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Healthcare Worker Transported To UK For Ebola Monitoring
Public Health England (PHE) can confirm that a UK military healthcare worker has been transported back to England today, following a needle-stick injury when treating a person with Ebola in Sierra…
photo - Cmdr.Peter Niles U.S.Army Africa
Of Our Place - Paintings Of The Moors And Sea
Foreign Office Minister Condemns Israeli Settlement Announcement
Bradford Parents To Discuss School Place Concerns
Workers In Messy Offices Are Less Productive
Healthcare Worker Transported To UK For Ebola Monitoring
New Measures To Break Down Barriers For Shared Ownership Owners
City Car Park Gets A 9M Refurbishment Marked With A Bang
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Foreign Office Minister Condemns Israeli Settlement Announcement


Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood said:

"The UK condemns the Government of Israel's decision of 30 January to publish new tenders for 450 settlement units in the West Bank of the Occupied…

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Sat 31st Jan, 2015 | 7:00pm

NM Group Gears Up For New Leeds Bradford Cycle Superhighway

L-R: Paul Devine of NM Group, Cllr Richard Lewis, Geoff Poyzer of NM Group, Cllr James Lewis and Chris West of NM Group
L-R: Paul Devine of NM Group, Cllr Richard Lewis, Geoff Poyzer of NM Group, Cllr James Lewis and Chris West of NM Group
Leading civil engineering and specialist contractor, North Midland Construction PLC (NM Group), has been appointed by Leeds City Council to work on a major project linking the cities of Leeds and…

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Fri 30th Jan, 2015 | 3:24pm

Foreign Secretary Condemns Terrorist Attacks In North Sinai


Responding to news of terrorist attacks in North Sinai, Philip Hammond said:

"I strongly condemn last night's series of terrorist attacks against the Egyptian security forces in North Sinai. The…

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Fri 30th Jan, 2015 | 1:05pm

Bradford Partnership Project Inspires Police And Crime Commissioner


A police-led partnership in Bradford which is tackling some of the problems that can lead to anti-social behaviour was visited by the Police and Crime Commissioner yesterday (Wednesday).

Mark…

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Thu 29th Jan, 2015 | 12:25pm

Foreign Secretary Concerned By Clashes Between Hezbollah And The Israeli Defence Forces


The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

"I am concerned about reports of clashes between Hezbollah and the Israeli Defence Force this morning, which have resulted in serious casualties. I offer…

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Thu 29th Jan, 2015 | 12:00pm

Coastal Gems Sparkle With Funding To Lure More Visitors

Staithes Harbour - photo volunteer Brian Nicholson
Staithes Harbour - photo volunteer Brian Nicholson
Businesses and communities in the North York Moors' coastal villages are set to benefit from £455,000 thanks to funding secured by the National Park Authority from the Coastal Communities…

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Wed 28th Jan, 2015 | 4:33pm

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Nick Clegg Message

photo - Pimke
photo - Pimke
Last week, I was privileged to sit down and talk with one of the bravest, most remarkable people I've ever met - Zigi Shipper. Zigi was just 11 years old when he first escaped deportation from the…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 4:00pm

Foreign Secretary Visits Auschwitz

photo - Lukemn
photo - Lukemn
The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said:

"I am humbled to be at Auschwitz-Birkenau today, 70 years since its liberation. Standing in these chilling surroundings and imagining what happened…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 3:14pm

Foreign Office Minister Condemns Violence In Egypt

photo - U.S. DOD
photo - U.S. DOD
The Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood said:

" I deplore the deaths in Egypt in recent days. The UK condemns the acts of terrorism and stands by Egypt in the fight against terrorism. We are…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 9:22am

Syriza's Victory Makes Hope Possible For Millions Across Europe

Alexis Tsipras
Alexis Tsipras
The leader of the UK and Ireland's largest trade union, Unite (Monday 26 January) welcomed the victory of Syriza in Greece's general election, saying it "made hope possible for millions across…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 8:53am

City Car Park Gets A 9M Refurbishment Marked With A Bang


A spectacular firework display lit up the skies above Leeds on Wednesday 28 January to mark the completion of a £9m multi-storey car park refurbishment.

The refurbishment of the Merrion…

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Sat 31st Jan, 2015 | 11:06am

Update On Cold Weather Alert

frosty morning - photo Gregor Dodson
frosty morning - photo Gregor Dodson
The Met Office has today (30 January 2015) issued a Level 3 cold weather alert across Yorkshire and Humber, West Midlands, North East and North West England. This period of cold weather is…

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Fri 30th Jan, 2015 | 2:45pm

Icy Pavements - Main Hazard For Older People

photo - Elliott Brown
photo - Elliott Brown
Icy pavements are the main worry which discourages older people from walking outside, pedestrian campaign charity Living Streets says today (29 January 2015).

In a recent YouGov poll commissioned…

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Thu 29th Jan, 2015 | 3:16pm

Freezing Weather: Cold Weather Payments Go Up As The Temperature Goes Down

photo - Sven Loach
photo - Sven Loach
The payments provide vital reassurance to the most vulnerable households so that they can afford to turn up the heating this winter, and up to 4 million people across Britain are in line for the…

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Thu 29th Jan, 2015 | 12:08pm

Northern Powergrid Is Prepared Following Met Office Severe Weather Warnings


Following Met Office warnings for strong winds and snow blizzards, Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for running the electricity network across the North East, Yorkshire and north…

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Wed 28th Jan, 2015 | 9:00pm

Take Extra Care - Snow And Strong Winds Have Arrived

photo - Beachcomber1954
photo - Beachcomber1954
The Met Office has today (28 January 2015) issued a Level 3 cold weather alert across Yorkshire and Humber, North East and North West England. Everywhere else is now on a Level 2 alert, with…

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Wed 28th Jan, 2015 | 3:02pm

Nick Clegg Statement On GDP Figures: January 2015


Commenting on today's GDP figures, the Deputy Prime Minister said:

"Two consecutive years of growth shows that our economy is getting stronger.

"Back in 2010 the economy was on its knees but…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 3:36pm

Marathon Runners Urged To Follow In Leeds Fundraisers' Footsteps

Will Woodhead
Will Woodhead
A Leeds landscape gardener will be running the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon to support the life saving work of St John Ambulance after its volunteers gave him vital help when he got into…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 2:04pm

PM Phone Call With Alexis Tsipras


Prime Minister David Cameron called Alexis Tsipras to congratulate him on being elected as the new Greek Prime Minister.

Following the call, a Downing Street spokesperson said:

"Prime Minister…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 8:56am

The Princess Royal Officially Opens Student Central

HRH officially opens Student Central
HRH officially opens Student Central

Her Royal Highness also met and viewed the work of the University's fashion and textiles undergraduates

On her latest visit to the University of Huddersfield, Her Royal Highness The Princess…

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Tue 27th Jan, 2015 | 8:00am

Yorkshire Word of the Day
ropsthe entrails, guts or belly of an animal
Definitions kindly supplied by the family of the late Arnold Kellett, wordsmith of the Yorkshire Language
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