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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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