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Are fake new pound coins already in circulation?

Are fake new pound coins already in circulation?

They were supposed to be impossible to forge – but fake new pound coins are already in circulation. Just one month after the 12-sided coin was released to the public, a forgery has already been found. That’s according to a charity worker in Surrey, The M

20 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Hands Off HRI: What did Theresa May tell the Commons at Prime Minister's Questions?

Hands Off HRI: What did Theresa May tell the Commons at Prime Minister's Questions?

The Prime Minister has declined a chance to praise Hands Off HRI campaigners. But Theresa May did reference Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals’ PFI debt woes as a chance to score political points. At Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Mrs May wa

45 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Serial offender Qassim Hall had been trying to go straight ... until he went to Morrisons

Serial offender Qassim Hall had been trying to go straight ... until he went to Morrisons

A thief was given a suspended sentence after a court heard his family had suffered the trauma of his brother dying while in police custody. Leeds Crown Court heard that Qassim Hall, of Newsome, had made a real effort to go straight and was doing well and

today, 21:40 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Which notorious criminals are and have been housed at Wakefield Prison?

Which notorious criminals are and have been housed at Wakefield Prison?

Some of the most notorious names in Britain’s criminal history are sitting right on our doorstep. HMP Wakefield is one of the country’s highest-profile top security prisons having housed names that resemble a true crime documentary series. So who are the

today, 19:43 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Wife of Huddersfield Giants owner Ken dies suddenly

Wife of Huddersfield Giants owner Ken dies suddenly

Huddersfield Giants owner Ken Davy’s wife, Jennifer, has died suddenly. The sad news was announced on the club’s website at teatime last night, which read: “Huddersfield Giants are devastated to inform all of our supporters and the wider rugby league com

today, 19:19 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Taxi driver who offered to reduce fare if teenager kissed him is jailed for sex attack

Taxi driver who offered to reduce fare if teenager kissed him is jailed for sex attack

A taxi driver has been jailed for six months for molesting a female passenger after driving her to Meltham. Sentencing Shahzad Yousaf at Leeds Crown Court, Recorder Ben Nolan QC said there had to be an immediate jail term so the message could go out. “Wo

today, 19:19 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Caught on CCTV: Can you help identify these faces?

West Yorkshire Police have again asked Examiner readers to help solve a number of alleged crimes. They want assistance in identifying people who are pictured here and could provide help with their investigations into incidents of criminal behaviour. The

today, 18:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Warning letters sent to four Kirklees councillors telling them to pay their council tax bills

Warning letters sent to four Kirklees councillors telling them to pay their council tax bills

KIRKLEES is still having to send warning letters to some councillors to pay their council tax bills. And two received the letters as recently as last month. The council has issued five warning letters to four councillors in the last 12 months. One was la

today, 17:11 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat is bringing out a colouring book

Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat is bringing out a colouring book

Tired of colouring in butterflies and mandalas? Now it seems fans of adult colouring books can turn their pencils to a more fur-miliar sight... Felix the Huddersfield Station Cat is bringing out her own colouring book. Yes, you heard correctly. The stati

today, 16:40 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Northern Gas Networks apologises for Wakefield Road traffic 'chaos'

The firm behind the Wakefield Road gasworks has apologised to drivers caught up in tailbacks. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) says the current work was essential. The gas distributer has been working on a stretch of Wakefield Road for five weeks but caused m

today, 16:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Motorcyclist injured after colliding with a car at Penistone Road in Kirkburton

Motorcyclist injured after colliding with a car at Penistone Road in Kirkburton

A motorcyclist was injured after colliding with a car at a busy Huddersfield junction. Emergency services were called to the scene on Wednesday morning after the motorcyclist collided with a car at the junction of Penistone Road and North Road in Kirkbur

today, 14:33 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Suspect released in Lindsay Jo Rimer murder inquiry

Suspect released in Lindsay Jo Rimer murder inquiry

A man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Lindsay Jo Rimer more than two decades after her disappearance has been released without charge. The arrest comes just weeks after detectives made a fresh appeal for information on the anniversary of Lindsay’s

today, 14:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Staff threatened with knife during attempted robbery in Fartown

Staff threatened with knife during attempted robbery in Fartown

Two men, one claiming to have a knife, threatened staff at a Fartown mobile phone shop. The raiders burst into the Iphones shop in Bradford Road at 4.35pm on Monday and demanded staff hand over some phones. One of the men claimed he had a knife but no we

today, 13:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Holmfirth woman Sarah Dransfield lands a date on TV

Holmfirth woman Sarah Dransfield lands a date on TV

Charity worker Sarah Dransfield landed a date on TV. The Holmfirth woman, who had a leg amputated after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer, appeared on Channel 4s First Dates last night. Sarah, 21, who works at her family’s Marstons C

today, 13:33 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Online sex chat cost man his wife, his home and his reputation

Online sex chat cost man his wife, his home and his reputation

A man has been given a suspended jail sentence after chatting sexually online to someone he thought was a 14-year-old schoolgirl. And the offence has also cost 57-year-old Colin Pollard his wife and his home. Leeds Crown Court heard in fact behind the ‘h

today, 12:31 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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