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In demand guitarist John Smith set for festival date

Following the release of his rapturously received new album ‘Headlong’, acclaimed singer and guitarist John Smith is out and around on an extensive tour and will be heading for a festival date in Leeds this month.

Music
Chris Grayling boards a train in York on his way to Horsforth. Picture: Gary Longbottom

‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

Politics
Fat Friends The Musical has opened at Leeds Grand Theatre.

Musical version of Fat Friends finally reaches the Leeds stage

Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends the Musical opened at Leeds Grand Theatre this week. So, was it worth the wait?

Theatre and Comedy
May King Tsang a trainer at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield

Google confirms it will extend ‘digital bus tour’ in Yorkshire

Search engine giant Google is extending its Digital Garage ‘bus tour’ in Yorkshire to offer people of all ages digital training and advice through free workshops and face-to-face coaching.

Business
James Blunt is playing in Leeds this weekend.

James Blunt back in the region on UK tour

James Blunt has been described as the Marmite of the pop world –you either love him or loath him.

Music
Barnsley's own 'Queen of Egypt' TV star Prof Joann Fletcher

PREVIEW: Ancient Egypt comes to Barnsley with study workshops

Ancient Egypt fans in Yorkshire are to get the chance of a lifetime to spend up to three days studing the fascinating subject with the region's own TV experts Prof Joann Fletcher & Dr Stephen Buckley.

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Mock the Week’s madcap Milton is having a laugh with his one-liners

Mock the Week’s madcap Milton is having a laugh with his one-liners

Milton Jones

Theatre and Comedy
Monthly group for carers set to fold after 20 years

Monthly group for carers set to fold after 20 years

A group that has brought together North Kirklees carers for two decades is set to fold.

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A heavy goods vehicle stopped during Operation Tramline.

Lorries are 'potential killing machines' say West Yorkshire Police as results of operation revealed

Police in West Yorkshire recorded 60 offences during a joint operation to target the illegal use of mobile phones and other driving offences.

Crime

Icy blast heading toward Yorkshire as experts warn to prepare for long spell of freezing temperatures

Weather experts are warning of a cold snap that will see temperatures falling below freezing and lead to widespread frost over the coming few days.

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Peter Kay will be returning to stand-up next year.

Peter Kay: Ten of the comic's funniest ever sketches... which one is your favourite?

The brilliant Peter Kay has announced that he will be coming to Yorkshire as part of his first stand-up tour in eight years.

Theatre and Comedy
The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

Politics
Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series November 16 edition are published below.

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Jimmy Eat World, announced as headliners for the 2018 Slam Dunk Festival.

First bands announced for 2018 Slam Dunk Festival

The first six acts have been announced for the 2018 Slam Dunk Festival, which will take place across various city centre venues in Leeds on Saturday, May 26.

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Leeds United

Leeds United sign York’s highly rated youngster

Leeds United have confirmed that they have signed promising forward Ryan Edmondson from York City for an undisclosed fee.

Leeds United
Thomas Christiansen

Monk’s return adds to pressure on Leeds United boss

To say Sunday’s game is a big one for Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen is one huge understatement.

Leeds United
Jordan Allen, gig in Leeds.

Rising stars Jordan Allen include Leeds date on biggest tour to date

Up and comers Jordan Allen are off on their first-ever headline tour of the UK and have included a stop-off in Leeds as part of their itinerary.

Music
The modern extension at the rear of the castle

Travel review: Stepping back in time at a Northumbrian castle

THERE’S nothing quite like curling up in front of a roaring log fire to make you feel regal - especially in the surroundings of a 14th century castle, as Lindsay Pantry discovered.

Lifestyle
An alarm that replicates sunrise could be the answer to the winter blues. Filey Brigg by Tony Johnson.

Column: Shedding light on the winter blues

It’s that time of year again...

Lifestyle
Emergency services descended on Jackson's Lane in Thornhill earlier today. Picture: Google

Chemicals found in house after man dies suddenly in Dewsbury

Emergency services are working at a house in Dewsbury after a man died there suddenly today.

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