West Yorkshire and The Dales

West Yorkshire & The Dales

Fighting for the future of communities in the Yorkshire Dales

There are fears that the number of second homes is forcing young people out of the Yorkshire Dales. Chris Bond visited Arkengarthdale and found that this isn’t the only issue.

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Leeds City Council nets more than £10m in car park charges and fines

DRIVERS in Leeds spent more than £8.8m to park in council-run spaces last year and paid out almost £2m in parking fines.

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The van and trailer have been recovered but there are long queues of traffic on the approach to the crash scene. Picture: Crown 2017

Two hours delays on M62 in West Yorkshire after van overturned near Brighouse

Drivers are facing two hours delays on the M62 after a van overturned on the motorway near Brighouse.

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Marsden Park.

Six of the Best: Winter walks across Yorkshire

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm, throw on some wellies and go for an invigorating walk.

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The Public Accounts Committee has criticised the lack of spending controls on the Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train project and at HS2 Ltd.

Wasted millions: Watchdog hits out at lack of spending controls on Yorkshire transport schemes

The Government was told today to review the way it manages major infrastructure projects after an influential committee revealed how two major Yorkshire schemes had been blighted by a lack of controls on spending.

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Smart travel and a Trans-Pennine tunnel: Transport chiefs to outline 30-year vision

A 30-year transport plan for the North to be published early next year will “revolutionise” the way people in the region travel and improve how it does business, according to the head of a new strategic body.

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A view of the River Wharfe from Tadcaster. Pic: Google.

Helicopter searches for 'car floating in river' near Tadcaster

A police helicopter was searching over the River Wharfe this afternoon following reports that an upturned car was floating downstream.
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14 December 2017......      Year four pupils and budding  journalists at a St Theresa's Catholic Primary School in Crossgates have been creating their own front page story as part of a Yorkshire Evening Post backed reading scheme. Picture Tony Johnson.

Crossgates schoolchildren making the news in Yorkshire Evening Post-backed reading scheme

BUDDING journalists at a Leeds school have created their own front page story as part of a Yorkshire Evening Post-backed reading scheme.

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Slips and falls on ice: 50 per cent increase in A&E visits at Leeds hospitals

FALLS on icy roads and pavements led to a 50 per cent increase in the number of people visiting hospital accident and emergency departments in Leeds today.
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Katie Hamilton

Inquest jury's misadventure verdict after Leeds student's death

A JURY returned a misadventure verdict after a two-week inquest into the death of a Leeds University student who self ligatured while under 15-minute observations at a mental health unit.
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Brexit rebels inflict defeat on May despite late concession

Theresa May suffered a humiliating House of Commons defeat tonight in a critical Brexit vote at the hands of her own MPs.

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Date: 13th December 2017.
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Players from Yorkshire County Cricket Club, visited the Children's Leeds Congential Heart Unit to hand out gifts to the patients. The Children's Heart Surgery Fund are the club's current charity partner and this is the second year running the players have made such a visit. Pictured YCC players Andrew Hodd,  Alex Lees, and Jack Brooks, chatting to Ayva Sinclair, aged 19 months, of Leeds, with her mum Carla Scarfe.

Yorkshire cricketers bring festive cheer to youngsters on Leeds Children’s Heart Unit

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club players including Jack Brooks, Alex Lees and Andrew Hodd handed out Christmas gifts to patients during a visit to Leeds Children’s Heart Unit at Leeds General Infirmary.

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The snooker room at the Bradford Club.  PIC: Tony Johnson

The Yorkshire club where gentlemen relish the past and look to the future

The Bradford Club is the last surviving traditional gentleman’s club in the city, but with an ageing membership it is struggling to attract new blood.

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Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry about Yorkshire devolution.

Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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Katie Hamilton, 26, was studying at Leeds University.

Leeds student found dead at mental health unit ‘should have been under 24 hour watch’ - inquest told

A CONSULTANT forensic psychiatrist told a jury inquest he believed a woman who died after being found with a ligature around her neck at a mental health unit in Leeds should have been under 24-hour observation.

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Police had been searching for Jordan Line since Saturday.

Police issue update on search for missing 23-year-old West Yorkshire man

Police in West Yorkshire have shared an update this morning on the search for missing 23-year-old man.

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Ashes Pasture, Ribblehead. PIC: Simon Hulme

The time capsule deep in the Yorkshire Dales

AT the top of Yorkshire, on the eastern slope of Ingleborough where the flora and fauna are chiefly sheep and grass, some unexpected inhabitants have moved in.

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New report praises West Yorkshire Police

A new watchdog report has praised West Yorkshire Police (WYP) for its ethics, accessible complaints system and the treatment of staff.
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Human trafficker wanted by police is arrested in West Yorkshire

Human trafficker wanted by police is arrested in West Yorkshire

A man who was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant has been captured by police in West Yorkshire.

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Clockwise from top left: Darnell Harte; Ellis and Elliot Thornton-Kimmitt; Robbie Meerun, and Anthoney Armour.

UPDATED: Five killed after car hit tree in Leeds: Inquests opened and adjourned

INQUESTS into the deaths of five people including three children who lost their lives  when a  car ploughed into a tree in Leeds have been opened and adjourned at Wakefield Coroner's Court this morning.
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