Yorkshire Dales: ‘Robust’ pledge over district’s plan vision

A planning vision for the next 15 years for vast tracts of the Yorkshire Dales that has been five years in the making is due to be published over the new year.

Michael Crowther pictured at Kirkwood Hospice which is marking its 30th anniversary.
 Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire’s hospices fight back amid double whammy of challenges

HOSPICES across Yorkshire are being forced to reconnect with the communities they serve as they face a double whammy of challenges - rapidly increasing demand on their services and a battle to attract funding.

Leeds Trinity University students on this year's bus tour of Bradford secondary schools.

All aboard! Next stop a career in secondary school teaching in Bradford

TEACHER training students will be taken on bus tours of secondary schools in Bradford for the first time as part of a major recruitment campaign.

Around 8 per cent of the enquiries dealt with in
Sheffield in the period January to June 2017 were solely or predominantly about employment rights.
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Workers are being ‘short-changed’ by employers, Sheffield researchers have found

ZERO hours contracts and so-called self-employment is short-changing workers who are trying their best to make a living, research by Citizens Advice Sheffield has found.


Video: Happy feet as Leeds’s newest stars go on public display for first time

THERE was cause for Happy Feet at Lotherton Wildlife World today as its newest residents celebrated the opening of the first phase of the £1.2m redevelopment of the attraction.


Potential lies in our ‘disappearing’ historic Yorkshire textile mills, says heritage body

THE “ORIGINAL Northern Powerhouse”, the North’s historic textile mills, are disappearing fast and should be at the centre of regeneration, Historic England has said today.

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Abbie Speakman aged 11 looks at Miniatures by Pat Kay
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Intricate displays of life in miniature at dolls house fair

LIFE in miniature was celebrated at York Racecourse as designers, makers and enthusiasts came together for the Dolls House and Miniatures Fair.

Angela and Pete Fisher with Chewbacca

Pictures by Paul Atkinson

Out of this world characters descend upon seaside town

WHITBY Pavilion was taken over by a galaxy of out of this world characters on Saturday.

A police man stands guard at the entrance to Waddesdon Manor Road, in Buckinghamshire,  as police resume the hunt for clues following a collision between a helicopter and an aircraft which killed two pilots and two passengers. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Tributes to helicopter pilot killed in crash

Tributes have been paid to the pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a plane mid-air.

Police are appealing for witnesses, in particular a van driver, to come forward

Cyclists seriously injured in Huddersfield collision

TWO cyclists were seriously injured when a car collided with a group of bike riders in Huddersfield early today.

I'm a Celebrity... Should we get her out of here? Labour MSPs to decide on Dugdale suspension

I'm a Celebrity... Should we get her out of here? Labour MSPs to decide on Dugdale suspension

Labour MSPs will consider if Kezia Dugdale should be suspended for her decision to appear on the reality TV show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, the party's new Scottish leader said.
Cannabis plants worth £30,000 found in raid

Cannabis plants worth £30,000 found in raid

Cannabis plants worth an estimated £30,000 were found at a house in Leeds on Friday.

Is this your owl?

Is this your owl?

Leeds police have issued a hoot of an appeal on social media - to trace the owners of what they believe is a tame tawny owl.

Detectives are appealing for information

Man in hospital after assault during car-jacking

A man is in hospital with head injuries after he was assaulted by a gang who demanded the keys to his car.

Police are investigating the incidents

Plant pots and bricks thrown through windows and windscreens in "mindless spree" of criminal damage

THREE properties and around 25 vehicles were damaged in a "mindless spree" in Bingley this morning.

The MPs have called for a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and social care

Cross-party solution needed to face "immense" challenges of NHS and social care

"Tribal politics" is failing to find solutions for the crisis faced by the NHS and social care, with patients "too often" failed by a system under strain, a group of 90 MPs have said.

The Prince of Wales makes a speech during a reception at Government House in Antigua as his tour of hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands began. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

‘Utterly heartbreaking’: Charles describes hurricane devastation

“Painful beyond words.”

Contact the Elderly is encouraging people to over a spare seat at the dinner table to someone who may be lonely

Yorkshire's elderly are skipping meals to avoid eating alone, new research shows

ALMOST a fifth of over 70s in Yorkshire who skip meals, miss out on at least one meal every single day to avoid eating on their own, new research has found.

The modern extension at the rear of the castle

Travel review: Stepping back in time at a Northumbrian castle

THERE’S nothing quite like curling up in front of a roaring log fire to make you feel regal - especially in the surroundings of a 14th century castle, as Lindsay Pantry discovered.

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