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Boris Johnson and Conservatives set for General Election majority of 86, exit poll predicts

The Conservatives are heading for a majority of 86 in the General Election, the biggest majority since 1987, according to the exit poll tonight. After polls closed in the first December General Election since 1923, Boris Johnson's party was predicted...

Thursday, 23:29 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

General Election 2019 live results and reaction from the Wakefield district and across the country

It’s arguably the most important election in living memory both in the Wakefield district and across the United Kingdom. Up and down the country, millions of voters have been going to the polls today to decide who will get the keys to 10 Downing...

Thursday, 18:46 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Cancelled op and early patient discharge among 450 complaints to Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury...

A cancelled procedure and the early discharge of a patient were among more than 450 complaints to an NHS trust during a six month period. A total of 453 grievances were lodged with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust between April and September...

Thursday, 17:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Restrictions on visitor hours at Pinderfields Hospital in place until 'at least next week'

Restrictions on visitors at Pinderfields Hospital are likely to be reviewed next week. The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust cut visiting hours at the site at the end of November, after an outbreak of the norovirus and the flu. Since then, those...

Thursday, 17:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

How to watch the General Election results - Yorkshire Post blog and TV line-ups for ITV, Channel 4, BBC and...

All-star political and comedic line-ups will appear on tonight's election coverage across national television platforms. Up-to-the-minute news and results from constituencies around Yorkshire, however, will be available through the night from this...

Thursday, 17:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson: How our shopping habits have changed

Last week I wrote about all the food shops we once had in Dewsbury before supermarkets came into our lives and forced us to start serving ourselves. Some readers have spoken to me since about how difficult the transition was, especially for older...

Wednesday, 07:08 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Tories' sniper-like focus on Yorkshire seats and Labour attempts to draw on past 'betrayal' as battle for...

The Conservative Party has launched an all-out final assault on Yorkshire as the battle to gain seats in the North in next week’s General Election enters its crucial final stage. . With just days until the country goes to the polls - and many still...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Yorkshire Post podcast looks at big moments in the General Election campaign so far

A new episode of The Yorkshire Post's political podcast Pod's Own Country is out this morning. The paper's Westminster Correspondent Geraldine Scott is joined by Tom Forth (Head of Data at Open Data Institute Leeds), Ryan Swift (PhD Researcher at the...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Antifreeze alert after cat deaths

A leading vets practice in this area is warning people of the potentially fatal effect antifreeze can have on pets, particularly cats, after two suspected poisoning cases in Leeds. The warning from Calder Vets comes after it had to put two cats from...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Brexit Party left with just one Yorkshire MEP as Lucy Harris quits to back the Conservatives

Another Yorkshire Brexit Party MEP has resigned the party’s whip this morning - leaving the party with just one representative from the region in the European Parliament. Lucy Harris, who was elected along with Jake Pugh and John Longworth in the...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

These are the 10 most popular baby girl names in 2019

While there are thousands of names to choose from, these 10 baby girl names have proved to be hugely popular among new parents, and ranked as the top choices in 2019 according to BabyCentre. Which name would you go for? 1. Olivia Places changed since...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

These are the 10 most popular baby boy names in 2019

But despite thousands of potential options, some monikers still remain a firm favourite among new parents, with these 10 boy’s names proving to the most popular choices in 2019, according to BabyCentre. Which one would you go for? 1. Muhammad Places...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Brexit Party Yorkshire MEP John Longworth has whip removed for 'repeatedly undermining' party's election...

A Yorkshire Brexit Party MEP has had the whip removed after his party claimed he had "repeatedly undermined" its election strategy. John Longworth, one of three Brexit Party politicians elected to the European Parliament to represent...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

West Yorkshire Police searching for deadly firearms and a thousand bullets stolen in house burglary

Police are searching for guns and around a thousand rounds of live ammunition stolen by a gang of professional house burglars Police have confirmed they are still looking for two weapons and around £4,500 worth of bullets and shotgun cartridges stolen...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The Nostalgia Column with Margaret Watson: Memories of Christmas past in Dewsbury

We all have happy memories of Christmas past but my recollections of childhood are not of the toys I received, because we didn’t get many, but of the glorious food we enjoyed over the festive period. I was born during the war so I knew what scarcity...

Tuesday, 18:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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