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Take Extra Care - Snow And Strong Winds Have Arrived
The Met Office has today (28 January 2015) issued a Level 3 cold weather alert across Yorkshire and Humber, North East and North West England. Everywhere else is now on a Level 2 alert, with London…
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Spurs Down Spirited Sheffield United At The Lane
TV Review: Wolf Hall
Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Campaign Launched
Icy Pavements - Main Hazard For Older People
Mr Frodo - Up Close And Personal
Bradford Partnership Project Inspires Police And Crime Commissioner
Freezing Weather: Cold Weather Payments Go Up As The Temperature Goes…
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Icy Pavements - Main Hazard For Older People

photo - Elliott Brown
photo - Elliott Brown
Icy pavements are the main worry which discourages older people from walking outside, pedestrian campaign charity Living Streets says today (29 January 2015).

In a recent YouGov poll commissioned…

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Thu 29th Jan, 2015 | 3:16pm

Freezing Weather: Cold Weather Payments Go Up As The Temperature Goes Down

photo - Sven Loach
photo - Sven Loach
The payments provide vital reassurance to the most vulnerable households so that they can afford to turn up the heating this winter, and up to 4 million people across Britain are in line for the…

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Thu 29th Jan, 2015 | 12:08pm

Northern Powergrid Is Prepared Following Met Office Severe Weather Warnings


Following Met Office warnings for strong winds and snow blizzards, Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for running the electricity network across the North East, Yorkshire and north…

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Wed 28th Jan, 2015 | 9:00pm

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Nick Clegg Message

photo - Pimke
photo - Pimke
Last week, I was privileged to sit down and talk with one of the bravest, most remarkable people I've ever met - Zigi Shipper. Zigi was just 11 years old when he first escaped deportation from the…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 4:00pm

Foreign Secretary Visits Auschwitz

photo - Lukemn
photo - Lukemn
The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said:

"I am humbled to be at Auschwitz-Birkenau today, 70 years since its liberation. Standing in these chilling surroundings and imagining what happened…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 3:14pm

Foreign Office Minister Condemns Violence In Egypt

photo - U.S. DOD
photo - U.S. DOD
The Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood said:

" I deplore the deaths in Egypt in recent days. The UK condemns the acts of terrorism and stands by Egypt in the fight against terrorism. We are…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 9:22am

Syriza's Victory Makes Hope Possible For Millions Across Europe

Alexis Tsipras
Alexis Tsipras
The leader of the UK and Ireland's largest trade union, Unite (Monday 26 January) welcomed the victory of Syriza in Greece's general election, saying it "made hope possible for millions across…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 8:53am

Uplifting Donation Boosts Hospice


Steeton-based Acorn Stairlifts are celebrating after raising a record total for Sue Ryder's Manorlands Hospice throughout 2014.

The team have raised over £19,000 through a variety of…

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Mon 26th Jan, 2015 | 4:30pm

Cold Weather, Strong Winds And Snow Are Heading Back

photo - Daniel Hall
photo - Daniel Hall
Today (26 January 2015), the forecaster issued a Level 2 cold weather alert across Yorkshire and Humber, the North East, the North West, West Midlands, the East Midlands and the East of England:…

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Mon 26th Jan, 2015 | 3:55pm

Match Funding Scheme Bolsters Volunteer's Fundraising Efforts

L-R: DHL employees Tom Mason, Roz Sands and Matt Griffin
L-R: DHL employees Tom Mason, Roz Sands and Matt Griffin
A total of £700 has been donated to a charity that provides emotional support for people in distress or despair.

York Samaritans has received the donation thanks to a match funding programme…

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Sat 24th Jan, 2015 | 8:30am

Bradford Partnership Project Inspires Police And Crime Commissioner


A police-led partnership in Bradford which is tackling some of the problems that can lead to anti-social behaviour was visited by the Police and Crime Commissioner yesterday (Wednesday).

Mark…

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Thu 29th Jan, 2015 | 12:25pm

Foreign Secretary Concerned By Clashes Between Hezbollah And The Israeli Defence Forces


The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

"I am concerned about reports of clashes between Hezbollah and the Israeli Defence Force this morning, which have resulted in serious casualties. I offer…

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Thu 29th Jan, 2015 | 12:00pm

Coastal Gems Sparkle With Funding To Lure More Visitors

Staithes Harbour - photo volunteer Brian Nicholson
Staithes Harbour - photo volunteer Brian Nicholson
Businesses and communities in the North York Moors' coastal villages are set to benefit from £455,000 thanks to funding secured by the National Park Authority from the Coastal Communities…

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Wed 28th Jan, 2015 | 4:33pm

Nick Clegg Statement On GDP Figures: January 2015


Commenting on today's GDP figures, the Deputy Prime Minister said:

"Two consecutive years of growth shows that our economy is getting stronger.

"Back in 2010 the economy was on its knees but…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 3:36pm

Marathon Runners Urged To Follow In Leeds Fundraisers' Footsteps

Will Woodhead
Will Woodhead
A Leeds landscape gardener will be running the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon to support the life saving work of St John Ambulance after its volunteers gave him vital help when he got into…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 2:04pm

PM Phone Call With Alexis Tsipras


Prime Minister David Cameron called Alexis Tsipras to congratulate him on being elected as the new Greek Prime Minister.

Following the call, a Downing Street spokesperson said:

"Prime Minister…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 8:56am

The Princess Royal Officially Opens Student Central

HRH officially opens Student Central
HRH officially opens Student Central

Her Royal Highness also met and viewed the work of the University's fashion and textiles undergraduates

On her latest visit to the University of Huddersfield, Her Royal Highness The Princess…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 8:00am

Foreign Secretary Condemns Russian-Backed Separatist Attacks In Mariupol, Ukraine


The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

"I condemn in the strongest terms yesterday's Russian-backed separatist attacks in Mariupol killing at least 30 innocent civilians, including children,…

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Mon 26th Jan, 2015 | 4:29pm

Foreign Secretary Expresses Concern Following Resignations Of Yemen's President And Cabinet


Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

"I am deeply concerned by the serious deterioration in the situation in Yemen. Despite the very serious challenges now facing the country, the British…

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Sat 24th Jan, 2015 | 6:32pm

Big Garden Birdwatchers In Yorkshire Should 'Look At Their Gardens Through The Eyes Of A Bird', Says The RSPB

Robin - photo - Paul Albertella
Robin - photo - Paul Albertella
People in Yorkshire taking part in this year's RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch (Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 January) should watch how the birds use their garden as well as watching the birds themselves,…

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Fri 23rd Jan, 2015 | 7:00pm

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