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Greening pledges education help Bradford and Doncaster

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.

today, 18:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire Bank closing 39 branches, including 18 in Yorkshire

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

today, 17:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tragic Leeds wife was stabbed to death after telling husband she wanted divorce

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

today, 17:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Theresa May under pressure from backbenches to give MPs greater say on Brexit

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

today, 17:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man arrested over Leeds bomb scare 'hoax'

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

today, 17:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire’s Brexit resistance: ‘The endgame is to call an end to this nonsense’

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

today, 17:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Industrial plan can help cut regional wealth gap - Lewis

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

today, 17:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

YP Letters: NHS in crisis - Hanging on the telephone in attempt to speak to a doctor

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

today, 17:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

King of the castle: Major development at York museum

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

today, 16:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

YP Letters: NHS is a relic – it’s time to think again

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

today, 15:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

All but silent most of her life, meet the 21 year old who has finally found her voice

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

today, 15:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Student’s business in the frame

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

today, 15:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

South Yorkshire crime commissioner faces taxing dilemma

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

today, 14:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

More ‘spotters’ at West Yorkshire football grounds to tackle high cost of policing

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

today, 14:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Stash of drugs found at police inspector’s home, trial told

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

today, 13:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

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