News archive from 8 March 2013

Expensive and rare cars are on thieves’ wish-list

Expensive and rare cars are on thieves’ wish-list

MORE than 3,000 householders across West Yorkshire have fallen victim to thieves who break into homes in order to steal their cars. Gangs of criminals have been targeting rare and expensive cars to steal, many of which are never recovered. In the past...


Video: Storm clouds over Harewood as cottage tenants get their notice

IT was described as an ambitious scheme to create green energy for the Yorkshire mansion said to be the "Downton Abbey of the North". But plans by the Earl of Harewood to build a new heating system for his ancestral home, Harewood House, by...

Police face £1 million bill after match day court loss

Police face £1 million bill after match day court loss

WEST Yorkshire Police will be forced to hand back more than £1 million paid to them by Leeds United for policing matches at Elland Road after judges dismissed their appeal in court. The force had hoped to overturn last year’s High Court decision that...

Cameron to ‘roll up sleeves’ for fight

Cameron to ‘roll up sleeves’ for fight

PRIME Minister David Cameron promised to roll up his sleeves and fight for the country's economic future as he used a speech in Yorkshire to shape the political battleground ahead of the Budget later this month. Mr Cameron hit back at criti-
cism of...

Saudi accuses activists of lying to stir protests

Saudi accuses activists of lying to stir protests

Concern over the fate of the kingdom's thousands of security detainees, who the government says are Islamist militants, has prompted demonstrations, culminating in the arrest of 161 people at a protest last week in the central city of Buraidah. The...


Responsible bikers set an example over safety and speed

From: David Armstrong, Downe Street, Driffield. After passing my motorcycle test in 1957 at the age of 16, I have owned and ridden bikes ever since, and still do, and support your article (Yorkshire Post, February 28) about high 
speed motorcyclists...


Get rid of the form-filling

From: Peter Hyde, Drffield, East Yorkshire. IF the various government-controlled organisations could get rid of the mindset that demands reams and reams of forms to be filled in for every matter they deal with, there would be much more time for proper...


Who needs a car when you have a bike?

From: Dave Robbins, Pudsey, West Yorkshire. I WAS somewhat bemused by Jayne Dowle’s column (Yorkshire Post, February 25). I’ve managed to arrive at work for just shy of 40 years without the need of a car. I started cycle commuting in 1974 – long...


Lord Prescott should keep quiet over Iraq war

From: David McKenna, Hall Gardens, Rawcliffe, Goole. IT was with increasing amazement that I read that the Lord Prescott has come out with the statement that the invasion of Iraq “cannot be justified”. Is the old stager now trying to distance himself...

Bombardier unveils high-stakes CSeries jetliner

Bombardier unveils high-stakes CSeries jetliner

Bombardier's single-aisle CSeries planes, promised with seating for up to 160 passengers, represent the company's attempt to break into the lower end of a 100-to-200-seat market heavily defended by its U.S. and European rivals. China and Russia are...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
Apartheid death squad leader Dirk Coetzee dies

Apartheid death squad leader Dirk Coetzee dies

DIRK Coetzee, who led an apartheid era death squad and later sought protection from the

Bangladesh’s future at stake as protests continue

Bangladesh’s future at stake as protests continue

AS ISLAMISTS and moderates clash daily on the streets of Dhaka over death sentences handed down to senior members of the Islamist Jamaat-e-islami party, the future of the country hangs in the balance. For a month, moderate ­activists have camped at a...


Kenyan candidate Odinga’s team say votes doctored

KENYAN presidential candidate Raila Odinga's campaign team have said some of the results of Sunday's election had been doctored and called for the vote count to be halted, in remarks that could inflame a largely peaceful poll. Mr Odinga, Kenya’s prime...


Bin Laden’s son-in-law arrested in joint swoop

A SON-in-law of Osama bin Laden who served as al-Qaeda's spokesman has been arrested in Jordan in an operation led by Jordanian authorities and the FBI, United States government sources have said. Sources said Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a militant who had...


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