11:50 am, Thu 14 Jun 2012
Ex-PCSO jailed for sex crimes
A former PCSO has been sentenced to ten years in prison after previously admitting child sex offences. Gary Hastings, 48, of Wright Street, Hull, pleaded guilty at York Crown Court last month to seven counts of sexual activity with two boys. More follows.
8:50 am, Fri 01 Jun 2012
A mother from West Yorkshire is behind a new medal for children whose parents have served in Afghanistan.
The awards have been handed out for the first time and the miniature medal is designed to recognise the sacrifices families make while loved ones are on the frontline.
Dawn McLeish with some the children who received medals
Credit: Ministry of Defence
Dawn McLeish from Denby Dale, who came up with the idea, said:
"I looked at my own children and saw what a hard time they were having without their dad. They missed him so much and weren't really able to understand why he wasn't there.
"They have to be strong and brave to be able to cope with something like that at such a young age. I found myself saying 'they deserve a medal' and then I thought why not given them one."
41 children were presented with the medals, which have the slogan "Daddy's Hero", at a ceremony in Germany.
7:09 pm, Mon 16 Apr 2012
The Woodalls from Lincoln claim to be the UK's biggest pageant family. They've spent more than £15,000 on hair spray, fake tan and fancy frocks.
Five of their six children compete in beauty contests. Their mum says taking part has done wonders for her children's confidence.
5:20 am, Mon 16 Apr 2012
Primary school places
Credit: Calendar News
Thousands of families across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will find out their child's primary school this week.
For over subscribed schools local authorities use
admission criteria to allocate places. Families can appeal if a child is not offered their first choice.
6:15 am, Sat 03 Mar 2012
March to save children's centres
Parents will step up their campaign to keep Kirklees' Sure Start Centres open with a protest march through the centre of Huddersfield this lunchtime. There are fears that some of the district's 32 childrens' centres may be axed due to budget cuts