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Eee by gum! Yorkshire rugby fans' 'haka' goes viral

A Wetherby rugby fan and his friends have taken New Zealand by storm by performing a unique Yorkshire take on the famous haka.
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Progress on NHS shake-up in Yorkshire ‘must be improved’

Progress on controversial plans to address an estimated £420m funding gap for NHS services caring for more than a million people in Yorkshire has been rated amongst the worst in the country.

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The 25 social media sins that you need to know about.

Revealed: The top 25 social media sins that you MUST avoid

Too many selfies, ranting about politics and ‘Liking’ your own profile picture have been named as some of the deadliest social media sins, according to research.

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Faizah Shaheen

I want an apology, says Leeds woman detained under terror laws for reading Syrian art book

A Muslim woman from Leeds detained under the Terrorism Act after an airline cabin crew member spotted her reading a Syrian art book on board her honeymoon flight has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help secure an apology.

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Waqas Hussain

Schoolboy's six-and-a-half-year sentence after "terrifying" armed carjacking robberies in West Yorkshire

A SCHOOLBOY who took part in "terrifying" armed carjacking robberies  has been locked up for six-and-a-half-years
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Marlborough Towers. Image: Google

Leeds high-rise flat blaze caused by 'discarded smoking materials'

A BLAZE in a flat in a high-rise tower block near Leeds city centre last night was caused by "carelessly discarded smoking materials," West Yorkshire Fire Service said today.

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The crashed VW Golf. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

Drink drive arrest after car crashed into wall in Ossett

A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed into a wall in Ossett near Wakefield in the early hours today.

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Melissa Whittington pictured with her partner Mark

Mother-of-four killed by suspected drink driver in Ossett was "beautiful angel"

THE family of a mother-of-four who died after being struck by a suspected drink driver  in Ossett last week have spoken of their loss.
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A North East Lincolnshire rogue trader who tricked 16 homeowners, including a woman from Crowle, out of hundreds of thousands of pounds has been jailed for over six years.

North East Lincolnshire rogue trader jailed for tricking homeowners out of hundreds of thousands of pounds

A North East Lincolnshire rogue trader who tricked 16 homeowners, including a woman from Crowle, out of hundreds of thousands of pounds has been jailed for over six years.

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Rosie Fields (right) with friend Maggie Wilson (left) and drag queen Miss Orry (centre)

Tributes after cancer death of ‘gay icon’ Leeds grandmother

A GRANDMOTHER described as the “life and soul” of the gay bar scene in Leeds for more than 20 years has lost her battle with cancer.

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Police operation to tackle child sexual exploitation in Dewsbury

Police in Dewsbury are launching a four-day operation to tackle crimes including child sexual exploitation in the town.

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Ten lambs stolen from field near Harrogate

POLICE are appealing for information after ten lambs were stolen from a field near Harrogate.

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Historic child sex abuse inquiry - police arrest 16 people in West Yorkshire

POLICE investigating historic allegations of child sex abuse in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire have this week arrested 16 people.

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Exciting headliners at The Factory in Harrogate - The Strawberries.

Live rock music at The Factory in Harrogate this weekend

The first-ever rock gig to take place at The Factory in Harrogate will happen this Saturday night.

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Police are investigating the crash in Wakefield.

Boy, 7, badly hurt in Wakefield hit-and-run crash

A seven-year-old boy needed medical treatment after suffering a serious leg injury in a hit-and-run crash in Wakefield.

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(L-R) Lee Walls, Malcolm Reeves, Matthew Lucas and Matthew Loosemore are all accused of participating in the filming of naked sunbathers while employed as members of a South Yorkshire Police helicopter crew.

Officer in helicopter sex film case 'was honoured after notorious incident'

A police officer accused of misusing his force's helicopter when it was used to film people sunbathing naked and having sex was honoured for helping save the lives of two boys who were attacked in a "notorious" incident, a jury has heard.

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Fire damage at  the Stephen Smith Garden centre in Otley.

Animals killed in Otley garden centre blaze

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a blaze badly damaged a garden centre in Otley last night - and killed many of the pet animals in the building.

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MBS Autocare Ltd on Parkfield Street, Hunslet. Image: Google.

Arson suspected after tyre blaze spread to Leeds car repair garage

ARSONISTS are believed to have started a blaze on a railway banking in Leeds which spread to a car repair garage.

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A lightning bolt over the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth last night as storms moved up the country toward Yorkshire. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Yorkshire Weather: When will the thunderstorms hit and how severe are they likely to be?

Thunderstorms are continuing to affect parts of Britain, with lightning and heavy downpours expected to hit both the morning and evening rush hours.

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Former police constable Adrian Pogmore, 51, has admitted to being involved in the filming of four videos of members of the public having sex or sunbathing naked on private land using a South Yorkshire Police helicopter

Sex-crazed cop used South Yorkshire Police helicopter to film swingers' x-rated outdoor romp

A sex-crazed South Yorkshire Police constable used a force helicopter to film a pair of swingers 'brazenly' putting on an outdoor sex show for his own gratification, a court heard.
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