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A PENSIONER has been left devastated after his cars were torched last Sunday. John Fascione, 71, of Bath Road, Cleckheaton, was at home at around 9pm on Sunday watching television. He said: “I opened the door and both cars were on fire. The fire...

35 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Specials star Drew DJs Quadrophenia night on Brighouse

Quadrophenia Club Night with Drew Stansall Venue: 73, Brighouse on Saturday, April 6, 8pm. You probably know Drew Stansall better as the saxophone player in The Specials and from the iconic Reggae band Prince Buster. So on Saturday April 6 Drew brings...

yesterday, 15:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Stoppard’s comedy classic returns to dock in Leeds

Rough Crossing Grand Theatre, Leeds. April 1-6 Bill Kenwright presents the long-awaited return of Tom Stoppard’s 1984 comedy classic. Written by Academy, Tony and Olivier award-winning writer Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern...

yesterday, 15:03 in Yorkshire & Humber


Opera North/’Aida’ Leeds Town Hall The latest in Opera North’s series of groundbreaking concert stagings of large-scle operas continues from Wednesday, May 1 with Verdi’s ‘Aida’. It will be seen first at Leeds Town Hall before emabarking on an...

yesterday, 14:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

She's done it! Mother thanks community for support as Batley schoolgirl beats cancer

A Batley schoolgirl struck with a cancer diagnosis in the run-up to Christmas has been given the all-clear by doctors after months of gruelling treatment. Taegan Pickles, 11, was told on Monday after blood tests and scans revealed the good news. The...

yesterday, 13:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Cleckheaton face four games to survive

Cleckheaton face four games to save themselves from relegation as the North One East campaign enters the final furlong. The Moorenders lie fourth-bottom in the table, three points above Bridlington and four ahead of West Leeds, who are the other sides...

yesterday, 09:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

New Australian star Olympia set to make her Leeds debut

Exciting new Australian talent Olympia is heading for these shores and set to make her Leeds gig debut next month. The singer-songwriter has been announced as special guest for the Julia Jacklin tour, which includes a date at the Belgrave Music Hall...

yesterday, 09:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Shaw Cross to mark half-century of glorious French Exchange trips

The Shaw Cross Club for young people are set to make a historic milestone as they reach a half century of French Exchange trips next month. The first exchange between Shaw Cross ARLFC and French Rugby League players from the small towns of Villeneuve...

yesterday, 08:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Almost 50 French Exchange players have gone on to play professional rugby

Almost 50 players who have taken part in the Shaw Cross French Exchange trips over the last half century have gone on to play professional rugby league. Among the famous players to have represented Shaw Cross are former Wigan, St Helens and Castleford...

yesterday, 08:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series March 21 edition are published below. Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. Jay Glover, (32), of Wyvern Close, Batley, 22-week sentence suspended for two years, £200 costs and £50 compensation...

yesterday, 07:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Zutons reunite for 2019 and set for Leeds date

Legendary Liverpool band The Zutons have announced a series of dates this month and next to coincide with the 15th anniversary of their seminal album ‘Who Killed The Zutons’. The tour includes a date in Leeds when the band will appear at the O2...

Wednesday, 16:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Can Bielsa’s Leeds United turn it back round in eight-game promotion run-in?

For the first time promotion is not in their own hands for Leeds United now. No matter how unlucky defeat was in the Yorkshire derby with Sheffield United at Elland Road it has had a pivotal effect in the race for the Premier. Suddenly from being two...

Wednesday, 16:33 in Yorkshire & Humber


By Marie-Claire Kidd The death of a 61-year-old Norristhorpe woman who contracted tetanus after a fall was an accident, a coroner ruled. Coroner Roger Whittaker said doctors who failed to diagnose the disease in Sheila Creighton, who cut her face on a...

Wednesday, 01:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police appeal to help trace missing Dewsbury girl

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing girl from Dewsbury. Georgia Fennell, aged 14, was reported missing on Sunday. She is described as white, of slim build and with long brown hair, which she wears up tied up. When she was last seen she...

Tuesday, 11:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dewsbury Celtic edge out Leigh East to claim second win of Conference season

Dewsbury Celtic picked up their second win in National Conference Division Three last Saturday as they overcame Leigh East 16-12 in Crow Nest Park. Celtic were the only one out of five local sides to play as the games involving Thornhill Trojans,...

Tuesday, 09:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

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