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Pay tribute to lost loved ones with a message on memorial Christmas tree

Batley Funeral Service is helping the Kirklees community pay tribute to their lost loved ones this Christmas. People can write a message for the memorial Christmas tree at the Bradford Road office. Funeral Service Arranger Veronica Kittrick said...

19 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

The Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson

EVERY so often an envelope lands on my desk from someone happy to share memories of old Dewsbury. The other week a pile of old programmes relating to the old Empire Theatre were pushed through my letterbox with the same intention. Whoever it was I am...

yesterday, 20:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Bradford City fans share ideas on football policing

Football fans in West Yorkshire are being given the chance to provide their thoughts and feedback on the policing of matches in the county. The first meeting of the West Yorkshire Police Football Supporters Independent Advisory Group (IAG) took place...

yesterday, 17:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

Associate of man shot dead on M62 is jailed for 18 years over firearms conspiracy

An associate of a man shot dead by an armed officer during a police stop on the M62 has been jailed for 18 years over his part in a firearms conspiracy. Moshin Amin had been found guilty of conspiring to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life...

yesterday, 16:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Kirklees detectives hunt armed robbers after raid on Cleckheaton post office

Three robbers armed with a 'bladed weapon' threatened staff at a post office in Cleckheaton. The men, who were all wearing dark clothing, entered the post office in Greenside shortly before 4.50pm on Wednesday. Also in crime: Boy, 16, arrested after...

yesterday, 16:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Get out of jail free - how Yorkshire firm’s Monopoly boards helped prisoners of war to escape

This Christmas if you find yourself sitting around a Monopoly board choosing whether to be the top hat, the battleship, the Scottie dog or even the T-Rex, give a thought as to how Monopoly sets helped British servicemen, during World War Two, escape...

yesterday, 14:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Staff threatened during robbery at Cleckheaton post office

Staff were threatened during a robbery at a post office in Cleckheaton today (Tuesday). Police were called to the post office, in Greenside, at about 4.50pm. The offenders entered the premises and threatened staff inside. No-one is believed to have...

Tuesday, 19:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Students’ work put in the picture

An independent school that specialises in supporting young people with complex behavioural issues is showcasing the creative talents of its students at an exhibition in December. Cleckheaton and Bradley-based The Pivot Academy, which opened in 2017,...

Tuesday, 12:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man rushed to hospital after five-man brawl at Batley pub

A man was hospitalised after a brawl at a Batley pub last night. Police are investigating the incident, which happened at around 20:58 at the Rose of York public house on Bradford Road. Officers confirmed the fight took place between five males. A...

Tuesday, 12:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust told it 'requires improvement'

The NHS trust which runs Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury hospitals has been told it needs to improve several aspects of patient care. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that staffing pressures at all three sites run by the Mid Yorkshire NHS...

Monday, 15:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pub’s decade of excellence

A Mirfield pub has been honoured with a special award after it was featured in the Good Beer Guide for a decade. Andy Kassube, chair of Heavy Woollen Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch, made a presentation to owners of The Old Colonial Mirfield, Tim...

Monday, 15:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

Monday, 14:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here’s our selection of ethical stocking fillers for Christmas

The annual scramble for Christmas presents is well and truly underway. Fiona Evans rummages around for ethical stocking fillers. Feeling frazzled? Does the Christmas spirit seem to be getting lost in the chaos that besieges the festive prelude? Then...

Monday, 14:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

TECH TALK: Hër On-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

It's always difficult reviewing something designed for women when you're a man. But luckily my wife was able to test out the Hër On-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones and relay her feedback to me. Given their soft, chic and definitely feminine appearance...

Saturday, 18:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Choir brings in notes for hospice

The Oakenshaw Community Choir, which is based at St Andrew’s Church, recently held a musical evening to raise much-needed funds for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. The evening was very successful with an audience of around 120 people enjoying...

Saturday, 13:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

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