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YORKSHIRE will be home to four research schools looking at ways to close the academic gap with other parts of the country. Education Secretary Justine Greening announced Bradford and Doncaster would join Scarborough in becoming “opportunity areas” today.
Yorkshire Bank has today confirmed that it will close 39 branches in 2017, 18 of which will be in its heartland county. Branches in Bradford, Hull, Filey, Goole, Knottingley, those in Leeds city centre, Headingley, Chapel Allerton and Woodsley, Normanton
A WIFE who suffered 25 years of emotional abuse was stabbed to death after finding the “strength and will” to leave her controlling husband, an inquest heard. Civil servant Susan Ashworth was repeatedly stabbed by husband Martin, who suffered fatal burns
Theresa May faced criticism from her own backbenches today, as MPs expressed anger at the Government’s failure to consult Parliament on its Brexit plans. High-profile Tory Europhiles issued fresh calls for a White Paper on the strategy, arguing that the
Police have made an arrest after confirming today's Leeds bomb scare was a hoax. A 35-year-old man is in custody over the incident, which saw roads closed around Victoria Gate this morning after a suspicious package was spotted being placed on Harewood S
Pro-Europe campaigners across Yorkshire are joining forces in a last-ditch attempt to stop Brexit taking place. Chris Burn reports on a movement desperate to turn back the clock. Coming to a village hall or town centre near you - Yorkshire’s Brexit resis
A NEW INDUSTRIAL strategy could help reduce imbalances between richer and poorer parts of the country, a shadow minister has claimed. Clive Lewis, the Shadow Business Secretary, warned an economic plan was needed to ensure Britain was creating highly ski
From: Chris Butler, Oxford Walk, Gomersal. I RECEIVED a letter from my GP asking me to contact the surgery to arrange a telephone interview with a doctor. I followed said instruction and at 4.30pm was number one in the queueing system. It was somewhat co
IT WAS the one place in York no-one wanted to see the inside of: a collection of prison buildings housing women, debtors and, at one stage, the highwayman Dick Turpin. But thanks to the largesse of a doctor from Pickering, just before the war, it was tur
From: Hugh Rogers, Messingham Road, Ashby. THE NHS was designed by civil servants before World War Two and brought into being by the post-war Attlee government which, as is common with Labour governments, didn’t think through the implications of what the
Until recently Mary Hinde’s vocabulary was limited to just two simple words. Born with severe physical disabilities and visually impaired, the 21 year from Dewsbury could only respond to questions which required a yes or no answer. “Mary got her first co
By Jack Dinsley, 17 senior correspondent for Junior Gazette Samantha Kilsby is a Year 13 student who currently attends Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre. When I last interviewed the student, she was progressing with her photography work but now
The crime commissioner for South Yorkshire fears his beleaguered force will not get any further financial help from the Government if he does not increase his share of council tax by the maximum amount possible. Dr Alan Billings is considering increase t
Extra ‘spotters’ are being deployed at football grounds around West Yorkshire this season in a bid to reduce the cost to taxpayers of policing matches in the county. West Yorkshire Police is training officers to increase the number who can act as a link
A police inspector with responsibility for disposing of seized drugs was found with hundreds of thousands of pounds of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and cannabis in his home, a jury has heard. Keith Boots, 55, who had been a West Yorkshire Poli
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