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‘He's a sharp cookie’: new owner ready to reopen world's oldest sweet shop

24-year-old Ben Howie yet to serve his first customers in Pateley Bridge attraction owing to lockdownA 24-year-old entrepreneur in the Yorkshire Dales is gearing up to reopen the doors of the world’s oldest sweet shop after becoming the new owner.Ben Howie has taken over the Oldest Sweet Shop in the World, a Guinness World Record-holding tourist attraction in Pateley Bridge, but is yet to scoop a single pound of pear drops at the counter because of lockdown restrictions. Continue reading...
Tags: Yorkshire, North of England, UK news, Heritage

Two adults and child warned after camping on Yorkshire cliff edge

Rescue teams and police attend site known for landslips after tent spotted on coastlineA couple and a child have been visited by emergency services after pitching a tent on a cliff edge in a stretch of the North York Moors known for landslips.Police officers were alerted as the family’s trip breached Covid-19 regulations, the coastguard said on Saturday, but it is unclear whether they were fined. Continue reading...
Tags: Police, UK News, Yorkshire, Coastlines, North York Moors, Coronavirus, COVID

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s funeral to get flypast by WWII plane

Family-only service given honour in recognition of veteran who died at 100 after raising £38m for NHSA second world war-era plane will fly over Captain Sir Tom Moore’s funeral service in honour of the war veteran, who raised almost £39m for NHS charities during the first coronavirus lockdown.The C-47 Dakota, part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which operates from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, will perform the flypast.Moore, who died this month at the age of 100 after testing positive...
Tags: UK News, Britain, Military, Charities, Second world war, NHS, British Army, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Moore, Dakota, Tom Moore, RAF Coningsby, NHSA, Coronavirus, Yorkshire Regiment

Seeking the west coast of Yorkshire | Brief letters

Charity coffers | David Cameron | Hard crosswords | Yorkshire | Johnson’s journalism | Vaccine passportsBefore asking for government bailouts (UK charities urgently call on PM to set up emergency fund, 17 February), big charities should spend their own reserves. Cancer Research UK entered the pandemic with over £300m in the bank; the National Trust had £320m. I would urge everybody to be as generous as possible to charities, but choose carefully. You don’t want to see your hard-earned gift being...
Tags: Politics, UK, David Cameron, Society, UK News, Poverty, Charities, Voluntary sector, Geology, Cameron, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Cancer Research UK, National Trust, Cheshire Continue

Ambitious Carey becomes brand ambassador for Darwin Escapes

Team Ireland’s David Carey drives on the eighth at the Emirates Golf Club during winter practice in Dubai Team Ireland’s David Carey has taken another positive step in his professional career by signing with major UK resort operator Darwin Escapes as their brand ambassador.The Dubliner (24) had a successful amateur career,  helping Ireland win the 201...
Tags: UK, Sport, David, Ireland, Italy, Golf, Portugal, Yorkshire, Darwin, Oxfordshire, Carey, Emirates Golf Club, Team Ireland, David Carey, Challenge Tour, Dundonald Links

Rock of ages: how chalk made England

Swathes of England’s landscape were shaped by the immense block of chalk that has lain beneath it for 100 million years. For a long time, even geologists paid it little heed – but now its secrets and symbolism are being revealedOn the British Geological Survey’s map, chalk is represented by a swathe of pale, limey green that begins on the east coast of Yorkshire and curves in a sinuous green sweep down the east coast, breaking off where the Wash nibbles inland. In the south, the chalk centres on...
Tags: England, London, UK News, Britain, Geology, Yorkshire, Oxford Street, Croydon, West End of London, British Geological Survey, Dorset Downs, North Downs the South Downs

Peter Lawrence obituary

Peter Lawrence, who has died aged 74, was in his early 60s when his youngest daughter, 35-year-old Claudia Lawrence, a chef at the University of York, went missing. Her disappearance in 2009 is a troubling case that remains unsolved. The event thrust Peter into the national spotlight, and in order to keep Claudia’s name alive and in the public consciousness, he led an energetic campaign for the rest of his life.Ably supported by his friend and media spokesman Martin Dales, along with Claudia’s b...
Tags: Crime, Yorkshire, Suzy, Peter, Claudia, University of York, North Yorkshire Police, Claudia Lawrence, Peter Lawrence, Martin Dales, Jen Peter

Northern encounters: lockdown life in Yorkshire – in pictures

‘These images are fleeting moments of the everyday,’ says Observer photographer Richard Saker. ‘More than anything I hope they are a testimony to the human spirit and show people getting on with their lives, as best they can in these uncertain times. It has felt more important than ever to take pictures during this particular period. One day soon we will look back and try to make sense of it all and I believe photographs are the best way of remembering’ Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Yorkshire, Observer, Richard Saker

