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Miners' Strike: 30 years on from NUM's return to work

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the miner's strike.

Orgreave in March, 1984 Credit: Press Association

The bitter dispute left lasting scars in communities throughout the region.

Now, with the industry facing extinction there are still calls from some MPs, union officials and academics for an investigation into the strike and the actions of those surrounding it.

Click below to watch David Hirst's report:


Yorkshire man returns from Kurdistan after fighting Isis

A Yorkshire security guard has returned home after travelling to Kurdistan - to fight against the terrorist organisation Isis

Yasir Abdulla has spent six months fighting in Kurdistan, the home country he left 15 years ago to move to Britain, because he was appalled at the brutality of the organisation he says has tortured and killed his countrymen and women.

We cannot independently verify the pictures in this report, but Yasir says they were filmed by him in an area of Northern Iraq which I.S is attempting to infiltrate.

Michael Billington reports


Man arrested over Leeds city centre assault

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating a serious assault in Leeds city centre which left a 23-year-old man critically ill in hospital.

Scene of assault in Leeds city centre

The victim, who is from Wakefield, was allegedly attacked by two men outside Club Mission early yesterday morning (Sunday March 1, 2015) and taken to Leeds General Infimary suffering from serious head injuries.

A 23-year-old man was arrested last night in the west Midlands. He has been transported to Leeds where he is currently in custody on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

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