Warnings across Yorkshire as 'mini Beast from the East' is set to make it a white weekend

A cold snap dubbed the "mini beast from the east" is set to arrive this weekend, with temperatures tumbling.
Are we becoming a nation hooked on powerful painkillers?

Are we becoming addicted? Surge in prescriptions for powerful opioid painkillers

The number of prescriptions for powerful painkillers in England has nearly doubled in 10 years, it has been reported.


Murderer of Yorkshire mother Jodie Wilsher jailed for 30 years after Christmas supermarket stabbing

Neville Hord, who stabbed supermarket worker Jodie Willsher to death in an Aldi store in Skipton, North Yorkshire, has been jailed at Bradford Crown Court for at least 30 years.
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Death of a genius: Professor Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Renowned British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.


Stephen Hawking: A brief history of one of Britain's most celebrated scientists

Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the finest minds in science, has died aged 76. Here are some of the key events in the life of one of Britain's most celebrated thinkers.


Tributes paid across the world as 'genius' Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Renowned British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's finest scientific minds, has died at the age of 76, a family spokesman said.

Dewsbury has one of the fastest-moving property markets in the country.

Dewsbury named as one of the fastest-moving property markets in the country

Newport in South Wales has been identified as Britain's fastest-moving property market, with the average length of time it takes to find a buyer in the city having been slashed by nearly a third over the past year.

Baroness Warsi: "I will, along with many Muslims, be going out on April 3 because we will not be intimidated in this way."

Baroness Warsi: I will not be intimidated by anti-Muslim letters

Britain's first female Muslim Cabinet minister has said she will not be intimidated by letters sent out across the country encouraging acts of violence against Muslims.

Professor Stephen Hawking has died aged 76.

One pervading mystery for Stephen Hawking: Women

Professor Stephen Hawking may have been one of the world's most eminent scientists but one thing remained a mystery to him - women.

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies at his Knotty Ash home aged 90

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, just two days after getting married, his publicist has announced.

Could we see some more snow across Yorkshire in time for the Easter holidays?

White Easter? More snow on the way and it could hit our bank holiday celebrations

Another icy cold snap is heading our way and could even result in many parts of the county experiencing a white Easter.


‘I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it.’... The classic one-liners and greatest jokes of Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd, master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy, reduced fans to helplessness with his bucktoothed grin, a shake of the through-a-hedge-backwards hair and a cry of "How tickled I am".

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Sir Ken Dodd: Tributes paid to one of comedy's 'all-time greats'

Sir Ken Dodd has been described as a "legend" and an "inspiration" as celebrities and fans shared fond memories of the popular comedian following his death at the age of 90.
The match was stopped for about 30 minutes while the helicopter landed and took the supporter to hospital.

Air Ambulance lands on pitch during match after supporter falls ill

A League Two football match was stopped for about 30 minutes so that an air ambulance could land on the pitch to help a sick supporter.

The 'Punish a Muslim' letter has been sent to addresses across the country.

What do we know about the vile 'punish a Muslim' points-scoring letter discovered by West Yorkshire Police?

A vile letter encouraging people to take part in a 'punish a Muslim' points-scoring game has been discovered by police in Yorkshire.

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The 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters were discovered by West Yorkshire Police.

Counter-terrorism officers launch investigation after West Yorkshire Police discover 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

Police are investigating a possible hate crime after reports that anti-Islamic letters were posted across the country.
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Sir Cliff Richard, who is at the centre of an "open justice" dispute after suing the BBC over coverage on a police raid on his home.

Sir Cliff trying to stop 'private' information emerging during BBC court battle

Sir Cliff Richard wants to stop information he says is private and sensitive from emerging during a High Court battle with the BBC.
Flowers have been laid at the scene of a crash near Thirsk where two teenage boys died last night. Pictures: PA and Charlotte Graham.

Yorkshire teenagers killed in tragic car smash are named

Two teenagers killed in a horror car smash last night have been named locally.

Yorkshire weather: Warnings remain in place for much of the region but will there be any more snow in Leeds today?

Heavy snow flurries have caused widespread chaos on the Yorkshire roads this morning, with Leeds bearing the brunt of what is being called the 'Pest from the West'.


Pest from the West: Full list of Leeds schools closed on Thursday due to the snow

A number of Leeds schools have announced they will be closed this morning after more snow hit the city in the early hours.
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