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Error in benefit payments will see ESA claimants receive £5K back pay

Tens of thousands of people on sickness benefits are to receive backdated payments of around £5,000 after government errors. The mistaken calculations by The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) were made when people were moved onto the main sickness...

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Motorists may be required to give way to pedestrians and cyclists when turning

Motorists may be required to always give way to pedestrians and cyclists when turning, under a shake-up of the Highway Code. The Department for Transport is considering the measure to boost protection of vulnerable road users going straight on at...

today, 10:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series October 18 edition are published below. Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. Adeel Abbas, (24), of Leeds Road, Dewsbury, Community order with 40 hours’ unpaid work, £85 costs, £85 victim...

today, 07:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Uber's new safety measures will let your friends track your journey or call 999 for you

Uber is introducing new safety measures which will allow your friends and family to track your journey or call 999 from the app. Uber is introducing new safety measures which will allow your friends and family to track your journey or call 999 from...

yesterday, 17:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

5 family-friendly attractions in the North of England to visit by train

The North of England has a multitude of fun attractions which are perfect for a day out with the family, or even a weekend away. Whether it’s a popular tourist spot, bustling city or countryside haven, there’s plenty of places to visit via rail....

yesterday, 15:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Advice to tradesmen after spate of tool thefts across Dewsbury and Batley

Tradespeople across North Kirklees have been left counting the cost of tool theft this week. Incidents have been reported in Dewsbury, Batley, Thornhill, Heckmondwike and Mirfield over the last few days as dark evenings continue to roll in across the...

yesterday, 14:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

"Highstreets are being crippled by government policy" says Batley and Spen MP

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has lashed out at the Government for business policies she claims are ‘crippling our high streets’. Ms Brabin followed senior Tory Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown in condemning current business rate levels, claiming small...

yesterday, 13:12 in Yorkshire & Humber


The NHS in England made almost £70m from charging staff to park at their place of work last year, it has been revealed. Figures released by NHS Digital show that trusts in England raked in £69.5m in 2017/18 from charges and penalty fines incurred by...

yesterday, 13:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

Government urged to end ‘shocking’ illegal puppy trade which sees heavily pregnant dogs smuggled across Europe

The Government must take urgent action to stop under-age puppies and heavily pregnant dogs being smuggled across Europe for sale in the UK, campaigners said. An undercover investigation by the Dogs Trust found animals were being forced to travel more...

yesterday, 12:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

One in five Yorkshire schoolchildren exposed to animal cruelty online

More than a fifth of schoolchildren aged between 10 and 18 in Yorkshire have been exposed to disturbing footage of animal cruelty and neglect on social media, according to new findings from the RSPCA. The charity said the worrying results of its...

yesterday, 12:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Supermarkets could get ‘facial recognition’ tills that guess your age

A new facial recognition app could be trialled in British supermarkets. The new system, from British firm Yoti, would enable the supermarket, or shop, to check the age of the customer buying products such as knives and alcohol without the need for...

yesterday, 12:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

This is what Leeds’ two new hospitals could look like as £450m plan is revealed today

Exciting plans to create two state-of-the-art hospital buildings that will “transform hospital care” in Leeds as part of an estimated £450m expansion have been revealed. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will next week present a pre-application plan...

yesterday, 10:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

SLIDESHOW: Batley volunteers of all ages club together to clear car park

Batley has a thriving volunteer network that is bringing the best out in the community, according to one of its driving forces. Paul Young, who is involved in spearheading a number of community projects across the town, organised an effort to clean-up...

yesterday, 10:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

How to avoid becoming a 'courier fraud' victim as police issue warning across Yorkshire

Detectives have issued a warning about fraudsters posing as couriers who target vulnerable victims in Yorkshire. So-called ‘courier fraud’ involves offenders targeting elderly or vulnerable people by calling them and posing as someone in a position of...

Tuesday, 15:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Heartbroken Dewsbury family pull together to raise cash in memory of 'Angel Gabriel'

A heartbroken Dewsbury family has pulled together to raise much-needed funds for a Kirklees charity after the tragic death of a baby boy. Parents Natalie Whitehead and Callum Pashley kissed their son Gabriel goodbye within 24 hours of his birth in May...

Tuesday, 13:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

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