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Shadow Chancellor calls on Government to address North South divide

SHADOW Chancellor John McDonnell has said the Government should consider rebalancing the economy away from London and towards Yorkshire and the north of England in a bid to address the North South divide.

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Fatal crash: Homemade campervan driver arrested and ex-ambulance in convoy chased by police

THE driver of a home-made campervan was arrested  after a man died in a crash in North Yorkshire.
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Man found with serious stab injury in Leeds street

A MAN was taken to hospital after he was found with a serious stab injury in Leeds this morning.
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Fire in ladies toilets at Wakefield bar: Man treated for smoke inhalation

A MAN was treated by paramedics after a fire in the ladies toilets at a bar in Wakefield city centre.
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Newborn baby checked for smoke inhalation after fire at West Yorkshire house

A NEWBORN baby was among five people who underwent medical checks for suspected  smoke inhalation after a tumble drier caught fire at a house in Huddersfield.

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Child sexual exploitation operation: Police say staff at some Wakefield hotels failed to raise concerns

DETECTIVES  have said they will be speaking with hotels in Wakefield district about their safeguarding following a recent undercover child protection operation.
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Appeal to trace relatives after death of Leeds man

A CORONER'S officer is appealing for information to trace relatives after the death of a Leeds man.
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Police bid to trace Leeds sex attack victim

POLICE are appealing for information to identify a woman who they believe was the victim of a sexual assault in Leeds.

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Woman, 87, woke to find burglar in bedroom at her home in West Yorkshire

AN 87-year-old woman woke to find an intruder in the bedroom at her home in West Yorkshire.

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Hit and run driver struck pedestrians in Castleford: Car mounted kerb after house party row

A HIT and run driver who struck three pedestrians following a row at a house party in Castleford is being hunted by police.

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Dozens of firefighters battle moorland blaze in West Yorkshire

MORE than 50 firefighters are dealing with a moorland blaze in West Yorkshire tonight.

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Search for diver missing off Scarborough coast

AN AIR-sea rescue search operation is underway to find a diver who has gone missing off the Scarborough coast.
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Leeds man in 'jealous rage' assaulted partner: He pulled out knife when trio tried to help her

A  DRUNK Leeds man who produced a knife when three people tried to protect his partner after he flew into a 'jealous rage' and assaulted her has been handed a suspended prison sentence.
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Jury sent home in trial of family members charged with Leeds teenager's manslaughter

A  JURY has been sent home for the weekend after retiring in the trial of family members charged with the manslaughter of an 18-year-old man who died after being found in an emaciated condition at a house in Leeds.
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Grieving grandson's brutal attack on fellow mourner outside Pontefract pub after retired policeman's funeral

VIOLENCE flared after the funeral of  a retired policeman when his drunk grandson brutally attacked another mourner outside a Pontefract town centre pub, a court heard.

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Leeds primary school head charged with child sex offences appears at crown court

THE headteacher of a Leeds primary school charged with ten sex offences involving a teenage boy has appeared before a crown court.
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Leeds house burglars went on ‘spending spree’ with stolen cards

Leeds house burglars went on ‘spending spree’ with stolen cards

TWO burglars who went on a ‘spending spree’ with bank cards stolen when one raided a house in Leeds have been jailed for a total of more than eight years.

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Leeds 10K: The race is on for Dad’s fundraising challenge

A FATHER who lost his former partner to cancer is set to run the Leeds 10K to raise cash for a string of charities.

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Man who brandished ‘Braveheart’ sword in Leeds street after relationship breakdown is jailed

A LEEDS man who waved a ‘Braveheart’ sword above his head in a city street after his relationship with his girlfriend broke down has been jailed for 14 months.

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Two new rail stations proposed in Leeds: Your chance to have a say on schemes

Two new rail stations proposed in Leeds: Your chance to have a say on schemes

LEEDS residents are being invited to have a say on proposals to create two new rail stations in the city.

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