A leading UK charity says disabled people are being ‘left out in the cold’ because they can’t get in through the front door of most UK homes.
Sir Michael Parkinson, legendary broadcaster returned to his old stomping ground as guest editor of the Barnsley Chronicle this week.
Parkinson was keen to emphasise the importance of local news saying the experience gave him a good grounding for the rest of his career.
Duncan Wood went over to the newspaper to talk to him.
Shoppers were given a fright when they spotted a fanged monster on the blood drenched roof of Trinity Leeds shopping centre.
The mystery intruder was spotted after recent reports suggested you are most likely to spot a werewolf in the North.
The elaborate Halloween prank got shoppers' attention and many were impressed with the scale of the stunt.
The security guard spotted the Halloween prankster after he saw the shadow on the roof.
Police are searching for the men pictured in CCTV images in connection to an enquiry.
Two men fled from a Co-op in Market Deeping with a quantity of Gillette razor blades around midday on 24th October.
They had filled up their basket with a variety of goods and were spotted acting suspiciously by staff in before they ran away.
Officers would like to speak to the men pictured in the CCTV images to see if they can assist with the enquiry.
Anyone with information should contact police.
Bunting and banners were a key feature of this year's Tour de France in Yorkshire and now Craven District Council will auction off some of the items that were on display in Skipton. All the proceeds will go to charity.
The Government has been accused of showing "contempt" for public sector workers as firefighters prepare to stage a four-day strike in a bitter row over pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union in England will walk out at 6pm tonight and set up picket lines outside fire stations across the country on one of the busiest weekends of the year because of bonfires and firework displays.
Fire brigades will again launch contingency plans, including hiring contract staff to cover for striking firefighters, but the public were warned to be extra vigilant, especially if they attend a firework event.
The West Yorkshire brigade warned that the service and the public will be left in a "vulnerable position", telling people to take extra care to ensure their own safety, while the London brigade said it may not attend rubbish or small grass fires or help anyone shut in a lift.
The FBU hit back at Government statements that firefighters will continue to receive one of the best pension packages of any worker even after reforms to their pension scheme.
Industrial action has been averted in Wales as a result of a "significant" change of direction by the Welsh Government, said the FBU.
The union said: "While the Westminster Government continue to ignore the concerns raised by firefighters, the Welsh Government have now suggested an improved proposal that could significantly improve the position for a large number of firefighters in Wales. This would involve altering the way fire fighters could choose to retire before the age of 60."
The union described it as a breakthrough, which it said showed that the Welsh Government had taken into account a number of technical arguments which firefighters have raised during negotiations.
A series of strikes have been held over the past 18 months in protest at changes to pensions and the retirement age, which the union claimed could lead to firefighters losing their job if they fail fitness tests in their late 50s.
The Government has confirmed its plans to reform firefighters' pensions, saying the scheme has been refined in response to consultations. A statement said the average firefighter retiring at the age of 50 today is expected to live and draw a pension for 37 years after a 30-year career.
The Firefighters' Pension Scheme is the most expensive in the public sector and is forecast to have a cashflow deficit of almost #600 million by 2018-19, said the statement, adding: "Taxpayers cannot be expected to meet all of these costs."
The Government said it will lay regulations setting out the terms of the reformed scheme, giving fire and rescue authorities time to implement changes before they come into effect next April.
No firefighter aged 55 or over will face being left without a job or a good pension, said the statement.
"These steps will benefit all firefighters, not least women firefighters, and those who will work beyond 55 if they so wish. As the impact of working beyond 55 years of age will only take start to take effect in 2022, there is time to ensure appropriate procedures are in place to reassure and support both the younger and older worker.
"This process, linked with generous ill-health arrangements and the opportunity for redeployment, should ensure that firefighters can continue to receive one of the best pension packages of any worker."
One of our region's MP will be spending the day in a wheelchair after a challenge by Doncaster teenager Jack Marshall, who has a rare neurological disorder. Andrew Percy will be experiencing first hand some of the access issues wheelchair users face in Brigg town centre.
Firefighters across the region are starting a four-day strike today in an ongoing row over pensions. Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out at 6pm - with the strike ending the evening before Bonfire Night.
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service have reassured residents that cover is in place as Halloween night approaches:
We will find out today who will be South Yorkshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner.
The election was held yesterday after former Commissioner Shaun Wright stepped down in the aftermath of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. The counting of votes begins later this morning with final result being declared this afternoon.