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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....

yesterday, 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...

yesterday, 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...

yesterday, 14:31 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,...

yesterday, 14:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Yorkshire over the next three days

Will the weather in Yorkshire this weekend be bright and sunny or bleak and grey? Here’s the weather forecast for Yorkshire over the next three days. In general, temperatures will still be warm, reaching peaks of around 24C, with it also feeling quite...

Thursday, 16:54 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

WATCH: A stunning evening for all the community at the Big Batley Iftar 2018

A video released by the organisation tasked with continuing the legacy of late Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox has captured the stunning atmosphere at this year's Batley Iftar. More In Common, run in no small part by Jo's sister Kim Leadbeater, kicked off...

Thursday, 14:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

All change at the top as Kirklees gets new police chief

Police in Kirklees will have a new District Commander calling the shots as of next week as Chief Superintendent Julie Sykes takes the reigns. Chief Superintendent Sykes will start her new post on 23 July, replacing Steve Cotter, who has been posted to...

Thursday, 14:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Super League clubs to pay tribute to Birkenshaw's Max

Super League players will join supporters in a minute's applause in memory of Birkenshaw Bluedogs player Max Blakeley, who tragically died after coming off the field on Saturday. The applause will take place before all rugby league matches this...

Thursday, 10:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

North Kirklees parks receive accolades

The Kirklees area has once again demonstrated how fantastic its parks are, with six being awarded a green flag award at a ceremony at Dewsbury Town Hall this week. Greenhead Park, Oakwell Hall, Wilton Park, Crow Nest Park, Beaumont Park and Castle...

Thursday, 09:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

The poisonous plants that could harm your children - and the symptoms to watch out for

Although many garden and woodland plants are completely harmless to wildlife and humans alike, there are also some specific poisonous plants which can pose an extreme danger - especially if your little ones come into contact with them. These plants...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds Festival to offer free emergency contraception to attendees

Leeds Festival is now offering free emergency contraception to attendees, in an effort to safeguard festival-goers against unprotected sex. The popular music festival, along with fellow UK events Rize and Bestival, has signed on with The Medicine Man...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Quiz: Which Love Island contestant are you?

Love Island has gripped the nation since it began in June, with many viewers having their favourite and not so favourite contestants. But which Love Island contestant are you most like? Take the quiz to find out...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

This is why Yorkshire does not currently have a hosepipe ban

United Utilities recently announced that a hosepipe ban will come into place on August 5 in the north-west of England, but where else in the UK has one and why doesn’t Yorkshire? A hosepipe ban was introduced in Northern Ireland at the end of June and...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

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