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Tom Allen is coming to Cleckheaton and you absolutely won’t want to miss him

Comedian and Bake Off:An Extra Slice star Tom Allen has included a date at Cleckheaton Town Hall on his latest tour, Absolutely. But you’ll need to book tickets for the show on Friday, November 2 quickly as it’s already selling out fast. Tom, who has...

45 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Man wanted on warrant over assault in Liversedge

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man in connection with an assault in Liversedge. Kirklees Safeguarding would like to hear from anyone who knows the whereabouts of 32-year-old Christopher Doyle. A spokesperson said efforts to locate...

54 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Batley Festival ready to turn town centre into one big party

PREPARATIONS are underway for the biggest date on Batley’s calendar. Batley Festival 2018 will be bigger and better than ever with a fun-filled line-up of musicians, artists and acclaimed street theatre performers. This year’s event is set for...

today, 12:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dewsbury trade group says co-operation key to town’s regeneration

Dewsbury Chamber of Trade members have said they are playing a vital role in the regeneration of Dewsbury town centre and are now talking with other groups to help them in their task. A working group under the heading Dewsbury Forward now meets...

today, 12:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Kirklees residents ‘not getting on their bikes’

KIRKLEES HAS one of the lowest proportion of cyclists in England, with only one in 17 people riding their bike at least once a week, a survey found. The Department for Transport has just released the results of an annual survey, which reveals how...

today, 11:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Philip Barton

The man who put Cleckheaton into the Guinness Book of Records after he grew the world’s biggest cabbage has died. Philip Barton, of Hightown, grew the huge 115lb 11oz vegetable at the Mann Dam allotments in Cleckheaton in September 1977. The whopping...

yesterday, 18:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dewsbury Arts Group take on A Bunch of Amateurs

A very funny comedy is set to open the new season at Dewsbury Arts Group. Cinema goers may remember the 2008 screen version of A Bunch of Amateurs, starring the the late Burt Reynolds. The comic play revolves around washed -up Hollywood star Jefferson...

yesterday, 16:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Batley poised to host first ‘Pride’ event this weekend

Batley will host its first ‘Pride’ event this weekend as community groups join together to celebrate the town’s diversity. Pride in the Park takes place at Wilton Park on Saturday (September 22) between 11am-4pm with a host of celebrations and fun and...

yesterday, 16:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Child abuse image offences up a third in West Yorkshire

Police recorded more than three child abuse image offences each day in West Yorkshire last year, data from the NSPCC shows. Recorded crimes of viewing indecent pictures or videos of children increased by more than a third compared to 2016-17. The...

yesterday, 15:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fostering advice on hand at Kirklees event

A pair of Kirklees twins have been talking up the positives of fostering, ahead of a drop-in event for potential families in the region. Twin sisters Alex and Pippa Richardson, 19, grew up surrounded by foster children. Their parents Lynn and John...

yesterday, 12:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

"Knives aren't the answer" - Detective's message as West Yorkshire Police begins knife crime week of action

A week of action to tackle knife crime is being launched by West Yorkshire Police as forces across the UK turn their focus onto those carrying the weapons. Officers across the county will be carrying out targeted enforcement work, supporting...

yesterday, 06:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Weekend weather: Will the sun return to Yorkshire?

After a week which saw settled and sunny weather, will the warm temperatures stick around for the weekend? According to the Met Office forecast, Saturday is expected to remain warm, with maximum highs of 18 degrees. It'll be breezy in the morning,...

yesterday, 00:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Body believed to be missing person found in parked car

Police investigating the case of a missing person found the body of a 56-year-old man in a parked car in the Hartshead area last night. Officers issued an appeal yesterday (Monday) for information surrounding the disappearance of Heckmondwike man...

yesterday, 00:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Evans wants Elland Road bouncing for his first home game

New Leeds United boss Steve Evans is targeting an improvement in the home record, beginning against Blackburn Rovers tomorrow night. The Whites have set a much talked about record in going 11 games without a win at Elland Road – the final five matches...

yesterday, 00:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Concern over ‘unusual spike’ in fire deaths

The Fire Brigades Union has voiced its concerns over the impact of cuts to the service after figures showed a sharp rise in the number of deaths in accidental house fires in West Yorkshire. Between April and July of this year eight people died in...

yesterday, 00:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

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