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5 family-friendly attractions in the North of England to visit by train

The North of England has a multitude of fun attractions which are perfect for a day out with the family, or even a weekend away. Whether it’s a popular tourist spot, bustling city or countryside haven, there’s plenty of places to visit via rail....

today, 15:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Advice to tradesmen after spate of tool thefts across Dewsbury and Batley

Tradespeople across North Kirklees have been left counting the cost of tool theft this week. Incidents have been reported in Dewsbury, Batley, Thornhill, Heckmondwike and Mirfield over the last few days as dark evenings continue to roll in across the...

today, 14:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

"Highstreets are being crippled by government policy" says Batley and Spen MP

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has lashed out at the Government for business policies she claims are ‘crippling our high streets’. Ms Brabin followed senior Tory Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown in condemning current business rate levels, claiming small...

today, 13:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

SLIDESHOW: Batley volunteers of all ages club together to clear car park

Batley has a thriving volunteer network that is bringing the best out in the community, according to one of its driving forces. Paul Young, who is involved in spearheading a number of community projects across the town, organised an effort to clean-up...

today, 11:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

How to avoid becoming a 'courier fraud' victim as police issue warning across Yorkshire

Detectives have issued a warning about fraudsters posing as couriers who target vulnerable victims in Yorkshire. So-called ‘courier fraud’ involves offenders targeting elderly or vulnerable people by calling them and posing as someone in a position of...

yesterday, 15:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Heartbroken Dewsbury family pull together to raise cash in memory of 'Angel Gabriel'

A heartbroken Dewsbury family has pulled together to raise much-needed funds for a Kirklees charity after the tragic death of a baby boy. Parents Natalie Whitehead and Callum Pashley kissed their son Gabriel goodbye within 24 hours of his birth in May...

yesterday, 13:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dewsbury father angry after five-year-old swallows ball bearing at school

An angry father has lashed at out a Dewsbury primary school after his five-year-old swallowed a metal ball bearing given to him during playtime. Asif Almas, who’s son Adam ingested a steel ball the size of a grape when he took it out of a play set,...

yesterday, 10:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Batley man arrested after death of 33-year-old in Leeds city centre

A man from Batley was arrested after a road collision in Leeds caused the death of a 33-year-old pedestrian. Police released the identity of the victim, Stephen James Linley (pictured), this week as part as an investigation into the circumstances...

Monday, 16:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

One year on from government's pledge to bring in life sentences for killer drivers - and still no sign of...

The Government was today accused of breaking its pledge to introduce life sentences for killer drivers after failing to bring forward legislation that would bring the "long overdue" changes into law. A year after the Ministry of Justice...

Monday, 14:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man arrested and Dewsbury homes searched in firearms operation

Armed police conducted armed raids on several properties in Dewsbury and its surrounding areas on Saturday. Witnesses on Chickenley Lane reported a strong police presence and forced entry into a property at around 3am. A West Yorkshire Police...

Monday, 09:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police confirm incident in Dewsbury town centre was not an attempted child abduction

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that a rumoured child abduction attempt in Dewsbury town centre was in fact a handbag theft. Reports on social media this afternoon suggested four people had attempted to snatch a child. A spokesperson said:...

Friday, 15:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds parents should put hummus and mange tout in school lunchboxes - according to new guidelines

A school packed lunch may sound like a simple meal to prepare, but a simple sandwich and a bag of crisps is no longer considered an appropriate option, according to new guidelines. Catering Leeds, specialists in food education at Leeds City Council,...

Friday, 15:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for Yorkshire as Storm Callum hits with strong winds and rain

Storm Callum is currently hitting the UK with wet and windy weather conditions, bringing heavy downpours and winds of up to 76mph to some areas. The Met Office have just issued a yellow weather warning for wind to Yorkshire, as strong gusts are set to...

Friday, 12:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Feature: Is your floury bap becoming a crusty roll

Regional words are at risk being phased out as north battles south for supremacy. Reporter Charlie Bullough looks at reports on the demise of dialect and the people who are fighting to keep it alive The days of having a bap with your tea may soon be...

Thursday, 19:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Trying to get a foot on the property ladder? This Batley house is going for just £1!

A one-bedroom home in Batley will go under the hammer at auction later this month with a starting price of just £1. The end terrace house, which is on Ealand Road close to Wilton Park, will be sold off at Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford on October 24....

Thursday, 12:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

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