Your YEP Picture of the Day - October 24

Countryside near Sherburn village, by John Holtby.


Countryside Live: Why Yorkshire food is the best outside Italy, by Gregg Wallace

Television presenter Gregg Wallace hailed the quality of Yorkshire produce during a larger-than-life appearance at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

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Dr Graham Kirkland

Celebrating the life of a former Lord Mayor of Leeds

HUNDREDS of people are expected at a thanksgiving service to celebrate the life of former Leeds Mayor and Alderman of the city Dr Graham Kirkland.

Equine classes were among the returning favourite features at the 14th Countryside Live held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

Verdict: Society delight at Countryside Live’s evolution

Countryside Live celebrated its 14th year this weekend and the two-day autumn show of all things food and farming showed all the hallmarks of going from strength to strength.

The police helicopter was drafted in to help track the stolen van.

Two arrested after police helicopter pursues stolen van through Wakefield

The driver of a stolen van has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a pursuit through Wakefield last night.

Dominic Moore with his brothers, Joshua and Charlie.

Family of cancer patient raise £15,000 for Leeds hospital unit

The father of a 21-year-old cancer patient has helped to raise £15,000 towards the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at St James’s Hospital.

The robber brandished a knife as he demanded cash.

Leeds armed robber escaped on bicycle

A robber brandished a large kitchen knife as he forced open the till of a Leeds grocery shop.

Former West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Mark Gilmore.

No sign of police conduct report

The report of a misconduct investigation into West Yorkshire Police’s former chief constable has yet to be made public nearly three months after being received by the county’s crime commissioner.

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Countryside Live: Selfies and rosettes as visitors enjoy opening day

Celebratory selfies, giant fluffy rabbits and alpacas with mohawks helped bring to life the opening day of the region’s premier autumn food and farming show in Harrogate today.


Video: Countryside Live gets underway in Harrogate

Autumn agricultural spectacular Countryside Live has opened for visitors at Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Showground.

Yorkshire's league table of takeaways.

Seaside town has highest ratio of fast food outlets in the region

Some might say that a trip to Scarborough is incomplete without a seafront stroll with a bag of fish and chips.

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The note left by Mia Broadhead among the floral tributes.

Daughter saved from fatal Wakefield fire writes heartbreaking letter to father and sister

THE loved ones of a father and daughter killed in a Wakefield house fire were moved to tears as they read heartfelt messages of condolence at the scene.


Video: ‘Hope wins out’ as right-wingers confined to sidelines in Batley

THE husband of former MP Jo Cox has welcomed the fact that far-right candidates lost their deposits in the West Yorkshire by-election triggered by her killing.

Mia Broadhead, 13, and sister Kiera, eight. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Murder probe after dad dies trying to save young daughter from Wakefield house fire

A FATHER died trying to save his young daughter from a fire at their Wakefield home, which police believe was started deliberately.

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News from the police

Crime not really up by quarter in West Yorkshire, say police

The likelihood of becoming a victim of crime in West Yorkshire rose by four per cent last year, according to the county’s police force.

By Steven Sutcliffe.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - October 20

Knaresborough, by Steven Sutcliffe.

James Brining is artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse.

James Brining: Proud to stand centre stage for diversity

ALL too often, the UK is described as a country divided. Yet one of our proudest outputs is the wealth of cultural activity on offer in cities and towns up and down the country.

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Fire chiefs announce £230k investment after devastating Boxing Day floods

Fire chiefs announce £230k investment after devastating Boxing Day floods

Fire chiefs in West Yorkshire have pledged to spend more than £200,000 on improving safety equipment and training for firefighters following the devastating floods last winter.

Former Scotland Yard officer Will O'Reilly was in Leeds, going round shops in the Harehills area looking for signs of illicit tobacco.
14th September 2016.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds health boss plays down illicit tobacco fears in city

Leeds’s most senior public health official has said the availability of illicit cigarettes is not on the rise after a report claimed they are “incredibly easy to obtain” in the city.

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Nick Baines is the Bishop of Leeds.

Nick Baines: Brexit – We cannot be an island apart in unstable world

I OFFER this statement by the German theologian Jürgen Moltmann in a book that I finished reading on the train today: “A free society is not an accumulation of independent individuals; it is a community of persons in solidarity.”

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