Proud to be Yorkshire: 14 of the greatest women who hailed from the White Rose county

Inspirational Yorkshire women: Dame Judi Dench, Jane Tomlinson, the Bronte sisters, Hannah Hauxwell and Betty Boothroyd.
Inspirational Yorkshire women: Dame Judi Dench, Jane Tomlinson, the Bronte sisters, Hannah Hauxwell and Betty Boothroyd.
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Thursday 8th March sees the world celebrate women around the world as part of International Women’s Day.

This day commemorates the continuing movement for women’s rights and the achievements of many women around the world.

Women from Yorkshire play an integral part in this and there are a host of women who have made groundbreaking achievements in areas including television, science and politics.

Click on the gallery link to see our list of amazing Yorkshire women.

Smoking in cars carrying children was outlawed in October 2015.

Yorkshire councils issued just one fine in first two years of ban on smoking in cars carrying children