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VIDEO: Santa's reindeers to parade with War Horse puppet magic at Sheffield's Meadowhall

Santa's reindeers are about to magically come to life for daily parades at Sheffield's Meadowhall - thanks to the puppet wizardry of the experts behind West End smash hit War Horse.

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May King Tsang a trainer at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield

Google confirms it will extend ‘digital bus tour’ in Yorkshire

Search engine giant Google is extending its Digital Garage ‘bus tour’ in Yorkshire to offer people of all ages digital training and advice through free workshops and face-to-face coaching.

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The average UK property is now worth 226,367.

UK house price trends: How your town compares with the rest of the country

The general trend of rising house prices is continuing, with the average UK property reaching £226,367 in September, an increase of 5.4% annually.
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The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

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VIDEO: Xmas 'rapped' as Craig David wows 15,000 at sold out Meadowhall Christmas Live

Christmas rapping of a different kind saw comeback king Craig David herald the start of the festive shopping season at Sheffield's Meadowhall.
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Executive Director Katie Town at the new Centre for Creativity , the extension to Theatre Royal Wakefield which is currently under construction. Picture Scott Merrylees

Theatre’s expansion is three decades in the making

It has been three decades in the making, but in a short few months, a derelict piece of land next to Wakefield’s historic Frank Matcham theatre will be transformed into a state of the art studio space - proof, the theatre’s director says, that the city’s art scene is both ambitious and here to stay.

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Train strikes in West Yorkshire

The train services still running across Yorkshire as railways hit by 'worst strike in decades'

Rail workers are said to be "solidly supporting" a series of strikes which are causing the biggest disruption to train services in decades
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Will you be affected by tomorrow's rail strike?

Rail strike - is your route affected?

Rail passengers have been warned to expect busy trains and fewer services due to a strike tomorrow.

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Farmer, Paul Thorp who has worked at the farm since 1992 and lived at the farm with his wife Jill and son John since 2008.

What is life really like down on the farm in the middle of the M62?

It sits in the middle of the M62 and is the motorway’s most famous landmark, but Sarah Freeman  discovers how Stott Hall Farm is becoming a haven for Yorkshire wildlife.
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Aubrey Robinson, owner of Harmony Music School in Sheffield, with marketing manager Abby Abrames, on board Google's Digital Garage Bus in Rotherham town centre.
October 2017

Google bus is spreading the digital news

IT’S a Friday morning in Rotherham town centre and the training staff aboard Google’s Digital Garage bus are doing a brisk trade.

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Wakefield firm to create 144 new jobs

Wakefield firm to create 144 new jobs

A Wakefield firm which manufactures and distributes electrical equipment, has invested more than £9m to double the size of its operations and create 144 jobs.

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Revealed: All the winners at the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards 2017

Around 1,000 guests gathered in Leeds last night for the White Rose Awards 2017.

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Yorkshire's thriving tourism industry comes together in Leeds to celebrate success

Leading lights from Yorkshire’s thriving tourism industry rubbed shoulders with VIP guests when the White Rose Awards were held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds last night.

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‘An inviting centre deters crime’

‘An inviting centre deters crime’

An anti-social behaviour hotspot is among key areas that Wakefield’s Business Improvement District (BID) will work on.

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May King Tsang, digital coach at Sheffield's Google Garage.

Digital Garage can change lives

Today, most of us are spending hours online, and nearly a third of this time is spent on social media.

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Sheffield inventor goes mobile to raise digital skills

Sheffield inventor goes mobile to raise digital skills

WHEN Sheffield inventor Richard O’Neill began to read with increasing concern data showing how lacking British workers were when it came to digital skills, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

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Greenwoods Menswear, Maritime Terrace.

Revealed: The Greenwoods Menswear stores which will remain open and those which will close

Bradford-based Greenwoods Menswear has been sold to Versatile International Trading in a move which will safegaurd 40 stores and 181 jobs.

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Swim school’s charity zombie run challenge

Swim school’s charity zombie run challenge

Staff from Puddle Ducks swim school will be swapping the front crawl for zombie dodging when they take part in a Halloween charity fundraiser.

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Launch of the BID, Wakefield

BID aims to make Wakefield a better place to live, work and play - it is time to back it

Wakefield’s very first Business Improvement District (BID) has begun its work to make the city centre a better place to live, work and visit.

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Elijah Lawal, Google's communications manager for the UK and Ireland.

Google joins forces with Which? to launch a new online safety course

GOOGLE has expanded its inventory of initiatives to boost the UK’s digital skill levels by teaming up with consumer body Which? to launch a new course in online safety.

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