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Obediah Brooke pub to close for seven-week, £711,000 refurbishment

The Obediah Brooke pub in Cleckheaton is set to close for a refurbishment and expansion project costing £711,000. The pub on Bradford Road, which first opened as a Wetherspoon venue in November 2000, is undergoing a seven-week refurbishment project,...

Saturday, 20:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mirfield site manager wins quality award for local development

A Mirfield site manager has landed a NHBC Quality Award for creating outstanding homes at the St Paul’s Lock development. Nigel Smith of Darren Smith Builders Ltd is one of only 46 site managers in the North East to have won a Quality Award in the...

Saturday, 20:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

The importance of ‘teazle’

If you wander the riverbanks of the valley at this time of year, you won’t go far before stumbling across Dipsacus fullonum - known as teazle, writes horticulturalist and gardener Simon Zonenblick (pictured) in the first of a number of occasional...

Saturday, 13:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson

THIS week 92-year-old Mrs Dorothy Harvey has written a delightful piece for us about the village in which she grew up – Shaw Cross, Dewsbury. Dorothy, who now lives in Thornhill Lees, writes: “I was born on 15th September 1926 at 475 Leeds Road, the...

Saturday, 11:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Shows deal with knives and bullying

A theatre company that celebrates diversity recently brought its powerful shows to Batley and Spen. Chickenshed, an award-winning organisation that specialise in thought-provoking theatre, visited the area after some persuasion by Batley and Spen MP...

Saturday, 11:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

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...

Saturday, 06:46 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...

Friday, 21:52 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....

Friday, 17:09 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...

Friday, 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...

Friday, 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...

Friday, 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,...

Friday, 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...

Friday, 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

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