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'Eight-mile' queues on M62 after both carriageways shut over 'medical episode'

'Eight-mile' queues on M62 after both carriageways shut over 'medical episode'

Eight-mile queues have gathered on the M62 after "medical episode" led to the road being shut. Both carriageways were closed as an air ambulance landed on the motorway at junction 20 around an hour ago, police said. All of the motorway has...

yesterday, 17:59 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Heckmondwike man, 45, jailed for 9 years over historic child sex abuse

Heckmondwike man, 45, jailed for 9 years over historic child sex abuse

A man from Kirklees has been jailed for nine years over historic child sexual abuse. Richard Prendergast, 45, of Westfield Road, Heckmondwike, was found guilty of 11 counts of non- recent sexual abuse against two young girls. The offences date back 25...

yesterday, 16:03 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Cleckheaton funeral director’s fundraising idea for Royal British Legion takes off

Cleckheaton funeral director’s fundraising idea for Royal British Legion takes off

A badged funeral plan which is the brainchild of a local funeral director looks set to raise up to £250,000 for the Royal British Legion nationally in just its first year. Shawn Peel, of David Butterfield Funeral Directors, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton,...

yesterday, 12:20 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Conference focuses on how to help police beat organised crime in West Yorkshire

Conference focuses on how to help police beat organised crime in West Yorkshire

Drugs paraphernalia or a number of mattresses found on the floor of a shared house could be evidence of organised crime taking place. That was the message from senior officers at West Yorkshire Police as they sought to teach staff from other agencies...

yesterday, 09:50 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series October 19 edition are published below. Kyle Harrop, (30), of Francis Road, Dewsbury, 12-month conditional discharge, £150 compensation and £85 costs for...

yesterday, 08:54 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Number of 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police tops New Year's Eve demand

Number of 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police tops New Year's Eve demand

West Yorkshire Police received more 999 calls on Friday than it did on New Year's Eve, prompting the force to highlight the different ways people can report crimes. Traditionally New Year's Eve is the busiest day of the year for police forces but last...

yesterday, 08:36 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
I predict a break-in: Yorkshire police use cutting-edge technology to deter burglars

I predict a break-in: Yorkshire police use cutting-edge technology to deter burglars

A Yorkshire police force is aiming to cut crime using pioneering predictive technology which shows officers specific streets where burglars are likely to strike. University College London (UCL) academics have created the algorithm for West Yorkshire...

yesterday, 05:30 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Two arrests as crossbow and knives seized by West Yorkshire Police

Two arrests as crossbow and knives seized by West Yorkshire Police

Deadly weapons have been seized by West Yorkshire Police during an operation this evening. Two knives and a crossbow are among the items taken by officers, and two people have been arrested. The force's Roads Polcing Unit tweeted: "Stolen vehicle...

Tuesday, 21:13 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
COLUMN: Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

COLUMN: Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

What’s in name? Quite a lot, as it goes. Shakey may contend that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But, loathe to gainsay greatest English speaking scribe bar none, it’s bard advice. Monikers matter. Nomenclature is king....

Tuesday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Batley and Spen MP tackles Government of police funding cuts

Batley and Spen MP tackles Government of police funding cuts

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has quizzed ministers over Government cuts to local policing. West Yorkshire Police has had to trim 1,000 officer jobs since 2010. In the House of Commons earlier this week, Miss Brabin tackled the issue over funding...

Tuesday, 16:59 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Disney On Ice youngsters get Fit To Dance with Diversity star Ashley Banjo

Disney On Ice youngsters get Fit To Dance with Diversity star Ashley Banjo

THESE lucky Disney On Ice youngsters had lots to sing and dance about after they won a Fit To Dance workshop led by Diversity star Ashley Banjo. Disney A-listers Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse even stopped by to surprise them and watch their routines...

Tuesday, 12:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Engineers work to repair Storm Ophelia damage after thousands lose power supplies

Engineers work to repair Storm Ophelia damage after thousands lose power supplies

More than 1,000 homes in North and West Yorkshire remain without power after engineers worked through the night to restore supplies. Northern Powergrid has so far restored electricity to 18,680 customers who were affected by powers cuts caused when...

Tuesday, 11:38 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Crash causes major delays on M62 between Leeds and Wakefield

Crash causes major delays on M62 between Leeds and Wakefield

Drivers are being warned about delays of more than hour on the M62 this morning following a crash. Highways England said the incident had resulted in the closure of two lanes on the westbound carriageway between junction 31 (Normanton) and junction 30...

Tuesday, 08:51 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Travel update: Trees on line disrupt West Yorkshire train services and road closures put in place

Travel update: Trees on line disrupt West Yorkshire train services and road closures put in place

Commuters face further disruption on the railway and roads this morning as Storm Ophelia continues to batter the region. Obstructions on railway lines in West Yorkshire are affecting Grand Central and Northern services in the county. Grand Central...

Tuesday, 08:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Name wanted for cute new born tiger cub at Flamingo Land - can you help?

THESE tiger feet are about to take their first walk outside to meet families at Flamingo Land and bosses want your help to name the cute new arrival. The rare Sumatran tiger cub was born just eight weeks ago and there are only 300 of the species left...

Monday, 23:32 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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