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Conservative candidate stuns Batley voters with shooting joke

The Conservative candidate contesting murdered MP Jo Cox's former seat in Batley has sparked outrage for telling a hustings "We've not yet shot anybody so that's wonderful."

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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

Offbeat
People should 'fight their instincts' and FLOAT

New life-saving advice says floating, not swimming, could prevent drowning in cold water

People should ‘fight their instincts’ and FLOAT rather than try to swim if they fall into water, according to new advice from the RNLI.

Health
Calderdale and Kirklees Engineering Training Provider, Kirkdale Industrial Training Services, recently held its annual awards ceremony at the Brighouse Civic Hall.

Apprentices engineer top awards

Calderdale and Kirklees Engineering Training Provider, Kirkdale Industrial Training Services, recently held its annual awards ceremony at the Brighouse Civic Hall. More than 100 certificates and special awards ranging from Best Mechanical Apprentice to Overall Apprentice of the Year were presented.

News
Last year's Batley Vintage Day.

Spitfire on display at vintage day of fun and nostalgia

A Spitfire soared through the skies of a West Yorkshire town as it celebrated a bygone era of swing music, classic cars and community spirit.

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Run, hide, tell... police instructions on what to do during a firearms attack.

WATCH: What you should do during a terrorist attack

This police video gives instructions on how to stay safe during a terrorist attack involving firearms and other weapons.

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Heavy downpours on Saturday caused localised flooding in parts of Yorkshire.

Bank Holiday weather: More thunderstorms could strike Yorkshire

Things are cooling down after the blistering hot sunshine pushed temperatures close to 30C on Saturday.
Environment 1
A number of flood alerts are in place in Yorkshire.

Where does the Environment Agency have flood alerts in place in Yorkshire?

Just one flood alert remains in place in Yorkshire after almost a dozen were issued yesterday.
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The foal back with its mother following the rescue.

Fire service help rescue one-day-old foal trapped in mud in Mirfield

This one-day-old foal had a difficult start in life when it became trapped in mud today in Mirfield.

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Heavy rainfall and hail stones in Crossgates, Leeds. Picture: @lynger2000

Reports of flash flooding in Yorkshire as stormy weather hits region

Flash flooding has been reported in Yorkshire as stormy weather passes through the region this afternoon.
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Pennine Canoe and Rowing Club members with the Mayor of Mirfield Sean Guy.

Family paddle along new trail

Pennine Canoe and Rowing Club members recently completed the inaugural family paddle on the Mirfield to Dewsbury section of the new Calder and Hebble Canoe Trail.

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Tesco staff are clocking up the miles, running, cycling, walking and swimming, to support the companys three health charity partners  Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

Tesco staff go the extra miles for charities

Tesco colleagues at the Cleckheaton store are helping to move a million miles during May.

News 1

VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
Whats on
Lightning strikes over Poole harbour in Dorset as thunderstorms swept across parts of south west England after much of the country basked in sunshine and clear skies for the last few days. The storm is now heading north.

Yorkshire weather: Storms on their way as Met Office issues second warning

Heavy rain and lightning are expected to hit Yorkshire this afternoon as the Met Office issued a second warning of thunderstorms across the county.
Environment
Margaret Watson.

The Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson

LAST week I wrote about how important Whitsuntide was to people living in this area and how the children were always donned up in brand new clothes on that special day.

News
ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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‘There was dust and screams’- man relives bombing attack

‘There was dust and screams’- man relives bombing attack

A Dewsbury man who was just yards from the suicide bomb that killed 22 people on Monday in Manchester has described it as the ‘worst night of his life’.

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Friends of park throw a carnival

Friends of park throw a carnival

A town park will be brought to life with a colourful carnival featuring dancing, drumming and crafts.

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Fieldhead Primary Academy is doimng better after been oput in special measures.
The pupil parliament

School is moving in right direction says inspector

A school dropped into special measures is ‘taking effective action’ to turn its fortunes around, according to its latest Ofsted report.

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Snooker room plan is rejected

Snooker room plan is rejected

Controversial proposals to create a snooker and games room for the community have been rejected by councillors, over concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour.

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