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Roger Marsh interview: ‘North can be the solution for UK PLC, not part of the problem’

A newly-established ‘Council for the North’ will give civic and business leaders a chance to advise Ministers on how to close the economic divide. Rob Parsons spoke to the man chosen to lead the organisation. Born and raised in Stockton-on-Tees and...

31 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

The Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre column with Nick Whittingham

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre treated its volunteers to an afternoon tea in Dewsbury to celebrate their contribution to the service and to present long service awards to people who have volunteered for many years. Volunteers help in lots of...

yesterday, 21:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

What is balconing? Foreign Office warns Brits on holiday in Spain

More than 12 million British nationals visit Spain every year, and although most visits are trouble-free, the Foreign Office is now warning visitors about the risk of ‘balconing’. What is ‘balconing’? ‘Balconing’ involves the act of jumping into into...

yesterday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dangerous tropical illnesses commonly caught abroad – and how to avoid them

Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill. For the most part, getting sick on holiday is usually limited to a dodgy stomach bug, but in some cases this can be a lot more serious....

yesterday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

WATCH: Stunning footage of Batley's Step into the Future celebration

Children from across the region joined as part of the Step into the Future celebration last month, as things stepped up a gear heading into the official Great Get Together weekend. More In Common, run in no small part by Jo Cox's sister Kim...

yesterday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

A family association with the Dukes stretching back 150 years

To mark the unveiling of a new memorial to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Halifax town centre next May, Tom Scargill speaks to Brigadier Michael Bray about his family’s association with the Dukes. Next May’s unveiling of the statue commemorating...

yesterday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police numbers have risen in West Yorkshire

The number of officers in West Yorkshire Police has increased over the last year, new figures from the Home Office show. But across England and Wales, the reduction in police officers to the lowest level since 1996 has led the Police Federation to...

yesterday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

For centuries dock leaves have been used by many as a simple way to stop the pain of nettle stings, but do they actually help or is it simply a placebo effect? There are numerous home remedies which all claim to be the best way to cure nettle stings,...

yesterday, 14:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Get on your bike and enjoy Yorkshire's cycle highways

School’s out for summer and the team behind West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme are encouraging more people to cycle and walk during the holidays. At 14km the award-winning CityConnect Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway is...

Thursday, 16:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Charity to throw on free 'Summer break-up' community event

A Dewsbury charity is hosting a community family event on Sunday. Hope Welfare Trust will bring people together at Ravensthorpe Playing Field on Tanhouse Street from 10am until 6pm. Charity secretary Mohammed Zahoor said: "The festival event will...

Thursday, 16:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

WATCH: A stunning evening for all the community at the Big Batley Iftar 2018

A video released by the organisation tasked with continuing the legacy of late Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox has captured the stunning atmosphere at this year's Batley Iftar. More In Common, run in no small part by Jo's sister Kim Leadbeater, kicked off...

Thursday, 14:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Politically Speaking column with Tracy Brabin MP

I was distressed to learn recently that a vital free service in combatting loneliness and isolation in north Kirklees is facing difficulties. It was brought to my attention after a constituent called my office for help in getting to St James’s...

Thursday, 14:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

All change at the top as Kirklees gets new police chief

Police in Kirklees will have a new District Commander calling the shots as of next week as Chief Superintendent Julie Sykes takes the reigns. Chief Superintendent Sykes will start her new post on 23 July, replacing Steve Cotter, who has been posted to...

Thursday, 10:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

Morrisons launches ‘Quieter Hour’ for shoppers with autism

Supermarket chain Morrisons has become the latest retailer to launch a quieter hour for shoppers with autism. The firm will turn down the lights in shops, turn both the tannoy and any music off, and mute all sounds of all tills every Saturday from 9am...

Thursday, 10:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

Super League clubs to pay tribute to Birkenshaw's Max

Super League players will join supporters in a minute's applause in memory of Birkenshaw Bluedogs player Max Blakeley, who tragically died after coming off the field on Sunday. The applause will take place before all rugby league matches this weekend,...

Thursday, 10:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

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