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Vigil in Batley to remember terror attack victims

A vigil is to be held in Batley today to remember the victims of the terror attack in Finsbury Park. Organisers say this is an opportunity to demonstrate the diversity and unity of the area, and show that all communities must stand together. “The vigil i

yesterday, 15:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

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WE ALL know that history doesn’t write itself. It is written mainly by ordinary people who give of their time to research aspects of local history which interests them most. They often spend years carrying out painstaking research to make sure they’ve go

yesterday, 11:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Cuts are piling extra pressure on my exhausted officers, says West Yorkshire Chief Constable

West Yorkshire’s Chief Constable today warned that cuts to police resources in the county, combined with the demands of a growing population, are putting increasing strain on her “exhausted” officers. The claim by Dee Collins came on the day the top offi

yesterday, 10:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Teenager attacked and robbed in Liversedge

FOUR men who attacked and robbed a teenager are being hunted by police. They targeted the 17-year-old youth on Headlands Street at Liversedge just after 10pm on Wednesday. Police said one of the men of them pulled the victim's T-shirt over his head and h

Friday, 19:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Patrols increased after man finds 'racially aggravated' graffiti on wall in attack at Heckmondwike home

A man who was struck from behind while carrying out DIY in his home regained consciousness to find racist graffiti on his wall. Detectives in Kirklees are appealing for information after the man was attacked during what is being treated as a burglary in

Friday, 14:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leaders to offer business tips at Ridings Centre

An exclusive retail masterclass with tips for everyone from pop-up shop owners to multinationals and everyone in between is being held at The Ridings Shopping Centre in Wakefield. The event is being led by retail guru Kate Hardcastle and is the first in

Friday, 12:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Final award place for firm

A Cleckheaton-based specialist lighting company has been awarded a regional business of the month award. Set up by founder and managing director, Matt Butcher, a former wedding DJ, Wedding Venue Lighting was inspired by his passion for the technical side

Friday, 11:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

Revealed: West Yorkshire Chief Constable’s £19,000 travel costs while working from home

West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable racked up more than £19,000 in travel costs in the 15 months before he retired from the force, new figures have revealed. The total for Mark Gilmore’s car hire, flights, rail travel, accommodation and conference fe

Friday, 10:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

MP praises local carers in speech

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin spoke of her admiration for local carers during a visit to the Birstall Carers Group. The group of current and former carers, which also welcomes cared for people, meets at Birstall Methodist Church and provides group supp

Friday, 10:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Handgun found in hedges next to Dewsbury primary school

A handgun has been found in hedges next to a church and school on the Dewsbury-Batley border. The discovery was made last night by member of the public near to St Paul’s Church in Hanging Heaton. The car park by the church, which backs on to Hanging Heat

Friday, 03:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police appeal to trace wanted suspected sex offender from Wakefield

POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace a wanted  man who has been charged with a number of sex offences. Officers have released a photograph of Wakefield man Carl Hartley, 25, who is wanted for breaching his court bail conditions after being

Thursday, 19:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Trains are set to grind to a hall during a three-day strike by staff at Arriva Rail North. The RMT union said the industrial action would be held on from Saturday, July 8, in a long-running dispute over staffing and driver-only trains. The union wants a

Thursday, 16:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Cadets’ golden day at palace

Four members of 868 (Mirfield) Squadron – Charlie McGovern, Emma Parkin, Joel Silvester and Leah Silvester – recently travelled to Buckingham Palace to receive their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award from the Duke himself. Each cadet was allowed to take one f

Thursday, 16:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

Burglars scrawl racist abuse in Heckmondwike man’s home after knocking him unconscious

A Heckmondwike man was knocked unconscious in his own home by burglars and awoke to find racist graffiti written on his wall. The incident happened at around 9.30am at an address on Westfield Street yesterday (Wednesday). The suspects entered the house,

Thursday, 15:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series June 22 edition are published below. Numbers refer to the defendants’ ages. Thomas Sheard, (19), of Lonsbrough Avenue, Heckmondwike, Community order, electronically-monitored curfew for 16 week

Thursday, 12:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

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