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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...

Friday, 00:54 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, 17:21 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, 16:07 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, 14:33 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, 14:33 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, 10:32 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, 16:38 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, 12:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Feature: Could you be suited by a vegan lifestyle?

Social media and celebrity culture is helping drive the rise of veganism. Reporter Charlie Bullough looks at why the number of vegans in Britain has quadrupled in four years. Social media and celebrity culture is helping drive the rise of veganism....

Wednesday, 11:55 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, 19:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

Hospital admissions figures show impact of drugs on mental health in Kirklees

There have been almost 700 hospital admissions in Kirklees for drug related mental health issues, figures show. Charities have said these numbers show people are more candid with doctors about substance abuse. Between April 2017 and March 2018, there...

Tuesday, 10:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pregnant staff member fights back as armed Halloween mask-wearing robber raids Mirfield shop with two...

A heavily pregnant member of staff fought back as a gang of masked robbers wielding a piece of wood raided a convenience store in Mirfield. Police praised the brave actions of the woman, who sustained minor grazes and bruising as she tried to prevent...

Monday, 11:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Batley opera hailed as a real boost for town

A business campaigner said the success of The Batley Variations was an important example of how arts projects can be a real boost for the town. THE contemporary opera, about 24 hours in the life of Batley and its people, was a sell-out success. Billed...

2 December 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

TECH TALK: Brainwavz IEM ZETA Earphones

These distinctive in-ear monitors boast big sound for a small price. For this test, I swapped over from a more expensive pair and could barely tell the difference. The ZETA's have clear top-end frequencies, hold the mid-range well, while accentuating...

30 November 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

Drink drivers warned EVERY police vehicle in West Yorkshire carries breathalyser kit

Police in West Yorkshire are setting their sights on drink and drug drivers across the county as the force's Christmas drink drive campaign swings into action. The force has today thrown its weight behind a National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) drink...

30 November 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

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