West Yorkshire and The Dales

West Yorkshire & The Dales

‘When, not if’: Tour de France will return to Yorkshire, promises director

TOUR DE France director Christian Prudhomme says it is a case of ‘when, not if’ the greatest cycling spectacle in the world returns to Yorkshire.

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Leeds grandmother’s Majorca holiday road death tragedy

A GRANDMOTHER from Leeds was killed while crossing a road in Majorca just hours after arriving for a family holiday on the island, an inquest heard.

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Video: Full route for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Two Unesco World Heritage sites, four corners of the county and a famous bridge damaged in the floods of last Christmas will all play a role in the third annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next April.

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Crash road closure

Crash blocks slip road off M62

A lane is closed on an exit slip road of the M62 in West Yorkshire making it a slow commute home.

Transport
Elaine Davison pictured with her huband  Edward

Inquest six years after woman impaled by tree branch in Wakefield

AN INQUEST is to be held more than six years after a grandmother was impaled by a branch after a tree crashed in front of her car during gale force winds in Wakefield.

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Police have released these images of the type of shirt in which the baby born was found wrapped in.

Details released of shirt tragic baby ‘Peter’ was wrapped in

Detectives searching for the mother of a newborn baby boy who was pronounced dead after being found outside a Leeds vicarage have released details of the shirt he was wrapped in.

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Gogglebox star gets festive on Leeds school visit

Gogglebox star gets festive on Leeds school visit

GOGGLEBOX vicar Kate Bottley helped youngsters get in the Christmas spirit when Songs of Praise visited a Pudsey school.

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Trains delayed and cancelled in Leeds and Yorkshire after derailment

Train services in Leeds and across the region are being delayed and cancelled after a derailment at a Scottish depot.

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Teenage rugby league player badly hurt in collision with car in Leeds

Teenage rugby league player badly hurt in collision with car in Leeds

THE rugby league community is rallying to support a promising teenage player from Leeds who suffered a catalogue of injuries when he was involved in collision with a car.

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Gordon Taylor

Leeds United linked to allegations of sex abuse

LEEDS United is one of a string of football clubs that have been connected to allegations of abuse, according to the chief executive of the Professional Players’ Association.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Rush hour delays for commuters on M62 motorway near Leeds

TRAFFIC ALERT: Rush hour delays for commuters on M62 motorway near Leeds

Commuters face delays after a crash on the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire this morning (Monday).
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A motorist has been sentenced for parking badge fraud

Leeds burglar attacked his ex girlfriend’s new partner

A Leeds man high on drink and drugs “lost it” when broke into his former partner’s home and discovered she had a new boyfriend, a court heard.

Crime
Tributes outside St Peter's Church, Bramley

Baby in Tesco bag headstone crowdfund appeal

A CROWDFUNDING appeal has been launched to raise cash to help pay for a headstone for newborn baby ‘Peter’ who died after being left outside a Leeds church last week.

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Fazila Aswat and Jo Cox. Picture: ITV News/PA Wire.

Women who were with Jo Cox when she was killed remember their friend

Two women who worked with MP Jo Cox and were with her when she was murdered have said they are still trying to cope with the “surreal” loss of their friend.

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Rachel Reeves has written a biography of the pioneering MP Alice Bacon who is pictured at her Normanton home in 1970 when she was Education Minister.

Rachel Reeves: The women still fighting to smash glass ceiling in politics

WOMEN smashing glass ceilings in politics.  It all seemed so possible a few weeks ago.  Now we have four years of President Trump ahead of us, a man who boasts of groping women.  A friend asked me the day after the Presidential election how he would explain to his daughters how Trump had got the biggest job in the world. It’s a difficult one to explain.

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Paula Sherriff speaks in Huddersfield St. Peters Parish Church, for a service held in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Jo Cox’s murder changed our democracy forever, says Yorkshire MP

A Yorkshire MP in the neighbouring constituency to Jo Cox’s has told how the murder of her friend has permanently altered the face of Britain’s Parliamentary democracy.

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Jo Cox trial: The “comprehensive” case against Thomas Mair

A “comprehensive” catalogue of evidence was presented to jurors as the court heard about the events of June 16 and the police investigation which they triggered.

Crime

Video: Jo Cox’s family hail the ‘many acts of bravery’ in Birstall

The sister of Jo Cox has praised the “many acts of bravery” on the day of her murder as she vowed to continue the Labour MP’s legacy.

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Floral tributes to Jo Cox left in the wake of her murder in June.

How community in Birstall coped in wake of MP’s murder

At the spot where hundreds of floral tributes were laid for Jo Cox in the days after her murder, the market traders whose plot overlooked the crime scene go about their business on a sunny autumn Thursday.

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Jo Cox was the MP for Batley & Spen when she was murdered by Thomas Mair on June 16 this year.

Tom Richmond: Why Jo Cox would not agree with the state execution of her murderer

CONVICTED of the cold-blooded execution of much-admired Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, and too cowardly to even bring himself to utter the word ‘guilty’ so eye-witnesses could be spared from having to relive the harrowing moments which preceded the politician’s senseless murder, I find myself struggling to disagree with those who think that justice will be best served by evil white supremacist Thomas Mair facing the death penalty.

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