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Wolds Diary: Unexpected natural beauties are a special treat in the woods

It has certainly been a better week. This year looks as if it will be fun.

Poppy Widdison

‘Missed opportunities’ to save Poppy from her ‘blighted’ life

A RAFT of “missed opportunities” to better protect a four-year-old girl who was allowed to eat drugs for months before her death have been identified in a review of agencies’ involvement in her life.

Almost one in 10 secondary schools, collectively teaching more than 200,000 children, are under-performing, according to Government figures.

League tables in full: 1 in 4 Doncaster secondaries under-perform - check rating for YOUR school

NEARLY A quarter of secondary schools in one district of Yorkshire have failed to meet the Government’s new standard for measuring pupils’ progress.

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Experienced teachers are imperative if school standards are to improve.

YP Comment: Teachers and funding matter. Lessons for Education Secretary

AS always, context is critical when interpreting education league tables. Let it be made clear at the outset that more than three-quarters of Yorkshire secondary schools hit the Government’s new benchmark which rewards academic progress over an elongated period and it would be remiss not to acknowledge the solid progress made by students and teachers alike.

Fraud and cyber-crime are the new volume crimes of the 21st century, it was claimed today.

Fraud is the new burglary as crime rates rise across Yorkshire

Fraud and cyber-crime have replaced burglary and car theft as the ‘volume crimes’ of the 21st century, a leading expert has said, after the offences were included in the annual crime statistics for the first time.

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Estate’s Living Art

Artist Silvio Palladino with resident Sharon Varney, looking at a light art installation on flats in Melville Street, Hull.

First branch of pizza chain Domino's arrives in Driffield

First branch of pizza chain Domino's arrives in Driffield

An East Yorkshire town is to get its first branch of a popular pizza takeaway chain.

Poppy Widdison

13 years for Grimsby drug dealers who let four-year-old girl eat heroin

Two drug dealers who allowed a four-year-old girl to eat heroin, diazepam, methadone and ketamine for months before her death have each been jailed for 13 years by a judge in Hull, who said it was a case of “almost unremitting degradation”.

Safe keeping: Hulls Eldin Jakupovic on his first Premier League start since mid-September against Bournemouth. (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Justifying faith: How Eldin Jakupovic hopes to repay new Hull City chief

After being brought in from the cold, Hull City’s Bosnian-born goalkeeper has hailed the impact of Marco Silva. 
Leon Wobschall reports.


Car collides with tree near hospital in Hull

A man suffered injuries after a crash collided with a tree near a hospital in Hull.

Vulnerable pensioner followed from bank then viciously robbed in Hull street

Vulnerable pensioner followed from bank then viciously robbed in Hull street

A pensioner was grabbed around the neck and thrown to the floor by a vicious robber who stole money from his pocket and ran off.

Make mine a pint of cappuccino...

Small beer as coffee culture takes over our drinking habits

YORKSHIRE’S emerging coffee house culture is threatening to overturn its traditional fondness for the pint pot, according to a survey.

Dr Lee Tsang at Hull University.
 Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Hull’s unlikely musical genius

Ethel Leginska was reckoned one of the greatest pianists of her day. She wowed audiences with her dazzling playing and charisma. “Leginska Held Her Audience Spellbound” was a typical headline.

Kirsten Simister, curator of art at the Ferens Gallery. Picture: James Hardisty

Six of the best from Hull’s refurbished Ferens Art Gallery

Walking through the Ferens Art Gallery, it’s not immediately obvious where the money has been spent. Closed for 16 months while a £5m restoration project – the biggest in its history – was completed, the walls have been given a lick of paint, the works of art rehung and the cafe and gift shop have received a makeover. However, much of the work has taken place where visitors can’t see.

Gill Hodgson at Field House farm, Everingham, with a seasonal sheaf.  Picture: Gary Longbottom

Farm of the Week: Petals complement traditional farming at foot of the Wolds

Carrots, cattle and cornflowers are just three elements that make up what goes on at the 200-acre Field House Farm in Everingham at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Sheffield Steeldogs' player-coach, Greg Wood.

EPL: Double blow for Sheffield Steeldogs but Greg Wood finds plenty of positives

SHEFFIELD STEELDOGS may have drawn another blank in the English Premier League at the weekend but they drew nothing but praise from player-coach Greg Wood.

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Pigs enjoy the Porkichew.  Pictures: Tony Johnson

East Yorkshire designers help transform pig welfare

Creating a healthy environment for livestock isn’t all about legislature and having to comply with rules. It is animal husbandry at its best and works in the interests of farmers and animals. Less stress generally equals tenderness rather than toughness on the plate and during the animal lifetime it brings a happier pig, calf or lamb.

HAPPIER TIMES: Ehab Allam, left and Dr Assem Allam, right, pose with the 2013 Championship runners-up trophy alongside former manager Steve Bruce.

Allam Exclusive Pt 1: Allams putting Hull City’s Premier League status ahead of any sale

EHAB ALLAM last night admitted Hull City’s perilous position in the Premier League is putting off prospective buyers.

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Poppy Widdison

Mum who fed drugs to daughter, 4, ‘feels responsible for her death’

A mother who fed her four-year-old daughter sedatives because she was an “inconvenience” to her relationship with her partner faces the daily realisation that she was responsible for the death of the young girl, her barrister told a court yesterday.

Hull Royal Infirmary

Triathlete Eleanor Penrose died ‘after Hull A&E sent her home without antibiotics’

An 18-year-old international triathlete from Yorkshire who died from sepsis after going to an accident and emergency department twice in 24 hours may have survived if she had been given antibiotics earlier, a coroner has ruled.

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