MURDERED soldier Lee Rigby has been formally identified but the cause of his death was not confirmed by a post-mortem examination, police said today.1 comment
A woman who risked her life to confront an armed man suspected of slaughtering a British soldier in broad daylight has described how she tried to calm him moments after the barbaric attack.
TRIBUTES have been paid to the soldier brutally hacked to death outside his London barracks, describing him as a “loving father” and a “friend to many”.
A WEST Yorkshire Police horse punched by a football thug will be back on duty in the city where he was attacked as part of a major operation to keep the peace between EDL supporters and their opponents at the weekend.2 comments
DANIEL Vettori’s Test future is in doubt after he was ruled out of New Zealand’s clash with England at Headingley.
BRODSWORTH Hall’s butler was busy at work yesterday as he prepared for a 1940s-themed weekend at the country house near Doncaster.
A FAMILY doctor who used a secret camera inside his James Bond-style wristwatch to record himself abusing female patients has been jailed for 12 years after admitting a string of sex charges.
IT HAS been six years since Gareth Ellis last encountered the surreal Magic Weekend experience.
TRIBUTES poured in this evening for the soldier victim of the Woolwich massacre, drummer Lee Rigby1 comment
ANTI-TERROR police investigating the “barbaric” murder of a soldier in London have searched a property 150 miles away in Lincolnshire.13 comments
THE Woolwich killers are of Nigerian background, sources have confirmed.
SOME of the most remarkable and complete finds from Britain’s Stone Age have been assembled for the first time in an exhibition in Yorkshire.
THE two men shot by police after the terrorist murder of a soldier were both known to security services, it was confirmed today.
MICROSOFT has unveiled its next generation video games console, the Xbox One.
THE wife of a serviceman killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan has told mourners at his funeral he will live on through their unborn son.
An Army squadron which can trace its history back to 1806 was disbanded yesterday.
Ed Miliband highlighted a “culture of irresponsibility” at some major companies, during an address in which he accused Google of going to “extraordinary lengths” to avoid paying taxes.
The Magic Weekend holds a special place in Ryan Hall’s memories and he is looking forward to being part of the headline act at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday night.
JOE ROOT has revealed he is “living the dream” as he prepares to make his first Test appearance on his home ground of Headingley.
Barristers and solicitors gathered outside the Houses of Parliament yesterday in protest against proposed changes to legal aid.
HOLMFIRTH Arts Festival, which runs from June 13-23, is celebrating the town’s historic link to Bamforth’s, makers of saucy postcards.
Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity says he and Tour de France organisers ASO remain unaffected by issues surrounding the funding of next year’s Grand Départ in Leeds.1 comment
A RUGBY player who suffered a heart attack after a match a year ago has returned to the hospital which treated him.
SHEEP are king for a family next to the forest who open their home up to tourists as Ben Barnett finds out.
Police are treating the death of a 20-month-old girl in Oxfordshire as murder and named her mother as a suspect.
Huddersfield winger Jermaine McGillvary is looking for Super League redemption when they meet Bradford Bulls at Magic Weekend.
YORKSHIRE legend Ray Illingworth has called on England Test chiefs to make up their minds on Jonny Bairstow’s future role in the side – for the good of his international career.
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A TEAM of lottery millionaires spent the day mucking in at a Leeds donkey sanctuary.
AN Angry Birds Activity Park will be opening to the public at Lightwater Valley, Ripon, on Saturday.
ONE of the first of the Government’s studio schools to open in Yorkshire may have attracted just 40 pupils in its first year.
YORKSHIRE’s horticultural celebration of its part in next year’s Tour de France has earned the county a place on the Chelsea Flower Show roll of honour.
Dame Judi Dench described herself as being “very proud” to be the first patron of a new campaign to preserve the Bomber Command Memorial.
Nick Clegg today called on the Conservative Party to “get back to governing” after the divisive rows over Europe and gay marriage as he insists the Coalition will stay the course until 2015.2 comments
FALLING prices at the petrol pumps led to a bigger-than-expected drop in inflation in April, the first easing in the annual rate of price rises for six months.
MANCHESTER United star Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have had a second son.
A MONSTROUS tornado at least a half a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening neighbourhoods and destroying a school as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200mph.
THE grandeur of York Minster has left millions of visitors awestruck as they have caught sight of the cathedral’s gothic spires for the first time.
The Duke of Cambridge issued a heartfelt plea for the public to continue their support of injured British servicemen and women as he officially opened four new Help for Heroes recovery centres, including one in North Yorkshire.
LAST-ditch efforts by Tory MPs to derail David Cameron’s gay marriage Bill failed last night as his Government struck a deal with Labour to face down a series of “wrecking” amendments.1 comment
AN historic former textile mill in Wakefield has been transformed into a new exhibition space as The Hepworth gallery celebrates its second birthday.
THE hard shoulder along part of the M62 outside Leeds has opened as an extra lane to ease congestion at peak times.1 comment
There was a foodie spectacle in York city centre yesterday as DeliciouslYorkshire gave the classic 60s film The Italian Job a delicious twist.
US tech giant Yahoo has snapped up Tumblr in a major US deal that will reportedly net the blogging site’s 26-year-old founder a 250 million dollar (£164 million) fortune six years after he started it.
SportsTalk: Bradford City cap memorable season, our manager of the year, and the return of Magic Weekend
Saluting Bradford City for a triumphant season and our pundits name their managers of the year. Download to your iPod or listen online to this Yorkshire Post podcast.2 comments
A SECOND body has been discovered in the remains of a terraced house which was destroyed by a suspected gas blast.
THREE prominent Conservative Party activists in Yorkshire were among more than 30 to sign a letter urging David Cameron to abandon gay marriage legislation that was handed in to Downing Street yesterday.2 comments
James BOND has smashed up a few Aston Martins in his time, but vintage car owners gathered yesterday to celebrate how the spy came to the legendary British brand’s rescue.
Stuart Broad produced an irresistible spell of new-ball bowling to kickstart New Zealand’s collapse to 68 all out as England won the first Investec Test by 170 runs.
A man whose son was killed by a runaway speedboat 13 years ago is calling for Government legislation to be introduced to prevent further tragedy.
Yorkshire will be well represented at next week’s centenary Chelsea Flower Show with garden designers, enthusiastic horticulturalists, florists and nursery exhibitors all crossing their fingers for a top award.
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