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Woman pulled to ground during struggle with armed robber in Heckmondwike

A woman was pulled to the ground as she struggled to get away from a robber armed with a knife.

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Firefighters broke down doors to rescue residents from 'intense' flat fire

Firefighters broke down doors to rescue residents from 'intense' flat fire

Firefighters had to smash down doors in a block to flats to help evacuate the building as a blaze broke out shortly before midnight.
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Police pursuit: Man charged after suspects fled scene of armed incident

Police pursuit: Man charged after suspects fled scene of armed incident

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after trying to escape police.
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Biker, 70, suffered broken arm in Wakefield village crash

A BIKER aged 70 suffered a broken arm when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in collision with a car in the village of Newmillerdam near Wakefield today.

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A swim at Leeds council leisure centres could cost £5 if price changes approved

THE price of a swim at Leeds City Council-run leisure centres could be increased by almost nine per cent to £5 as part of an overhaul of charges.

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Paula Vasco-Knight and her brother (right) and her husband Stephen (centre behind) leaving Exeter Crown Court.  Pic: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire

Shamed NHS chief’s advisory role at Leeds university revealed

A former NHS chief executive who fraudulently paid her husband more than £11,000 from her budget had an advisory role at a Yorkshire university while the investigation into her was going on, it has emerged.

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OUR HERO: Tributes to Dr Andrew Platten as driver Akash Rashid is jailed.

Jailed: Drug dealer who ran down and killed Leeds academic as he fled police

A young drug dealer who killed a respected Leeds academic as he drove dangerously to get away from a pursuing police car was today jailed for 10 years.

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Roads closed after cyclist seriously injured in collision with car in Otley

A CYCLIST has been taken to hospital after suffering head injuries in a collision with a car in Otley this morning.
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Artist Sean Durkin (left) with Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Gerry Harper and the painting.  Picture Tony Johnson

Leeds mayor in underpants painting is for charity

A PAINTING in the style of LS Lowry featuring Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Gerry Harper in his underpants is set to cause quite a stir for a charity fundraiser.

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Police have released this e-fit of a suspect

Bogus callers in Pontefract - police issue e-fit image of suspect

POLICE have released an e-fit image of a suspect after bogus callers posing as solar panel engineers targeted a man in Pontefract.

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Woman 'traumatised' after sex assault in Leeds

Police are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a woman in Leeds.
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Police warning over potentially fatal drugs circulating in Leeds

POLICE have issued a warning to drug users about a potentially fatal batch of heroin in circulation in Leeds.

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Police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, gun crime victim Christoper Wright and Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. Picture: Simon Hulme

Police begin 10 day weapons amnesty to get guns and knives off the streets

A county-wide weapons amnesty has been officially launched in West Yorkshire today in a bid to get guns and knives off the streets.

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West Yorkshire weapons amnesty: Where can you hand in knives and guns?

West Yorkshire weapons amnesty: Where can you hand in knives and guns?

People in possession of illegal knives and guns are being urged to surrender them to police during a 10 day campaign.

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Mr Justice Goss discharged the jury and will continue to try the case alone

Leeds ‘cash for crash’ jury discharged over £500 bribe claims

A JURY hearing a case of an alleged ‘cash for crash’ plot in which an innocent Leeds pensioner was killed has been discharged over claims that jurors have been offered bribes.

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Police Constable Marie Scott with the dog

Dog found in abandoned car is given new home

A DOG left in an abandoned car near Otley has been given a new home – thanks to support from kind-hearted residents.
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Three people taken to hospital after three-car crash

THREE people were taken to hospital after a three-car crash near Otley.
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Missing teenage girls found safe and well

TWO teenage girls who were missing from Hull have been found safe and well in West Yorkshire.
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Monica Budge celebrating her 104th birthday in Hunslet, Leeds.
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Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Happy 104th birthday at party in Leeds for Monica

CENTENARIAN Monica Budge celebrated her 104th birthday at a party with family and friends in Leeds.

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Former West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Chief Fire Officer, Simon Pilling

Plans to stop comebacks by fire brigade ‘boomerang bosses’

The Government has announced plans to stop ‘boomerang bosses’ retiring from senior positions in local fire brigades only to be re-employed on similar lucrative terms.

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