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Obediah Brooke pub to close for seven-week, £711,000 refurbishment

The Obediah Brooke pub in Cleckheaton is set to close for a refurbishment and expansion project costing £711,000.

Accolade: Nigel Smith of Darren Smith Builders Ltd.

Mirfield site manager wins quality award for local development

A Mirfield site manager has landed a NHBC Quality Award for creating outstanding homes at the St Paul’s Lock development.

River Calder at Copley by Kelly Mundy

The importance of ‘teazle’

If you wander the riverbanks of the valley at this time of year, you won’t go far before stumbling across Dipsacus fullonum - known as teazle, writes horticulturalist and gardener Simon Zonenblick (pictured) in the first of a number of occasional articles for Go.

Margaret Watson.

The Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson

THIS week 92-year-old Mrs Dorothy Harvey has written a delightful piece for us about the village in which she grew up – Shaw Cross, Dewsbury.

Powerful shows: Chickenshed Theatre was persuaded to come to the area by MP Tracy Brabin.

Shows deal with knives and bullying

A theatre company that celebrates diversity recently brought its powerful shows to Batley and Spen.

Roger Marsh. Picture James Hardisty

Roger Marsh interview: ‘North can be the solution for UK PLC, not part of the problem’

A newly-established ‘Council for the North’ will give civic and business leaders a chance to advise Ministers on how to close the economic divide. Rob Parsons spoke to the man chosen to lead the organisation.

Treasurer: Laurence Campbell, a board of trustees member, receives his five year long certificate from chair of the trustees Judith Priestley.

The Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre column with Nick Whittingham

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre treated its volunteers to an afternoon tea in Dewsbury to celebrate their contribution to the service and to present long service awards to people who have volunteered for many years.


What is balconing? Foreign Office warns Brits on holiday in Spain

More than 12 million British nationals visit Spain every year, and although most visits are trouble-free, the Foreign Office is now warning visitors about the risk of ‘balconing’.

Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill

Dangerous tropical illnesses commonly caught abroad – and how to avoid them

Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill.
Police numbers have risen in West Yorkshire

Police numbers have risen in West Yorkshire

The number of officers in West Yorkshire Police has increased over the last year, new figures from the Home Office show.

Brigadier Michael Bray laying the Dukes wreath at the Wellington College Remembrance ceremony.

A family association with the Dukes stretching back 150 years

To mark the unveiling of a new memorial to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Halifax town centre next May, Tom Scargill speaks to Brigadier Michael Bray about his family’s association with the Dukes.

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

Do dock leaves cure nettle stings? Here's what to do if you get stung

For centuries dock leaves have been used by many as a simple way to stop the pain of nettle stings, but do they actually help or is it simply a placebo effect?

Police in Leeds. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

New police figures reveal West Yorkshire in top 5 areas for homicide in England & Wales

New figures have been released today which show that West Yorkshire is in the top 5 areas in England and Wales for rates of murder, manslaughter and unlawful killing.
Will the weather in Yorkshire this weekend be bright and sunny or bleak and grey?

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Yorkshire over the next three days

Will the weather in Yorkshire this weekend be bright and sunny or bleak and grey?
Cycling is being promoted over the summer holidays.

Get on your bike and enjoy Yorkshire's cycle highways

School’s out for summer and the team behind West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme are encouraging more people to cycle and walk during the holidays.

Ravensthorpe Playing Fields

Charity to throw on free 'Summer break-up' community event

A Dewsbury charity is hosting a community family event on Sunday.


WATCH: Stunning footage of Batley's Step into the Future celebration

Children from across the region joined as part of the Step into the Future celebration last month, as things stepped up a gear heading into the official Great Get Together weekend.


WATCH: A stunning evening for all the community at the Big Batley Iftar 2018

A video released by the organisation tasked with continuing the legacy of late Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox has captured the stunning atmosphere at this year's Batley Iftar.

Cherished institution: The NHS has stood the test of time but more funding is needed to protect it for generations to come.

The Politically Speaking column with Paula Sherriff MP

The NHS remains one of Britain’s most cherished institutions and Labour’s greatest ever achievement.

CS Julie Sykes.

All change at the top as Kirklees gets new police chief

Police in Kirklees will have a new District Commander calling the shots as of next week as Chief Superintendent Julie Sykes takes the reigns.

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