VIDEO: Yorkshire’s Guardians of the Galaxy rebuild half-tonne telescope at nature reserve

Yorkshire astronomy enthusiasts have stars in their eyes after an amazing project to dismantle a half-tonne telescope, transport it 200 miles and rebuild it on a nature reserve. Chris Burn reports.


Abuse victims and police officers in limbo over Rotherham scandal corruption probe

Police officers in South Yorkshire have been accused of protecting serial child abusers from prosecution and even having sex with victims as part of the Rotherham scandal. So two-and-a-half years on from the scandal coming to light, why has there been an apparent lack of progress in determining the truth of such serious corruption allegations?

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Former sports minister and Sheffield Labour MP Richard Caborn says gambling in sport is a serious problem. (PA).

Why gambling in sport is more than just pie in the sky

The pie-eating controversy involving Sutton United’s former goalkeeper has raised fresh concerns about gambling in sport. Chris Bond reports.

Great Britain's Marcus Ellis reacts following victory over China's Chai Biao and Hong Wei during the men's doubles bronze medal match on the thirteenth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 18, 2016. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Yorkshire badminton players fear for sport’s future as Olympic funding axed

Less than a year ago, Yorkshire’s Marcus Ellis was celebrating an amazing and unexpected bronze medal win at the Olympics in the badminton men’s doubles with partner Chris Langridge.

Gervase Phinn believes teachers are struggling with their workload.

Gervase Phinn - on why teaching is still a great profession

Despite teachers being under mounting pressure and an education system in flux, Gervase Phinn believes teaching remains a great profession. Chris Bond talked to him.

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Sara Zeb who is one of the first clients of model agency Zebedee Management which wants to put disability centre stage. Picture by Danielle Richardson.

The model agency which wants to put disability in the spotlight.

This week Sheffield’s Kelham Island provided the backdrop for a photographic shoot. Posing against the industrial buildings were three youngsters who would all quite like to have a go at modelling professionally. Nothing unusual in that, except that this trio all have Down’s syndrome and are the first clients of a brand new agency which has been set up to put disability centre stage.

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‘Goodbye’ to a divided nation: The week that was February 21 to 27, 1997.

In a speech which turned out to be brimming with optimism, but based on very little fact, Prime Minister John Major announced this week that Britain was “waving goodbye to the North-South divide”.

Baroness McIntosh believes the abuse aimed at politicians has worsened in the last couple of years. (PA).

The tirade of abuse faced by female MPs

Has the tide of online vilification aimed at female MPs now reached the point where it is putting women off entering the world of politics? Chris Bond reports.

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Peter Foster, of Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, near Ripon, has build an  observatory on his land to house a John  Wall 24" reflector telescope which has saved from Crayford Manor in Kent, the observatory called Lime Tree Observatory, is open to the public and schools for talks at set days during the year.

VIDEO: Amazing time-lapse footage from half-tonne telescope rebuilt by Yorkshire astronomers

Members of the public can have the chance to take in the wonders of the universe through the telescope themselves later this week.

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Nigel Barden with Simon Mayo.

The voice of food and drink: Nigel Barden’s celebration of Yorkshire fare

Talking to Nigel Barden is like listening to a who’s who of the food and drink scene in Yorkshire. If he doesn’t know a food producer or restaurateur you get the feeling they aren’t worth knowing.

Caroline Quentin

Caroline Quentin: Why I am loving being in Hull

Caroline Quentin is a woman behaving gladly to be part of Hull City of Culture 2017, in Richard Bean’s latest play. Nick Ahad meets her.

Inside Bradford's historic Alhambra Theatre. PIC: Simon Hulme

If all the world’s a stage then Bradford’s Alhambra truly is a palace

This great county of ours has produced some true titans of the stage down the years including the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Dame Diana Rigg and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Actress Natalie Gavin in rehearsals for Pygmalion.

My Yorkshire: Actress Natalie Gavin on her favourite people and places

Born near Huddersfield, actress Natalie Gavin made her professional debut in Shameless. She is currently appearing as Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.


The rise of the robots - is it a brave new world?

New developments in robot technology and AI have brought us to the cusp of a new industrial revolution. Chris Bond visited Sheffield Robotics to find out more.

The kitchen with handcrafted cabinets and white worktops embedded with coloured glass

To boldly go

Anita Bowerman’s uplifting, colour-filled home is full of her fabulous paintings, and paper cuts. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Simon Hulme.

The team at Norse which has raised �20,000 on crowdfunding website Kickstarter to secure a move to new premises. Picture by Ben Bentley.

From cancer treatment to restaurant openings - how crowdfunding turned us all into investors.

In Huddersfield a woman is looking for £3,000 to buy 150 hens and expand her free range egg business. Over in Hebden Bridge a choreographer is hoping to raise £1,000 for an interactive performance inspired the Norse myths. A few months ago, a North Yorkshire a filmmaker appealed for £8,000 to fund what he described as a claustrophobic thriller he was calling The Lambing Season. In just 28 days, 170 supporters had stumped up more than £9,000.

Rebecca Hallas who saved the life of her mum Ellen when she became ill at work at Kostal UK Ltd in Goldthorpe, Rotherham, last December. Picture Scott Merrylees

Defibrillator call by daughter who saved her own mother’s life

Rachel Hallas saved her mother’s life using a defibrillator at work, now she wants more companies to have them.

Catherine Scott reports.

Power line: The Tornado crossing the famous Ribblehead viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle line.  (PICTURE: PA).

Settle-Carlisle line - how it was nearly closed

The Settle to Carlisle line is one of the most picturesque railways in the world. But, as Chris Bond reports, 30 years ago it was facing possible extinction.

Sheridan Smith as Julie Bushby in The Moorside. Picture by Stuart Wood/ITV.

How The Moorside dared to put Britain’s underclass centre stage

The Moorside was one of the most talked about dramas of recent years and shone a spotlight on a section of society normally kept in the shadows says Sarah Freeman.

Continuing battle: Racism still remains an issue in sport today. (PA).

Discrimination in sport and why it hasn’t gone away

We might like to think that discrimination in sport was a thing of the past, but a new book shows it hasn’t gone away. Chris Bond reports on the ugly side of sport.

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