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Big plans for year ahead are revealed

Yorkshire tourism chiefs set out their vision for events throughout 2017 which they hope will mean the region’s multi-billion pound tourism industry enjoys its most successful year ever.

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Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Boffins have come up with the fastest ever Wi-Fi, that can download 60 films every second - by creating a signal that hitches a ride on rays of light.

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Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – and firms are struggling to keep up

Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – and firms are struggling to keep up

Companies are bombarded with phishing scams every day.

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SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations

SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations

Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Kirklees district this week:

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How to get to and from work during Monday’s train strike in Yorkshire

How to get to and from work during Monday’s train strike in Yorkshire

COMPANIES across the north have been drawing up contingency plans to get their staff to and from work on Monday, as RMT union members on Northern Rail stage a 24-hour walkout.

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Free bus travel for train users affected by strike

Free bus travel for train users affected by strike

Bus company Arriva Yorkshire has announced that all valid train tickets will be accepted on their buses during the RMT strike on Monday.

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RSPCA launches West Yorkshire recruitment drive

RSPCA launches West Yorkshire recruitment drive

Animal lovers are being invited to apply to become RSPCA inspectors as the charity launches a local recruitment drive.

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Shoppers turn to discount supermarkets to beat the budget

Shoppers turn to discount supermarkets to beat the budget

Shoppers are turning to discount supermarkets more than ever, according to new data.

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Time to cast your vote for community and business heroes

Time to cast your vote for community and business heroes

Voting for the third annual MyMirfield Community and Business Awards is now open.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond is studying tax-raising moves.

£3bn tax hike will pay for Budget giveaways

Taxes will need to increase by up to £3bn if Philip Hammond’s Wednesday Budget is to meet spending commitments, according to economic experts.

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Northern Rail services are being disrupted after a landslip.

Travel alert: Trains disrupted in West Yorkshire after landslip near Halifax

Passengers in West Yorkshire are being warned of disruption to train services after a landslip between Sowerby Bridge and Halifax.
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The Heckondwike Greggs is designed to meet the needs of the busy shopper

Greggs in Heckmondwike has undergone a new refurbishment

Leading food-on-the-go-retailer, Greggs, has undertaken a remodel of its shop at 65 Market Street in Heckmondwike, which has re-opened as one of the business’s new-look outlets.

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The training grant could cover up to 50 per cent of the training costs of a business

Time is running out to apply for skills grants

A Dewsbury based company has taken advantage of a scheme that gives grants to local businesses to improve the skills of their workforce.

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Two lanes of the M62 are currently closed after a collision.

Traffic alert: Two lanes of M62 in West Yorkshire reopen after crash

Emergency services have completed their work at the scene of a four-vehicle collision on the M62 in West Yorkshire.
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Greggs warns over cost pressures

Greggs warns over cost pressures

Sausage roll maker Greggs reported rising sales and profits last year after being boosted by its healthy eating ranges, but warned over costs pressures in 2017

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UPDATE: Traffic easing after crash on M1 at Wakefield

UPDATE: Traffic easing after crash on M1 at Wakefield

Traffic is now moving after an earlier accident closed two lanes on the M1 near Wakefield.

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A West Yorkshire Drama Academy Play  which was performed at Heckmondwike Library last year. The Friends of Heckmondwike Library successfully campaigned to prevent budget cuts last year.

Meeting to show support for Heckmondwike Library

After successfully dodging the recent round of library cuts, the Friends of Heckmondwike Library are holding a meeting for people to show their support for the library.

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Storm Doris: Can I claim compensation for a delayed flight?

As storm Doris batters the UK, with winds expected to reach up to 87mph, we spoke to the travel experts at airFair about whether passengers facing a delayed flight due to the bad weather are entitled to claim compensation.

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Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Storm Doris: Rail passengers on East Coast line urged not to travel today

Commuters using Virgin East Coast Trains are being warned not to travel today as Storm Doris is set to batter the country with high winds and rain.

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VIDEO: The Tinnitus Clinic launches pioneering treatment in Yorkshire

Tinnitus sufferers are being offered pioneering treatments with the launch of a leading new audiology clinic in Yorkshire.
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