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Cyber crime: A third of people in Yorkshire admit to sharing online passwords

Senior police officers leading the fight against cyber crime in Yorkshire and the Humber have urged the public to take basic precautions after statistics revealed almost one in three people in the region had shared their passwords with someone else. Nati

24 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Heavy motorway delays around Leeds after multi-car crash

A multi-car crash on a motorway near Leeds is causing heavy delays this afternoon (Wednesday). The crash happened at around 4pm on the A1 (M) near Junction 44 at Aberford. Highways England said the southbound lane, from Junction 44 to Junction 42 near Lu

yesterday, 16:56 in Yorkshire & Humber

Jobs on the way with new stores

The opening of two new shops as part of a £8.5m development will provide 100 new jobs in the run up to Christmas. Developer Dearne Estates confirmed retailers Aldi and B&M would open shops ahead of the festive period, at the site of the former...

yesterday, 16:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thousands stolen from security man during violent robbery in Cleckheaton

A security man carring several thousands pounds in cash was assaulted during one of two violent robberies in West Yorkshire yesterday lunchtime. Detectives are linking the incident in Cleckheaton with a second robbery in nearby Gomersal, during which a v

yesterday, 16:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

The unfair secrets behind celebrity fitness DVDs

It’s two months until Christmas, and the reality TV stars of Britain are beginning to crawl out of the woodwork to sell their fitness DVDs. The peddling of various miracle workouts has already begun in earnest and former stars of The Only Way is Essex or

yesterday, 15:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Sculptor visits police to meet four-legged inspiration

A talented sculptor visited police in Wakefield to meet her muses for her latest project.  Branwyn Owens, 42, visited the city yesterday to see the mounted and dog section for the force. Her latest artwork will be based upon the sculptures of police dogs

yesterday, 15:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fears over killer food poisoning bug prompt recall

Patchwork Pate has recalled 15 varieties of its pate over fears it could contain the toxin responsible for potentially fatal botulism food poisoning. The company has been forced into the recall after being unable to prove the effectiveness of its safety

yesterday, 14:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Why you might see Northern Lights over Yorkshire’s night sky this week

The chances of spotting the Aurora Borealis above Yorkshire should increase over the next few days, according to weather experts. According to the British Geological Survey, elevated geomagnetic activity caused by a high-speed solar wind will take place

yesterday, 13:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police inundated with messages after rescuing clucky cockerel from motorway

Police who tweeted about rescuing a cockerel from a road were inundated with messages - saying the bird looked like Donald Trump’s HAIR. West Yorkshire Police posted a message saying: “This is who we rescued today from M62 at Lofthouse” along with a pict

yesterday, 11:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Iron Throne comes to Wakefield

One of the most famous chairs in TV history is coming to Yorkshire for the first time. A replica of the iconic Iron Throne from hit HBO drama Game of Thrones will visit Trinity Walk shopping centre in Wakefield this Saturday (October 29). The seat - made

yesterday, 11:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Clean bill of health for swan found on railway line

A Network Rail track worker has been praised after he carried an injured swan which crash landed on the railway line for half a mile to receive treatment. Brian Harris, a mobile operations manager at Network Rail’s Knottingley depot, came across his new

yesterday, 07:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Cost of living - fuel prices on the increase

More bad news for motorists as the cost of fuel rose again last week, with unleaded petrol now at 115.2 pence per litre. This is 1.5 pence per litre more than the previous week, similar to the 1.4p rise the previous week. Office of National Statistics fi

Tuesday, 15:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

Take That's Gary Barlow to perform at Yorkshire gig for Help For Heroes

Take That superstar Gary Barlow today announced he will join songwriting pal Eliot Kennedy to perform at the Jo Heselden-Edwards' Hidden Wounds album launch for Help For Heroes. The spectacular charity concert will see him on a star-studded bill singing

Tuesday, 15:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

Brutal murder of newspaper employee re-examined 30 years on

The violent murder of a newspaper employee is being re-examined by detectives, 30 years after his death. William Bill Smith was walking along an unlit pathway at the back of Mirfield Memorial Park and the Calder Hebble Canal when he was brutally attacked

Tuesday, 13:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

MPs demand Brexit cash for NHS

Wakefield’s MP has joined dozens of cross-party colleagues in demanding an extra £350 million a week in post-Brexit funding for the NHS. The appeal, based on the high-profile pledge by the Vote Leave campaign, has been described as a chance for pro-Brexi

Tuesday, 13:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

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