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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

yesterday, 19:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

WATCH: Dramatic moment car catches fire near a Leeds golf course

This is the shocking moment a car catches fire on a Leeds street. Children in school uniforms can be seen watching the blaze in horror after the car caught fire near the Manor Golf Club in Drighlington this afternoon. Fire crews from Morley attended the

yesterday, 16:51 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, 11:00 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

yesterday, 03:38 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, 19:24 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, 16:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

RSPCA issues advice for pets after weather warning

It’s been the hottest day in June since 1976 today (Wednesday) but the Met Office has now issued a yellow warning for heavy downpours. With the current heatwave set to finish this week and thunderstorms sparking a potential risk of flooding, the RSPCA ha

Wednesday, 18:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Yorkshire fire chiefs issue open water shock advice after death of teenager in reservoir

Fire chiefs in West Yorkshire are highlighting the dangers of swimming in open water after a teenager died at a reservoir. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is warning that despite seeming like a good way to cool off on hot days, the shock o

Wednesday, 14:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Come and visit ‘crisis-hit’ police in West Yorkshire, Home Secretary urged

The body representing rank and file police officers in West Yorkshire has written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd inviting her to visit the county. Nick Smart, chairman of the West Yorkshire branch of the Police Federation, issued the invitation a month aft

Wednesday, 11:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Smartcard use up by 20 per cent, says combined authority chairman

The chairman of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has celebrated the “huge impact” of a smartcard travel scheme. West Yorkshire’s MCard is one of the largest travel smartcard schemes outside London. Coun Keith Wakefield said: “In 2016, the number of

Wednesday, 10:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Shop worker aged 91 injured during robbery in Dewsbury

A ROBBER pushed a 91-year-old shop worker to the ground during a raid at a store in Dewsbury. The pensioner suffered minor injuries and needed hospital treatment following the incident at Bennett Street Stores on Leeds Road. The man asked for cigarettes

Tuesday, 17:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

READER OFFER: Save up to HALF PRICE on Flamingo Land family tickets

Yorkshire's Flamingo Land is a wild family fun day out and our wild reader offer is back - to save you up to HALF PRICE on family tickets! With up to a whopping 50 per cent off you pay only £60 for a Family Day Ticket. If you buy on the day at the theme

Tuesday, 09:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

West Yorkshire Police to publish first names of accused officers

West Yorkshire Police is to fully name all officers appearing before public misconduct hearings after being lobbied by The Yorkshire Post. It is a change in practice for Yorkshire’s biggest police force, which up until now has only been providing the sur

Monday, 14:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds imam calls for 'increased security' and vigilance around mosques after Finsbury Park terror attack

A Leeds imam has called for increased security around mosques following the terror attack at Finsbury Park today. A pedestrian died after a man in a white van drove into worshippers near the mosque in London, at 12.20am this morning (Monday). Qari Asim M

Monday, 11:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire police chief hits back at ‘spurious’ whistleblower allegations

West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable was accused of misusing police resources and making comments of a sexual nature to female staff in the period before he retired from the force, the county’s crime commissioner has revealed. The claims made via the

Monday, 05:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

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