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Yorkshire ‘isn’t immune’ to the drug epidemic ravaging the US

Yorkshire ‘isn’t immune’ to the drug epidemic ravaging the US

It would be “naive” to assume that the UK is immune to the opioid drug epidemic that is killing tens of thousands of people a year in the US, a leading public health expert has warned. Pete Burkinshaw of Public Health England said British authorities...

today, 06:07 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Swim school’s charity zombie run challenge

Swim school’s charity zombie run challenge

Staff from Puddle Ducks swim school will be swapping the front crawl for zombie dodging when they take part in a Halloween charity fundraiser. The swimming teachers, poolside assistants and office staff will attempt the 5k Halloween Family Zombie Run...

yesterday, 13:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Flood warnings and alerts across Yorkshire as Storm Brian hit region

Flood warnings and alerts across Yorkshire as Storm Brian hit region

Flood warnings and alerts were issued yesterday as Storm Brian brought heavy rain to parts of Yorkshire and the Humber. A number remained in place this morning as clean-up efforts continued in Calderdale, where a number of homes were flooded, some...

Sunday, 13:11 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Demolition begins on 'eyesore' Leeds pub

Demolition begins on 'eyesore' Leeds pub

Work has begun to demolish a Leeds pub that was labelled an 'eyesore' by residents. The White Bear in Tingley was first built in the 1930s and altered in the 1970s. Permission to clear the site on Dewsbury Road was granted back in June, but work has...

Friday, 15:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Boundary change proposals revealed: how is your electoral constituency affected?

Boundary change proposals revealed: how is your electoral constituency affected?

The latest plans to change constituency boundaries and cut the number of MPs in parliament have been revealed. And the proposals could carve up three of the four constituencies which cover the Wakefield district. The Boundary Commission for England...

Friday, 12:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Officers searching for missing Leeds man

Officers searching for missing Leeds man

Police are say they are concerned for the welfare of a missing man from Leeds. Danny Love, 34, from Morley, was reported missing at around 2.30am today (Friday). Police have launched an urgent appeal to trace Mr Love. Detective Inspector Fiona...

Friday, 11:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
‘Handsome and hard-working’ West Yorkshire Police horse dies at age of 19

‘Handsome and hard-working’ West Yorkshire Police horse dies at age of 19

A West Yorkshire Police horse described as “handsome, hardworking and consistently brave” has died after 14 years serving the force. Connor, one of the force’s longest-serving police horses, died on Wednesday of an untreatable tumour. Inspector Julie...

Friday, 11:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Motorists warned of long delays as concrete block causes havoc on Yorkshire motorway

Motorists warned of long delays as concrete block causes havoc on Yorkshire motorway

The Highways Agency has closed off one lane of the A1 this morning after a large concrete block caused major chaos. Keep up to date with the latest news here...

Friday, 09:34 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Government halts M62 Chain Bar slip road plan

Government halts M62 Chain Bar slip road plan

MORE THAN a dozen road improvement projects in England have been delayed or face cancellation including a project on the M62 and M606 in West Yorkshire. Government-owned Highways England announced it has pushed back 16 motorway and A road schemes –...

Thursday, 22:42 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
We’re finding it harder to do our job, say West Yorkshire Police

We’re finding it harder to do our job, say West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police has warned that it is becoming increasingly difficult for the force to do its job at the same level after new figures showed a rise in recorded crime last year. Yorkshire’s largest police force recorded 18 per cent more crime in...

Thursday, 16:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Fog warning issued across Yorkshire as Met Office warn commuters to take extra care on roads

Fog warning issued across Yorkshire as Met Office warn commuters to take extra care on roads

Motorists in Yorkshire are being warned to take extra care this morning as the region is covered in a blanket of fog. The Met Office has issued a warning which covers the whole of the county... here is what we know.

Thursday, 12:58 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
'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...

Wednesday, 17:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Can you solve the mystery of a Leeds painting found in Texas?

Can you solve the mystery of a Leeds painting found in Texas?

An American musician is trying to find out more about a mysterious painting of a Leeds street scene he discovered at an antique sale in Texas. Paul Sonnenberg found the artwork, which appears to depict Queen Street in Morley, in his home city of...

Wednesday, 10:28 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...

Wednesday, 10:05 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...

Wednesday, 08:59 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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