While Johnson has overpromised on levelling up, plans to cut universal credit are only going to leave the country’s poorest further behind.
In his latest rambling, Norky shares his family tree and the early historical records of the Norcliffe family
The pasty, like the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, was better than we dared hope. What’s a day out like now covid restrictions have eased?
This week, Norky recalls pastimes from his youth such as building plane construction sets and playing with fire!
A powerful Labour campaign in Batley and Spen would focus on the Conservatives’ poor record as well as Kim Leadbeater’s community values.
The Forgotten Women of Wakefield project aims to honour women who contributed significantly to public life in the city, but whose names have been erased from its history. A new exhibition looks at anti-slavery women.
Norky retells his days spent trainspotting the Streaks amongst other trains at York railway museum, and how he read comics with his cousins
MPWR, previously known as Women Mean Business focus on encouraging women to grow their business in a way that suits them. | Emily Shepherd
Refugee Week is promoting a number of simple acts whereby individuals or groups can undertake small acts in support of refugees or to raise their own awareness.
Dangerous views must be called out and condemned for the disgusting nonsense they represent. But does that mean that the owner of those views has taken a permanent stance and can never learn and evolve and move beyond outrageous immature attitudes?
Peter Jukes, co-founder of Byline Festival, Byline Times and BylineTV explains how the Bylines network can fight back against polarisation and disinformation through local citizen journalism.
A revival in historical pageants across Britain in the 20th century recreated history and involved hundreds of performers. Some 88 years ago, Wakefield staged an event on a massively grand scale. Sadly, it has been all but forgotten.
Bradford Immigration and Asylum Support and Advice Network (BIASAN) has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2021
Meryl White shares her recipe for her delicious melt in your mouth biscuits. She recommends sharing them with friends on Neighbour’s Day, as a way of bringing us all together.
Help prevent the next superbug pandemic through McDonald’s and improve the living conditions for farming livestock in the UK
Michael Hindley writes about the history of Council of Europe (which is often confused with the EU); Churchill was ardently in favour of its creation. Out of the Council came the European Convention on Human Rights (later the ECHR) which was essential at the time of the collapse of the USSR.
Paul Bright explains the significance of the Belgian farmer that moved the stone that marked the 200-year border between Belgium and France. Fortunately, authorities have seen the bright side of his mistake.
Kerry Pearson remembers the creation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent after the First World War; on 8 May, the charity celebrates World Red Cross Day, a time to remember their values and recognise the hard work of their volunteers who work to make the world a safer place.
Andrew Leach meets with Greg and Ails, owners of an eye-catching art gallery in York. The gallery contains landscapes, seascapes, and other contemporary depictions of York.
Fortress England is maybe where we’re heading – though the country is neither a nation at ease with itself, nor the envy of many. Happy St George’s Day!
Economically and politically, the idea of a North-South divide has been a persistent feature of national debate for decades.
“I kept saying ‘I’m in pain, I’m in pain’, but I was completely dismissed and fobbed off – no one looked at me”, says Tinuke Awe. “I was just left feeling like I didn’t matter, that no one really cared about me.” In Britain, black women are almost five times more likely to die in […]
John Heywood looks back at life at Springfield Mill, West Yorkshire in the 40s and 50s
Today is Vaisakhi, Sikhism’s most important festival. It celebrates the formal anniversary of the establishment of the Sikh order, the ‘Khalsa,’ in 1699. Vaisakhi is usually celebrated to great fanfare within the Yorkshire community.
Peter Benson draws to light the impact the pandemic has had on mental health and people’s wellbeing. He quotes a ‘Mind’ ambassador, who tell us all to embrace our emotions and check up on friends and family.
Cole Brothers (John Lewis) in Sheffield is to close, causing local residents to ask what the future holds for the city.
Alex Toal asks, are young people left as citizens of nowhere by our system which prioritises the politics of place over the politics of the nation? With young people more mobile than any generation before them, their politics is increasingly focused on national issues rather than local ones. Our system still fails them.
Charlie McCarthy explains what impact the chancellor’s cuts to the aid budget will have on organisations like VSO. The charity’s international programs will be halted and UK communities will be harmed as they can no longer volunteer.
For Census Day 2021, thousands have already pledged to mark themselves as ‘European’ on the form. Will you?
Sue Wilson, who lives in Spain, challenges the stereotype of Brits abroad, suggesting that the press are responsible for the image of gin-drinking, golf players. She points out that until EU citizens in the UK are called ‘expats’, she too will remain a ‘British immigrant’.