‘Claudia’s law’ will help ease financial pain of families

The House of Lords has today passed a Bill named in honour of Claudia Lawrence. Chris Bond looks at what difference it will make to the families of those who go missing.

The M1 could soon be sponsored.

Could it soon be the M1 ‘brought to you in association with Morrisons’?

MORRISONS could sponsor the M1 motorway to generate funds for investment in roads, the president of the AA has claimed.

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Warning on risk to children’s health services

Warning on risk to children’s health services

ONE in three children’s care units and nearly half the country’s neonatal wards have been forced to temporarily close their doors to new patients because they have too few medical staff, a royal college warned last night.

25 April 2017.....Author Milly Johnson from Barnsley who has dedicated her latest book to her dog Teddy.

How author Milly Johnson channelled tragic loss of beloved dog Teddy into new novel

A best-selling Yorkshire author has channelled the anguish of losing her cherished dog to cancer into her latest novel. Chris Burn speaks to Milly Johnson about the unusual tribute.

Jim Lynskey Picture by Greg Funnell

Organ appeal from student with battery-powered heart

Jim Lynskey is the youngest person to receive an artifical heart, now he has launched a campaign for more organ donors. Grace Hammond reports.

Fast-food giant McDonald's is to trial a new home delivery service.

Big Mac delivered to your door... why McDonald's is trialing new home delivery service in UK

McDonald's is to roll out a long-awaited home delivery trial as UK consumers continue to embrace the rapidly expanding market.

A woman looks at the "Guernica" painting by Pablo Picasso. Picasso's path to Guernica exhibition is on at the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid. (AP)

Guernica - Birth of the blitzkrieg that rained death on a quiet town

It’s 80 years since German planes bombed the Spanish town of Guernica. Chris Bond looks back at what happened and why the attack was so significant.

The hobby giving women a retreat from breast cancer

The hobby giving women a retreat from breast cancer

Hypnotherapy, massage and reflexology – but what about fishing as a therapy for breast cancer patients? Catherine Scott reports.

Abbeydale Cinema in Sheffield. Picture Scott Merrylees.

How one of Yorkshire’s oldest and biggest cinemas made a big screen comeback

Recent years have not been kind to the Abbeydale Picture House, but has a lifeline finally be found to save what was once Sheffield’s biggest cinema? Daniel Dylan Wray reports.

Ros Stanley with James Waring and Cherryview Minister Lacey, one of his Jersey cows, at Cherry Burton.  Pictures by Gary Longbottom.

Meet the East Yorkshire village that believes in Fairtrade

Drinking Peruvian coffee with milk from a local independent dairy and one spoonful of sugar might not seem of much consequence but in the village of Cherry Burton and the home of Ros Stanley the taste is all the more sweet because each element is helping producers achieve a better price here and overseas.

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Alex Blake, who helped set up the Gold Line team following the death of her husband Iain

Nurse helping patients prepare for a 'beautiful death' after her own tragic loss

Dying at home is a sadly-unfulfilled wish for many terminally-ill patients - but a team of nurses working in North Yorkshire are starting to change that. Chris Burn reports.

House prices in region ‘increase by more than £5,800’

House prices in region ‘increase by more than £5,800’

HOME sellers’ asking prices have increased by more than £5,800 on average in Yorkshire and the Humber since this time last year, according to new figures published today.

PIC: James Hardisty

A burning impression on Yorkshire’s great moorland

On first glance it’s perhaps understandable how this picture of a solitary figure, seemingly enveloped by jaundiced-looking clouds of smoke, could make for a worrying sight.

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Barnsley based blogger and author Matt Coyne , with his son Charlie. Picture Scott Merrylees.

The first time Yorkshire dad whose parenting blog went viral

When Matt Coyne, from Barnsley, became a father for the first time he quickly realised that parenting guides rarely tell it like it is. So he decided to write his own. Here in an extract from Dummy he recalls coming home with baby Charlie for the first time.

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Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl. Picture by Johan Persson.

Sheridan Smith brings Funny Girl to Yorkshire after dark days of 2016

Both personally and professionally 2016 was a difficult year for Sheridan Smith, but she tells Elizabeth Allen why she once again preparing to be everyone’s favourite Funny Girl.

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Official Tour de Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway.

My Yorkshire: Official Tour de Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway on her favourite people and places

Lucy Pittaway studied graphic design at Northumbria University and now works as an artist in Brompton on Swale and is the Tour de Yorkshire’s official artist for the second year running. She lives in Richmond with her family.

William Wilberforce.

Take five... influential Yorkshire politicians

Yorkshire has been the birthplace of some of the country’s most influential politicians who have left their stamp on the way we live.

Raconteur: Danny Bakers show comes to York next week. (Picture: Steve Ullathorne).

Danny Baker talks about his new show and why retiring to Florida will have to wait

Danny Baker is a writer, TV personality and radio show host and now he’s doing his first ever one-man tour. Chris Bond talked to him as he heads north.

Influential figure: Leeds-born poet Tony Harrison at his parents graves in Holbeck cemetery at Beeston Hill, which inspired his famous poem V.

Tony Harrison – the Yorkshire poet with an ear for the heartbeat of language

Leeds-born poet Tony Harrison celebrates his 80th birthday this month and is returning to Yorkshire for a special reading to mark the occasion. Yvette Huddleston talked to him.

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Emil Cammack with brother Thomas (right) who died aged four and young brother Jack

When her brother died she pledged to write a book to help other children. Now aged 11, Emily’s dream has come true

Since she was seven Emily Cammack wanted to be an author and now, a book she helped write is being published. Catherine Scott reports.

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