Community buyout of historic Leeds pub is brewing

A NEW MICROBREWERY could be created if a proposed £350,000 community buyout of one of Leeds oldest pubs is a success.

West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dee Collins.

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.

Dr Andrew Platten

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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Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.

Tom Richmond: Devolution – Reward Archbishop’s faith and unite behind region

LET me say what Yorkshire’s distinguished business leaders were too polite to highlight in their open letter on devolution published by this newspaper last Saturday – political parochialism is preventing this great county from becoming an even greater success story.

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Court story.

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.

VIDEO: Electricity pylon catches fire beside Yorkshire road

VIDEO: Electricity pylon catches fire beside Yorkshire road

This dramatic footage shows the moment an electricity pylon went up in flames next to a main road.

Ramona Ilie has been jailed for eight months.  Pictures: North Yorkshire Police.

Woman jailed for North Yorkshire bank card fraud

A woman has been jailed after stealing money from elderly bank customers in North Yorkshire.

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.

PIC: James Hardisty

Woodland link between Yorkshire village’s past and present

As a walker strolls through the woods near Stutton, Tadcaster, the winter sun warms the bare trees.

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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