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Former England rugby player to retire from Bradford Bulls

Former England rugby player to retire from Bradford Bulls

Veteran rugby player, Matt Diskin, is stepping down as captain of the Bradford Bulls at the end of this season. The 32-year-old has had an illustrious career that has seen him play internationally for Great Britain and England as well as a distinguished run for Leeds Rhinos. He also made 86 appearances for the Bulls, having arrived at Provident Stadium […]

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Circus comes under fire from Yorkshire animal rights charity

Circus  comes under fire from Yorkshire animal rights charity

By Ailsa Rochester A circus has been condemned by a Bradford animal rights group over the living conditions of their animals as the circus begins its two week run in the city today. Circus Mondao, which boasts a range of exotic animals, including a zebra and camels, travels across the UK regularly and recently arrived in Thornton to perform their […]

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EU laws over high powered vacuums only the beginning

EU laws over high powered vacuums only the beginning

By Alex Rhodes A controversial ban on the sale of high powered vacuums could be the first of many rulings designed to increase energy efficiency across the continent. The EU is currently debating further changes to energy limits for other electrical goods such as kettles and hairdryers and is expected to reach a decision early next year. Production of vacuums […]

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Aer Lingus returns to Yorkshire’s Leeds Bradford Airport after 14 year absence

Aer Lingus returns to Yorkshire’s Leeds Bradford Airport after 14 year absence

  By Russell Truran Tourists and businessmen from across Yorkshire will be able to enjoya more direct connection to Ireland and the US after Aer Lingus anounced today it would resume flights from Yorkshire’s major airport. Aer Lingus annouced their service will return to Leeds Bradford for the first time in 14 years. From October 23rd the airline will  fly […]

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Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Gets Twitter Talking

Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Gets Twitter Talking

By Liam Smedley Cliffe Castle in Keighley has been named in the top then most talked about tourist destinations this year. The list compiled by Welcome to Yorkshire, consisted of the Yorkshire attractions that had generated the most conversation on social media site Twitter. Cliffe Castle was joined in the list by Flamingo Land, Harewood House and Eureka! Curator of […]

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Yorkshire Fire Service crack down on hoax calls that cost £155,000 to taxpayers

Yorkshire Fire Service crack down on hoax calls that cost £155,000 to taxpayers

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have released figures highlighting the financial cost posed by malicious 999 prank calls made in the region last year.   The service attended 369 prank calls in the last financial year, just over one response a day.   Area Manager for Fire Safety, Ian Bitcon, warned that hoax calls took life saving services away […]

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Bradford Bulls sign Danny Williams on two-year contract

Bradford Bulls sign Danny Williams on two-year contract

Danny Williams has signed a permanent two-year contract with newly relegated Bradford Bulls. The winger, 27, has become the 19th addition to the Bulls’ 2015 squad- when they will compete in the Championship. Their relegation from the Super League was confirmed in July. He was originally on a short term contract at the Provident Stadium but has now signed to […]

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Ambulance staff strike fearing that proposed changes will risk patients’ lives

Ambulance staff strike fearing that proposed changes will risk patients’ lives

Yorkshire Ambulance staff are striking until 9pm tonight over fears that new working conditions will threaten patient safety. Protestors from the Unite union are taking industrial action after citing concerns that funding cuts would effect patient care. Regional officer, Terry Cunliffe, said that the union would not be taking strike action had the NHS Trust communicated with them about their […]

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Bradford UKIP councillor confident former Tory MP will deliver party’s first Parliament seat

Bradford UKIP councillor confident former Tory MP will deliver party’s first Parliament seat

Keighley councillor, Brian Morris, said Tory defector, Douglas Carswell, will deliver UKIP’s first seat in Parliament and that he expects more Conservative MPs will  join the party in the near future. Mr Morris said it would be a boost if Mr Carswell could carry Clacton for UKIP which would see him become the party’s first MP, a position he thought […]

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Fast food fury as union’s take to the streets

Fast food fury as union’s take to the streets

By Alex Rhodes. Fast food workers have been protesting in Bradford against zero hour contracts. The campaigners backed by the Baker’s, Food and Allied Workers Union, made their voices heard for over an hour outside a fast food restaurant on Kirkgate. They claim over three thousand people have already signed their petition to end contracts they regard as exploitative. The […]

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