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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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Cheers! Bradford pubs make the cut in real ale guide

Cheers! Bradford pubs make the cut in real ale guide

By Alex Rhodes Two pubs in Bradford have made the cut in a new a CAMRA guide. The New Beehive in Westgate and the Cock and Bottle in Barkerend both placed in the Campaign for Real Ale’s guide to hostelries with historic significance in Yorkshire and the Humber. Despite being described as “a Victorian gem” in the guide, the Cock […]

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Thousands of parents forced to miss meals due to housing costs

New figures have revealed that one in ten working parents in the North are skipping meals so they can afford to pay their rent or mortgages. Homeless charity Shelter claim over 850,000 parents are cutting back on buying food just so they can keep up with housing payments. The Government’s own figures show that families are spending a substantial amount […]

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Yorkshire Day celebrations

Yorkshire Day celebrations
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Fundraising bike ride in aid of injured safety campaigner

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