Sex attacker who targeted women jogging in Pontefract Park is jailed

A TEENAGER who sexually assaulted two women out jogging in Pontefract Park before exposing himself has been jailed for 14 months.

Date: 3rd January 2018.
Picture James Hardisty.
Andrea Jenkyns, Conservative Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood, at home in Gildersome, with her baby boy Clifford, aged 9 months.

Andrea Jenkyns interview: A ‘mad’ year combining motherhood with Westminster life

Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns is back in the Commons after a ‘mad’ year which saw her give birth and get re-elected within a few weeks of each other. Political Editor Rob Parsons went to meet her.

Leeds Crown Court

Widow admits £53,000 insurance firm fraud after husband’s death: Normanton pensioner avoids immediate jail

A WIDOW with a gambling problem defrauded more than £53,000 from life insurance company Prudential after the death of her husband, a court heard.


WEATHER WARNING: Icy blast extends into weekend as Yorkshire warned to expect snow and ice

YORKSHIRE’S week of wintry showers, snow, ice and high winds will extend into the weekend as the Met Office warns of no let up to the arctic blast.

Supermarket home delivery driver who sexually assaulted Leeds pensioners is jailed

Supermarket home delivery driver who sexually assaulted Leeds pensioners is jailed

THE daughter of one of two Leeds pensioners sexually abused in their own homes after being befriended by a “vile” supermarket delivery driver has told how her late mother sank into depression following the attacks.

Winter pressures have caused more problems for the NHS.

Yorkshire cold snap likely to put further strain on emergency services

The cold snap is likely to put a further strain on accident and emergency services already dealing with raised levels of flu and norovirus, NHS England has warned.

Leeds Crown Court

Leeds man who broke his partner’s wrist avoids immediate jail

A MAN broke his partner’s wrist in an attack as he tried to stop her using his possessions as missiles, a court heard.

An agreement over the long-running Yorkshire devolution saga was closer last night.

Yorkshire devolution: Calls for Government to act as council leaders reach agreement on interim mayor

The Government was coming under pressure today to agree to proposals for a two-year mayoral term in South Yorkshire, a major stepping stone on the path to a full region-wide devolution deal, after a significant concession on the issue by the leader of Sheffield City Council.

Richard Williams

Shop robber from Castleford used machete and fake gun in Pontefract and Ferrybridge store raids

AN ARMED robber  from Castleford who threatened  staff at  stores in Ferrybridge and Pontefract with a machete and an imitation gun has been jailed for six years.

Akshar Ali and Yasmin Ahmed

Two handed life sentences with minimum 22-year terms  for Leeds mother Sinead Wooding's murder

A MAN and his friend have each been jailed for life with  minimum 22 year terms after being found guilty of murdering his wife before dumping her body in woodland in Leeds and setting it alight.
VIDEO: Watch gritters battling to keep North Yorkshire's highest road open in heavy snow

VIDEO: Watch gritters battling to keep North Yorkshire's highest road open in heavy snow

It's North Yorkshire's highest hill - and Fleet Moss certainly presented gritters with a challenge this morning.

Residents walk between destroyed buildings in Syria (AP photo).

Syrian refugees arrive in Leeds to be resettled across Yorkshire

Refugees fleeing conflict in Syria have arrived in Leeds on a charter flight ready to be resettled across Yorkshire and the Humber.
Guilty of murder: Akshar Ali and Yasmin Ahmed

Police release photographs of pair who murdered Leeds mother-of-four Sinead Wooding

THESE are the first photographs of  a man and his friend who face life sentences for  murdering  his wife before dumping her body in woodland in Leeds and setting it alight.
Police have thanked the public for their help.

Police find missing Harrogate teenager John Barker

Police have found a missing 14-year-old boy after carrying out searches in Harrogate and Boroughbridge.

Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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Yorkshire is braced for three days of snow and high winds.

Weather warning: UK braced for the big chill... but when will the snow arrive in Yorkshire?

SNOW has already caused driving difficulties this morning as the expected cold snap edges toward Yorkshire.
Haider Hussain engaged in sexual conversation with whet he believed to be a  14-year-old-girl on WhatsApp

Married Leeds father snared by paedophile hunters after grooming 14-year-old girl

A MARRIED  father who  thought he was going to meet a 14-year-old girl in Leeds after grooming her on the internet was snared by  paedophile hunter group Justice for Kids.

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Kashan Gatewood.

Jail for Leeds drug dealer who stabbed man in street after Harrogate nightclub violence

A drug dealer from Leeds who stabbed a man in the stomach in a Harrogate street following violence at a nightclub has been jailed for more than seven years.

Yorkshire has been warned there will be freezing storms across the county this week.

Weather warning: Yorkshire set to face grip of three-day ice and snow storms

Britain is braced for an icy blast this week with the Met Office issuing a warning that Yorkshire will bear the brunt of the cold snap.

The scene of the 'lockdown'

East Yorkshire crossbow suspect Anthony Lawrence - what we know so far

Police launched a search for Anthony Lawrence after a man was found dead and his pregnant girlfriend suffered injuries in an attack at their home near Driffield.

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