'I ate 40kg of chocolate': Yorkshire teacher, 21, on rowing solo across the Atlantic

Jasmine Harrison, the youngest woman to make the 3,000-mile journey alone, relished the freedom of doing it all by herselfIt was always during the night when things went wrong for Jasmine Harrison, the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Like the time her boat hurtled into a huge wave at 19.2 knots and capsized, leaving her with a badly injured elbow.“I was basically thrown at a wall at 20-odd miles an hour. That’s going to hurt, especially in the middle of your sleep,” she sai...
Tags: Atlantic, Yorkshire, Atlantic Ocean, Jasmine Harrison

Pigs proven intelligent enough to play video games

A quartet of porcine subjects at the Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science learned to play a simple video game.All of the pigs scored well at the games' hardest level.Gaming skills were improved with human verbal and tactile encouragement. As evidence keeps mounting in support of the idea that pigs are highly intelligent—and despite some researchers viewing the species merely as a source of organs for human transplant—there's some compelling new evidence from scientists at the Purdue Center ...
Tags: Gaming, Learning, Animals, Intelligence, Innovation, Yorkshire, Consciousness, Pigs, Hamlet, Purdue University, Panepinto, Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science, Candace Croney, Croney

Music promoter Adrian Skirrow joins Radio Caroline

Broadcaster and concert promoter Adrian Skirrow has joined Radio Caroline’s team of presenters. Adrian has spent most of his career working for and running multi-national music labels, as well as having his own independent label and concert promotions business. He also presented a weekly rock show on LM Radio from Johannesburg between 2018 and 2019. Adrian has worked closely with numerous acts, from OMD to The Cult, A&Ring, promoting and touring their new albums. A former Yorkshire native, A...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, South Africa, Yorkshire, Johannesburg, Kent, Radio Caroline, Adrian, Omd, Caroline, LM Radio, Adrian Skirrow

Libby Squire's family still in dark about how she died after murder conviction

Pawel Relowicz disclosed no details during trial and pathologist was unable to determine cause of death More than two years after their daughter’s murder, Libby Squire’s parents are still in the dark. They don’t know how she was killed or whether she was alive when she entered the River Hull. What they do now know, however, is that Pawel Relowicz, a 26-year-old butcher, is the man who killed her.Relowicz, who was convicted of murdering the 21-year-old on Thursday, is still the only person who kn...
Tags: Crime, UK News, Home Office, Yorkshire, Squire, Libby Squire, Pawel Relowicz, Matthew Lyall

Yorkshire lobster exporter says Brexit costs have forced it to close

Government has not been straight with fishing industry, says Sam Baron of Baron Shellfish in Bridlington
Tags: Yorkshire, Brexit, Sam Baron, Baron Shellfish

The 6 best dog brushes, combs, and grooming gloves we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A high-quality dog brush is gentle, effective, and easy to use.Your dog's coat type will determine the type of brush you use, whether it's a pin, curry, or slicker brush, a deshedding tool, or a grooming glove.Our top pick for the best dog brush is the Hartz Groomer's Best Combo Brush, which is ideal for dogs of many different coat types.  Brushing your dog may feel like a chore, but regular brushing prevents tangles and mats - the snarled knots of hair trapped...
Tags: Reviews, Dogs, Boston, Pets, Trends, Features, Yorkshire, Dog Grooming, Curry, Buying Guides, Jackie Brown, Oster, Edmond, Labrador, Edmonds, Burt

Yorkshire lobster exporter says Brexit costs have forced it to close

Government has not been straight with fishing industry, says Sam Baron of Baron Shellfish in BridlingtonA lobster exporter who is winding up his 60-year-old family business has blamed the government for failing to be honest about Brexit red tape and hidden costs.Sam Baron, who worked alongside his father to set up Baron Shellfish in Bridlington, east Yorkshire, said the government had failed to be straight with the fishing industry. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Small Business, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Bridlington, Trade Policy, Sam Baron, Fishing Industry, Baron Shellfish

Free content available for community radio stations

Six of the projects funded from the recent Winter Loneliness Audio Content Fund are being offered to community radio stations for free. They’ll need to be broadcast before the end of March so get in touch with the producers today if you are interested. The Audio Content Fund bids come with a guarantee of broadcast on the stations in the application, but the team is keen to get the content, aimed at combating loneliness during the winter, heard wider. The six projects on offer are: Soundlife (...
Tags: UK, Radio, House, Yorkshire, Helen Skelton, Joe Wicks, Audio Content Fund, Community Sector, Wellness Workout, Homeschool Helpers, Greater Manchester Midlands

