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More than £150,000 raised for family of police officer murdered in terror attack

The JustGiving page set up this morning to support the family of the Metropolitan Police officer fatally stabbed in yesterday’s terror attack at Westminster has already raised more than £144,000 with donations continuing to flood in. The page, which was

yesterday, 17:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police charge 29 men over historic child sex abuse in West Yorkshire town

Dozens of men have been charged with the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in a West Yorkshire town after police investigated historic allegations of abuse. The 29 men have been charged with a catalogue of offences including human trafficking, child a

yesterday, 16:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Schools are ‘betrayed’ as budgets cut

The government has been accused of betraying the country’s children after it emerged that all schools face cuts to their budgets. Secondary schools could lose the equivalent of six teachers because of reduced funding which will hit the poorest pupils har

yesterday, 15:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Funds for new mountain bike track approved

Work to create a new mountain biking and cross country track in the grounds of Oakwell Hall could soon be underway. A grant of more than £50,000 was approved, to enable the first phase of the project to begin, at a meeting of the Batley and Spen District

yesterday, 13:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Increased police patrols planned for town centre

Increased police patrols are planned for Dewsbury as part of a five-week campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour and child sexual exploitation. High-visibility patrols will be in place around the town centre, while specialist safeguarding officers, who

yesterday, 13:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series March 23 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages. Barry Hetherington, (69), of Barber Square, Heckmondwike, 24-week sentence suspended for 12 months, electronically-m

yesterday, 13:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mosque leaders condemn “vile” terror attack

Mosque leaders have condemned yesterday’s “vile” terror attack in London. Qari Asim, MBE, Imam of Leeds Makkah Mosque, said: “We must be clear that those who take innocent lives are not following the teachings of any religion and have no regard for any r

yesterday, 13:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears. The Novelty Cat Legging, which was on sale in UK stores from November 8 2016 up to February 22 2017, was found to present a potential hazard during the company’s due-dil

yesterday, 11:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

The most stupid legal high as kids sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins

Kids are literally getting wasted with Britain’s daftest drug craze - sniffing fumes from burning WHEELIE BINS, has been claimed. Youngsters are risking their lives by torching the plastic bins n a bid to get high on the fumes, a waste management company

yesterday, 11:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever

Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever, costing £339. The new iPad features a brighter 9.7-inch Retina display and an Apple-designed A9 chip has 64‑bit desktop-class architecture which delivers fast processing and graphics performance for apps

yesterday, 11:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research. The research from L&C Mortgages also discovered that 30 per cent or 3.4 million households do not know their...

yesterday, 11:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Baby teething necklaces recalled due to choke hazard

Amber necklaces and bracelets, wooden teething rattles and teething clips have been recalled after Trading Standards test results revealed them to be a choking hazard. The products, manufactured by It’s Handmade are aimed at teething babies and were volu

yesterday, 11:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Terrorism in Westminster: London had expected attack for some time and police reaction was rapid

At least five people are dead and 20 injured following a terrorist incident in London. What had been dreaded finally happened – an attack on UK soil which brought to mind recent tragedies on mainland Europe. Police are conducting a “major terrorist inves

yesterday, 10:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Serious sex attack on woman in West Yorkshire village

A police investigation is under way today after a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in a West Yorkshire village. The 37-year-old victim was attacked by a man while she was out walking on Upper Common Lane in Clayton West, near Wakefield’s Y

yesterday, 09:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

National Puppy Day: Expert tips to keep your pet pooch healthy

Thursday, March 23 marks National Puppy Day and whilst this is an obvious opportunity to celebrate all things cute about our four legged friends, its also a chance to think about their wellbeing. Essential puppy kit: Ahead of a puppy‘s arrival ensure you

yesterday, 07:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

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