Yorkshire Times RSS Feed RSS news feed from the Yorkshire Times https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk nPoem Of The Week: 'Incoming' By Jonathan Humble Incoming. A missile, maybe; an approaching Exocet, or a Super Étendard flashing wildly out of the sun over San Carlos water. There is an observational precision to Jonathan Humble’s neatly-drawn ]]>Mon, 27 May 2019 10:24:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Poem-Of-The-Week--Incoming-By-Jonathan-Humble nCelebrations As Bradford’s New £3.1m Canal Road Cycleway Opens A community celebration was held today (Saturday 25 May) to mark the official opening of Bradford’s new £3.1m Canal Road Cycleway. Providing a missing link in cycling infrastructure between ]]>Sun, 26 May 2019 22:31:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Celebrations-As-Bradfords-New-31m-Canal-Road-Cycleway-Opens nLaunch Of Great British High Street Awards 2019 Speaking ahead of the competition launch in High Street Crickhowell, High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP said: 'The government awards celebrate the dedicated shop keepers, the committed volunteers ]]>Sat, 25 May 2019 21:00:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Launch-Of-Great-British-High-Street-Awards-2019 nJohn Marshall MBE Awarded For Contribution To Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries Following a unique award presented to John Marshall MBE on stage at the Tour de Yorkshire earlier this month, he today celebrated with the children that benefit from his work. Through his role as the]]>Sat, 25 May 2019 09:33:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/John-Marshall-MBE-Awarded-For-Contribution-To--Yorkshire-Bank-Bike-Libraries nPlanned Roadworks In Yorkshire And The Humber – Summary For Tuesday 28 May To Sunday 2 June 2019 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 May and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen ]]>Sat, 25 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Planned-Roadworks-In-Yorkshire-And-The-Humber--Summary-For-Tuesday-28-May-To-Sunday-2-June-2019 nMark Gregory Wins BBC People's Choice Award Yet Again! The 2019 Welcome to Yorkshire garden, designed by Mark Gregory from Landform Consultants has scooped the prestigious People’s Choice Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Mark’s garden, which is]]>Fri, 24 May 2019 20:00:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Mark-Gregory-Wins-BBC-Peoples-Choice-Award-Yet-Again nBusiness Reaction To Theresa May’s Speech Setting Out A Timetable For Her Departure As UK Prime Minister. Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: “The Prime Minister could not have worked harder to deliver a Brexit deal that protects the economy. She leaves office with the respect of business.]]>Fri, 24 May 2019 16:45:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Business-Reaction-To-Theresa-Mays-Speech-Setting-Out-A-Timetable-For-Her-Departure-As-UK-Prime-Minis nChorus Of Opera North In Music, Minimalism And Avant-Garde Antics Following their acclaimed performance in Opera North’s concert staging of Aida, the Company’s 36-strong Chorus will take centre stage this summer for two eclectic programmes ranging from sublime ]]>Fri, 24 May 2019 16:22:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Chorus-Of-Opera-North-In-Music-Minimalism-And-AvantGarde-Antics nBiosecurity Boss Visits Yorkshire Arboretum Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, visited the Yorkshire Arboretum on Friday 24th May. Lord Gardiner met with director Dr John ]]>Fri, 24 May 2019 16:18:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Biosecurity-Boss-Visits-Yorkshire-Arboretum nEuropean Day Of Parks 2019 With more than 260 events all over Europe, the European Day of Parks has united everyone - for the 20th year in a row - in celebration of Protected Areas. This year it is placing a special focus on ]]>Fri, 24 May 2019 16:09:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/European-Day-Of-Parks-2019 nClassic Rock Act Magnum To Rock Holmfirth From releasing their debut album in 1978 Magnum have always had a faithful following. The group in the early days toured with stellar weight acts such as Def Leppard and Judas Priest. The band sold ]]>Fri, 24 May 2019 15:46:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Classic-Rock-Act-Magnum-To-Rock-Holmfirth nDorian Gray Portrayed In Scarborough This adaptation, by Lucy Shaw, of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, is played out in the dark for the most part, we the audience like squinting voyeurs not quite sure if our eyes are ]]>Fri, 24 May 2019 11:38:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Dorian-Gray-Portrayed-In-Scarborough nMatthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet. Passion In Three Acts The distinguishing characteristic of any Shakespearean play is surely the richness of the text. In Romeo and Juliet - an early example of Shakespeare's work - words are used as metaphors, metrical ]]>Fri, 24 May 2019 