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.
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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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VIDEO: Featherstone Rovers 20 Bradford Bulls 0 - Big guns await Rovers as ‘shambolic’ Bulls are left to contemplate third season in second tier

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS were led on to the field by “The Baby-Faced Assassin” today and, fittingly, secured their Qualifiers place with a perfectly-executed performance that also ended wretched Bradford Bulls’ hopes of promotion for another season.

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Wakefield Council plans to cut library opening hours

Library opening hours could be cut as cash-strapped Wakefield Council seeks to save money.

INQUEST: Jon Sharpe raised more than �20,000 for a hospice.

Asbestos cancer ‘killed fundraiser’

A GRANDFATHER who raised thousands of pounds for a West Yorkshire hospice died from an asbestos related cancer decades after working as an electrical engineer in power stations, an inquest heard.

Misi Taulapapa.

Whitehaven 22 Featherstone 44: Taulapapa inspires Fev to impressive away triumph

Centre Misi Taulapapa scored a first-half hat-trick of tries and Jamie Foster kicked eight goals as Featherstone Rovers climbed to fourth in the Championship with a 44-22 win at Whitehaven.


Biker from Bradford killed in crash near Featherstone

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed when the machine he was riding was involved in collision with a car at Ackton near Featherstone in Wakefield district last night.

Steve Quinn Featherstone Rovers legend

Rugby league legend Quinn dies after short illness

Featherstone Rovers legend and record points scorer Steve Quinn has died following a period of illness.

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Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield. Picture by Ross Parry.

Fears that sudden loss of specialist doctors from Yorkshire hospitals will hit patients

The loss of several expert neurologists at West Yorkshire hospitals will have a “significant impact” on patients, it is feared.

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