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.

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Adverts posted for 'naked female cleaners' for homes across Yorkshire

Naked female cleaners are being sought to clean houses across Yorkshire for up to £55 an hour - but is it right to offer such a service?

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The injured woman was taken to Pinderfields Hospital.

Elderly passenger of Robin Reliant injured in M62 collision

An 84-year-old woman was taken to hospital suffering from serious injuries after a collision on the M62.

The Picture House Station Road, Castleford, after the Fire...15th January 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Fire at pub in Castleford treated as arson

A large fire that ripped through a pub in Castleford in the early hours of yesterday is now being treated by police as an arson attack.

Police have made two arrests

Body recovered from beck in Wakefield

The body of a man was recovered from a beck in Wakefield this morning.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Two Yorkshire health trusts in ‘major alerts’ daily

TWO HOSPITAL trusts in Yorkshire declared “major alerts” every day during the first working week of the year as pressure on the health service intensified, NHS data has revealed.

Picture by reader Adrian Kellett

Lorry fire closes two lanes on M1 in Yorkshire

Firefighters are tackling a lorry fire on the M1 northbound which has closed two lanes to traffic.

A police car remains outside the house where a young boy was hit by a car.

Police piecing together events leading to young boy’s death in quiet country lane

A SINGLE bouquet of white flowers stood outside the home of a grieving family earlier today as police continue their investigation into the death of a young boy who was hit by a car.


Hello my name is...Dr Gnorma the Gnome: Leeds supermarket chain backs campaign started by West Yorkshire doctor

Meet Dr Gnorma Gnome.

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BRAVE: Paris Leigh Boycott, before and after the charity head shave.

Niece of Yorkshire cricket legend has locks chopped for charity

The young niece of Yorkshire cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has had her long locks chopped for charity.


Young boy dies after being knocked down outside home in Wakefield

A YOUNG boy has died after being hit by a car outside a house in a quiet country lane.

A Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter on fields near Lingwell Nook Lane this afternoon. Picture: @reavewestwell

Air ambulance and paramedics at scene of incident in Wakefield

Emergency services descended on a quiet lane in Wakefield after a fatal collision this afternoon.
Ossett town centre - picture courtesy of Wakefield Libraries - http://www.twixtaireandcalder.org.uk

Facebook history page becomes part of British Library archive

A Facebook history group with more than 3,500 members will have its posts archived in the British Library.

The right-wing English Defence League mounts a protest in West Yorkshire. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

How a white Yorkshire schoolboy with anti-Muslim views was lured away from far-right extremism

THE PAINSTAKING efforts over several months to deter a 14-year-old West Yorkshire boy from far-right extremism after he started expressing vocal anti-Muslim views at school have been set out by the region’s counter-terrorism officials.

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Neo-Nazi Thomas Mair murdered Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox in June.

Threat from far-right a growing concern, says Yorkshire counter-terror chief

A senior Yorkshire counter-terrorism official has revealed the “growing concern” at the danger posed by far-right groups in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox by a neo-Nazi fanatic.

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West Yorkshire Police. CCTV image released after theft.

CCTV image released after Sainsbury’s bag theft

A CCTV image has been released in connection with a theft at a Sainsbury’s shop in Wakefield.

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‘Despicable’ carer jailed after being secretly filmed stealing cash and urinating in teacups at elderly couple’s home

A ‘despicable’ carer was filmed on a secret camera stealing cash and urinating in teacups at the home of an elderly couple he was supposed to be looking after.

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Couple claim man had sex with their horse after they hid in a barn to catch him

A man has gone on trial accused of having sex with horse on a farm near his home in West Yorkshire.

Mary Creagh MP has been challenged to represent the views of Wakefield voters on Brexit.

YP Letters: Wakefield MP should take note of our Christmas card call for Brexit

From: Andy Shaw, St John’s Grove, Wakefield.

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