West Yorkshire and The Dales

West Yorkshire & The Dales

'Gun' found in Leeds woodland: Police to search area

POLICE have cordoned off a section of woodland in north Leeds after a member of the public found what appeared to be a handgun.

Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds. Image: Google

Report of sex attack on 15-year-old girl near Leeds city centre church

POLICE are investigating a report that a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted near a Leeds city centre church.


Broken down train causing delays between Leeds and Harrogate

A BROKEN down train between Leeds and Harrogate has led to the cancellation of some rail services this morning.

The derelict former medical centre at the junction of Theaker Lane and Town Street, Armley. Image: Google.

Arson attack at former medical centre in Armley

ARSONISTS are suspected to have started a fire in a former medical centre in Armley this morning.
Wrangbrook Lane, Upton. Image: Google.

Man dead and woman fighting for life after head-on crash in Upton near Pontefract

A MAN has died and a woman is fighting for life in hospital following a head-on crash in Upton near Pontefract this morning.

Upper Heights Road, Thornton, Bradford. Image: Google.

Man dies after becoming trapped in farm machinery in Bradford

A MAN  has died after becoming trapped in farm machinery in Bradford, police said today.


Police launch CCTV appeal after man seriously injured in Bradford attack

DETECTIVES investigating a serious assault in Bradford have released CCTV images of two people they want to trace.

Wrangbrook Lane, Upton. Image: Google

Two people seriously injured in crash at Upton near Pontefract: Road remains closed

A MAN and a woman were seriously injured in a two-car crash in Upton near Pontefract this morning.
Savile Road, Castleford. Image: Google

Roof collapsed after major blaze at Castleford house: Five people escaped

FIVE people escaped before the  roof of a house in Castleford collapsed following a major blaze in the early hours today.

The Bishop of Leeds, The Rt Rev Nick Baines

Bishop of Leeds welcomes agreement for church spires to be used to boost broadband in rural areas

THE BISHOP of Leeds has welcomed an agreement between the Government and the Church of England for church spires to be used to boost broadband and mobile connectivity in rural areas.

An abandoned car.

A six-fold increase in abandoned cars in UK

Britain is becoming a scrapyard for abandoned cars, claims a well-known price comparison website.

Some of the knives illegally sold to under 18s at shops tested in West Yorkshire.

Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

Five knives were sold illegally to children when police carried out test purchases this week.

Towngate in Mirfield. Picture: Google.

Man arrested as police probe spate of burglaries in West Yorkshire town

A man has been arrested as part of a police investigation into three burglaries in a single morning in Mirfield.

Model politician: Yorkshire MP's Lego alter-ego launches social media account

Model politician: Yorkshire MP's Lego alter-ego launches social media account

A Yorkshire MP is offering a new model for politicians' social media accounts - by posting pictures of his own Lego alter-ego at work in his constituency.
Aaron Joseph. PIC: PA

Man killed in West Yorkshire dog attack ‘had biggest heart’, say family as owner is jailed

The family of a 52-year-old who was attacked and killed by a mongrel bull terrier said his death was like a “light being turned out in their lives”, as the dog’s owner was jailed for 10 years.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has called for a change to the way rail improvements are planned.

West Yorkshire transport bosses call for ‘urgent overhaul’ of rail infrastructure planning system

The way much-needed improvements to the rail network are planned and delivered needs an urgent overhaul, according to Yorkshire transport bosses.


Bradford food firm Mumtaz to appeal over ban on directors

Former directors of a food company have said they will launch an appeal over disqualifications which followed an Insolvency Service investigation.

A dog owned by Aaron Joseph. PIC: PA

Owner of killer dog which savaged neighbour facing long jail term, says judge

A man whose mongrel bull terrier attacked and killed his neighbour has been told by a judge he is facing “a very long custodial term”.

Keith Limbert who has passed his driving test aged 79, after his wife Anne fell ill.
 PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds pensioner passed driving test aged 79 so he can take ill wife on trips

CANCER survivor Keith Limbert has passed his driving test at the age of 79 so he can take better care of his seriously ill wife of 58-years.


Police in West Yorkshire can now use mobile phones to check your fingerprints on the spot

Frontline police across the country will be able to use their smartphones to identify people in less than a minute after a trial of new mobile fingerprinting technology in West Yorkshire.
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