West Yorkshire

Crooked lawyer forced 200-year-old Yorkshire solicitors out of business in £4m fraud

A crooked lawyer forced a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction by plundering its accounts of almost FOUR MILLION pounds to fund …


District lands £7m EU funding boost to get long-term jobless into work

BRADFORD and Leeds have landed a near £10 million funding pot to get the long-term jobless into work.<p>Bradford is to get the lion’s share of the cash, …


TERROR ATTACK: Armed police presence in Bradford following London rampage that left four people dead

Parliament puts on a show of stoic defiance when MPs attempt to go about their daily duties, less than 24 hours after a terror attack brought death …


Leeds school to close today following Ofsted inspection

A Leeds school is to close for a staff training day today to address issues raised after a recent Ofsted inspection report was critical of past …


Cash-strapped school sends staff to look for pupils' dropped dinner in desperate bid to boost coffers

A school has admitted being so strapped for cash it sends staff out to pick up pupils’ dropped dinner money.<p>Each week the head at the unnamed school …


The Police Officers Who Sell the Drugs They Seize

Police stealing drugs from the lock-up, or even directly from other dealers, is more common than you'd think.<p><i>(Top photo: a police officer holding a seized bag of drugs. There is no suggestion the police officer pictured is responsible for selling any seized drugs or engaging in any criminal</i> …


Flagship facility established in love, courts community success

In a 2015 interview, Laurence Carroll Leeds Jr. told New York Tennis Magazine that his son “loved teaching the sport, especially to young players.” Commenting on the launch of the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, the Chairman of Buckingham Capital Management, said "As a place where children …


Trio of suspected burglars trapped on roof for two hours as large crowd of neighbours gathers below

This is the moment a trio of suspected burglars allegedly tried to make their getaway via the roof when the owners came home - only to become trapped …


Norovirus outbreak in Leeds: Law firm acting for sickness bug victims

Lawyers are looking into the source of a norovirus outbreak which affected 75 people in Leeds.


Subjects face axe as schools try to balance budgets

LOOMING budget pressures in local schools could soon see some classes or activities disappear from day to day school life, a union has warned.


Roman skeletons unearthed at Pontefract building site

<b>More than 30 Roman skeletons have been unearthed on the site of a new housing estate in West Yorkshire.</b><p>The skeletons were found alongside pottery, jewellery and building remains during an archaeological dig at the site in Pontefract.<p>Most of the graves have now been excavated and the remains will be …


Leeds: 10 reasons to visit a reborn northern powerhouse

Yorkshire’s largest city was once defined by mills and industry, but Leeds’ Victorian centre has marched proudly into the 21st century. Its industrious soul and grungy guts remain intact, but cultural enclaves are flourishing, redevelopment plans are beautifying heritage areas, and there’s a new …


ECSC Group commits to region with opening of security centre

Cyber security services provider ECSC Group plc reaffirmed its commitment to Yorkshire as it opened a new security operations centre at its …


'Diabetics of the future': dentist speaks out over level of tooth decay in young Bradford children

A DISTRICT dentist is warning children with rotting teeth are future diabetics who will clog up hospital beds and other health services in the years …


VIDEO PHOTOS: Star-studded Leeds City of Culture 2023 bid launches in London

Stars including the Kaiser Chiefs and Corine Bailey Rae packed into an event in London tonight to launch Leeds' City of Culture 2023 bid.<p>Like us on …


Bradford school broadcasts announcements in Polish

<b>A primary school is broadcasting important announcements in Polish on its radio station to help get messages across to Eastern European parents.</b><p>Polish-speaking teaching assistant Tomasz Turowski is doubling up as a radio presenter at Miriam Lord Primary in Bradford, West Yorkshire.<p>His 20-minute …


Innovative Home from Hospital scheme praised for reducing strain on NHS

A SCHEME supporting elderly and vulnerable people across the district as they readjust to home life after hospital, is being hailed a success.<p>Home …


Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.


Calls to scrap out-of-date driving test

Ninety per cent of UK motorists do not believe that the current driving test is fit for purpose, according to a new survey of drivers.<p>The poll found …


What a wash-out! Bradford revealed as Yorkshire's wettest city

A NEW report has revealed that Bradford is the wettest city in Yorkshire and one of the rainiest cities in the UK.<p>Bradford was ranked as the seventh …


BBC Radio Leeds - West Yorkshire Sport: Rugby League, Salford v Castleford Tigers and Wigan v Huddersfield Giants + Challenge Cup, Warriors 16-16 Giants: Rick Stone & Darnell McIntosh reaction

Action and reaction as Huddersfield Giants share Super League spoils at DW Stadium.<br>{Commentary: Phil Kinsella}<br>{Image: SWPix.com}

Rugby Union

"I'm literally begging": Husband's desperate appeal after wife's cancer was 'missed by doctors 12 times'

A dad whose wife's cancer was missed 12 times by medics has made an emotional plea for more cash to stop treatment being halted.<p>Liam Major, of …


‘Elitist’ claim as no affordable housing is included in £55m Leeds riverside scheme

MEMBERS of a Leeds City Council plans panel deferred final approval for a £55m riverside homes and leisure complex after councillors said a decision …


Sea of floral tributes and heartfelt messages laid outside school of Sheffield kickboxer Scott Marsden

A sea of floral tributes and heartfelt messages have been left outside the high school of teenage kickboxing champion Scott Marsden.


'Restraining chair' back in city after 40 years as police museum reopens

A HISTORIC piece of equipment is returning to its original home in Bradford for the first time in 40 years as the star attraction at today’s …


Remembering Boots in Broadway, Bradford

OUR latest dip into the archives by our librarian Odele Ayres looks back at the closure of the Boots store in Broadway, Bradford.<p>This popular high …


Yorkshire has its own property microclimate

Tony Wright, Head of Residential Agency, Carter Jonas, Harrogate<p>The UK property market is all too often discussed as a single entity, with …


James Segeyaro closes in on Cronulla Sharks NRL return

Controversial hooker James Segeyaro has been cleared to start training with NRL champions Cronulla as his contractual dispute with Leeds nears a …


CAR REVIEW: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

The growing anti-diesel vibe in the UK means motorists who need to rack up lots of economical miles may be looking at petrol-electric hybrids with …


Mother’s pain at watching girl, 8, try to kill herself 50 times in the last year

<b>An eight-year-old has tried to kill herself nearly every week for the past year, her mum has revealed.</b><p>Donna Robinson, from Castleford, West …

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