West Yorkshire and The Dales

West Yorkshire & The Dales

Thousands of pounds of car buyer's cash stolen

POLICE  investigating a high value theft of cash  have released a CCTV image and an e-fit of two men they would like to speak to.

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Merrion Street, Leeds. Photo: Google.

Police dealt with report of suspicious package in Leeds city centre

POLICE were called to a report of a suspicious package in Leeds city centre this morning.

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Man arrested on suspicion of raping woman in Leeds city centre

A MAN was arrested today on suspicion of raping a woman in Leeds city centre earlier this month.
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Featherstone Lane, Featherstone. Photo: Google.

Three injured in Featherstone crash

THREE people were injured and one  was taken to hospital after a two vehicle crash in Featherstone.
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The Former Combs Hostel in Dewsbury. Photo: Google

Large blaze at former hostel for homeless in Dewsbury

FIRE crews from across West Yorkshire dealt with a large blaze at a former hostel for homeless people in Dewsbury.
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A peace vigil in London following the Manchester Arena terror atrocity.

Qari Asim: This was an attack on our society, an attack on all of us, on our shared home

TWENTY two people, including children, have died in the bomb blast at Manchester Arena. Whilst I was relieved to hear that the children of one of my colleagues, who were inside the arena, were safe, my heart breaks for the many young lives snatched away by the heartless terrorist.

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Armed police in Manchester after the terror attack on Monday night.

Large numbers of police at Headingley and Leeds Bradford Airport after terror threat raised to critical

THERE will be a "significant policing presence"  at today's international cricket match in Headingley following the terror attack in Manchester on Monday night.
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The peace vigil in Manchester's Albert Square.

Amjad Bashir: There is no conflict between being a good Muslim and being a good Briton – and we must not let Daesh or anyone else try to create one

I WRITE these words with huge sadness in my heart after yet again a terrorist atrocity has been committed on British soil.

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Extra armed police were on the streets of West Yorkshire today after the attack in Manchester. Picture shows officers in Leeds earlier this year.

Extra police on streets of West Yorkshire after Manchester attack

West Yorkshire Police said today it was standing “shoulder to shoulder” with the people of Manchester and had provided “practical support” after last night’s terror attack.

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jeremy Corbyn's leadership continues to polarise opinion in the Labour party.

Andrew Vine: Where Labour’s many MPs could become the few

THERE’S an unofficial Labour election rallying cry being heard in my corner of Yorkshire that’s a long way removed from the party’s official line of “For the many, not the few”.

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Patricia Broomhead. Photo: Google

Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing 80-year-old woman

POLICE  are appealing for information to trace a vulnerable 80-year-old woman who has gone missing from her home near Featherstone.

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Thousands gather to recapture the wartime spirit in Brontë country

Thousands of nostalgic visitors helped turn back time to evoke the spirit of wartime Yorkshire at the Haworth 1940s Weekend.

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Qari Asim is urging young people of all faiths to register to vote.

Qari Asim: Apathy will win election if young people don’t register to vote

THE General Election will set the direction our country takes for generations. But millions of young people, including those from ethnic minorities, will not take part in electing the next government.

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Pudsey Carnival, Leeds..20th May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

PHOTOS: Rain fails to dampen spirits at biggest ever Pudsey Carnival

HEAVY downpours failed to dampen spirits at the  annual Pudsey Carnival - hailed by organisers as the biggest and best yet.

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Remembered: Jo Cox

Election truce to honour Jo Cox will 'send powerful message'

Politicians will call an election truce today to honour murdered MP Jo Cox by focusing on what they have in common.
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Family’s heartbreak after death of 19-year-old Leeds man

Family’s heartbreak after death of 19-year-old Leeds man

THE devastated family of 19-year-old man who died in hospital after suffering a “fitting” episode on a Leeds street have spoken of their loss.

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Theresa May launches the Tory manifesto in Halifax.

Tom Richmond: Significance and symbolism of Theresa May launching Tory manifesto in Halifax

THE symbolism and significance of Theresa May’s decision to launch the Conservative Party manifesto in the working class mill town of Halifax should not be under-estimated as the general election finally looms.

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Police searching Saddleworth Moor (PA)

Ian Brady's ashes WON'T be spread on Saddleworth Moor - but body is under police guard

Ian Brady's lawyer says there is "no likelihood" his ashes will be spread on Saddleworth Moor, an inquest has heard.

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Police searching on Saddleworth Moor for victims of moors murderer Ian Brady, who has died at the age of 79, at Ashworth High Secure Hospital, Merseyside. PA

Coroner refuses to release Ian Brady's body so ashes can't be scattered on Saddleworth Moor

Ian Brady's body will not be released until assurances have been given that his ashes will not be scattered on Saddleworth Moor, a coroner has said.
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An analysis of modern slavery has been released by West Yorkshire Police.

West Yorkshire slavery victims ‘targeted with online adverts’

Traffickers are targeting vulnerable Eastern Europeans with online adverts or approaching them at homeless shelters and soup kitchens before tricking them into forced labour, a West Yorkshire police dossier has revealed.

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