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Staff threatened during robbery at Cleckheaton post office

Staff were threatened during a robbery at a post office in Cleckheaton today (Tuesday). Police were called to the post office, in Greenside, at about 4.50pm. The offenders entered the premises and threatened staff inside. No-one is believed to have...

today, 19:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Students’ work put in the picture

An independent school that specialises in supporting young people with complex behavioural issues is showcasing the creative talents of its students at an exhibition in December. Cleckheaton and Bradley-based The Pivot Academy, which opened in 2017,...

today, 12:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man rushed to hospital after five-man brawl at Batley pub

A man was hospitalised after a thuggish brawl at a Batley pub last night. Police are investigating the incident, which happened at around 20:58 at the Rose of York public house on Bradford Road. Officers confirmed the fight took place between five...

today, 11:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Russ loses his locks for role in new film

A Low Moor music buff will be rubbing shoulders with some of the world's most famous faces next week during the filming of a new movie. Russ Petcher, who also writes music reviews for the Reporter Series, answered the call for budding thespians after...

today, 06:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust told it 'requires improvement'

The NHS trust which runs Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury hospitals has been told it needs to improve several aspects of patient care. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that staffing pressures at all three sites run by the Mid Yorkshire NHS...

yesterday, 15:18 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...

yesterday, 14:26 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...

yesterday, 14:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Six months of disruption: M621 in Leeds to be shut overnight for upgrades

Motorists in Leeds will face disruption on a major commuter route as work is carried out to upgrade part of the M621 motorway. The six-month project starts tonight (Wednesday) to install concrete barriers in the central reservation, safety barriers at...

yesterday, 00:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Revealed: Watch shocking abuse on Yorkshire firefighters targeted by fireworks and bricks

Mindless attacks on firefighters must not be tolerated, fire chiefs have warned today, as new figures reveal shocking levels of abuse suffered by the region’s civil servants on the frontline. At least 300 cases of verbal and physical abuse - including...

yesterday, 00:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Manic Street Preachers announce new album and Leeds date

Welsh music legends the Manic Street Preachers have announced their return to active duty with details of a new album and massive UK tour which includes a date in Leeds. ‘Resistance Is Futile’, the band’s 13th studio album, is due for release on April...

yesterday, 00:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Canadian Dilly Dally on way to Leeds

Canadian alt-rockers Dilly Dally will not be ‘dilly dallying’ around early in 2019 as they head to Leeds for a gig at Headrow House. The show, on January 24, opens the band’s UK tour which comes on the back of releasing their second album. Signed to...

Sunday, 09:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Heartburn medication speeds up ageing process

Regular use of an over-the-counter heartburn medication taken by millions of people can speed up the ageing of blood vessels, according to new research. Heartburn, also known by its medical name of reflux, occurs when stomach acid backs up into the...

Sunday, 00:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Drunken man threatens girls with screwdriver in Dewsbury

A drunken man threatened two girls with an eight inch long screwdriver after following them in Dewsbury town centre, a court heard. The girls were near the bus station around 4pm on March 30 when they were first approached by Anthony Allott who told...

Sunday, 00:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds United: Roofe spot on to win game as Whites benefit from rare penalty against QPR

Leeds United’s long wait for a penalty finally ended and it proved a crucial one as they came from behind to make it four wins on the spin with a 2-1 success against Queens Park Rangers. Kemar Roofe put the early second half spot kick away with...

Saturday, 19:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Texan rock‘n’roller Israel Nash heading for Leeds

Israel Nash brings his critically-acclaimed new album ‘Lifted’ to the Brudenell Social Club early next year. The Texan rock’n’roller is preparing to play the Leeds venue on January 27. Receiving rave reviews from the likes of Uncut (9/10) & Louder...

Saturday, 09:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

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