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Accident causes major delays at M62 Tingley roundabout between Leeds and Wakefield

Motorists are being warned of major delays after an accident at Tingley roundabout this afternoon. Lanes have been closed on the major roundabout, at junction 28 of the M62. Emergency services are at the scene. Bus users are also being warned to...

today, 15:45 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

today, 14:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Here’s our selection of ethical stocking fillers for Christmas

The annual scramble for Christmas presents is well and truly underway. Fiona Evans rummages around for ethical stocking fillers. Feeling frazzled? Does the Christmas spirit seem to be getting lost in the chaos that besieges the festive prelude? Then...

today, 14:04 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

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...

Thursday, 22:19 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, 17:51 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, 12:41 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, 12:41 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

This is the shocking number of children in Yorkshire who will be homeless this Christmas

New analysis from Shelter has found a 9% increase in the number of homeless children in Yorkshire and the Humber in the last five years. The charity warns the impact of the housing crisis will be felt across a generation as one in every 103 children...

Wednesday, 00:18 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Nine tips on how to give the best Secret Santa gift this Christmas

Secret Santas in Yorkshire offices need to make sure gifts are tailored, appropriate, on budget and hush-hush this Christmas, according to expert advice. Researchers from money saving specialists PromotionalCodes.org.uk have revealed nine top tips to...

Tuesday, 13:36 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Teen charged after assaults on pupils from Morley school

A 17-year-old boy is to appear in court after police were called to investigate 'several assaults' on children from a Morley secondary school. A spokesperson for the Leeds South Neighbourhood Policing Team said yesterday: "Following several...

Tuesday, 11:25 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Enchanted elves and a polar bear Santa help the Yorkshire Wildlife Park go animal crackers this Christmas

A sparkling Christmas, full of magic for all the family, is being unwrapped at the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The finishing touches are being put to a full package of events including the park’s legendary Christmas Fairs which will take...

3 December 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

This is how much the UK will spend on Christmas this year

A whopping £20 billion will be spent on the festive period this year, with the average household spending £719 celebrating Christmas. According to new research released today by GoCompare Money, the average British household expects to spend £719 on...

30 November 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

'Gin'-gle all the way with these 10 must have gins for the Christmas party season

Gins ranging from Rhubarb and Custard to Pineapple and Ginger for a festive tipple this Winter. Gin is most definitely ‘in’ this holiday season. The industry is booming and the International Wine and Spirit Competition www.iwsc.net reports that...

30 November 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Michael Ball comes to Yorkshire on new UK 2019 tour

Multi platinum award winning artist Micheal Ball is coming to Sheffield, Hull and York. Micheal Ball has announced his 2019 tour and new studio album titled "Coming Home To You." He has received critical acclaim for his performances in the...

30 November 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Here are the top Christmas baby names for the festive season 2018

For those babies due this festive season, 62% of parents across the country have revealed that they will choose a traditional name for their winter-born bundle while 38% will go for more modern and unusual choices. The new baby names survey, which...

30 November 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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