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Record number sent to A&E in Yorkshire and the Humber by NHS 111 helpline

A record number of people were sent to A&E in Yorkshire and the Humber by the NHS 111 helpline in December. The increase in both A&E referrals and the number of patients admitted to hospital across England shows the strain the NHS is under,...

Thursday, 17:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Circus Starr’s town hall shows

Circus Starr returns to the West Yorkshire area this weekend. The social enterprise will be bringing its one-day extravaganza to Dewsbury Town Hall on Sunday (February 2). The performances will see ringmaster Joel Hatton present cool circus skills...

Thursday, 12:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

A Yorkshire primary school has won a Pacer train to turn into a science lab for students

A Yorkshire primary school, mental health charity and NHS trust have won a contest giving them a chance to put one of Northern's hated Pacer trains to good use in the community. The three winners were selected for their "creativity and their...

Thursday, 11:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Why Boris Johnson faces a dilemma trying to keep 'Red Wall' voters and Tory shires happy at the same time

Boris Johnson faces a "big political dilemma" as he tried to keep voters happy in former Labour 'red wall' constituencies in the North and those in traditional Tory shires, a leading academic has warned. Professor Anand Menon, the director...

Thursday, 06:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire and the Humber's heritage is worth £2 billion to economy

New research published today by Historic England on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum shows the value of heritage to Yorkshire and the Humber’s economy. Heritage is an important sector which contributes to economic prosperity and growth through...

Thursday, 06:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

West Yorkshire firefighters take longer to reach most serious fires compared to five years ago

Firefighters in West Yorkshire took more than half a minute longer to reach the most serious fires last year than they did five years ago, new figures show. The Fire Brigades Union warns that a matter of seconds "could be the difference between...

Wednesday, 17:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson: Reverend Vivian Redlich

MANY men from Dewsbury gave their lives during various wars for their country – but few were called upon to give it due to their faith as was the case with Reverend Vivian Redlich, a young curate from St John’s Church, Dewsbury Moor. He was beheaded...

Wednesday, 10:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Holocaust Day marked by parade

A special event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day will take place in Dewsbury next week. Next Tuesday (January 28), six giant Weeping Sisters made by local people will parade through Dewsbury as part of We Stand Together – a free event to commemorate...

Wednesday, 07:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

New website gives West Yorkshire and Harrogate mums a voice in development of local maternity services

A new website has been launched to support women, families and NHS staff who are all working together to develop local maternity care. West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) has launched the site as part of the NHS...

Wednesday, 06:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

These are the 20 most popular baby girl and boy names in the world

If you are feeling overwhelmed by choice and need some inspiration, Nameberry has revealed the top baby names that have worldwide appeal. The baby naming website collated data from countries across the globe, including New Zealand, Turkey, Monaco and...

Tuesday, 16:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

What meat eaters really think about veganism

Most people in the UK are committed meat eaters – but for how long? Research and article by Chris Bryant, PhD Candidate, University of Bath My new research into the views of meat eaters found that most respondents viewed veganism as ethical in...

Tuesday, 11:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Children’s recipe for brilliant buns

Pre-school children at the Stepping Stones Nursery in Mirfield have been cooking up fantastic treats. The youngsters asked if they could make some buns after becoming interested in cooking and baking. Together they made chocolate buns for the nursery...

Saturday, 07:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Labour leadership hopeful Keir Starmer says access to all staff needed in watchdog's anti-Semitism probe...

Labour could implement rule changes and should allow equality inspectors access to all of its staff members as the party continues to address its anti-Semitism issue, leadership hopeful Sir Keir Starmer has told The Yorkshire Post. During an...

17 January 2020 in Yorkshire & Humber

These are the top 10 burglary hotspots in the UK

The website analysed 3.1million home insurance claims over the last two years in order to identify the locations of the highest and lowest rate of claims for home contents theft within a five year period. These are the top 10 burglary hotspots,...

14 January 2020 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson: A Royal visit for Dewsbury nurses

THERE have been great changes over the years in the way our hospitals are run and also in the way people working in them are treated. In the early days, before the introduction of the National Health Service in 1948, the nursing profession was made up...

14 January 2020 in Yorkshire & Humber

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