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Gun seized and 17 people arrested in police drugs raids across Leeds

A HANDGUN has been seized during a  major crackdown on the organised supply of heroin and cocaine in Leeds which has seen 17 people arrested in a series of raids across the city this week. The police operation has seen warrants executed and searches cond

today, 17:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police warn of fraudulent websites claiming links to Manchester suicide bombing

Police have warned people to be aware of fraudulent fundraising websites in the wake of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) tweeted the alert and instead directed wellwishers to a JustGiving page through which to make do

today, 14:54 in Yorkshire & Humber

Extra armed police deployed in West Yorkshire after terror threat raised to critical

ARMED officers  from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary are  being deployed to support  West Yorkshire Police following the terror attack in Manchester. West Yorkshire Police chad requested military support after the UK terror threat level was raised to to c

today, 14:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tributes to 'lovely, bright and hardworking' Leeds student killed in terror attack

TRIBUTES have been paid to  19-year-old Leeds Becket University student Courtney Boyle after she was confirmed as among 22 dead in Monday's terror attack in Manchester. Professor Peter Slee, vice chancellor at Leeds Beckett University, said: “The whole U

today, 13:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mum of Leeds student killed in terror attack: 'You made me so proud with all you achieved'

A WOMAN who lost her partner and daughter in the Manchester terror attack said they were "both my angels flying high in the sky". Courtney Boyle, 19, who was studying criminology and psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and Philip Tron,...

today, 13:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police in Hull seek extra security support for Radio 1 Big Weekend event

HUMBERSIDE Police has applied for extra support under Operation Temperer to keep people safe at Radio 1's Big Weekend event at Burton Constable Hall in Hull. Star names including including Kings of Leon, Lana Del Ray, Katy Perry, Kasabian and Lorde are s

today, 12:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Upton-born playwright signs up to help people with dementia

Upton born playwright John Godber has been named as the patron of an alliance launched to tackle the threat of dementia in a Yorkshire city as health chiefs step up a campaign to support the growing number of sufferers. PLAYWRIGHT John Godber has been na

today, 12:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

MP calling for ‘urgent’ change as Facebook ‘gets it very wrong’ over child abuse content

Facebook’s moderation of graphic content is “very wrong” and must “urgently change”, Yvette Cooper has claimed. The former chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee made the assessment after leaked documents claimed the social networking giant instructs

today, 11:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

'RIP mum, you will be sadly missed'

A Leeds mother has been confirmed as one of 22 people killed in the terror attack on Monday night. Wendy Fawell, 50, of Otley, had been at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena with her 15-year-old daughter Charlotte and friends. Ms Fawell was re

today, 10:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

‘Abusive’ Wakefield street drinker jailed for breaching order

A man who was banned from being abusive or drinking in Wakefield city centre has been jailed. James McMaster, 56, was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Monday, after breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) imposed in Janua

today, 09:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Girl, 14, killed in terror attack was 'vivacious and full of fun'

The family of a schoolgirl who was killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack have paid tribute to her Eilidh MacLeod, 14, from Barra in the Outer Hebrides, had been missing since the explosion at the Ariana Grande concert on Monday night. Her friend, La

today, 08:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

Former Wakefield rugby league player found not guilty of sex offences after trial

A former Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers player has been found not guilty of committing sex offences against a woman. Richard Owen, 27, was found not guilty of three offences of assault by penetration. The jury at Leeds Crown Court also unanimous

today, 08:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

Teenage sweethearts killed in terror attack wanted to be 'together forever'

A teenage couple killed in the Manchester Arena bombing "wanted to be together forever and now they are", their families have said Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, from South Shields, were "inseparable" and "beautiful...

today, 08:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Century-old blessing from Pope to Wakefield Catholic society unearthed has been found in a loft

It is not every day you find a blessing from a saint gathering dust in your loft. But that is exactly what has happened to former Mayor of Wakefield Norman Hazell. Mr Hazell made the extraordinary discovery while going through his belongings in his loft

today, 08:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man injured in single car crash at Liversedge

FIREFIGHTERS freed a man from the wreckage of a car in after a crash in Liversedge Fire crews from Cleckheaton and Dewsbury were called to reports of a single vehicle collision on Headlands Road at its junction with Huddersfield Road at Liversedge just a

today, 08:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

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