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Mirfield hub showcases local artist

The latest exhibition at Mirfield’s Creative Arts Hub is celebrating the work of Huddersfield-based artist Jane Burgess. The event, which runs until Saturday 20 April, showcases a vast selection of her work which includes landscape imagery from near...

yesterday, 15:50 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Police appeal to help trace missing Dewsbury girl

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing girl from Dewsbury. Georgia Fennell, aged 14, was reported missing on Sunday. She is described as white, of slim build and with long brown hair, which she wears up tied up. When she was last seen she...

yesterday, 11:16 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Pugata plays host to top designer

British fashion icon Dame Zandra Rhodes surprised the owner of luxury jewellery company Pugata when she dropped in for a visit. The designer, known for her illustrious client list from the late Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury, Jackie Onassis, Zsa Zsa...

yesterday, 11:16 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Rams stars muscle in on Bling event

Dewsbury Rams are putting some muscle into this year’s Bling Fling businesswomen’s charity lunch to help raise thousands of pounds for Forget Me Not children’s hospice. The rugby league club has volunteered to pitch in with a team of “Butlers in...

yesterday, 10:10 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

130 visit mobile dentist clinics

More than 130 people who are not registered with an NHS dentist received free check-ups and treatment when a mobile dental unit visited Dewsbury. The dental charity Dentaid ran four clinics for people who were finding it difficult to access dental...

yesterday, 09:40 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Warning as slimmers try to lose weight with the DANGEROUS new social media craze of blow drying belly fat...

Men and women trying to melt their belly fat away with hairdryers are risking burns and skin infections, warns a leading surgeon. ​The latest social-media craze suggests pounds can be dumped by heat from the dryers. But the fat-bursting fad not only...

Monday, 18:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Three in police custody after reports of a stabbing in Batley

Three people have been arrested and remain in police custody after police were called to a dispute in Batley last night. The incident took place yesterday evening at New Ings Mill, off Field Lane. An air ambulance was called to a nearby car park but...

Monday, 14:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Three arrested after fight at apartment in centre of Batley

Three people were arrested after a fight at an apartment in Batley. There was a large police presence at New Ings Mill, Field Lane, on Sunday evening. The air ambulance also landed. West Yorkshire Police said officers were called to converted mill...

Monday, 11:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

High school marks World Book Day

Upper Batley High School became part of Hogwarts on World Book Day with staff dressing up as their favourite Harry Potter characters. The dining room became as magical as the great hall itself with floating candles and the entrance to platform 9/3...

Sunday, 12:20 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

RSPCA urges dog walkers to take extra care around livestock this spring

The RSPCA is reminding dog owners and walkers of the importance of keeping pets on the lead to avoid devastating attacks on livestock. As spring approaches, dog owners and walkers look forward to exploring new places on foot and enjoying relaxing...

Sunday, 08:07 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson - the slum clearance programmes

LAST week I wrote of my personal recollections of the slum clearance programmes of the 1950s and 60s, and of the camaraderie which existed in those days. It wasn’t easy for people to leave all their friends and neighbours behind to be re-housed on...

Saturday, 10:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Warning after man with knife sighted by schoolchildren in Dewsbury

A Dewsbury school has extended a warning to parents after pupils on their way home from school saw a man with a knife. Jim Taylor, headteacher at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy on Oxford Road, sent out a letter today (March 15), encouraging...

Friday, 18:58 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Teenager charged with possession of a knife after Liversedge incident

A teenager has been charged with possession of a knife after an incident in Liversedge. A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "A 17-year-old boy has been charged with possession of a bladed article in connection with an incident on...

Friday, 18:31 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Have a safari themed wedding with wallaby witnesses and a congregation of camels at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Getting married in an exotic location close to some of the world’s most majestic animals is just a step away thanks to the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Its unique safari-themed wedding day packages allow couples to have a special ceremony...

Friday, 18:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

New statistics reveal air pollution deaths in area

Air pollution causes four in every 100 deaths of people aged 30 and over in Kirklees, data reveals. Public Health England (PHE) is proposing a ban on cars idling in areas like schools or hospitals, while councils call for more funding to tackle...

Friday, 15:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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