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Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies

TV presenter John Noakes has died aged 83.
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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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People should 'fight their instincts' and FLOAT

New life-saving advice says floating, not swimming, could prevent drowning in cold water

People should ‘fight their instincts’ and FLOAT rather than try to swim if they fall into water, according to new advice from the RNLI.

Health
Where will speed cameras be located around Calderdale next week?

Where will speed cameras be located around Calderdale next week?

Mobile speed cameras will be in the following locations around Calderdale next week.

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23 May 2017 .......      James Howard, director of Yorkshire Payments in Brighouse. It's a portal that allows businesses to take card payments. Picture Tony Johnson

Yorkshire is far more than a region – now it’s our brand

Yorkshire is more than just a region, with the name becoming a brand in recent years, according to the founder of a card payments business.

Business
Run, hide, tell... police instructions on what to do during a firearms attack.

WATCH: What you should do during a terrorist attack

This police video gives instructions on how to stay safe during a terrorist attack involving firearms and other weapons.

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Pig racing at the annual Overgate Hospice garden party

Fun for all the family at annual Overgate Hospice garden party

the annual Overgate Hospice garden party was again a success, as the event raised over £10,000.

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Date:10th April 2017.
Hull Truck Theatre, production of Richard III. Pictured actor Mat Fraser, from the smash hit US television series American Horror, who will be playing Richard III.

‘Not many directors trust a disabled actor in a lead role’

Richard III opens with one of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches. The audience have barely got their coats off before the scheming future king delivers the ‘Now is the winter of our discontent…’ soliloquy and Mat Fraser is already feeling the weight of expectation.

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Heavy downpours on Saturday caused localised flooding in parts of Yorkshire.

Bank Holiday weather: More thunderstorms could strike Yorkshire

Things are cooling down after the blistering hot sunshine pushed temperatures close to 30C on Saturday.
Environment
A number of flood alerts are in place in Yorkshire.

Where does the Environment Agency have flood alerts in place in Yorkshire?

Just one flood alert remains in place in Yorkshire after almost a dozen were issued yesterday.
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Top award for Halifax chemist

Top award for Halifax chemist

Science can be taught in a number of innovative ways, but one teachers creativity and love for science has earnt her a prestigious scientific award.

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VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
Whats on
Nurses in tears after 20 home visits in a shift

Nurses in tears after 20 home visits in a shift

Overworked nurses were in tears during a visit by government inspectors to a shortstaffed community health provider.

Health 1
Lightning strikes over Poole harbour in Dorset as thunderstorms swept across parts of south west England after much of the country basked in sunshine and clear skies for the last few days. The storm is now heading north.

Yorkshire weather: Storms on their way as Met Office issues second warning

Heavy rain and lightning are expected to hit Yorkshire this afternoon as the Met Office issued a second warning of thunderstorms across the county.
Environment
ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Traffic queues  towards Brighouse caused by a tanker fire, on the westbound M62.

‘Smart’ motorways show driver ignorance

THERE IS a lack of awareness among motorists of the emergency refuge areas on smart motorways, a study has found.

Transport 6
A classic car at the event

Over 1,000 classic cars, stunt show and monster trucks at Yorkshire Post Motor Show on Father's Day

Tickets are rapidly selling out for the Yorkshire Post Motor Show on Father's Day.
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Creative projects will celebrate resilience of flood-hit Calderdale communities

Creative projects will celebrate resilience of flood-hit Calderdale communities

New creative projects will celebrate the resilience and friendship of flood-hit Calderdale communities.

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Hipperholme engineer to take striking kit car to motor showtor

Hipperholme engineer to take striking kit car to motor showtor

When Chris Redfearn began visiting kit car shows with his eldest son he never imagined where it would take him.

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The Co-op in Mytholmroyd

Planning applications: Redevelopment of Co-op petrol station site in Mytholmroyd

Here are the latest planning applications to appear before Calderdale Council.

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