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Mum jailed for having sex with 14-year-old schoolboys at her Pontefract home

A mum who took advantage of three 14-year-old school boys before having sex with them on repeated occasions has been jailed for two and a half years. A court heard Beverley Tillyer, 40, allowed the boys to have sex with her at parties held at her home wh

today, 18:04 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wrenthorpe couple badly hurt in Manchester Arena terrorist attack

A couple from Wrenthorpe were badly hurt in last night’s terrorist attack, it has emerged. Susan and Nigel Hilditch were just yards from the explosion that ripped through the foyer of the Manchester Arena. Both in their fifties, the pair were hit by flyi

today, 15:38 in Yorkshire & Humber

Warning over fake BT ‘ransomware’ email

Fraudsters are using the recent WannaCry ransomware attack as a way to get people to click links in a BT-branded phishing email. Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime - say they have received reports of a very convinc

today, 15:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds eyewitness reveals horror of Manchester terror attack

An Ariana Grande fan from Leeds who was caught up in the Manchester Arena attack has spoken of how the night turned into a “horror film”. Liam Holdsworth, 18, of East Ardsley, said he can’t stop replaying the horrific scenes he witnessed in the aftermath

today, 12:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

VIDEO: Minute silence observed in Wakefield after terrorist attack

Hundreds gathered at Wakefield’s war memorial at 11am this morning to take part in a minute’s silence for those who died in last night’s Manchester terrorist attack. The quickly-arranged show of respect was immaculately observed after a few words from Wa

today, 12:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

Cyber attack ‘highly likely’ in UK election

A cyber attack aimed at influencing the outcome of the UK General Election is highly likely, according to a leading cyber security expert. However, Robert O’Brien, CEO of security software firm MetaCompliance, has said that the threat was being taken ext

today, 11:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Minute silence planned in Wakefield this morning following terrorist attack

A minute’s silence is being planned in Wakefield this morning following the Manchester terrorist attack. Flags at all civic buildings have been lowered to half-mast and the mayor, Coun Kevin Barker, will lead the tribute at 11am this morning at the war m

today, 10:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Extra police on streets of West Yorkshire after Manchester attack

West Yorkshire Police said today it was standing “shoulder to shoulder” with the people of Manchester and had provided “practical support” after last night’s terror attack. Chief Constable Dee Collins said there would be extra officers on the streets of

today, 10:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Nostell manager to represent tourism in Wakefield Bondholders’ steering group

National Trust Nostell’s general manager Jenny Layfield has joined the steering group for Wakefield Bondholders. Ms Layfield, who is one of the founding members of Wakefield’s Cultural Consortium, will represent culture and tourism within the Bondholders

today, 10:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Family escape bedroom fire in Kippax

A family escaped a house blaze this week that had started in a bedroom. A man, his wife and son were able to get out of the property on Kippax’s Cross Hills Drive shortly before 6.30am this morning. Crews from Garforth, Castleford and Killingbeck were ca

today, 09:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics. Since then,

today, 09:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police officers from West Yorkshire drafted in to Manchester following concert attack

Police officers from West Yorkshire have been drafted in to Manchester following a suspected terror attack last night (Monday). In a statement, Greater Manchester Police confirmed that 22 people, including children, were killed by a suicide bomber at the

today, 08:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Delays as some trains from Leeds are diverted after suspected terror attack in Manchester

Commuters face delays on some rail services as Manchester Victoria train station is closed following a suspected terror attack in the city. National Rail said no trains to or from Manchester Victoria will operate today (Tuesday) and the station will be c

today, 07:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

LIVE BLOG: 22 dead after terror attack at Manchester Arena concert

Twenty-two people have died after a bomb was detonated at a pop concert in Manchester last night. The device exploded at the end of Ariana Grande's performance at Manchester Arena at around 10.30pm. Nearly 60 people are thought to have been injured. Poli

today, 07:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield mum describes horror after 19 killed and 50 injured in 'terror' blast at Manchester Arena

A Sheffield mum has spoken of the horrific scenes and chaos after 19 people died and 50 were injured following an explosion now being treated as a terrorist attack at a pop concert she attended at Manchester Arena. Karen Ford had taken her daughter to se

today, 02:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

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