West Yorkshire and The Dales

West Yorkshire & The Dales

100th birthday party for ‘amazing’ Pudsey grandmother

A GRANDMOTHER celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at St Andrew’s Church Hall in Pudsey at the weekend.


Watch the dramatic moment a multi-storey car park is turned into dust in Wakefield

Rishworth Street multi-storey was demolished during a controlled explosion on Sunday morning.


‘It could now cost more to look after an elderly parent than to raise a child’

PAYING for the care of just one elderly parent for six years now costs £231,843 – which is the same as the average cost of raising a child for 21 years, according to new research.

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Matthew and Lyndsay Smith with their son, George.

Birthday milestone for Leeds Children’s Hospital boy who wasn’t expected to survive

A BOY who wasn’t expected to survive beyond a few months old is set to celebrate his third birthday tomorrow thanks to doctors at Leeds Children’s Hospital.


Police identify suspects after two men shot and wounded in Bradford

DETECTIVES investigating a shooting incident in Bradford which left two men injured say they have identified two men they want to trace.
Knifepoint robber struck on Huddersfield street

Knifepoint robber struck on Huddersfield street

A TEENAGE knifepoint robber struck in Huddersfield just 20 minutes after an attempted robbery on the same street.
Fairytale kingdom at Kirkstall Abbey this weekend

Fairytale kingdom at Kirkstall Abbey this weekend

THE ruins of Kirkstall Abbey will be transformed into a magical fairytale kingdom complete with fairies and goblins this weekend.

Inspirational 69-year-old Leeds athlete competing for Team GB in Canada

Inspirational 69-year-old Leeds athlete competing for Team GB in Canada

A GRANDFATHER-OF-TEN from Leeds is set to represent Team GB at an international sporting event.

Bradford City played Blackpool at Valley Parade earlier this month. Stock pic.

Police keep peace at Bradford City match with just eight liaison officers

A West Yorkshire Police commander has described how his force kept the peace at a Bradford City home game with just eight actively deployed officers after adopting an approach used at major protests.

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Leeds Court

University of Huddersfield student choked girlfriend unconscious before inflicting facial injuries

A student suffered fractured facial bones when she was choked unconscious and had her head banged against the floor by her violent partner, a court heard.

Killingbeck Police Station in Leeds, which is to be sold off.

Police stations in Leeds, Keighley and Bingley to be sold off

Yorkshire’s largest police force is to sell three of its police stations and four other buildings after revealing that several are rarely used by its officers.

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Armed police in Leeds. Only around 200 officers in West Yorkshire are trained to handle and use firearms.

Police in West Yorkshire want officers to remain largely unarmed

Most officers in West Yorkshire believe police in the county ought to remain largely unarmed, a survey published today has suggested.

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Bernard Kenny, the hero who tried to save murdered Jo Cox, has died.

The Yorkshire Post says: A selfless hero - The OAP who tried to save Jo Cox

BERNARD KENNY will always be remembered as the most unassuming of national heroes.
A statement from the family of Jo Cox has hailed Bernard Kenny as 'shining example'.

Pensioner who tried to stop Jo Cox attack was 'shining example', MPs family say

The hero pensioner who tried to save MP Jo Cox from her killer was a "shining example of Yorkshire and British bravery", her family has said in a tribute after his death.

Brave Bernard Kenny, the man who tried to save Jo Cox, has died.

Bernard Kenny: The have-a-go hero who showed 'selfless courage' in the face of pure hatred

Bernard Kenny, the humble have-a-go hero who showed "selfless courage" in an attempt to protect murdered MP Jo Cox from her attacker, has died aged 79.

Yorkshire MP Jo Cox was murdered in June 2016.

Timeline of events surrounding Bernard Kenny's desperate and brave bid to save murdered MP Jo Cox

Jo Cox was brutally murdered by Thomas Mair as she arrived to hold a constituency surgery in June 2016.

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Bernard Kenny, the man who risked his own life to try and save MP Jo Cox, has died.

Tributes after death of ex-miner who tried to stop neo-Nazi attacking MP Jo Cox

Bernard Kenny, who tried to stop a right-wing extremist from murdering MP Jo Cox, has been described as a "hero" by her widower following his death.
West Yorkshire Police's Leeds District Headquarters on Elland Road, Leeds. Pictured Divisional Commander Chief Supt Paul Money.
11th April 2014. JG100268d Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe.

West Yorkshire Police’s PFI buildings cost taxpayers £12.1m a year

A Private Finance Initiative contract signed by Yorkshire’s biggest police force to create two district headquarters and a state-of-the-art training base will cost taxpayers £338m over 25 years.

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Incredible cockpit photo shows Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales

Incredible cockpit photo shows Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales

Did you spot the Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales yesterday?
Fryston Road, Airedale, Castleford. Image: Google

Biker arrested after fleeing Castleford crash scene - pedestrian critically ill

A MOTORBIKE rider was arrested after fleeing the scene of a crash in Castleford which left a pedestrian seriously injured.

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