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Less than half of Northern trains now running on time as under-fire rail operator blames congested network

Less than half the trains run by Yorkshire's biggest rail operator arrived on time last month as performance levels plunged to their lowest since last year's timetable chaos. The most recent performance figures released by Northern show that between...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Like a scene from Top Boy': Murder trial shown footage of clash between rival Leeds drug gangs

Camera footage of a 'Wild West' clash between rival drug gangs in Leeds city centre was likened to a scene from Netflix crime drama Top Boy. A murder trial jury was shown images of men carrying a sliver blade, an axe and a shovel as they carried out a...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

Your health: 12 plants and herbs for natural remedies

Dandelion, garlic and thyme have been named as some of the best plants and herbs to help cure aches and pains. Horticulture experts at have named 12 of the best natural medication which can help with ailments including asthma and anxiety....

6 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

These are the best airlines in Europe, according to TripAdvisor

If you are unsure which airline is the best of the bunch, TripAdviser has revealed its winners for a range of categories as part of its annual Travellers' Choice Awards. The winners have been decided on traveller's favourite carrier with the best...

3 April 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

Drivers told: watch where you park cars

Drivers are being reminded to take extra care when parking to avoid legal trouble and hefty fines. A team of experts behind motoring giant have compiled a list of prohibited parking spots around the UK, so drivers can stay on the right...

3 April 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thousands raised after what would have been Birstall teenager Ella Crann's 21st birthday

The family of a teenager who died from cancer has raised more than £5,000 for charity with an event to honour what would have been her 21st birthday. Ella Crann, who lived in Birstall, passed away surrounded by relatives aged 17 in May 2015 after...

2 April 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

Who is the most likely to become the next Prime Minister?

Theresa May has held her position as prime minister since July 2016, but has promised her party's backbenchers that she will move on before the next stage of the Brexit negotiations, provided her deal passes through parliament. That deal has now been...

2 April 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

Who do you want to be the next Prime Minister? Take part in our poll

The future of Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party and as Prime Minister is looking less secure by the day. As Brexit shudders to a halt with parliament failing to back Mrs May's withdrawal agreement and failing to choose an alternative to...

2 April 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

“To save lives, we must stop this social media suicide storm”

Over the past weeks, indeed months, there has been growing pressure from every quarter for social media companies to be held to account for the disturbing content and risks our children face in their online worlds, writes Helen Westerman, NSPCC...

2 April 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fire at Morley discount store causes shop to close

A shop selling discounted food and drink in Morley is temporarily closed after a fire broke out at the premises. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to West End Approach, off Bruntcliffe Road, Morley on Monday night. -> Six fire...

2 April 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

TECH TALK: Moobox ProXT Wire-Free HD Camera

IN this day and age home security devices are becoming more and more popular and often necessary. External cameras to be able to see who or what may be coming down your path are a great addition to any home security setup, but the downside is that...

30 March 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

How likely are you to be replaced by a robot at work?

Nearly 150,000 jobs in Yorkshire are at a high risk of automation according to a report from the Office of National Statistics. And for those working in retail, restaurants or in farming the chance they might be replaced by machines is more likely...

27 March 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

West Yorkshire Police are recruiting new detectives - this is how you can apply

West Yorkshire Police are advertising for Detective Constables - and you don’t need any experience to apply. Applications open on Monday (25) and the starting salary is £23,586. Successful applicants will follow the normal uniform Student Officer...

22 March 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

11 ways to curb those unhealthy food cravings

Eating more protein, tackling stress and getting a good night’s sleep are among the best tips and tricks to curb unwanted cravings according to experts. Specialists from health and fitness site have revealed 11 ways those who want to...

22 March 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable announces retirement

Dee Collins, West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable has announced she will retire at the end of April due to 'health challenges'. Chief Constable Collins has been a police office for 29 years and was appointed to her latest role on a temporary basis in...

22 March 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber

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