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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....

today, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

How a children's theatre workshop in Brighouse inspired Brian Blessed's career on the stage

Brian Blessed wowed the crowds at Brighouse Arts Festival last weekend as he credited a visit to the town many years ago with his decision to work in the theatre. A sell out audience was entertained by his theatre stories and anecdotes at St Martin’s...

today, 11:48 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...

yesterday, 16:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mobile dental clinic battling homelessness

A Brighouse dental practice is shining a light on the homeless plight in West Yorkshire, with a new awareness campaign to raise funds and tackle rough sleeping in the area. Town Hall Dental established The Town Hall Foundation - its charitable arm -...

yesterday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

One year on from government's pledge to hand out life sentences for killer drivers - and still no sign of...

The Government was today accused of breaking its pledge to introduce life sentences for killer drivers after failing to bring forward legislation that would bring the "long overdue" changes into law. A year after the Ministry of Justice...

Monday, 13:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Calderdale high rise block sprinkler systems planned but will be installed over time

Sprinkler systems are planned for high rise blocks of flats owned and managed by Together Housing in Calderdale, but they have yet to be fitted. The Courier reported from Calderdale Council’s Cabinet that these were in place in 16 of Together’s blocks...

Friday, 16:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dentists shine light on homeless

Brighouse-based dental practice, Town Hall Dental, are looking to shine light on the homeless plight in West Yorkshire with their new awareness campaign to raise funds and tackle rough sleeping and the vulnerably housed. Earlier this year the practice...

Friday, 16:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Top tips on offer for pensioners

Pensioners will be able to get advice from support groups and experts at a leading event next month. A Pensioners Advice and Information Fair will be held on Friday November 2, 10am-2pm, at Brighouse Civic Hall. The event is free to attend and aims to...

Friday, 16:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds parents should put hummus and mange tout in school lunchboxes - according to new guidelines

A school packed lunch may sound like a simple meal to prepare, but a simple sandwich and a bag of crisps is no longer considered an appropriate option, according to new guidelines. Catering Leeds, specialists in food education at Leeds City Council,...

Friday, 15:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for Yorkshire as Storm Callum hits with strong winds and rain

Storm Callum is currently hitting the UK with wet and windy weather conditions, bringing heavy downpours and winds of up to 76mph to some areas. The Met Office have just issued a yellow weather warning for wind to Yorkshire, as strong gusts are set to...

Friday, 12:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Revealed: Bad drivers are the main cause of road accidents in Calderdale

Don’t blame the roads, don’t blame the weather - the main cause of accidents in Calderdale is bad drivers, figures reveal. The driver or rider failing to look properly contributed to 76 accidents last year. The second most common cause was the driver...

Friday, 10:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Father and son drowned together 'hunting for treasure' in Brighouse canal

A coroner warned of the “inherent dangers” of magnet fishing after hearing how a father and son drowned while “hunting for treasure” in a canal. The bodies of Martin Andrews, 43, and son Jack Andrews, 19, were found by divers submerged and 'standing...

Friday, 08:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Feature: Is your floury bap becoming a crusty roll

Regional words are at risk being phased out as north battles south for supremacy. Reporter Charlie Bullough looks at reports on the demise of dialect and the people who are fighting to keep it alive The days of having a bap with your tea may soon be...

Thursday, 19:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

Brighouse Town's football ground put up for sale

The freehold of the seven acre sports ground in Hove Edge occupied by Brighouse Town FC, is to be offered for sale by the liquidators of Blakeborough Sports and Social Club. Joint property agents Walker Singleton and Eddisons are marketing the site...

Thursday, 11:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Travel review: Thailand’s romantic Koh Samui island

It’s billed as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for jet-setters, thrillseekers and, of course, humble sunbathers. Joseph Keith visits Koh Samui. Surrounded by the clear – and blissfully warm – waters of the Gulf of Thailand and bordered by golden sandy...

10 October 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

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