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The Yorkshire Post says: Keep disruption to a minimum. Plan now for King’s Cross closure

UNLIKE this year’s chaos on the trains when Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and rail bosses just hoped for the best over new timetables, they do have six months to prepare for the first of a series of closures 
at King’s Cross when engineers...

14 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

The Yorkshire Post says: Warning to vets. Don’t betray All Creatures legacy

FOR many, Yorkshire will always be synonymous with All Creatures Great and Small, the legendary TV series inspired by the Thirsk vet Alf Wight whose James Herriot tales about rural life still resonate today. Yet, while Mr Wight passed away in 1995, it...

14 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Doncaster sex offender hauled before courts for failing to tell police he had been babysitting 

A Doncaster man convicted of sexually assaulting a child has been hauled before the courts for breaching his sex offender notification requirements by babysitting.  In June last year, Thomas Lewis was convicted of charges of sexual activity with a...

yesterday, 18:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fears raised for future of Leeds small businesses if clean air charging zone launched in 2020

A BUSINESS  that has operated in Leeds for 71 years would be among small firms under threat of closure if a clean air charging zone is introduced in January 2020, it has been claimed. Leeds City Council is proposing to introduce a £40m Clean Air Zone...

yesterday, 17:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Woman jailed for pimping out sex worker online from her Sheffield flat 

A woman who earned a living from her Sheffield flat by pimping out a prostitute using online adverts was caught out when she made false claims to police in a bid to ‘eliminate competition from a brothel’.  During a hearing held at Sheffield Crown...

yesterday, 17:00 in Yorkshire & Humber

Christa Ackroyd: I thought Ryanair racism video was too horrible to be true

When I said in this column that the first female Doctor Who with Yorkshire’s Jodie Whittaker at the helm could have a deep, empowering effect especially on young girls I never imagined it would be so profound, so uplifting. Or so timely. This week’s...

yesterday, 16:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Special Report: Doncaster Council failing to spend millions in development cash set aside for affordable...

Doncaster Council is sat on millions of pounds set aside for affordable homes, extra school places and community projects. Figures obtained by The Doncaster Free Press show the local authority is sat on £5.7 million instead of spending it to tackle...

yesterday, 16:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Off-rolled' school pupils may fall prey to sexual abuse by grooming gangs like the one in Huddersfield,...

Pupils who are encouraged to “off-roll” from school registers before GCSEs due to funding pressures may fall prey to sexual abuse by grooming gangs, an MP warned yesterday. Hull West and Hessle MP Emma Hardy said schools are facing budget cuts of 8...

yesterday, 16:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Couple threatened with 'handgun' at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds

Police are appealing for information after three men - one brandishing a weapon described as a handgun - threatened a couple at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds. The man and woman were parked in the car park next to the running track between 1.30pm and...

yesterday, 16:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Bullerthorpe Lane crash: 14-year-old boy killed by van on same Leeds road where teen girl died in crash

The death of a 14-year-old boy on Bullerthorpe Lane in Colton is the second teenage death in a traffic collision on the same road in less than three years. A teenage boy has died and two others have been injured after a horrific collision on a road in...

yesterday, 15:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Yorkshire Post says: Disability rights. Jared O’Mara MP speaks out over autism

GIVEN this newspaper’s criticisms of Jared O’Mara over the Sheffield Hallam MP’s use of homophobic and sexist language, and his attendance record at Parliament, it is right to acknowledge his contribution to this week’s debate on autism. In just his...

yesterday, 15:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Monster' who stabbed Aldi worker to death in front of shoppers has jail term REDUCED

A "monster" who stabbed a supermarket worker to death in front of horrified shoppers has had his minimum jail term reduced. Neville Hord, 45, killed Jodie Willsher, 30, in a frenzied knife attack which he had planned over two weeks because...

yesterday, 14:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

No sign of an end to West Yorkshire weekend rail strikes says Northern chief

Transport chiefs have warned there could be no end in sight to industrial action on the region’s railway network. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on Arriva Rail North (Northern) recently held a ninth consecutive weekend of...

yesterday, 14:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Brudenell’s Wetherby site allowed to hold late night gigs

The people behind the award-winning Brudenell Social Club were today granted a licence to host live music in a Wetherby bar. Brudenell Presents Ltd, which runs The Wetherby in Sandbeck Way, applied for a licence which could see bands play until 1am at...

yesterday, 14:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here's why you could be fined £100 for parking at new Leeds retail park The Springs

Shoppers have hit out after discovering that free parking is only available for three hours at new Leeds retail park The Springs. Signs in the car parks at the shopping centre - which is built on private land at Thorpe Park, near Colton - threaten...

yesterday, 14:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

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