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Turner & Townsend post seven years of growth

Professional services giant Turner & Townsend hailed its diverse business model and a series of new product launches after it has registered its seventh year of successive growth. The Leeds-based business posted a turnover of £491m for the period...

19 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Rugby ball sized tumour is no match for miracle Leeds labrador

A dog has made an incredible recovery after vets removed a cancerous tumour the size of a rugby ball from his chest. Sebastian the Labrador underwent a six hour operation to remove the whopping three kilogram growth in May. But his family are delighted t

19 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds is third venue for party brand

A new venue for dinner, drinks and dancing is hot footing it to Leeds later this year from over the Pennines. The Leeds chain of ‘Neighbourhood’ will be the third in the brand from Manchester based East Coast Concepts, which already has the New York them

19 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Northern warned over timetable plan

A RAIL firm has been warned proposed changes to services in West Yorkshire could break promises it made to secure its franchise. Northern, which operates local services in Yorkshire, has been asked to look again at alterations it is planning to make from

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

High-rise buildings in Leeds city centre fail fire safety cladding checks

Five high-rise buildings in Leeds city centre have failed fire safety checks carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, it was revealed today. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) said the buildings had failed what it described as

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Met Office issues warning as thunderstorms are expected to hit Tuesday and Wednesday

Thunderstorms and potential flooding have been forecast to hit Yorkshire on Wednesday, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office. Here is our latest weather package from the Met Office, Sky News and the BBC.

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire man on Interpol list of most wanted alleged criminals in the world

A Yorkshire man is wanted by Interpol as one of the most wanted alleged criminals in the world. Phillip Anthony Smith, aged 46, is wanted by police in the Philippines on suspicion of qualified theft. A photo of the man, born in Hull, has been released by

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

£40m “green energy” project will be a “game-changer” for Leeds

A “flagship” heating scheme in Leeds, which will power 22,000 homes through energy harnessed from the Cross Green incinerator, has been signed off by council bosses. The £40m District Heating Network will supply hot water via a system of “super-insulated

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Ofsted success for new school

A £7.8m primary school which was built to help address a places shortage in a part of Leeds has been awarded a ‘good’ rating in its first Ofsted inspection. Nightingale Primary Academy, in Harehills, part of The Co-op Academies Trust, opened with 60 rece

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sex-crazed cop used South Yorkshire Police helicopter to film swingers' x-rated outdoor romp

A sex-crazed South Yorkshire Police constable used a force helicopter to film a pair of swingers 'brazenly' putting on a sex show in a back garden for his own gratification, a court heard. Jurors at Sheffield Crown Court were this morning shown a 10-minu

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Woman, 80, struck by car and seriously injured in Batley

AN ELDERLY woman was seriously injured after she was struck by a car in Batley town centre today. The 80-year-old pedestrian was involved in collision with a Vauxhall Zafira on Henrietta Street just before 10.30am today. (Tues July 18) She suffered head

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thug made jaw break threat to ex girlfriend after release from prison

A violent thug phoned his former partner and threatened to break her jaw a day after being released from prison. A court heard the victim was left “petrified” and feared Dwayne Senior was going to killer her. Senior, 34, made the threats on June 22 this

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Motorists warned over delays as great summer getaway begins this weekend

Motorists are being warned to expect delays this weekend as almost nine million vehicles embark on the start of the summer getaway. The RAC predicted that a total of 37 million leisure trips will be made over the first two weeks of the school holidays. S

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Council snaps up three more industrial units covering 100,000 sq ft

Leeds City Council has signed a deal with Muse Developments to purchase three industrial units at its flagship Logic Leeds site, totalling 100,000 sq ft. The agreement follows the granting of planning permission for the three units, with construction of

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds man dead after car hit wall in Bradford

A LEEDS man died and a Bradford man was seriously injured after the car they were travelling in crashed into a wall. The 29-year-old Leeds manwas driving a silver coloured MG which collided with a wall on Bradford Road near its junction with Wyke Lane at

18 July 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber

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