POLICE forces in Yorkshire and the Humber will have to find savings of more than £100m by 2018 as they struggle to cope with the combination of rising costs and cuts to Government funding.4 comments
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has rejected calls for a full review of plans to scale-back women’s and children’s services at a North Yorkshire hospital – but campaigners last night pledged it was not the end of the fight.1 comment
Violence erupted at a crowded Leeds Railway Station when there was chance encounter between some Leeds United supporters and fans from Middlesbrough.
A neighbour who parked cars with rude number plates outside a former magistrate’s house as part of a campaign of harassment has been jailed for a second time.1 comment
IT ONCE looked like Harrogate’s “glittering palace of gold” was set to remain an empty shell whose faded grandeur merely hinted at a more dazzling past.1 comment
NATIONAL park chiefs have warned that contentious plans for a £1bn mining operation still face major challenges despite developers allaying concerns over the impact on a radar base on the front-line of the war on terror.
A SENIOR official at a leading golf club in Yorkshire has been jailed after his treasurer turned detective to expose a fraud running into tens of thousands of pounds.
A BUSINESSMAN who claims he was assaulted by two police officers outside Elland Road after a Leeds United game has been given a judicial review into an investigation of the case by an independent watchdog.3 comments
The tearful family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby have spoken of how “our hearts have been ripped apart” by the horror.
THE family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby paid touching tribute to him today, as detectives continued a rapidly-developing investigation into his barbaric killing.
GPs are having to pull out of their new commissioning duties because of massive workloads, reports suggest.
It is a display of flowers that has been inspired by diamonds, tiaras and coronets.
AN investigation has been launched into the death of a man who was hit by a runaway skip wagon.
A LEARNER driver – who was allegedly high on a cocktail of drink and drugs before his car ploughed in to a bus – has admitted dangerous driving.
Learner drivers are to be taught cycle awareness under plans announced today by the UK’s two biggest driving schools.
A COUPLE from Bradford believed to be the oldest married couple in the world were “over the moon” at meeting the Queen at a Buckingham Palace garden party, their family said yesterday.
AN inquiry has been demanded into the death of a Yorkshire dentist who killed himself after feeling “harassed and bullied” by health managers.
THOUSANDS of householders across Yorkshire will save more than £800,000 on their fuel bills after signing up to huge collective changeover.
Police bosses in North Yorkshire have accepted an offer for the former police station on North Park Road in Harrogate.
The BBC has scrapped a multimillion-pound attempt to create an internal digital archive after director-general Tony Hall said the scheme had wasted “a huge amount” of money.
Four footballers were cleared yesterday of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.
A GARDEN is restored and resplendent after undergoing a transformation.
A FORMER railway line which once linked Dewsbury and Ossett has been given a makeover to become a greenway for walkers and cyclists.
DETECTIVEs have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Rotherham.
West Country cider makers are celebrating the best apple tree blossom in more than 10 years.
Youngsters riding on the train this May half-term holiday are sure of a big surprise.
Fears over the UK’s reliance on imported energy were fuelled today after a report claimed Britain was just six hours away from running out of stored gas in March.
British Airways pilots were praised after safely landing a smoke-trailing plane on which both engines appeared damaged.
COMMONS Speaker’s wife Sally Bercow has settled a libel action brought by Lord McAlpine after the High Court found a tweet posted by her was highly defamatory of the Tory peer.
A teenager has won a dancing competition despite being confined to a wheelchair every day.
A canine statue, branded a “devil dog” by Leeds residents, has been replaced in a bid to keep the memory of a local legend alive.
The BBC has apologised for a Question Time production gaffe that saw a Stormont minister labelled as being a member of “Sinn Fein/IRA”.
Hundreds of Yorkshire ambulance workers are planning a second strike in a matter of months over staffing changes.
West Yorkshire Police will give live Twitter updates on alcohol-fuelled problems on the streets of the county tonight.
A Government inquiry into allegations that British troops ill-treated and murdered Iraqi citizens has been ruled legally flawed.
A six-year European Union programme to help build a wave of ‘clean coal’ power stations across the continent has “turned into a farce” with not a single project receiving funding, a scathing new report has found.
A unique scheme, the first of its kind in the country, has been unveiled by a Yorkshire council to create specialist dementia care units to cope with soaring demand.
A priceless William Shakespeare signature is to go on display at an exhibition in London.
A SOUTH Yorkshire police inspector has represented the force at a seminar hosted by the Valencia Police Force, attended by officers from across Europe.
A Blackburn Rovers footballer will appear in court after allegedly making a homophobic gesture to the crowd while playing against one of his former clubs.
BACKERS behind plans for the country’s biggest free school say it will be the catalyst that leads to family housing, new employment and leisure facilities being developed in the former industrial heart of a Yorkshire city.
Banking giant HSBC felt the wrath of TV’s Bill Oddie as it was accused of funding the desecration of forests.1 comment
YORKSHIRE’s police commissioners are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Government’s spending review next month which could add further pressures to their budgets.
POLICE forces are funded through a mixture of Government grants and money raised locally through a precept added to council tax bills.
Douglas Chalmers, director of policy and public affairs at the Country Land and Business Association North, said rural people felt “particularly at risk” because of their isolation.
RBS has been hit by another embarrassing IT failure that left customers unable to access their accounts online via its mobile app.
PLANS have been unveiled for a multi-million pound incinerator in Yorkshire to prevent waste ending up in landfill and providing power for thousands of homes.
Business Secretary Vince Cable yesterday hailed plans by mobile phone giant Vodafone UK to hire 400 graduates over the next five years as a blueprint for British businesses.
A stray snake found by a man drinking his morning tea could have been living in his wall for 18 months.
ORGANISERS of Hull’s 2017 £11m City of Culture bid are confident their quirky edge will get them on the shortlist to be announced next month.
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