Saturday 27 December 2014

Cyclist Death

For the second time this year I've covered the terribly sad story of a cyclist killed on the roads. The family of a cyclist from Huddersfield who died 16 months after he was knocked off his bike by a car driver have not been allowed to bury him nearly seven weeks after he passed away. A legal wrangling means John Radford's family can't lay him to rest...

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Saturday 20 December 2014

Fire Station Protest

I've been to a beautiful, rural part of Yorkshire to cover the story of a campaign against the closure of a fire station. Protesters say if the retained station at Haworth is allowed to close on New Year's Eve, lives will be lost. But following government cuts West Yorkshire Fire Service needs to save millions of pounds and they claim Haworth is a low risk area.

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Saturday 6 December 2014

Small Business Saturday

Shoppers in Yorkshire are being urged to spend their money locally in the run up to Christmas to help independent businesses survive. The people behind Small Business Saturday say on this day last year more than £460 million pounds went through the tills. I've been to Leeds's Corn Exchange which is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building made up of 30 independent shops...

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Monday 1 December 2014

Abbey Special School

Parents and teachers at a special school in Rotherham for students with learning difficulties are campaigning to keep it open following a damning OFSTED report. For more than thirty years Abbey Special School in Kimberworth was a success. But unions say since the local authority restructured the school earlier this year it's gone downhill and now there are plans to close it...

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