10:10:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Matthew-Bournes-Romeo-and-Juliet-Passion-In-Three-Acts nBuilding Futures Together! Housebuilder Searches For New Apprentices Across Barnsley Housebuilder Barratt Developments Yorkshire West is continuing to support local employment in the communities in which it builds by creating six new job opportunities to develop talent in the ]]>Fri, 24 May 2019 07:58:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Building-Futures-Together-Housebuilder-Searches-For-New-Apprentices-Across-Barnsley nDouble Olympic Champion Talks To Business Leaders About Workplace Mental Health Dame Kelly Holmes joined high-growth SME business leaders in Leeds to shine a spotlight on workplace mental health and how to build resilient teams. The double Olympic Champion, was speaking at a ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 22:10:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Double-Olympic-Champion-Talks-To-Business-Leaders-About-Workplace-Mental-Health nAddressing The “Fintech Perception Gap” Can Put The North On Level Playing Field With London Leeds and the North of England could lose out to potential FinTech opportunities if the ‘perception gap’ is not addressed. Speaking to over 300 delegates attending the FinTech North Leeds ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 21:53:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Addressing-The-Fintech-Perception-Gap-Can-Put-The-North-On-Level-Playing-Field-With-London nHighways England Calling On Motorists To Tow Safely This Summer Highways England is today calling on motorists to 'check it before towing it' this Bank Holiday. There are around 4,000 incidents every year involving all forms of trailers, which equated to around ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 19:26:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Highways-England-Calling-On-Motorists-To-Tow-Safely-This-Summer n'10 In 10' Jake Wilde Facilities Manager Towngate PLC In this new and exclusive feature for The Yorkshire Times, we put a regional business professional in the hot seat and give them 10 minutes to answer our 10 burning questions. Here, we hear from ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 16:43:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/10-In-10-Jake-Wilde-Facilities-Manager-Towngate-PLC nLaw Firm Delighted With Growth National law firm Gateley, with a presence in Leeds, has reported revenue and profit growth over the last year. The listed firm is growing its staff numbers to record levels and recording organic and]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 16:30:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/-3 nBarnsley Schoolboy Completes Three Peaks Challenge For Hospice A Barnsley schoolboy was part of a group of fundraisers who took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise money for Barnsley Hospice. Mason Coles, 10, was the youngest member of the ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 15:58:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Barnsley-Schoolboy-Completes-Three-Peaks-Challenge-For-Hospice nNew Leeds Lord Mayor Officially Announced Councillor Eileen Taylor has been announced as the new Lord Mayor of Leeds for 2019/20. She was handed the chains at the council’s Annual General Meeting yesterday (22 May), taking over from Cllr ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 15:55:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/New-Leeds-Lord-Mayor-Officially-Announced nThe Heart Of Steel Raises £500,000 In less than a year, over 23,000 people have become part of history by engraving their name, or the name of a loved one, on to the iconic Heart of Steel, raising half a million pounds for the British ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 15:50:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/The-Heart-Of-Steel-Raises-500000 nDriving Miss Daisy To York Ahead of her starring role in Driving Miss Daisy at York Theatre Royal, 7 – 29 June, Paula Wilcox discusses the part and her career in a Q&A: What did you know about Driving Miss Daisy before ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 15:29:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Driving-Miss-Daisy-To-York nUK Tour Of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, Launched In Bradford, Reaches 1.3 Million Tim Peake joined the Science Museum Group today in announcing that more than 1.3 million people visited the Soyuz spacecraft from his Principia mission during its 20-month tour of the UK. The British ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 15:22:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/UK-Tour-Of-Tim-Peakes-Spacecraft-Launched-In-Bradford-Reaches-13-Million nTurn Of The Screw In York Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw seems to have lost its definite article in this adaptation by Tim Luscombe and maybe, just maybe, picked up in the process a bit of a modern pun – screw, screw ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 