Shopkeeper made £500,000 by duping Home Office into allowing 188 migrants into UK illegally

A fraudster made over half a million pounds by duping the Home Office into allowing 188 migrants into the UK illegally.

Green Lane in Featherstone.

West Yorkshire driver leaves friend paralysed after airborne high-speed smash in Bentley borrowed for wedding

A driver lost control of a Bentley and ploughed into a roundabout as he drove his wife and friends home from a wedding, leaving one of them paralysed.

The junction of Sewerbridge Lane and Ackton Hall Crescent.

Police appeal for witnesses after drivers are seriously injured in West Yorkshire crash

Two people were seriously injured in a road smash near Featherstone.

Featherstone Lane, Featherstone. Photo: Google.

Three injured in Featherstone crash

THREE people were injured and one  was taken to hospital after a two vehicle crash in Featherstone.
Patricia Broomhead. Photo: Google

Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing 80-year-old woman

POLICE  are appealing for information to trace a vulnerable 80-year-old woman who has gone missing from her home near Featherstone.


Featherstone’s own Girl in the Spotty Dress to be buried in frock which made her famous

The famous Girl in the Spotty Dress is to be buried in the frock which made her famous.


Man suffers broken eye socket in attack

A man suffered a fractured eye socket when he was the victim of an unprovoked attack at a Halloween party.


Driver jailed for running over police bike officer

A DRIVER deliberately ran over a police officer who stopped his vehicle for driving dangerously.

Jon Croxford of Arriva.

Arriva chief says accident hotpots are huge cause of service delays in Leeds

Accident hotspots in West Yorkshire can cause delays “completely out of anyone’s control,” a bus chief has said.

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Patients’ long wait in hospital

Patients waiting to be discharged from hospitals have faced agonising delays across the region.

Fode Sidibe.

Driver fell asleep at wheel and killed 81-year-old widow

A MAN who fell asleep at the wheel and knocked down and killed an 81-year-old woman has been jailed.


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.

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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Brenden Kennedy.

Thug jailed over street attack on woman

A thug who repeatedly banged a woman’s head into the pavement during a drunken street attack has been returned to prison.

Matthew Hughes.

Arsonist put lives in danger at flats

AN ARSONIST endangered the lives of residents of a block of flats and caused over £30,000 of damage by torching vans at business premises.

Four taken to hospital after Bentley Continental crash

Four taken to hospital after Bentley Continental crash

Four people were taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning after a crash in Featherstone.

Featherstone's Steve Snitch runs at the Salford defence.
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Salford Red Devils 70 Featherstone Rovers 16 - Rovers hammered by rampant Devils

Featherstone Rovers conceded 13 tries in a 70-16 drubbing by Salford Red Devils at AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday.

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Featherstone's Andy Ellis on the attack against Leigh Centurions. Picture: Dave Williams.

Featherstone Rovers 18 Leigh Centurions 30: Rovers give in-form Centurions a fright before suffering third straight loss

Featherstone ROVERS put up a tremendous fight before going down 30-18 to visitors Leigh Centurions at Big Fellas Stadium.


Video: Ticket to jail for West Yorkshire bus crash gang

NINETEEN members of a ‘cash for crash’ fraud gang have been sentenced over their “pathetic” attempts to stage a bus crash in order to make insurance claims.

Misi Taulappa, celebrates with fans at the end of the match after Featherstone Rover beat Bradford Bull 20-0.  Picture James Hardisty

Qualifiers hold ‘no fear’ for underdogs as big guns lie in wait

HEAD coach Jon Sharp fully realises the “enormity” of achieving a Qualifiers place with Featherstone Rovers – but maintains there will be no fear once the Championship club encounter Super League opposition.

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