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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....

Wednesday, 16:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds family's shock at seeing breakfast time burglar start fire in their home

A LEEDS dad has spoken of his family’s shock after a burglar started a blaze in their home. The burglar broke a window before climbing into the extension at the back of the detached house on Asquith Avenue, Morley, this morning (Tues Oct 16). He could...

Tuesday, 19:37 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...

Tuesday, 15:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Burglary suspect 'started fire' after he got trapped in Leeds house

A burglary suspect set a house on fire after he became trapped inside, police have said. Officers found the 47-year-old at a house in Morley, near Leeds, after they were called to reports of a break-in just after 7.30am today (Monday). The Leeds man...

Tuesday, 11:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds neighbourhood watch campaign urging people to report offences

Residents have launched a campaign urging people in south Leeds to report offences, as part of a community crackdown on crime. The initiative, spearheaded by Ardsleys and Tingley Neighbourhood Watch group, will run as a pilot programme until March...

Monday, 18:46 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, 14:09 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,...

12 October 2018 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...

12 October 2018 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...

11 October 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

Army bomb disposal team called to Gildersome

AN Army bomb disposal team has been called to a street in Gildersome after police found a suspicious device. The device, found in a property in Street Lane, is believed to be a home-made smoke bomb. It was found as police searched the property shortly...

11 October 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

Travel review: Thailand’s romantic Koh Samui island

It’s billed as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for jet-setters, thrillseekers and, of course, humble sunbathers. Joseph Keith visits Koh Samui. Surrounded by the clear – and blissfully warm – waters of the Gulf of Thailand and bordered by golden sandy...

10 October 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

5 scenic spots to visit in the North of England by train this Autumn

Best of Autumn in pictures The North of England has a multitude of towns, cities and villages that are perfect for a day out, or even a weekend away. From popular tourist spots, to bustling cities to countryside havens, there’s plenty of scenic spots...

9 October 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

West Yorkshire Police cracking down on 'county lines' drug dealing networks

Police in West Yorkshire are cracking down on 'county lines' drug dealing networks that exploit children and vulnerable people. The force today announced that it was teaming up with other agencies for a week of action designed to disrupt the criminals...

8 October 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pumpkin feature

It’s a tradition that dates back to 19th Century Ireland but carving a pumpkin is still one of the most popular Halloween pastimes. And with the spooky day just around the corner destinations across the country are gearing up to welcome families eager...

8 October 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

Indian Summer: Yorkshire to be as warm as Madrid – THIS WEEK

Although October usually sees wet and windy weather conditions, the weather this week is set to see warmer temperatures, with an Indian Summer expected. The weather in Yorkshire this year has been topsy-turvy, with the summer’s heatwave preceded by...

8 October 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber

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