15:04:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Turn-Of-The-Screw-In-York nOpening Night At Roosters - Madonna Lost Her Invitation My partner has always wanted to attend a gala opening of some sort. It won’t matter what; it could be a book launch, the opening night of a show or a film premiere. Naturally, he was the first ]]>Thu, 23 May 2019 14:35:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Opening-Night-At-Roosters-Madonna-Lost-Her-Invitation nBradford’s Sikh Community Helps To Support A Key Local Bus Service To The Yorkshire Dales Working closely with the Friends of the Dales (Yorkshire Dales Society) and Dales & Bowland CIC, all six Gurdwaras (Sikh Temples) in Bradford have combined to make a donation of £1,800 towards the ]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 22:37:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Bradfords-Sikh-Community-Helps-To-Support-A-Key-Local-Bus-Service-To-The-Yorkshire-Dales nVolunteers Help Dig In Malham Three volunteers from Darwen Asylum and Refugee Enterprise (DARE) lent a hand on an archaeological dig in Malham recently as part of the People and the DALES project run by Yorkshire Dales Millennium ]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 22:24:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Volunteers-Help-Dig-In-Malham nHousehold Items Dumped On Yorkshire And Humber’s Motorways Everything but the kitchen sink has been removed from Yorkshire and Humber’s motorways as Highways England gets tough on fly-tipping and litter. Settees, microwaves, a carpet and even a mattress ]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 21:25:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Household-Items-Dumped-On-Yorkshire-And-Humbers-Motorways nMegan McKenna Megan McKenna is a name many know for her reality television appearances. Having started out on Britain's Got Talent, it was her more feisty appearances on Ex on the Beach and Celebrity Big Brother ]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 21:10:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Megan-McKenna nWi-fi Revolutionises Rural Pub A rural Yorkshire pub says superfast broadband is revolutionising its business. The Bay Horse, in Great Heck near Selby, has recently been taken over by new management. It’s never had internet ]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 20:05:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Wifi-Revolutionises-Rural-Pub nPM Statement On New Brexit Deal: 22 May 2019 Prime Minister Theresa May's statement in the House of Commons on the new Brexit deal. With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the Government’s work to deliver Brexit by]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 19:00:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/PM-Statement-On-New-Brexit-Deal-22-May-2019 nNew CEO For Yorkshire Homelessness Charity West-Yorkshire-based homelessness charity, Simon in the Streets, has appointed Eric Richardson Chief Executive Officer. The Charity, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year offers support to ]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 10:22:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/New-CEO-For-Yorkshire-Homelessness-Charity nThe Incredible Diaries Of Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) - Now Online The Incredible Diaries Of Anne Lister – The Inspiration Behind ‘Gentleman Jack’ – Go On Display And Are Now Available To Read In Full Online Newly created high quality digital images of every]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 09:16:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/The-Incredible-Diaries-Of-Anne-Lister-Gentleman-Jack--Now-Online nManchester Airport Scoops Top International Tourism Award In Shanghai Manchester Airport has scooped a prestigious international award in recognition for its efforts to welcome Chinese passengers through the Northern gateway. The UK’s third largest airport won a gold]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 09:12:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Manchester-Airport-Scoops-Top-International-Tourism-Award-In-Shanghai nFlower Power of LBA Flights To Guernsey Flights to Guernsey resume from Leeds Bradford Airport on May 24th coinciding with the island hosting its annual Floral Festival from 2nd to 30th June. Guernsey will be in full bloom as ]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 09:04:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Flower-Power-of-LBA-Flights-To-Guernsey nRSBP Fairburn Ings Launches New Wellbeing Walks During Dementia Awareness Week 2019 During Dementia Awareness Week, RSPB Fairburn Ings is starting its new programme of monthly, dementia-friendly ‘Wellbeing Walks’ to help connect more people with the wonderful wild places of the ]]>Tue, 21 May 2019 16:14:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/RSBP-Fairburn-Ings-Launches-New-Wellbeing-Walks-During-Dementia-Awareness-Week-2019 nEnduring Christie Mystery In York You would think by now it would be an open secret who did it – especially since The Mousetrap, one of theatre’s most enduring institutions, has been touring on and off for almost decade. ]]>Tue, 21 May 2019 15:30:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Enduring-Christie-Mystery-In-York n‘Thank You!’ Three Peaks Footpath Re-built A much-used footpath off the summit of Yorkshire’s highest mountain has been re-built with locally-quarried stone, following a successful public fundraising campaign. In November 2017, as part of ]]>Tue, 21 May 2019 15:28:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Thank-You--Three-Peaks-Footpath-Rebuilt nTop Accolade For 10th Welcome To Yorkshire Garden At RHS Chelsea Flower Show The Welcome to Yorkshire garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show has received a highly coveted gold medal. The 99th garden by the renowned designer and landscaper Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants marks ]]>Tue, 21 May 2019 14:47:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Top-Accolade-For-10th-Welcome-To-Yorkshire-Garden-At-RHS-Chelsea-Flower-Show nGraham Nash Interview Ahead Of July Gig In Halifax Graham Nash has had a lengthy career that has included being a member of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash. A new album, Over the Years will be released to accompany his forthcoming European ]]>Tue, 21 May 2019 10:50:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Graham-Nash-Interview-Ahead-Of-July-Gig-In-Halifax nThe All-New Mazda3 Is Here The new Mazda3 is now on sale and once again must do battle with such luminaries as the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and the Volkswagen Golf. The previous generation model punched above its weight, yet]]>Tue, 21 May 2019 09:34:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/The-AllNew-Mazda3-Is-Here nBG Energy Solutions MBO Heralds New Era For Leading Controls And Energy Solutions Business Sheffield-based independent business management system and energy solutions company BG Energy Solutions (BGES), has completed a management buy-out. Managing Director Gareth Barber and senior ]]>Mon, 20 May 2019 18:04:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Bg-Energy-Solutions-Mbo-Heralds-New-Era-For-Leading-Controls-And-Energy-Solutions-Business nYorkshire Firms Updated On The Latest Grant Funding Available To Drive Export Businesses from the Leeds City Region were able to get the latest information about the myriad of grants and support available to help drive overseas expansion at an event organised by peer-to-peer ]]>Mon, 20 May 2019 17:43:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Yorkshire-Firms-Updated-On-The-Latest-Grant-Funding-Available-To-Drive-Export nHappiness Tip 89 Welcome to week 91 Sometimes we can make ourselves miserable or indeed unhappy when certain plans we have made don't happen for whatever reason..may be due to someone letting you down, may be due to ]]>Mon, 20 May 2019 17:39:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Happiness-Tip-89 nHomeworking Up More Than A Quarter In Last Decade, TUC Analysis Shows There are 374,000 more employees working from home than 10 years ago, new TUC analysis published today (Friday) to mark Work Wise UK’s National Work from Home Day shows. The analysis shows a 27.7% ]]>Mon, 20 May 2019 16:21:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Homeworking-Up-More-Than-A-Quarter-In-Last-Decade-TUC-Analysis-Shows nStrategy Consultancy Scales Up Following Another Year Of Strong Revenue Growth Whitecap Consulting, the regionally-focused strategy consulting firm, has marked its seventh year of trading with strong and sustained revenue growth, an expanded office presence and new hires as it ]]>Mon, 20 May 2019 16:13:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Strategy-Consultancy-Scales-Up-Following-Another-Year-Of-Strong-Revenue-Growth nPizza Express New Leeds Arena Restaurant With at least 3 other Pizza Express restaurants in Leeds you would think that there would not be room enough for another one. The new Pizza Express Leeds Arena restaurant isn't technically inside the]]>Mon, 20 May 2019 15:22:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Pizza-Express-New-Leeds-Arena-Restaurant nPoet And Paddle Boarder Make Huge Splash On Welcome To Yorkshire’s 10th RHS Chelsea Garden A poet and a paddle boarder have helped launch Welcome to Yorkshire’s most ambitious garden to date at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The garden, which celebrates the county’s canals and rich ]]>Mon, 20 May 2019 11:30:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Poet-And-Paddle-Boarder-Make-Huge-Splash-On-Welcome-To-Yorkshires-10th-RHS-Chelsea-Garden nTurning Dizzy Over Dippy It’s an exciting week. My youngest son is commencing a new developmental stage. First came the smile, swiftly followed by the giggle; next was rolling over, then sitting up. Lately, we’ve ]]>Mon, 20 May 2019 09:49:00 GMT https://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Turning-Dizzy-Over-Dippy