Post Tagged with: “Yorkshire”

Free Wi-Fi and other services announced for Bradford bus passengers

Free Wi-Fi and other services announced for Bradford bus passengers

By Mark Kielesz-Levine Bus Company, Arriva, announced a number of new services, including free Wi-Fi that will be rolled along their routes in Bradford, which they said will provide a better service for passengers. Other services that have been launched on the 268 route from Bradford to Dewsbury include clearer signs that show where the bus is going and a […]

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Concerns for blind bus passengers in Yorkshire

Concerns for blind bus passengers in Yorkshire

The Guide Dogs charity has issued a “call to action” over the lack of audio announcements on buses. They’re worried that because of this lack of technology many are missing their stops. Debbie Linford from the Guide Dogs charity said: “Cane users and dog users generally learn routes so if for some reason they get off at the wrong stop […]

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West Yorkshire Police appealing for witnesses after boys threatened by man wielding knife

West Yorkshire Police appealing for witnesses after boys threatened by man wielding knife

Police have made a public appeal for witnesses to come forward after two boys were threatened with a knife in Bradford’s Peel Park at 4.55pm last Saturday. The two boys were confronted by a white man and who is believed to be in his late teens or early twenties. In the following altercation the man threatened the boys, aged 14 […]

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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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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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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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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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UPDATE: video of major fire at Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire

UPDATE: video of major fire at Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire

By Anders Anglesey Fire crews are tackling a major blaze at a power station near a motorway this afternoon. The West Yorkshire Fire Service was called just before 2pm to a major fire at Ferrybridge Power Station at Knottingley. 15 fire crews from across the region were called to the four storey building off Strangelands Lane. The fire is understood […]

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