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Parliament hit by a cyber attack

Parliamentary authority have confirmed MPs and Peers have been left unable to remotely access their emails as a result of a cyber security incident. A House of Commons spokeswoman said: "The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised...

yesterday, 17:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Serious crash near Scarborough

A serious crash has closed the road near Scarborough this afternoon with all three emergency services called to the scene. North Yorkshire Police has confirmed the B1261 Seamer Road will be closed for at least two hours following the incident. A spokesma

yesterday, 17:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Video: Meet the Yorkshire artist inspired by superstition, folklore and old wives’ tales

You may want to put a lemon under your chair after visiting Alice Pattullo’s exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Sharon Dale reveals why. “There are a lot of baking superstitions. One of my favourites is ‘if a cat enters the room while dough is b

yesterday, 16:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

YP Letters: ‘Plague on all your houses’ vote shows need for fresh start

From: David Blackburn, Dronfield, Derbyshire. I FOUND Tom Richmond’s column (The Yorkshire Post, June 17) quite thought provoking and have re-read it a couple of times. I doubt though whether the conclusion that voters were calling for cross-party consen

yesterday, 15:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

YP Letters: Like Grenfell, fracking puts profits first

From: Dr Peter Williams, Newbiggin, Malton. FOLLOWING the terrible tragedy of Grenfell Tower, an angry public outcry has questioned cost-cutting that resulted in 79 deaths. They demand to know why the management company contracted by the Conservative-con

yesterday, 15:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

YP Letters: Pensions expert hits mark on Tory care fiasco

From: Edward Grainger, Botany Way, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough. TORY peer and former pensions minister Ros Altmann will probably win few friends within the upper echelons of the Tory Party for her forthright views on just how the Conservative Party shot its

yesterday, 15:35 in Yorkshire & Humber

Jo Cox's children unveil memorial plaque

Murdered Yorkshire MP Jo Cox has been honoured in Parliament with a coat of arms unveiled by her two children. Cuillin, six, and Lejla, four, designed the memorial plaque which was installed in the Commons chamber today as part of a "family...

yesterday, 15:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Diane Abbott: Hundreds died in Grenfell Tower due to Tory attitudes to social housing

Hundreds of people died in the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Diane Abbott has said. The shadow home secretary said she expected the death toll to be well above the 79 so far confirmed by the authorities, and blamed the disaster on Conservative attitudes to soc

yesterday, 14:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

What does the future hold for pigeon racing? The sport born in a Leeds pub

Like dominoes and darts, pigeon racing is a Great British pastime. But with fanciers claiming the historic sport is under threat Sarah Freeman finds feathers are flying. Pictures by Bruce Rollinson. Ask Simon Schofield what his proudest moment has been i

yesterday, 12:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Appeal after Huddersfield assault

A man has been left with a broken jaw after an assault at a Huddersfield music event. Police, releasing details of the incident today, said it happened on Wednesday at around 4.30pm. A young man, aged 20, had been at Greenhead Park with friends listening

yesterday, 12:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Village focus: Still hanging on the line - the beauty spot that once had two train stations

IT IS so far off the beaten track that its residents must still use dial-up modems to get on the internet, yet the beautiful East Riding estate village of Londesborough was once the beating heart of a technical revolution. It was here that George Hudson,

yesterday, 11:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

John Walker

His Honour John David Walker was well known in Hull as a barrister of many years standing, who became a circuit judge on the north-eastern circuit. Judge Walker, who has
died at 93, founded a set of barristers’ chambers in the city after lecturing in com

yesterday, 10:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Two pedestrians killed in A64 crash between York and Scarborough

A man and a woman have died after being hit by a car as they crossed the A64 late last night. The crash happened near the junction with Welburn between York and Scarborough shortly before 11pm. Police have confirmed this morning a man and a woman, pedest

yesterday, 10:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Yorkshire Wolds: Is it the UK’s most under appreciated green gem?

Often said to be the UK’s most under-appreciated area, the Yorkshire Wolds has also largely been ignored by publishers. Now as a major new book redresses the balance, Roger Ratcliffe meets the authors. It is generally accepted that the crescent of chalk

yesterday, 10:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Gala date for historic Driffield grain route

Jumping on board a Humber keel might not seem the wisest move in today’s environment of child abduction, trafficking and health and safety driven agendas, but for a seven-year-old Jim Hood back in 1943 it was all about adventure. Jim wasn’t exactly saili

yesterday, 10:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

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