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Coroner refuses to question Greek court’s verdict over tragic death of Chelsea Hyndman

A coroner has refused to question a Greek court’s verdict over the cause of death of a young woman on a holiday island.

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Chelsea Hyndman pictured with her former boyfriend Luke Walker.

‘I wish I’d taken Chelsea to the hospital sooner’

The young man convicted of causing his girlfriend’s death in Crete has admitted he wished he had taken her to hospital sooner.

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Ribchester man will appear in court in January

West Yorkshire brothel owner sent to prison

A MAN who ran a brothel for two years at a house he owned in West Yorkshire has been sent to prison.

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Jailed: Terence O'Reilly.

'Wicked' man, 78, jailed for historic sex offences against children in Wakefield

A 78-year-old man has been jailed for a series of historic sex offences against children in the Wakefield area.
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RSPCA reveal list of Yorkshire's funniest animal 'rescues' in 2016

RSPCA reveal list of Yorkshire's funniest animal 'rescues' in 2016

A 'trapped bird' which turned out to be a smoke alarm and an escaped tortoise which was actually made of stone.

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Melvyn Wall, who was jailed at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.

Man jailed for nine years for sexual abuse of young and vulnerable victims

A South Elmsall man has been jailed for nine years after being convicted of sexual assault.

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Adam Raybould.

Thug ripped out ex-girlfriend’s hair during sickening attack

A THUG who carried out a sustained violent assault on his former girlfriend during a drunken row has been locked up for 18 months.

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Protesters gather at Castleford swimming pool.

REVEALED: Pools to shut within weeks, despite community backlash

The closure of Knottingley Sports Centre and Castleford Swimming Pool will go ahead as planned, despite backlash from the community.

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Misery as post offices in Leeds, Pontefract and Wakefield set to close

Post Office branches in Leeds, Pontefract and Wakefield are among 37 across the country earmarked for closure.

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Parking boost for rail commuters at busy West Yorkshire stations

Parking boost for rail commuters at busy West Yorkshire stations

Seven commuter railway stations in West Yorkshire will get extra parking spaces as part of a major transport scheme.

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West Yorkshire pensioner locked up over historic sex abuse of girl

A PENSIONER has been jailed more than four decades after he carried out sex offences against a schoolgirl.

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Charlie Bishop with his mum, Marie Mosley.

‘Mummy can’t breathe’: How courageous Charlie became a little lifesaver

A courageous five-year-old came to the rescue of his mum when she suffered a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.

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Did you make After Eight mints at the famous Castleford chocolate factory?

Did you make After Eight mints at the famous Castleford chocolate factory?

Former staff are being asked to share their memories to celebrate the after-dinner treat's 40th anniversary.

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BRAVE: Paris Leigh Boycott, before and after the charity head shave.

Niece of Yorkshire cricket legend has locks chopped for charity

The young niece of Yorkshire cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has had her long locks chopped for charity.

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From kitchen table to £1m turnover in two years for Castleford entrepreneur Stacey

From kitchen table to £1m turnover in two years for Castleford entrepreneur Stacey

When most people start their own business they can only dream of achieving a £1m turnover within their first two years of trading.

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Ribchester man will appear in court in January

Burglar targeted five businesses in West Yorkshire town

A burglar has been spared a prison sentence after admitting his involvement in five burglaries at business premises in a West Yorkshire town.

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Police searching for missing Knottingley pensioner find body

Police searching for missing Knottingley pensioner find body

Officers searching for a missing Knottingley man have found a body, police said this morning.

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Teen driver taunted police as high speed chase was filmed on phone

A teenager taunted police officers during a dangerous high speed chase which was filmed on a mobile phone by one of his passengers, a court heard.

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END OF AN ERA: Phil Kelsey a miner for 38 years in the lamp room after his last shift last year.

Looking back at Kellingley Colliery closure one year on

One year has passed since Kellingley Colliery closed down, marking the end of deep coal mining across the UK.

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The crash happened on the A638 Doncaster Road, near to the junction with Field Lane.

Two fighting for life after South Elmsall crash leaves six injured

Two people are fighting for their lives in hospital after a serious crash involving two cars in South Elmsall yesterday.
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