Drivers warned to expect rush hour delays due to smart motorway fault on West Yorkshire motorway

Motorists have been warned to expect rush hour delays due to a 'signal fault' on a West Yorkshire motorway.

The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor. Picture National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that these 36 everyday phrases were created by Shakespeare?

April 23 marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and potentially his birth, although the exact date of this remains unknown). With this comes the remembrance and celebration of his life and the distinguished works for which he is known by to this very day.
Treat yourself to a juicy burger at one of these popular Yorkshire locations

10 of the best burger joints in Yorkshire

What better way to indulge than with a juicy burger?

Eating Out

Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced the birth of their third child, a baby boy weighing 8lbs 7oz.

The South Pennines Fire Operations Group has warned of the danger posed by wildfires

Hot weather brings warning of wildfires in South Pennines

The South Pennines Fire Operations Group (FOG) has warned of the danger posed by wildfires, which can strike anywhere in the South Pennines, to endangered wildlife, farm livestock, valuable habitat and human health.
Send us your football team photos

Send us your football team photos

The Courier is producing a special end-of-season junior football supplement for up to and including Under 14s, and we want your team pics.


PICTURES: A festival of fun for our four-legged friends

The sun was certainly shining for our four-legged friends on Saturday as the RSPCA held its fun dog show.

The car was stolen on April 19.

Distinctive VW Scirocco stolen in Elland

Police are appealing for anyone who sees a distinctive Volkswagen Scirocco to get in touch.


IN PICTURES: How Horton House and Westgate Arcade will be transformed

An award winning shopping arcade in Halifax will be expanding after plans were given the go-ahead.

Ory’s golden goals for Plummet

Ory’s golden goals for Plummet

FC Plummet Line were crowned Halifax AFL Division Two champions in only their second season when they beat AFC Crossley’s Reserves 4-1 at Illingworth Sports Club on Saturday.


Top homes for sale in Halifax for under £100,000

If you don’t think you have the cash for your own home then think again as these properties have hit the market, and they’re all very affordable.

Football - Sowerby Bridge v Calder 76. Damian Watkins for Sowerby Bridge and George Hampshire for Calder.

Big win for Shelf FC in title bid

Shelf FC’s hectic schedule showed few signs of catching up with them as they inflicted a 7-0 defeat on visitors Midgley United in the Premier Division of the Halifax AFL on Saturday.

Police are seeking witnesses to a collision on the M62 near Hartshead Moor services.

Police seek witnesses to serious crash on M62 near Hartshead Moor services

Police are seeking witnesses to a crash on the M62 which left a man seriously injured.

Residents protesting against the development

Halifax flat complex given go-ahead despite residents' protests

Plans to convert a former social services building into 38 one-bedroomed flats have been given the go-ahead in the face of residents’ and councillors’ concerns.


GALLERY: Longlist for Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

Big hitters including Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, feature on the longlist for the most prestigious crime writing prize in the country.

Theatre and Comedy

Day-by-day forecast: What does this week's weather look like in Yorkshire?

We've had snow, we've had rain, we've had sun and we've had thunder, but what comes next for Yorkshire?


Why you should check your account if you bank with TSB in Yorkshire

Customers of banking giants TSB might want to check their account after reports on social media of problems with their online banking function.


BREAKING: Stereophonics announce open air gig in Yorkshire - tickets go on sale this Friday

One of Britain’s best live bands Stereophonics are to play a not-to-be-missed headline date at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

Whats on

PHOTO GALLERY: Dewsbury 18-46 Halifax

Halifax ran in eight tries on their way to a 46-18 success at Dewsbury.

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