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Ancient viking boat comes home to West Yorkshire

Ancient viking boat comes home to West Yorkshire

  A 1,000-year-old Viking boat has gone on display at Wakefield library. The six-metre vessel, discovered at Stanley Ferry in 1838, is believed to be the only boat of its kind in the country. The log boat had previously been on display at York museum, but has returned to Wakefield, close to where it was found during the building of […]

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Grab a bucket and spade: The beach is returning to Leeds

Grab a bucket and spade: The beach is returning to Leeds

  By Anders Anglesey There will be no need to go abroad this summer for the perfect beach holiday as Leeds City Beach returns for a second time in August. Leeds City Beach will bring the feeling of the seaside back to Millennium Square after a successful debut last year. Features set to return this summer are a traditional Ferris […]

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Leeds M1 motorway worst in UK for tailgating

The M1 at A1M to J47 southbound, Leeds.

By Joseph Keith A West Yorkshire motorway has been revealed as having the highest volume of tailgating vehicles in England, according to a study compiled by Direct Line. The stretch of motorway – where the M1 and A1M meet at J47 southbound near Leeds – sees tens of thousands of vehicles travelling along it every day. Tailgating, or close following, […]

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UPDATED: Police confirm missing woman has been found

Christina Anne Waters has been missing since 11am yesterday.

A 58-year-old woman who went missing on Monday in Harrogate has been found, police have confirmed. Good news. Christine Warters from Ripon has been found. Thank you all for your retweets. — NorthYorkshirePolice (@NYorksPolice) July 22, 2014 Christina Anne Waters, of Ripon, was last seen walking along the A61 in Harrogate at 11am before she went missing on Monday, July […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Thurs July 24

NEWS BULLETIN: Thurs July 24

All the latest headlines from the Yorkshire Voice newsroom.

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5 things to do in Leeds for a tenner

5 things to do in Leeds for a tenner

By Claire Schofield For those that are reluctant to loosen their purse strings for fear of over-spending, here are a few things which will ensure a good time but won’t break the bank. 1. Cottage Road Cinema/Fish and Chips If you haven’t yet paid a visit to this quaint little cinema then you are missing a treat. At 102 years […]

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Man bailed after arrest in connection to Claudia Lawrence investigation

Claudia Lawrence has been missing since March 2009.

By Joseph Keith A 46-year-old man has been bailed following his arrest yesterday, as part of the investigation into the murder of Claudia Lawrence. Miss Lawrence, 35, of Heworth, York, disappeared in March 2009 and after extensive searches of the area police have since treated her disappearance as murder. North Yorkshire police said: “Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence […]

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Kellingley Colliery employee buyout ‘shelved’

Kellingley Colliery employee buyout ‘shelved’

By Anders Anglesey A proposed employee buyout of one of the UK’s last remaining deep coal mines has been shelved the National Union of Miners has said. The NUM’s planned buyout of Kellingley Colliery, near Selby, was ditched after the union accused UK Coal of making unrealistic demands. Plans for a takeover would have seen miners invest £2,000 each to […]

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NEWS: Wed 23rd July

NEWS: Wed 23rd July

Today’s programme from the Yorkshire Voice TV studio includes stories on controversial Bradford MP David Ward who defends his tweets about the Gaza crisis, the uncertain future of Bradford International Film Festival and celebrations to mark Batman’s 75th birthday.

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Holy cow! Yorkshire celebrates Batman turning 75

Holy cow! Yorkshire celebrates Batman turning 75

By Joseph Keith Today marks the 75th anniversary of DC Comic hero Batman, who has officially appeared in publication since the 1930s. West Yorkshire fans and comic book shops have been celebrating the Dark Knight in the first ever “Batman Day”. Liam Barrett, deputy manager at collectibles and comic store Forbidden Planet, the Headrow, Leeds, said: “He’s a stand-out hero […]

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