Yorkshire headlines and weather on May 10 with the cost of living crisis and the top hotel price

Welcome to today’s headlines from Yorkshire and beyond.

Headlines today (Tuesday May 10) include a Huddersfield dad’s advice on dealing with the cost of living crisis with ‘no holidays, no cigarettes’, and a hostel in the Yorkshire winning a prestigious award.

Another headline concerns the tragic case of a Scarborough woman who died after eating an apple. She suffocated to death while being held in a specialist wing of Dewsbury Hospital.

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Scroll down to read our top headlines from this morning.

‘No holidays, no fags,’ says frugal Huddersfield dad in brutally honest cost-cutting advice

Christopher Hirst of Bradley, Huddersfield

A father from Huddersfield has described his modest lifestyle and said some people may have to ‘cut’ their spending to deal with the cost of living crisis.

Christopher Hirst is already quite thrifty when it comes to luxuries as he doesn’t own a car, hasn’t smoked for many years and his last holiday was around 16 years ago. He buys special bus tickets and only drinks a beer once a week.

The 50-year-old from Bradley, Huddersfield was talking about the current cost of living crisis after visiting the Huddersfield JobCentre for a Universal Credit appointment. He receives benefits and works as a cleaner in Huddersfield town centre.

Read the full story here.

Stunning Yorkshire hostel with private en-suite rooms for just £50 a night

A Yorkshire hostel with £50-a-night rooms has won one of the UK hospitality industry’s most prestigious awards.

YHA Cote Ghyll, Osmotherly, North Yorkshire, has won a 2022 VisitEngland Red Rose. The Red Rose, like the AA star system, is one of England’s benchmark awards for quality accommodation.

The Red Rose is usually awarded to hotels, bed and breakfasts and self-catering accommodation which made up the other 12 winners in Yorkshire this year.

Read the full story here.

His son’s anger after the tragic death of his mother “full of joy” while eating an apple

Psychiatric patient Rita Britten dies after choking on apple at Dewsbury Hospital
Psychiatric patient Rita Britten died after choking on an apple at Dewsbury Hospital

A woman who was being held in a specialist wing of Dewsbury Hospital died of suffocation after eating an apple, a jury inquest has heard.

Rita Britten, a 54-year-old divorcee, who lived at Lyndhurst Hospital, a rehabilitation center, in Elland as well as her usual place of residence, before being moved to Priestley Unit in Dewsbury, died on 29 July 2018.

The hearing at Bradford Coroner’s Court heard how she had suffered from serious mental health issues since she was a teenager and how her son Andrew had been her carer for 12 years from 2003 to 2015.

Read the full story here.


It’s going to be sunny and fine in Yorkshire today, with highs of up to 18C in some areas, according to the Met Office.

But the forecaster also says there will be low cloud over the Pennines first, with scattered clouds in the morning changing to isolated showers, heavier to the west.

It will be a mostly dry night, with minimum temperatures of 8C.

Traffic and travel

All other traffic and travel services across Yorkshire appear to be doing well. However, there are some delays on the M62 Eastbound. Inrix, our traffic management system, says: “Long delays on the M62 eastbound from J26 M606 (Chain Bar) to J27 M621 (Gildersome). Congestion at D24 (Ainley Top). In the road works area. Journey time is approximately 30 minutes.

You can read the latest travel update on our live blog here.

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