Yorkshire floods: Rain leads to road and rail closures

Flooding across Yorkshire has led to cars being stranded, roads closed and rail services disrupted.
Tags: UK, News, Yorkshire

Covid: Yorkshire mother on raising a baby during a pandemic

Baby Bonnie was born during the pandemic and has had limited contact with other children.
Tags: News, Yorkshire, Baby Bonnie

Covid: Lockdown cost Yorkshire economy £8bn, report says

Business owners count the cost of lockdown as a report shows Yorkshire's economy shrank by 20%.
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Yorkshire promise life bans for perpetrators as Azeem Rafiq reports 'vile' and 'terrifying' threats

Former allrounder unnerved after receiving specific threats on social media
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Yorkshire, Azeem Rafiq

Snow in northern England – in pictures

An amber weather warning for snow is in force across much of South Yorkshire and parts of Derbyshire, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester until 1pm on Wednesday. Between 3cm and 8cm of snow is likely, with 10cm to 15cm possible in areas above 200 metres Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, England, Snow, UK News, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, UK Weather, North Of England, Derbyshire West Yorkshire

UK snow: Hundreds of schools shut and travel disrupted

People are urged to avoid travelling if possible as most of Yorkshire is blanketed with heavy snow.
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UK weather: snow may cut off rural areas in north of England, says Met Office

Coronavirus vaccine appointments in parts of North Yorkshire to be rescheduled after heavy snowParts of northern England have had heavy snowfall overnight and the Met Office has warned rural communities are at risk of being cut off and widespread travel disruption is likely.Hundreds of schools, open to vulnerable children and those of key workers, have closed across Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Oldham, Greater Manchester. Heavy snow has forced coronavirus vaccine appointments in parts of North York...
Tags: UK, England, Snow, UK News, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Met Office, North Yorkshire, UK Weather, North Of England, Yorkshire Derbyshire, Oldham Greater Manchester Heavy

Yorkshire snow: Hundreds of schools shut and travel disrupted

The Met Office issues an amber weather warning with up to six inches of snow predicted on high ground.
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UK Covid live: Johnson hints at end of tiers amid fears over community spread of South African variant

Latest updates: PM hints any lockdown easing will be on national basis; mass testing after two people with no history of travel catch variantSouth African variant of Covid found in eight areas of EnglandHalf of care home staff at UK’s largest provider have not had vaccineTwo London clinics mistakenly offer Covid jab to young peopleUK Covid patients dying needlessly over unfounded ventilator fearsGlobal coronavirus updates - live 3.25pm GMT Prof Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on V...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Social Care, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Care workers, Wuhan, Batley, Coronavirus, Adam Finn

How Do Some Dogs Learn Words So Quickly?

Vicky Nina, a Yorkshire terrier, and Whisky, a border collie, were given a straightforward task that few dogs can complete: Amid a trove of toys the two pets were already familiar with, they had to identify a new toy by name—more specifically, by the fact that it was the only object they didn’t know the name of. Not…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Yorkshire, Wolves, Scavengers, Dog Training, Taxa, Collie, Domesticated Animals, Herding Dogs, Dog Intelligence, Law_crime, Subspecies Of Canis Lupus, Vicky Nina

Smart motorways are dangerous, says Yorkshire police chief

The claim comes after a coroner ruled two deaths on the M1 motorway were avoidable.
Tags: UK, News, Yorkshire

UK Covid live: £500 payment to anyone testing positive being considered, says minister

Latest updates: George Eustice says policy has been under review before playing down prospect of a full-blown travel banMinisters could pay £500 to everyone with Covid in EnglandPM raises fears of lockdown in England continuing into summertimeQuarantine: Home Office considered electronic tags for travellersNorth-east and Yorkshire vaccine supply cut to help lagging regionsCoronavirus – latest updates 10.20am GMT The financial misery facing Britain’s pubs has once again been thrown into the s...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Britain, NHS, Yorkshire, Boris Johnson, Ons, Great Britain, George Eustice, British Beer Pub Association, Coronavirus, Emma McClarkin

Reports that Covid vaccine could be diverted from the North

Vaccines are reportedly being diverted from the North East and Yorkshire to other parts of England.
Tags: UK, News, Yorkshire, North East

Covid vaccine: Claims supplies 'diverted from the North' raise concerns

Vaccines are reportedly being diverted from the North East and Yorkshire to other parts of England.
Tags: UK, News, Yorkshire, North East