Radio star and transgender role model Stephanie Hirst receives an Honorary Doctorate today from Leeds Beckett University.
Stephanie was born as Simon in Barnsley in 1975 and in 2014 she left her presenting position on Capital Radio to begin living as Stephanie, leaving behind her old life as Simon.
She said at the time her decision was made when she realised she would never be happy living as a man.
Stephanie receives the award for her contribution to public life.
Thousands of school children across the region have been forced to miss lessons today because of a strike by teachers.Read the full story ›
Pupils at a school in Hull are being encouraged to stand up during lessons in a bid to improve their health.
Alex Sherwood, games organiser at Sirius Academy, and headteacher John Sherwood launched the Hull Schools Stand Up initiative in response to research showing young people spend too much time being sedentary.
Students have welcomed the idea, which could be followed by other schools in the area.
The council came under fire after announcing it would reduce the holidays to under five weeksRead the full story ›
A group of young people in York has launched a website which aims to inspire other children in care.Read the full story ›
Headteachers have urged Barnsley Council to reconsider cutting the school holiday break from six weeks to five.Read the full story ›
Lucy Heath's dreams of winning Britain's Got Talent have been all but dashed when she and her dog Trip Hazard failed to get voted through to the finals.
Lucy, from Billngborough in South Lincolnshire, was hoping the double act would become another canine winner of the competition but they failed to get through tonight's semi-finals. Their only hope now is that they make it to the final on Saturday on a 'wild card'.
Calendar has held debates on the EU Referendum at schools in Bradford and Hull and asked students there - should we stay, or should we go?Read the full story ›
Unfair school funding is putting thousands of children in Yorkshire and the Humber at a disadvantage, according to a new report.
Primary schools in the north of England receive on average £900 less per pupil than those in London. The study recommends money should be redistributed to tackle the north-south educational divide.
The inspector said he was unable to speak to pupils at a private Muslim girls' school because the children were celebrating Eid.Read the full story ›