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Detectives hunting for sex attacker who assaulted woman, 36, after leaving nightclub

A woman was sexually assaulted on her way home from a nightclub in the early hours of the morning. Detectives are now searching for the suspect, following the sex attack which happened at around 4am today (Sunday) in Little Green Lane, Heckmondwike. The

yesterday, 18:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

Get ready to turn your clocks forward... but before that expect things to get much darker

THE nation will set their clocks forward by one hour this evening as we herald the start of British Summer Time... but tonight also sees the 10th year of Earth Hour. Here is what we know about these events this evening.

Saturday, 20:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Boots joins drive to help food bank

Fusion Food Bank is urging residents in Dewsbury to rally round and help those who need it most. The food bank’s staff are working with Boots UK to trial a donation point in its high street store to offer an accessible location for the local community to

Saturday, 17:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

NOSTALGIA: Photographs taken before slum clearance

ONCE again readers were quick to contact me regarding the mystery photographs which appeared last week – and yet again both pictures are from the Flatts area, writes Margaret Watson. The main picture, showing the washing on the line, was Back Granville S

Saturday, 10:06 in Yorkshire & Humber

Will Brexit hinder Yorkshire’s efforts to tackle human trafficking?

Convicted human traffickers from Eastern Europe will be subject to severe restrictions on their activities when they return home from Yorkshire to stop them arranging the trade in human misery in the region. West Yorkshire Police has secured the co-opera

Saturday, 00:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police delivered flowers after terror attack

A bunch of flowers has been delivered to Dewsbury Police Station, following the London terror attack. A member of the community sent the bouquet alongside a hand written note, offering support. It read: “My sincere condolences for the loss of a policeman

Friday, 16:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Coroners seek relatives of woman who had links to West Yorkshire and America

An appeal has been issued by coroners in West Yorkshire as they try to find the family of 92-year-old woman. Elizabeth Nicholson, known as Betty to her friends, passed away on Wednesday.  She lived at the Kenmore Care Home in Cleckheaton.  It is believed

Friday, 16:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘Disgrace to the police’: Drug dealing West Yorkshire inspector jailed for 26 years

A “dishonest and manipulative” West Yorkshire police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home has been jailed for 26 years. Keith Boots, 55, who was responsible for disposing of seized drugs for West Yorkshire Police, was described as a

Friday, 14:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

60 year milestone for happy couple

Diamond couple Margaret and Harold Walker are celebrating sixty years of marriage. The childhood sweethearts first met as classmates at the former Painthorpe Infants School at the age of six. They married at Chapelthorpe Church on March 23, 1957. The cou

Friday, 14:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire weather: Temperatures could rival Tenerife as spring nudges winter out of the way

Temperatures could rival those of Tenerife this weekend as the cold snap gives way to warmer, sunnier weather across Yorkshire this weekend. Here is our weather package with news from the Met office and coverage from Sky News, The BBC and the Press Assoc

Friday, 14:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Jail for crooked lawyer who forced 200-year-old solicitors out of business in £4m fraud

A crooked lawyer forced a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction by plundering its accounts of almost FOUR MILLION pounds to fund her addiction to high living. Linda Box, 67, was jailed for seven years today after a court heard she sto

Friday, 12:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

White Rose Centre celebrates 20 Years with birthday bonanza

White Rose Shopping Centre is celebrating its 20th birthday with a bang this weekend, with a weekend of special entertainment, offers, bloggers’ fashion inspiration, and surprise treats for shoppers. In celebration of the opening its doors on March 25 19

Friday, 12:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sights and Sounds celebrates all that makes our city great

Everything that makes our city special was gloriously celebrated and showcased at the sixth annual Sights and Sounds of Ripon event on Saturday. With over 30 attractions and hundreds of visitors from across all age groups, Ripon’s community spirit was at

Friday, 11:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wards struggling to provide adequate care due to staff shortages

Nurses on short staffed hospital wards have been struggling to provide adequate patient care, figures suggest. Staff at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust reported dozens of occasions when they were unable to provide one-to-one care in a single month. It happ

Friday, 11:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Further arrests in Dewsbury street trouble

A further five arrests have been made by police following large-scale group trouble in Dewsbury involving men brandishing weapons. Three men were brought in for questioning following the trouble on Pilgrim Crescent on Sunday evening at around 10pm, two a

Friday, 10:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

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