West Yorkshire and The Dales

West Yorkshire & The Dales

Amazing story of the superhero with a Yorkshire accent, from the local boy who rose from stirring glue at the knacker’s yard to creating Lassie

He was friends with Ernest Hemingway and his work inspired Bradford’s JB Priestley – yet the incredible life story of the Wharfedale writer who created Lassie and whose dialect tales of a Yorkshire superhero were best-sellers on both sides of the Atlantic, is one almost entirely lost to literature.

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Police at the scene of the collision on Haigh Moor Road.'Photo: Matt Sharp

Leeds man, 24, died after car mounted pavement and struck him: Inquest opens

A STUDENT suffered fatal injuries when a car mounted the pavement and struck him as he walked along a street in Leeds.
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John Metcalf with his daughter Hannah ,wife Caroline, son Tom and grandson Harry. ''Picture Scott Merrylees

Cancer fight Leeds dad’s London Marathon run bid

An INSPIRATIONAL Leeds dad who joined a running club after being diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer is refusing to let the disease get in the way of his ambition to compete in the London Marathon.

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Clare Clifford holding a photo of baby Charlotte

New baby joy for Leeds family a year after bed share death tragedy

A MOTHER who was sleeping in the same bed as her baby daughter when she tragically died last June said her family is trying to put their lives back together as they care for a newborn baby boy.
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Man gives 11-year-old girl his phone number and says 'call me' outside Skipton pub

Man gives 11-year-old girl his phone number and says 'call me' outside Skipton pub

Police are trying to trace a man who handed a primary school pupil his phone number and told her to call him.

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Roundhay Road in East Leeds. Image: Google

Man died after he was hit by car in Leeds: Inquest opens

A MAN suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a car in Leeds, an inquest opening heard.

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Hollin Drive Weetwood

DVD player blaze at Leeds flat: Woman suffered smoke inhalation

A WOMAN suffered smoke inhalation after a blaze which is believed to have been caused by a DVD player in a  bedroom at a flat in Leeds.

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Craig Smith

On the run: Man wanted on suspicion of firearms and threats to kill offences

A FRESH police appeal to find a man wanted in connection with firearms and threats to kill offences in Leeds has been featured on  BBC One's Crimewatch Roadshow.
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Vickers Street Social Club.

Woman attacked during robbery at Castleford social club

POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was attacked and injured during a robbery at a social club in Castleford.

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Cricketer  Zainab Patel

Leeds cricketer Zainab, 11, wants more girls to play the sport

TALENTED cricketer Zainab Patel has her sights firmly set on playing for England after excelling in her club and school teams.

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Black Road, Wakefield. Image: Google

Two taken to hospital after crash in Wakefield

TWO people were injured in a crash which led to a road being closed in Wakefield this morning.
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Broad Lane, Kirkstall. Image: Google

Biker injured in crash with car in Kirkstall: Incident causing traffic delays

A MOTORCYCLIST was injured in a collision with a car in the KIrkstall area of Leeds this morning.
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Savile Road, Dewsbury. Image: Google

Blaze at petrol station shop: Cause being investigated

FIREFIGHTERS dealt with a blaze at a petrol station shop in Dewsbury this morning.
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Appeal after death of Wakefield pensioner

CORONER'S officers in Wakefield are seeking to trace relatives after the death of a 78-year-old man.

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Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Image: Google

Man stabbed at bus stop in West Yorkshire town

DETECTIVES in Huddersfield are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in an unprovoked attack.

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The M62 near Tingley, Image: Google

Three-car crash causing major delays on M62 in Leeds

AN accident is causing major delays on the  M62 in Leeds this morning.

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Accident causing delays on M621 in Leeds

AN accident involving two cars has led to one lane of the M621 in Leeds being closed this morning.
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Frank Norris

Call for relaxing of Ofsted inspector regulations

A revision is needed of the school inspector appointment system, a multi-academy trust head has said, warning that some of the finest candidates are deterred from applying to lead schools in economically deprived areas.

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Retired judge HHJ Peter Collier, pictured in his former chambers at Leeds Crown Court..15th March 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

The law ain’t broken, says Leeds’s top judge as he retires at age of 70

Leeds’s top judge said more money is needed in the judicial system as he retired from office after more than a decade but insisted: “The law ain’t broken.”

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Raheem Wilks

Mum of murdered Leeds teenager makes emotional appeal on Crimewatch Live

THE mother of a Leeds teenager gunned down in a gangland revenge killing has made an emotional appeal to help police catch the person who ordered her son’s murder.

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