A YORKSHIRE police force which came under fire for failing to “get a grip” on child sexual abuse is to set up a specialist team to help protect children from exploitation.
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.
A KILLER has been jailed for life for the “atrocious” murder of a van driver who he stabbed in the neck in a North Yorkshire market town.
prince Harry took on tour guide duties yesterday as the Queen paid a visit to a Chelsea Flower Show garden created by his charity.
AN historic former textile mill in Wakefield has been transformed into a new exhibition space as The Hepworth gallery celebrates its second birthday.
Rod Stewart's first album of self-penned songs in 20 years has gone straight to the top of the UK album charts.
A mother jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire is to appeal against the length of her sentence, her lawyer has said.
David Cameron has hinted that he could attempt to govern without the Liberal Democrats if disputes within the coalition made it impossible to continue.
Sir Mervyn King has called for an end to bankers being "demonised" for their role in the financial crash, insisting the problem was with the system rather than individuals.
A toddler pulled from the wreckage of a car crash that killed five family members was sent to a morgue in a body bag in the belief he was dead.
Sound recordist and Cabaret Voltaire co-founder Chris Watson has returned to Sheffield to create a sound “map” for a new exhibition. Chris Bond joined him.
The Getaway Girls charity is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Juliette Bains looks at how the service is helping vulnerable young women across the city of Leeds.
Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest brought its usual mix of the weird, the wonderful... and British defeat. Peter McNerney reports from Malmo on how the UK could reclaim past glory.2 comments
First Ferguson, now Beckham, two top figures in their field are retiring – but we should think carefully before following suit, says Grace Hammond.
Joyce Fieldhouse has spent six decades fighting to make life better for her son and other vulnerable people. She tells Jayne Dawson her remarkable story.
A REPORT has revealed dramatic disparities between levels of child poverty in the East Riding.
Councillors in Scarborough are set to earmark cash for a scheme which aims to cut spending on B&B accommodation for the homeless at a time when there are fears benefit changes could fuel a rise in cases along the North Yorkshire coast.
A TEENAGE girl from South Yorkshire, who says she is “fascinated” by medical science, has become the face of a national research campaign which was launched yesterday.
AROUND 1,000 schoolchildren will lose their right to free school transport in Hull as a result of Government cuts.
A MILITARY band will perform a beat retreat at the launch of spring fair raising money for soldiers in need in Yorkshire.
EVEN though Conservative whips were supposed not to be exerting any influence over last night’s Commons vote on same-sex marriage, the relationship between David Cameron and his increasingly rebellious backbenchers is now close to breaking point.
IN contrast to the Tory turmoil over same-sex marriage laws, the Government’s instincts over welfare reform do actually reflect public sentiment, even though this is one of the more contentious aspects of David Cameron’s cost-cutting agenda.
WHEN the Highways Agency first allowed drivers to use a stretch of the hard shoulder on the M42 in the West Midlands to reduce congestion, it was met with a barrage of complaints from concerned motoring organisations and safety groups.
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Abba's greatest hits collection has overtaken The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to become the UK's second biggest selling album of all time, according to the Official Charts Company.
Vin Diesel has revealed he has no plans to step into the director's chair in the near future.
Actor Edward Furlong has been arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order filed by his ex-girlfriend.
Charisma Carpenter has confessed the happiest she has ever been was working on hit vampire show Angel.
Orla Brady has revealed how filming the new series of Poirot was tricky as almost every character has a different accent.
A woman running a private banking operation in China has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of defrauding investors.
Two tourists died and 23 others were injured when two hot air balloons collided in mid-air during a sightseeing tour in Turkey, causing one to crash.
Syrian troops have pushed into a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border, fighting house-to-house and bombing from the air.
About two dozen members of Shiv Sena, a Hindu right-wing political party, burn an effigy of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as they demonstrate near India’s Parliament, in New Delhi, India.
The UK’s most successful Everest mountaineer reached its summit for the 11th time yesterday, ahead of the 60th anniversary of the first conquest by Sir Edmund Hillary.
In these hard times freelance people like me are looking for new ways to make a bit of cash; having discarded the idea of being a George Clooney Barnsley Lookalike (in certain lights only), a naked Yorkshire butler (in certain lights only) and a ballet dancer (in certain tights only) I’ve hit upon the idea of a Young Ian McMillan minibus tour, visiting significant places from my childhood.
IAN McDougall, who has died aged 92, became a senior lecturer in the department of chemical engineering at Leeds University, having originally studied the subject part-time at Battersea Technical College.
VICTOR Ernest Dent, who has died at the age of 76, was a well-known shire horse breeder and character from Burniston, Scarborough.
FAMILY, friends and colleagues attended a memorial service for former Settle Creamery director, John Richard Hutton.
ANNE Turner, who turned her artistic talents into a second career to become a noted potter following her early retirement from teaching, has died at the age of 63.
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