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.
The first major retail scheme in Yorkshire in years has drawn 4m visitors in just eight weeks. But at what cost to existing high streets? Neil Hudson reports.1 comment
Captain Ibrar Ali of the Yorkshire Regiment is one of the soldiers joining Prince Harry on a very special expedition this autumn. Chris Bond met him.
Although more of us are enjoying our visitor attractions – many of which are conveniently free or inexpensive in this era of austerity – those same attractions are experiencing a squeeze on funding because of austerity measures.
BRCA genes are called tumour suppressor genes as they control cell growth, but when they contain abnormalities or mutations, they no longer function normally and the risk of breast and ovarian cancer increases.
A new charity helping people from different backgrounds to set up their own business launches in Leeds today. Chris Bond reports.
For some parents providing private tuition for their kids is a necessity, not a luxury. Small wonder the industry’s now worth £6bn a year. Aisha Iqbal reports.6 comments
Technophobic parents are turning to their children for help – a move which may protect youngsters from online dangers. Grace Hammond found out more.
Henshaws College in Harrogate helps young visually impaired and disabled people and has opened a new media and IT centre. Chris Bond reports.
Bryan Forbes, who died this week, was the driving force behind The Railway Children despite never setting foot in Yorkshire, says Tony Earnshaw.
Linda Pollard now has one of the biggest jobs in Europe, let alone the UK. Katie Baldwin found out what makes her up to the challenges ahead.1 comment
TV and radio horticulture expert Chris Beardshaw will unveil an ‘arthritis garden’ at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Grace Hammond found out why.
Everyone needs good neighbours, but how do we get to know them? Sharon Dale looks at how we can create communities in our busy and insular world.1 comment
It is anticipated that by 2025 around 2.5 per cent of the world’s energy will come from solar power.
IT wasn’t just a 14.8 per cent rise in new car sales which raised the spirits of the industry, this week’s new figures also represented the 14th consecutive month of positive sales. According to statistics produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), it was also the strongest April for sales since 2008.
Micro breweries are booming on the back of real ale’s recent renaissance. Jonathan Brown discovers a tiny venture taking on the drink industry giants.
Leeds has seen a boom in book festivals in recent years putting it firmly on the literary map. Chris Bond reports.2 comments
As the number of dementia sufferers soars, Grace Hammond reports on a musical way of dealing with the condition.
Leeds Rhinos star Jamie Peacock tells Rod McPhee why personal heartache has inspired him to play the best rugby of his career.
As research shows increasing nunbers of toddlers are using the internet, Sarah Freeman asks how young is too young to be online?
As pagans mark one of the most important weeks in their calendar, Rod McPhee met Britain’s oldest pagan society, Leeds-based Pentagram4 comments
WHEN June Cohen, director of American company TED Media, was looking around for a TV show format to showcase lectures from the organisation’s conferences, she was told that the talks did not have mainstream appeal.1 comment
Football is an increasingly lucrative business for those at the top. But what is success worth? Chris Bond looks at the financial stakes.
York University is the only one in the UK to offer human rights activists a fellowship that provides a safe haven and adds to their skills. Sheena Hastings reports.
An iconic Yorkshire building is nearing its 150th anniversary. Juliette Bains looks at Leeds Corn Exchange.1 comment
The National Media Museum has one of the biggest and most important photographic collections in the world. Chris Bond finds out more.
From Elvis to the Rolling Stones, moral panics are nothing new. But, says Mark Casci, we may finally be on the verge of an outbreak of common sense.
Despite a backdrop of family heartbreak, he’s helped remould transport in West Yorkshire and across the region. Rod McPhee met Metro boss Kieran Preston.
Regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures is long overdue, say experts. Sheena Hastings reports.
English Heritage believe that historic buildings can provide new homes for businessess and boost economic growth. Chris Bond reports.
Gareth Malone will soon be back with another series about the addictive power of song. Sheena Hastings reports.
In 1940 Yorkshire became home to those fleeing Nazi rule in Guernsey. Gillian Mawson remembers the Second World War’s forgotten evacuees.
Education minister Elizabeth Truss reckons French nursery schools do their job better and teach children manners. Sheena Hastings reports.3 comments
The Government’s welfare reforms are beginning to bite across the region and thousands of families will be affected. Caroline Mortimer reports.1 comment
With playing out in danger of becoming an historical curiosity, Grace Hammond asks is it time to reclaim the streets?1 comment
The Hepworth Wakefield is in the running for a coveted museum of the year award. Chris Bond speaks to some of the people working there.1 comment
As Olympic gold medal hero Sir Chris Hoy announces his retirement from cycling, Chris Bond asks is there an art to stepping down gracefully?
After two decades in chronic pain, Paul Lamb has just one last request. He wants help to die with dignity. Sarah Freeman reports.
A new exhibition in Leeds celebrates the work of Jewish artists in Yorkshire. Sheena Hastings reports.
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