West Yorkshire and The Dales

West Yorkshire & The Dales

How much has recorded crime risen in West Yorkshire?

THE NUMBER of recorded crimes in West Yorkshire rose by more than a fifth in a year, according to the latest statistics.

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Drug-driver admits running down Leeds academic while fleeing police

A drug-using driver today admitted causing the death of a respected Leeds academic who was killed after being struck by a car which was being pursued by police.

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Shoppers pictured in Briggate, where giant 'planters' have been installed to stop heavy vehicles entering.

Revealed: Bollards in Leeds city centre to stop Nice-style terror attack

Truck-stopping bollards have been installed around busy shopping areas of Leeds city centre to prevent a repeat of the terror attacks that left dozens dead in Berlin and Nice.

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Stash of drugs found at police inspector’s home, trial told

A police inspector with responsibility for disposing of seized drugs was found with hundreds of thousands of pounds of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and cannabis in his home, a jury has heard.

Police keep watch of the Leeds fans by the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road. Picture by Tony Johnson

More ‘spotters’ at West Yorkshire football grounds to tackle high cost of policing

Extra ‘spotters’ are being deployed at football grounds around West Yorkshire this season in a bid to reduce the cost to taxpayers of policing matches in the county.

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Suspicious Leeds city centre ‘package’ declared safe

A controlled explosion was averted in Leeds city centre following a report of a suspicious package.

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Crowds at the May 2016 Pudsey Carnival parade

Search is on for 2017 Pudsey Carnival Queen

APPLICATIONS are open for the post of 2017 Pudsey Carnival Queen as preparations get underway for this summer’s popular annual event.

An image of the dog released by the RSPCA

Heartbreaking: Dog starved to death and dumped on Leeds footpath

A dog that had been starved to death and was as “thin as a skeleton” was dumped like rubbish on a popular footpath in Leeds, RSPCA inspectors said today.

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Trains have been halted between Bradford and Ilkley.

Rail death halts trains between Bradford and Ilkley

Rail commuters are facing delays this morning between Bradford and Ilkley after a man was fatally struck by a train.

Police want to identify these two men following a burglary in Farnley, Leeds.

CCTV released as police probe Leeds burglary

Detectives have released CCTV images of two men they want to identify following a burglary in Leeds. 


West Yorkshire beck polluted with paint after M606 lorry crash

LARGE quantities of white paint spilt after a lorry crashed on the M606 in Bradford has caused pollution in a beck at Dewsbury.

Driving school car driver hurt in Leeds crash

THE driver of an AA Driving School car was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected broken wrist during a five-car collision which caused traffic delays on Kirkstall Road in Leeds this afternoon.

The Picture House Station Road, Castleford, after the Fire...15th January 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Fire at pub in Castleford treated as arson

A large fire that ripped through a pub in Castleford in the early hours of yesterday is now being treated by police as an arson attack.

Police at the scene of a murder on Shirley Terrace, Gomersall...15th January 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Police get extension in Gomersal murder investigation

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Gomersal have been granted more time to quiz a woman arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park's poet in residence for 2017, Simon Armitage.  Picture by Bruce Rollinson

How poet Simon Armitage is helping celebrate 40 years of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

It’s a grey December day just before Christmas, but the inclement weather somehow only adds to the allure and atmosphere of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I’m there to meet poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage who has just taken up a 12-month residency for the park’s 40th anniversary. Armitage will be helping the YSP celebrate its unique appeal throughout 2017, visiting in different seasons and producing new work in response to the park as well as curating a programme of readings and events, and launching a new publication in the autumn.

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Police have made two arrests

Body recovered from beck in Wakefield

The body of a man was recovered from a beck in Wakefield this morning.

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Scrapped Leeds panto refund problems

ANGRY customers are having no joy getting refunds after a trouble-hit Leeds pantomime was shut down early.

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Jury to sit at murdered Leeds teacher’s inquest

A JURY will be called to sit at the inquest into the death of murdered Leeds schoolteacher Ann Maguire.

Picture shows Susan Ashworth who has died in a house fire in Leeds, West Yorkshire. See Ross Parry copy RPYFIRE : Two people have died in a fire at a house near Leeds, police have confirmed. Firefighters were called to Farfield Court in Garforth just after 18:30 BST.  West Yorkshire Police said one person was pronounced dead at the scene and that a man was taken to hospital with serious burns but later died.  The initial call to the emergency services reported a "fire, possibly an explosion". Four fire crews were sent to the scene and managed to contain the spread of the blaze.

Wife killer’s actions ‘unforseeable’ inquest told

THE actions of a husband who stabbed his wife to death before apparently killing himself were ‘unforseeable,’ according to a senior psychiatrist.

Simon Harrison of West Yorkshire Police has been sacked for drink-driving

Leeds police sergeant sacked for drink-driving

A Leeds police officer has been sacked after being caught drink-driving while off-duty.

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