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John Oldfield: Honour Kofi Annan’s memory in slavery fight

KOFI Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations who died over the weekend, was one of the greatest freedom fighters not just of our day, but of all time. His commitment to, and compassion for the human rights cause, were astounding –...

today, 00:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The Yorkshire Post says: How late trains hit investment. Coastal economy is under threat

IF THE Government won’t listen to commuters about the hardship being caused by the daily chaos on the region’s railways, perhaps Ministers will heed one of the industrialists heading up North Yorkshire’s biggest investment project which will employ...

today, 00:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

The Yorkshire Post says: The jobs manual. Customer service is priceless

HOME to the original Industrial Revolution, Yorkshire is now witnessing further seismic changes in the economic landscape thanks to the emergence of artificial intelligence as roles, and manual jobs, undertaken by humans gradually become obsolete....

today, 00:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

YP Letters: High time to power ahead with charging

From: Nigel Pollard, Shadwell, Leeds. WE have a holiday home on the river Esk in Ruswarp which we have had for about seven years, and we have recently 
purchased a Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid car. However there are no charging points within 15 miles of...

today, 00:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Andrew Vine: Degree of despair as graduates fail to impress employers

THE boss of a North Yorkshire engineering company who I know well is currently ploughing through more than 200 emails in response to two vacancies he is trying to fill. It’s a task that is starting to make him feel very sorry for scores of those who...

today, 00:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Nigel Adams: How we will make social housing the path to a better life

HOMES aren’t just a roof over our heads but a place where we can raise our families, put down roots and build better lives. Everyone deserves a decent and secure place to live and last week saw a series of major government announcements that will help...

today, 00:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Leeds designer store Flannels hit by ram-raiders

RAM-RAIDERS have again targeted high-end Leeds city centre store Flannels. Three cars are believed to have been used in the latest attack this evening, with the raiders leaving one hanging half-way out of the building as they fled in the other...

yesterday, 22:15 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Leeds works to retain its status as safe city in aftermath of stabbings

Leeds is still a safe and enjoyable place to enjoy a night out, say city leaders who are working to retain its reputation as a top leisure destination. Leeds BID (Business Improvement District), the council, police and other agencies are preparing a...

yesterday, 21:16 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Armed police called to reports of 'woman held hostage' in Leeds find cannabis farm

ARMED police discovered a cannabis farm at a house in Leeds after being called to a report of a woman being held in the property against her will. Leeds Crown Court heard officers went to Brompton Grove, Beeston, Leeds, and found cannabis plants...

yesterday, 19:01 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

VIDEO: Dramatic scene as Land Rover flips upside down and ambulances called to closed Leeds road

A man has been taken to hospital after a Land Rover flipped onto its roof in a crash with another car. The incident, which happened at about 4.34pm on Pepper Road, Hunslet, Leeds, involved a white Land Rover and a Peugeot in a smash. -> Initial...

yesterday, 17:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Police and ambulances called to serious crash in Hunslet, Leeds

Police have been called to the scene of a serious crash in Hunslet, Leeds. Officers were called to a two-vehicle crash in Middleton Road at 4.34pm today. -> Police catch four burglars asleep in stolen car near Leeds A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire...

yesterday, 17:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Mum and daughter prepare for Icelandic trek in bid to find cure for Parkinson's

A mother and daughter team are preparing to leave Harrogate for a five day trek across Iceland, in a bid to find a cure for Parkinson's. Kathryn and Deborah Wilson will leave behind their farm near Beckwithshaw for Reykjavik, on August 29, in a bid to...

yesterday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Car mounts pavement and crashes into part of Bettys tearoom in Harrogate

A car has mounted the pavement and crashed into part of the iconic Bettys tearoom - narrowly missing a crowd of people queuing to enter. The red Mazda's handbrake is believed to have failed as nobody was inside at the time. Behind the scenes at...

yesterday, 17:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

University of Leeds-led study sheds light on how pine forests get their distinctive smell

A new study led by the University of Leeds may have found the answer to why pine forests emit the volatile gases that give them their distinctive smell. Particles in the atmosphere scatter sunlight, causing light at the Earth’s surface to come from...

yesterday, 16:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Mark Casci: Grayling hauliage debacle typical of Government’s slapdash Brexit approach

Imagine the scene. You have spent your entire working life working in a sector which now finds itself at the mercy of negotiations between politicians from 28 different countries. You neither supported or opposed leaving the European Union but are...

yesterday, 16:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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