Batley and Birstall News

The nostalgia column with Margaret Watson

Celebrating A-level results at Batley Girls High School are, from the left, 
Habeebah Nadeem, Simone Mahmood, Julie Haigh (co-head), Tasneem Esmail, David Cooper (co-head], and Hawa Patel

Delight at high pass rate

Top marks: From the left, Ella Shires, Gabrielle Birdsall, Demi Riley and Sophie Jagger

Eighty per cent hit their targets

Light rain

More strikes called at Arriva Rail North


Leeds metal detectorist spends two decades unearthing historical treasure


Dad creates app that forces children to text their parents back


Public are asked to help police locate a wanted man in West Yorkshire

Crime 2

Knifepoint robber struck on Huddersfield street

A-level results were announced today.

A-levels 2017: Your results guide for East Yorkshire

Leeds United players celebrate Stuart Dallas's second goal against Sunderland. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds United defy Wood’s absence to beat Sunderland

Yorkshire face an anxious wait on Friday evening

Natwest T20 Blast permutations: What Yorkshire Vikings need to happen to qualify for quarter-finals

Sport 1
Wayne Ditchfield will be among the 16 bowls battling it out to win the �600 first prize at the Spen Masters tournament, which takes place on September 3.

Quality bowling field ready to compete at Spen Masters event

More Sport
Spen AC's Darren Thomas throws the discus

Spenborough senior athletes impress to secure Northern League promotion

More Sport

BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

Sport 2

Moor overcome rivals Celtic in fiesty Conference derby


Gledhill hat-trick inspires Trojans to impressive win


Sharks suffer defeat to Dockers and slip towards Division One relegation zone

Meadowlark, gig in Leeds.

Leeds date for acclaimed alt-pop duo Meadowlark

X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson to headline Flamingo Land's Party In The Park on Saturday, August 19.

Superwoman Rebecca Ferguson replaces Matt Terry at Flamingo Land's Party In The Park on August 19

Whats on

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: The Sherlocks Live For The Moment as debut album is set to be a smash hit - out August 18

Whats on

Competition: Win a back to school pack from Lakeside Village


A Level students offered FREE Nando's on results day


Family: Why children’s one-liners are the best read