ms McRae was previously chief executive at Calderd

Wednesday, 16:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tree collapse which killed Pontefract grandmother ‘not caused by individual failings’

No individuals were at fault leading up to the death of a grandmother who died after being impaled by a tree branch during high winds in Wakefield, a jury inquest ruled. Elaine Davison, of Pontefract, suffered fatal injuries when she was pierced through

Wednesday, 16:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Yorkshire fire chiefs issue open water shock advice after death of teenager in reservoir

Fire chiefs in West Yorkshire are highlighting the dangers of swimming in open water after a teenager died at a reservoir. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is warning that despite seeming like a good way to cool off on hot days, the shock o

Wednesday, 14:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Severe weather warning: Can Calderdale expect thunderstorms later today?

The heatwave is set to come to an end today with the warm air creating dramatic thunderstorms. Temperatures will jump up again from yesterday to around 26C before lightning, hail and torrential rain signal an end to the hot spell. The isolated thundersto

Wednesday, 12:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

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