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How Anne Brontë is being reinvented in Haworth on her 200th birthday

The author of perhaps the first feminist novel in the English language would have enjoyed letting her hair down at her birthday party yesterday, its organisers thought.

Anne Brontë would have been 200, and at the parsonage on the Yorkshire moors that was her family home, they ...

yesterday 17:53 open_in_new
HS2 could be scrapped for Leeds and Yorkshire in bid to save money

There are fears the Government is preparing to scrap part of the northern link of its High Speed Rail project to cut costs, according to a report in the i.

The eastern link of the route that will travel through the East Midlands into Yorkshire, known as phase 2b, could be ...

yesterday 09:29 open_in_new
Labour leadership hopeful Keir Starmer says access to all staff needed in watchdog's anti-Semitism probe during Batley visit

During an appearance in Batley today, the Holborn and St Pancras MP also backed an "element" of independent decision-making in regard to investigations into racism in the party.

-> Sir Keir Starmer reveals lack of ‘big beasts’ in Labour leadership race – Sir Bernard ...

2020-01-17 20:47 open_in_new
Tour de Yorkshire 2020 set to begin in Beverley and finish in Leeds

The 2020 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire this spring will begin in Beverley on Thursday April 30 and finish in Leeds on Sunday May 3 in Leeds.

The men’s race starts with a 176.5km coastal route from Beverley to Redcar, which is making it’s first appearance as a finish town.

Day ...

2020-01-17 15:32 open_in_new
Increasing number of parents told sex offenders have access to their children in Yorkshire

An increasing number of parents have been told by police that an individual with access to their child is a sex offender – but some believe the current law does not do enough to protect children.

Sarah’s Law, officially known as the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme, was ...

2020-01-17 09:14 open_in_new
West Yorkshire Police investigating after video shows officer 'punch' and 'grab man by throat'

David Baldwin had been filming a police scene in Leeds on Saturday morning when he was pushed and restrained by officers.

The moment was captured on CCTV, and West Yorkshire Police has confirmed it is investigating whether unnecessary force was used.

Officers were cordoning off a ...

2020-01-16 19:35 open_in_new
My challenge to TransPennine Express MD Leo Goodwin to meet passengers on Leeds Station and endure his poor services – Ajaz Ahmed

“LET’S get people off the roads and onto public transport” – that was the message over the last decade.

So what is it like travelling on public transport, especially trains?

TransPennine Express ordered to improve by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and ...

2020-01-16 09:05 open_in_new
Inspirational Leeds dad-of-one fighting brain cancer to ride charity cycling event

An inspirational Leeds dad who has bravely fought brain cancer for more than seven years is due to take to the wheel for his fifth annual 'On Yer Bike' charity event for Brain Tumour Research.

Rory Burke, 48, blacked out on the way to work in Leeds in 2012 before losing consciousness when ...

2020-01-15 19:26 open_in_new
Breakthrough in South Yorkshire devolution deal as Government and local leaders finally sing from the same hymn sheet

The saga, which has dragged on for two years, has finally come to an end after the Government agreed to take the next step towards signing a devolution deal for the region, which encompasses Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield, and Rotherham.

There are two more steps to take before politicians ...

2020-01-15 17:20 open_in_new
Yorkshire transplant patient given new lease of life thanks to ground-breaking Leeds hospitals machine

The new liver perfusion machine, paid for through charity fundraising, offers surgeons at St James’s Hospital, Leeds more options than the current process of keeping a donated organ stored in an icebox.

The new technology can potentially allow the team to perform up to 20 more ...

2020-01-15 14:11 open_in_new
Leeds Bradford Airport boss Hywel Rees - 'I'll have failed if new terminal is not built'

Hywel Rees, who took over as chief executive of the airport in May of last year, said that a new terminal building was essential if the airport is to realise its ambitions of growing passenger numbers from its current four million to seven million by the end of the decade.

His plan for ...

2020-01-15 08:56 open_in_new
Man dies in crash on notorious Yorkshire Dales road

A man has died in a crash at the notorious Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales.

The man, who is from the local area and believed to be in his 50s, was driving a black Land Rover Defender when it left the road just before 11am on Saturday.

Emergency services and the Swaledale ...

2020-01-14 19:17 open_in_new
Welcome to Yorkshire wants more time to repay £500,000 council loan

Scandal-hit tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire intends to reduce its reliance on public sector funding under its new leadership team – but wants more time  to repay a £500,000 council loan which kept the organisation afloat last year.  

New chief executive James Mason ...

2020-01-14 15:05 open_in_new
A section of railway which disappeared in 1985 could be re-instated as part of West Yorkshire's HS2 plans

A section of railway line which disappeared in 1985 could be re-instated as part of a review of the way the proposed HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail connect with each other in West Yorkshire.

As Yorkshire leaders wait for the results of the government-commissioned review into whether HS2 ...

2020-01-13 14:56 open_in_new
Family launch desperate fundraising campaign for six-year-old Mia who has rare condition Tracheomalacia

Little Mia, from Rotherham, struggles to breathe normally due to a condition called Tracheomalacia.

The condition means her trachea and bronchus are 'floppy' and cannot stay open during breathing.

Mia has been in and out of hospital since she was four months old and any cough or cold ...

2020-01-13 08:38 open_in_new
Rob Burrow’s strength and bravery deserved no less than a hero’s welcome - The Yorkshire Post says

IT was perhaps typical of the Yorkshire character that the scenes at Emerald Headingley Stadium to honour Rob Burrow were so awe-inspiring and emotional.

Fans gathered from all across the country in Leeds, with many more watching on television around the globe, as the sporting world ...

2020-01-12 20:02 open_in_new
South Yorkshire police chief 'not convinced' smart motorways are safer

Dr Alan Billings wrote in the letter to Jason Mercer's widow Claire that Highways England was repeatedly warned that controversial plans to turn the M1 into a four-lane carriageway would put lives at risk.

Mr Mercer was one of four people who lost their lives between junction 31 and 35a ...

2020-01-12 14:47 open_in_new
Mick Rath’s trombones are played by some of the best orchestras and brass bands in the world and they are made here in Yorkshire

The comedian “Professor” Jimmy Edwards, who was no slouch when it came to playing brass instruments, once described the tuba and euphonium as making a sound like “an ill wind that nobody played any good”.

Looking back to his schooldays, Michael “Mick” Rath tends ...

2020-01-12 09:32 open_in_new
Beverley: How 'the town that time forgot' escaped modern development

Visitors to the East Yorkshire market town of Beverley often observe how well-preserved it is.

Much of the town centre is 'naturally' pedestrianised thanks to a lack of mid-20th century modernisation, there's no choking ring road or multi-storey car parks, and its cobbled market square and ...

2020-01-11 09:23 open_in_new
First picture of Yorkshire toddler released as two people arrested for murder

Two people have been arrested for murder after the "tragic" death of toddler Keigan Ronnie O’Brien.

Emergency services were called to a house on Bosworth Road, Adwick, at about 11am on Wednesday, following reports from the ambulance service that Keigan was in cardiac arrest.

He ...

2020-01-10 19:44 open_in_new
Roman visitor centre and 11-storey luxury apartment block could be built in York

Plans have been submitted for an 11-storey luxury apartment block and Roman visitor attraction to be built in York city centre.

The site will feature a “world-class” tourist attraction – to be named Eboracum – on the ground floor and basement, a shop, and 290 luxury residential ...

2020-01-10 17:38 open_in_new