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Drugs warning after two deaths in Leeds and Wakefield

Police have issued a warning after two suspected drugs-related deaths in Leeds and Wakefield.

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Highqways England tweeted this photo of police at the scene of the lorry breakdown on the M62 today.

Armed police at scene after lorry broke down on M62 near Leeds

ARMED police from London stepped in to help after spotting a broken down lorry on the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire this afternoon
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Police close lane on M62 near Leeds and Wakefield

POLICE have closed one lane of the M62 near Leeds and Wakefield this afternoon

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Driver jailed for running over police bike officer

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

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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.

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Police urge Wakefield residents to report off-road nuisance vehicles

Police urge Wakefield residents to report off-road nuisance vehicles

Police in Wakefield are calling on residents to report off-road nuisance vehicles as part of a new operation to tackle the issue.

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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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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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Burglars jailed over break-in at West Yorkshire pub

TWO burglars were caught after a landlady watched them on CCTV as they stole charity boxes and alcohol from the bar of her pub.

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Yvette Cooper

Cooper tells Corbyn: Confront these online Labour trolls

Yvette Cooper has called on Jeremy Corbyn to use his social media accounts to personally confront people hurling abuse at his critics.

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BOYS ON TOUR: A group of friends dubbed the Kirkthorpe Cavemen will visit James Bond film locations around Europe.

Limo tour leaves friends shaken and stirred

A group of madcap friends are set to tour James Bond film locations in Europe in an ex-funeral limousine.

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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.

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Death crash driver back behind bars over drunken police chase

A driver has been returned to prison over a drunken police chase almost a decade after he caused the death of man when he used a public road as a race track.

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Probe by police watchdog after Normanton crash

A woman was seriously injured when a car hit a wall while being chased by police in an early morning pursuit.

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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.

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Open verdict on Wakefield lorry driver’s death after fall

AN INQUEST jury recorded an open verdict after hearing a lorry driver from Normanton near Wakefield died more than two weeks after suffering a broken ankle in a fall at work.

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26 years for ‘sadistic’ rapist who targeted three Wakefield women

26 years for ‘sadistic’ rapist who targeted three Wakefield women

A repeat sex offender has been jailed for 26 years for a series of serious sexual assaults in Wakefield involving three women.

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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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Hospital site could become 100 houses

Hospital site could become 100 houses

Hospital buildings dating back to the early 1900s could be demolished to make way for housing.

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