Video and eyewitness account: Fire at Brimham Rocks

Fire crews from across the district have been battling a blaze at Brimham Rocks.
Lord Adonis

Rail service under scrutiny amid passenger chaos

THE nation’s faltering rail network is under intense scrutiny tonight after passengers endured chaotic scenes when hundreds of trains were cancelled or delayed yesterday and the Government faced renewed calls to step in to haul services back into public ownership.

Nosterfield Quarry from the west. Picture: APS.

Exciting expansion plans revealed for Yorkshire nature reserve

Nosterfield Local Nature Reserve is being expanded to include a further 100 acres dedicated to wildlife conservation.
Bishopthorpe Road's junction with South Bank Avenue, York. Image: Google

Man knocked out cold in York attack

A MAN was attacked and left unconscious on a York street.
Hull FC's Hakim Miloudi and Kirk Yeaman shake hands with Hull KR's Tommy Lee. Picture by Allan McKenzie/

Yeaman is happy to be on call for Hull

“I was just happy making coffee.”

Hull FC
Plans to "frack" for shale gas have proved controversial in communities around the UK.

Minister says fracking plans not designed to loosen regulations

Plans to make it easier for companies to explore shale gas deposits and carry out fracking are not designed to loosen regulation of the highly controversial industry, an Energy Minister has said.

13-year-old Mackenzie broke his face falling through a building roof

Police warn of 'dangerous consequences' in surge of youths climbing roofs in West Yorkshire

Police have issued a warning to youngsters and parents after a surge in reports of youths climbing onto building roofs.
Victoria Tomlinson

Providing the next step for top bosses

Bosses leaving top roles can add value to the economy and society with their expertise, according to the founder of a new venture helping former executives in the next stage of their careers.

William Whitaker: The managing director says the next innovation for the company is personalised wrapping of chocolates. Picture: Simon Hulme

Life is sweet but the aim is to stay one step ahead of competition

William Whitaker is the man at the helm of the family chocolate business which has been going for 130 years and is now sending its treats around the world. He spoke to Ismail Mulla.

Burnley Road, Todmorden. Image: Google.

Sex assault on woman in Todmorden: Police urge public to help identify suspect

POLICE are investigating a report of a  serious sexual assault on a 29-year-old woman in Todmorden.

A South Yorkshire man has gone on trial accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls he met through his jobs he held as a delivery driver and a taxi driver.

South Yorkshire taxi driver goes on trial accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls

A South Yorkshire man has gone on trial accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls he met through his jobs he held as a delivery driver and a taxi driver.

Joshua Townend

Scarborough teenage hammer threat car robbers locked up for 11 years

TWO teenagers from Scarborough who raided a house and threatened  the homeowner with a  hammer before stealing and crashing his car have been locked up for a total of 11 years.


WATCH: Exotic bird on the loose in Walsden!

Walsden residents were shocked to find an emu wandering the streets today.

Back Maud Avenue, Beeston, Leeds

'Bullets just missed man in drive-by shooting in Leeds street'

A MAN narrowly avoided being shot after bullets were fired at his car during a drive-by shooting, a court heard.

The trial has been taking place at Leeds Crown Court.

Boy, 15, accused of plotting school massacre in North Yorkshire had 'no real plan to murder'

A 15-year-old boy accused of plotting a Columbine-style massacre at his school did not make a "real plan to murder", a jury has been told.


Royal Wedding guests selling gift bags online for more than £1,000

Some gift bags from the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been put online for sale.
An Airbus A350. Airbus is one of Sylatech's prime customers.  Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Sylatech reaches for the sky after securing work with global giants

A YORKSHIRE manufacturing firm is set to record a 20 per cent increase in turnover this year as it secures more work with global giants in the space and defence markets.

Commercial Property
Safestyle is the leading retailer and manufacturer of uPVC replacement windows and doors to UK homeowners

Safestyle seeks damages from arch rival

​Double glazing firm Safestyle UK has issued a claim seeking damages against arch rival SafeGlaze UK and a number of named individuals.

Date: 30th April 2018.'Picture James Hardisty.'Sainsbury, the UK's second-biggest food retailer, has struck a deal to take over Walmart subsidiary Asda, creating Britain's biggest grocer by market share. Pictured Shane Walker, of Leeds, shopping at Asda, Owlcotes, Leeds.

Mark Casci: Questions still need answering over the Sainsbury’s/Asda deal

“A very modern marriage.”

These words were spoken many times over the weekend in relation to the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, an event which delighted people the world over and provided a fantastic day of national unity in an increasingly divided Britain.

Zygmunt Misiekowsk

Child sex predator Wakefield pensioner jailed for 14 years

A PENSIONER branded a "sexual predator of the worst sort" has been jailed for 14-years after being convicted of historic sexual offences against two children in Wakefield.

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