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Police searching for men after two homeless people attacked in tent in Yorkshire street

Do you know these men? Police are searching for the people in this CCTV footage after two rough sleepers were attacked in the middle of the night. In the shocking footage, one man can be seen running and jumping onto the tent with both feet while the...

today, 10:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Four armed raiders threaten occupants of home and steal money in Brighouse

Four masked raiders, some armed, threatened the occupants of a Brighouse home before fleeing with money. The raid happened on Friday, December 7, shortly before 10.30pm on Atlas Mill Road, when the robbers entered the property wearing balaclavas, some...

yesterday, 17:53 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...

yesterday, 14:25 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...

yesterday, 14:25 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Free on-street parking for hour

shoppers in Brighouse can now park on-street for free for an hour in the town centre in the run-up to Christmas. At a meeting of the Brighouse Town Board on Tuesday 4 December, Calderdale Council announced it is temporarily reintroducing the free...

yesterday, 11:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Crowds gather to celebrate achievements of Hipperholme Grammar School students

Over 100 parents, pupils and teachers from Hipperholme Grammar School gathered together at Bradford’s ancient Cathedral to celebrate the outstanding achievements of senior school pupils. Guests were invited to attend the annual awards ceremony,...

Friday, 12:50 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Third Age group enjoy festive party

Brighouse Third Age Group recently held their Christmas Party in the Waring Green Community Centre. The event was MC’d by David Wrigley with entertainment provided by the St Josephs School Choir, the BTAG Singing Group and the Drama Group with a...

Friday, 11:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Appointments available over Christmas

Doctors in Calderdale want to remind people that appointments with GPs and practice nurses are available every day over the winter period. As part of the Improved Access service, people can access routine appointments from 6.30pm–8.00pm Monday to...

Friday, 11:46 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Charity is given start-up boost by firms

Alternative education non-profit EdShift has received a boost in their start-up phase thanks to support from local business Grinning Graphics. Focusing on Key Stages two and four, EdShift will be delivering drama-based learning group workshops to...

Friday, 11:28 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Four pupils reveal strokes of genius

Four students from Hipperholme Grammar School achieved a ‘swim-pressive’ medal haul at a national competition – bringing home 11 gold, silver and bronze accolades. Hipperholme’s team of Charlotte Shaw, Gracie Beaumont, Luke Smith and Matthew Jackson...

Friday, 11:28 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Roofing expert wins outstanding contribution award

Hipperholme-based energy efficient home improvement specialists, Ploughcroft Ltd Divisional Director, Chris Hopkins has won the Outstanding Contribution of the Year award at the inaugural Pitched Roofing wards, presented by RCI Magazine. Winners were...

Friday, 11:15 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Festival cheer over £40,000 total

The outstanding success of the Rastrick Beer Festival was revealed when the chairman of the organising committee announced that over the last eight years the event had raised more than £40,000 for a number of local causes. A delighted Roger Ellis...

Friday, 10:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Buzzcocks co-founder and punk pioneer Pete Shelley dies aged 63

Pete Shelley, the co-founder and former lead singer of influential British punk band the Buzzcocks, has died at the age of 63. It is suspected that he suffered a heart attack. The band are best known for their 1978 hit Ever Fallen in Love (With...

Thursday, 22:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

M62 lanes shut near Hartshead Services after 'massive accident'

The M62 came to a "stand still" this afternoon after multiple vehicles crashed. Three lanes were shut at around 5pm but a police response to move vehicles has now reduced this to just one lane closure, Highways England said. One Twitter...

Thursday, 17:40 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Tree-mendous Tinsel Tuesday

Tinsel Tuesday, a fancy dress fundraiser with a festive twist to support young cancer patients this Christmas, will take place on 11 and 18 December. The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, which aims to provide special gifts to all young cancer patients...

Thursday, 13:20 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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