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The Dewsbury Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson

I HAVE hundreds of postcards of Dewsbury town centre taken over the last 100 years and every single one is different, even though some may look identical. Take, for example, this week’s featured picture. Many have been taken of this same spot, but...

Saturday, 09:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

New signs chart Liversedge area

Thousands of residents in the Spen Valley have Liversedge in their address, but few know where it actually starts and finishes. Last week, Spen Valley Civic Society celebrated the installation of signs on five main roads, marking the boundaries of...

Friday, 13:54 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, 23:27 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, 17:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tea company is brewing up apprentice opportunities in Birstall

Independent tea and coffee experts Ringtons are looking to recruit a number of apprentices in North Kirklees. The firm is working with the Learning Curve Group, a national education training provider, to deliver its new customer service apprenticeship...

Thursday, 15:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dangerous sex offender punched teen girl 17 times at Dewsbury bus station and followed schoolgirls home

A DANGEROUS violent sex offender grabbed a 17-year-old girl by the hair and punched her repeatedly to the head at a bus station during a series of "disturbing" offences Paul Roe also hit a woman over the head with a piece of wood in front of...

Thursday, 15:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire holiday property scoops prestigious VisitEngland ROSE Award

A holiday property in Yorkshire has been named one of the most outstanding holiday accommodation providers in the country by VisitEngland. Jennifer Slade, who owns Red House in Scarborough was among only 100 property owners nationwide to receive a...

Thursday, 15:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Festive fun for all the family at Lotherton

Families can get into the festive spirit with a fun day out at Lotherton Hall’s Christmas Experience, writes Gemma Jimmison. The Twelve Days of Christmas Woodland Walk is the highlight of the experience. The illuminated walk features a lovely...

Thursday, 14:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Stockeld Park lights up the Christmas season

For a truly magical Christmas Experience, head to Stockeld Park, writes Gemma Jimmison. I visited the country estate to check out the annual Christmas Adventure in Wetherby with my husband and six-year-old daughter. The main attraction is the Winter...

Thursday, 13:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

This is why Kirklees death rates rise in winter

Around 21% more people die in winter than in summer in Kirklees, official figures show. Experts say it is a "dangerous time" for elderly people, leading to persistent pressure on the NHS. Every year, more people die in winter than in summer...

Thursday, 10:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Over 30,000 Kirklees children missing out on dental treatment

More than 30 per cent of children in Kirklees have not seen an NHS dentist in the last year, according to new figures. The British Dental Association said the rate of check ups for children is “national disgrace” and put it down to a lack of...

Wednesday, 16:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Calls to support our lads in the Yorkshire Regiment as troops face Christmas without their loved ones

The proud people of Yorkshire are being asked to rally to the support of their lads in the Yorkshire Regiment and give them “an incredible boost” as they face Christmas away from their families. The Regiment currently has one of its three Battalions...

Wednesday, 15:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Feature: Opening up the great outdoors

Countryside campaigners welcome a new plan for greater public access to the great outdoors Reporter Charlie Bullough looks at proposals to improve access for walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Ramblers, cyclists and horse riders are hoping plans...

Wednesday, 13:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire’s Doctor Who fans could be sitting on a windfall

Doctor Who memorabilia hiding in Yorkshire’s homes could be worth thousands of pounds according to expert research. Shopping specialists have revealed the high price tags that could be attached to relics from previous series,...

Wednesday, 11:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Horbury child rapist John Lord jailed after Leeds court trials

An "extremely dangerous" Wakefield man who raped a woman and two children has been jailed for 20 years. John Lord, aged 36, of School Yard in Horbury, appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Friday to be sentenced for two counts of rape against a...

Tuesday, 20:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

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